Adults (18 +)

A Christmas Carol

December 3rd, 2016,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
In this storytelling lecture, William Pack first relates the curious origins behind one of the most popular stories ever written, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Then, using a script derived from Dickens’ only existing abridged reading copy, William will perform a reading of A Christmas Carol enhanced with a modern recreation of a magic lanternslide show popular during Dickens’ lifetime.

Christopher Columbus

October 6th, 2016,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Anthony E. La Piana presents a unique and fascinating look surrounding the explorations of Christopher Columbus. La Piana is known as a prominent advocate of Columbus and his achievements. He is the author of Five Centuries of Italian American History 5th edition and the curator of an educational exhibit titled "The MOVEMENT" which describes Italian American history dating from World War II to the present.

CANCELLED -- Basic Computer Skills

October 6th, 2016,
10:30am to 12:00pm
Work on the computer skills you need to develop with an instructor present to answer questions as needed. Practice using the mouse or typing; search the internet; set-up or use email or Facebook; work on projects using Microsoft Office 2010 products.
Sessions are drop-in, on a first-come first seated basis. Seating is limited, and we encourage you to attend only once a week in order to allow time for others.
Participants are welcome to bring a laptop or tablet from home, in order to practice on their own device.

Friends of the Library Week Author Event

October 22nd, 2016,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
In celebration of Friends of the Library Week 2016 (October 16 - 22), Geralyn Hesslau McGrady, Berwyn resident and 2016 winner of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author contest, will read from her award-winning novel, Lines. Geralyn will share how her genealogical research evolved into the story of Livia Haas and her family’s struggles in 1870s Chicago. She will also discuss her experience as a Soon to be Famous contest participant and winner. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

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