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Comiskey Park's Last World Series

Baseball season is upon us and hope springs eternal. In anticipation of a season of many wins, author and sports historian Charles Billington returns to the library on Thursday, April 5th at 7:00 to discuss Comiskey Park's Last World Series. The 1959 Chicago White Sox were the South Side’s first pennant winners in 40 years, but their success played in front of a tragic backdrop: one of Chicago’s first families locked in a bitter legal battle for control of a prized heirloom, the team itself. Charles will offer a film analysis of the 1959 World Series and discuss the legal and business history of the White Sox and the baseball industry during this golden era. Batterrrrrrrr up!

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Spring Break Activities for the Kids

We've got a spring mix of activities to help the kids welcome the season. On Monday, March 26th, spring in to the library between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for Spring-In Craft! Kids can use our cut-outs, pens, and other materials to design springtime greeting cards, plant a paper garden, craft a colorful collage and more.

On Wednesday, March 28th, 10:30 a.m. your kids will be Laughing with the Animals as naturalist and storyteller David Stokes uses live animals and puppets and to get the kids acting a bit like an animal themselves! This program is for families with children ages 4 and up.


We will also host two special storytimes, on Tuesday, March 27th at  4:15 p.m. and Thursday, March 29th 10:30 a.m. Kids ages 3 and up will enjoy stories and songs and special performer Jon B., with his guitar, will sing, strum and read books.
Finally, if you're a fan of Chat & Chew you'll want to attend our Chat & Chew Re-do on Wednesday, March 28th at 6:00 p.m. We'll revisit one of our favorite Chat & Chew books: The Case of the Lost Boy. Whether the kids have read this book before or it’s new to them, they will enjoy discussion and activities with other kids in grades 2 – 3. Children may attend on their own or invite a special adult to join them. Please contact the Children’s Department to register and get a copy of the book BEFORE the program. 
We hope to see you this spring break!

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Ancient Roman Mosaics

The Field Museum is currently hosting an exhibition of the amazing Lod Mosaic and on March 13th at 7:00 pm Dr. Michelle Paluch-Mishur will return to the library to present a slide lecture that explains Roman floor mosaic materials and processes. She also will discuss the major subjects Roman mosaicists depicted, including the animal themes seen in the Lod Mosaic and how these subjects relate to their specific residential or public setting. Dr. Paluch-Mishur's programs are always fascinating, even if you aren't familiar with the exhibit!

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YAP book discussion

Young Adult Program (YAP) is a social and recreational program for adults with disabilities offering activities and speakers, vocational assistance, and emotional support. On Monday, March 12, YAP members invite you to join them at the library to discuss Rick Riordan’s best seller The Lightning Thief, a fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology. The Lightning Thief has been adapted as an acclaimed graphic novel and is available as a novel, an audiobook and on DVD; copies the different formats will be available for checkout at the library. Participants are encouraged to read, watch or listen to this adventure tale, then join in the discussion. YAP is supported by New Trier Township, the Glencoe Park District and many others. For more information about YAP, please call (847) 835-3121.

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