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The Hidden History of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

This fascinating program takes a close-up look at the literary genius of Charles Dickens, England’s most celebrated Victorian novelist, and explores the hidden history behind the author’s 1843 Christmas classic. Author Rochelle Pennington offers behind-the-scenes insights into the epic influence of Dickens’ immortal characters: Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, and a trio of Christmas ghosts.
Event Date: 
Nov

Lego Day!

All ages are invited to enjoy the Chicago Area Lego Users Group's Lego models and vehicles that will surely inspire builders. Spend a little time building your own creations, too. Drop by anytime between 10am and 4pm.
Event Date: 
Jan

European Art in the Age of Shakespeare

Jeff Mishur, of Artexcursions, will be focusing on art created during Shakespeare’s lifetime, 1564-1616, which corresponds to one of the most exciting periods in the history of art. This is a period when accepted Renaissance practices gave way to radical Baroque innovations.. Artists discussed include Caravaggio, Frans Hals, Rubens, and Tintoretto, among others.
Event Date: 
Jan

Oscar Nominated 2016 Movie - <i>Hell or High Water</i>

Oscar Nominated 2016 Movie - Hell or High Water - nominated for 4 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Original Screenplay - Rated R, 102 min. - Starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges - A divorced West Texas dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate money making scheme in order to save their family's farm from foreclosure.
Event Date: 
Feb

Oscar Nominated 2016 Movie - <i>Hell or High Water</i>

Oscar Nominated 2016 Movie - Hell or High Water - nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing - Rated R, 102 min. - Starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges - A divorced West Texas dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate money making scheme in order to save their family's farm from foreclosure.
Event Date: 
Feb

New Release Movie - <i>Sully</i>

Sully, Rated PG-13, 96 min., Starring Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart - On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, Captain Chesley Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
Event Date: 
Mar

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