To better serve the Berwyn community, the Library underwent renovations during July and August 2016 to switch the locations of the Youth Services Department and the Audio Visual Department. You are invited to help us celebrate and dedicate! Join us during the Open House for special guest speaker Mayor Robert Lovero and a dedication of the new Youth Services Department by Kathi Behrendt. Enjoy performances by storyteller Oba William King and a bilingual show by Berwyn’s own Planet Circus! Several Berwyn restaurants will provide us with light refreshments.
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.
An NEA Big Read Event: Loteria, or Mexican bingo, is an old picture based game played by every age. It is especially fun for children! Join us for an afternoon of fun and snacks as we play. For families/all ages. Game will be presented bilingually; no Spanish skills needed!
The first Saturday of each month over the summer, we will have an Author event followed by an Open Mic starting at 1 pm. Come share your music, poetry, prose, comedy, dance, or any other creative endeavor in under 15 minutes. Pizza will be provided!