Community Room

The Great Chicago Fire

October 4th, 2014, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
It started in a barn and, two days of flaming hell later, nearly destroyed a city. In The Essential Great Chicago Fire, William Pack weaves together technical details of the fire with vivid firsthand accounts from those who lived through the conflagration of 1871, bringing alive all the excitement and terror in a multi-media storytelling event that will not soon be forgotten. William Pack is an author, storyteller, and magician. This program is suitable for Adults, Teens and families with older children.

Images of Aviation: Midway Airport

September 25th, 2014, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join author Dave Kent for a presentation based on his book, Images of Aviation: Midway Airport. It is the story of one square mile of land nine miles southwest of the Chicago Loop which became the world's busiest airport and the birth place of modern civilian passenger travel by air. In 2001, Kent proposed and participated in a Chicago television documentary about the airport, and in 2004 he helped found the Midway Historians, a group dedicated to sharing and preserving Midway Airport and Chicago Aviation history in stories, photographs, audio, video and live presentations.

All about Love

September 27th, 2014, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Please join us as we welcome back esteemed cabaret singer Kym Frankovelgia for a fabulous trip down musical memory lane. Her show, "ALL ABOUT LOVE", is a crowd pleaser and will musically examine love from every angle. Kym has performed with some of the greatest big bands and performers ever, including The Dorsey Bands, The Sammy Kaye Orchestra, The Glenn Miller Orchestra and Maxine Andrews to name a few. Her unique blend of warmth and humor along with a huge catalogue of music in her repertoire from "The Greatest Generation" will give you an afternoon you won't easily forget.

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