Stuart Shea, Chicagoan and baseball writer and statistician, presents an illustrated lecture based on his recent book, a captivating, colorful, centennial chronicle of the hallowed park.
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In observance of the 70th anniversary of the heroic 63-day Warsaw Uprising during World War II, the library screens the 1957 award-winning Polish film, directed by Andrzej Wajda and shown with English subtitles. Niles high school teacher Tom Rajewski Herman introduces the film and leads the post-film discussion.
After a short introduction to FamilySearch.org, patrons will have the opportunity to use the librarys computers to search the Ancestry Library Edition and other online resources.
Librarian Neil OShea introduces an essential resourceAncestry.com (library edition) available in the Library and Heritage Quest available at home to Niles library cardholders.
Introductory lecture and panel discussion with local authors in cooperation with Casa Italia and in observance of Italian-American Heritage Month.
Chicago author David Witter returns to present an illustrated lecture based on his latest book describing the city's prominent place in the American magic scene from the early days of vaudeville.
Chicago naturalist and author Joel Greenberg presents a slide-lecture based on his recent book detailing the passenger pigeon's flight to extinction. His book relates how the pigeons' propensity to nest, roost, and fly together in vast numbers made them vulnerable to unremitting market forces and recreational hunting. His cautionary chronicle examines what happens when species and natural resources are not harvested sustainably.
For the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Library screens the 1962 Academy Award-winning classic, featuring a virtual who's who of Hollywood stars.
Author Patrick T. McBriarty shares a multi-media presentation based on his recent history and guidebook of the moveable bridges over the Chicago River which made Chicago the drawbridge capital of the world.