For Adults

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.

"The Sea Hawk" starring Errol Flynn

September 20th, 2014, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Ahoy, mateys! Pirates be commandeering this here library for a day! Board the Jolly Roger for a rousing round of piratical films and nautical mayhem!

Airing at 10am - Muppet Treasure Island (rated G)
Airing at noon - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (rated PG-13)
Airing at 2:30 - The Sea Hawk (unrated)

Costumes welcome! Join us also for day-long activities, crafts, and snacks!

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

November 20th, 2014, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Jim Gibbons will relook at this most tragic time in our nation’s history, November 22, 1963, the day President Kennedy was assassinated. If you were alive at that time you may remember where you were and what you were doing on that fateful day. If not, you will learn how everything came to a complete halt with just four words “The President is dead!” These were the words that riveted America. As soon as they were announced everything stopped and, for the next four days, the country was plunged into total mourning.

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