Ted Wachholz, Chief Historian of the Eastland Disaster Historical Society, presents a slide-lecture including contemporaneous film footage of the Saturday morning, July 24th, 1915 maritime disaster that would claim 844 lives.
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International writer Boman Desai reads from his engaging and deeply researched work of fictive biography as he shares an astonishing exchange between the disappointed composer Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann shortly after her daughter's Julia wedding in this Conversation with a Local Author event.
Dr. Joseph Gustaitis discusses his new book in slide-lecture format, published by SIU Press in anticipation of Americas April, 1917 entry into the Great War.
Our local heroes are the guests of honor at this 10th annual community event. This years breakfast for veterans concludes with a return performance by the popular Legacy Girls, singing and swaying as the ever delightful Andrews Sisters.
Patrons have opportunity to use library's online resources and discuss search strategies.
Learn about I-Cash and how to use it to find unclaimed assets. A representative from the State Treasurers Office will be in the Commons to search for you.
I-Cash is the state fund for lost and abandoned assets. It includes an unclaimed property fund of over $2 billion that belong to residents and businesses in Illinois. Typically, one in four people who use the I-Cash service will find lost assets for themselves or their relatives. Drop-in. First come, first served. You may be given a number at arrival; browse our new items while waiting.
Chicago Genealogist Ginger Frere presents a slide lecture for the Niles Genealogy Interest Group and interested patrons.
Crossing Borders Music Collective presents a concert of international chamber music, Around the World in Music. http://www.crossingbordersmusiccollective.org/