Chicago's Movers and Shakers

Chicago's history is rife with characters whose quirks and foibles - and genuine accomplishments - are still legendary. Join historian and tour guide Hy Speck as he returns to the library for a lively, two-part presentation on the larger-than-life "movers and shakers" who made Chicago Chicago. He will fill you in on the exploits of The Colonel, Bertha, the Everleigh Sisters, and Hizzoner and give you the inside scoop on Mies van der Rohe and his romance with Dr. Edith Farnsworth; the assassination of Mayor Anton Cermak; the rise and fall of Chicago’s first billionaire, Samuel Insull; America’s favorite bank robber, John Dillinger; and Sally Rand, whose famous fan dance shocked and delighted our 'toddlin' town." This is a two-part series. Part 1 is on January 30 and part 2 is on February 27, both at 7:00 pm.

 
Comments List

Archive posts

Collapse all

Excerpts is the library newsletter and comes out every three months. It is mailed to every Glencoe resident. Copies of the newsletter are available online (below) and at the library. Please be sure to check the library calendar for program updates.

2018 Issues

September 2018

March 2018

June 2018

2017 Issues

December 2017

March 2017

June 2017

September 2017

2016 Issues

December 2016

September 2016

March 2016

June 2016

2015 Issues

December 2015
September 2015
June 2015

March 2015

2014 Issues
December 2014
September 2014
June 2014
March 2014

2013 Issues
December 2013
September 2013
June 2013
March 2013

2012 Issues
December 2012
September 2012
June 2012
March 2012

2011 Issues
December 2011
September 2011
June 2011
March 2011

2010 Issues
December 2010
September 2010
June 2010
March 2010

2009 Issues
December 2009
September 2009
June 2009
March 2009

2008 Issues
December 2008