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Join Petra Slinkard, curator of costumes at the Chicago History Museum, as she tells the story of Chicagoan Main Rousseau Bocher (1890-1971), one of the last of the important couturiers of the 20th century. Learn about this rarely mentioned designer, who was raised in a modest home on the city’s West Side and how he went on to establish a fashion empire dressing a generation of A-listers including royalty, Hollywood icons, and the social elite. Making Mainbocher|The First American Couturier is currently on view at the Chicago History Museum through August 22, 2017. Register
Join bestselling author Mary Kubica as she talks about her writing process, how she got into writing and reads an excerpt from her soon-to-be-release thriller, Every Little Lie. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation. Register
PLACE (Public Library Access and Community for Everyone) programs welcome adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as their parents and caregivers.
If you love books and art, this program is for you! Join
us for an afternoon of reading, conversation, and crafts, with this literature-centered
program. It will include a short book reading, discussion, and a craft inspired by the book. Light refreshments will be served. Please register in advance.
The Academy Awards will be announced on February 26th. We’ll introduce and then watch three films that are sure to be nominated for Best Picture. It is very likely that one of these films will win the Oscar. Please join us after each movie for a brief discussion if you’d like. All movies will be shown in HD Blu-ray. No registration required. ALL FILMS BEGIN AT 1PM.
Thursday, March 9th- Moonlight
Thursday, April 20th- Manchester By The Sea
Thursday, May 18th – La La Land
Chocolatier Kevin Roblee will explain the finer attributes of chocolate and wine pairings as an art form. Rich chocolates from around the globe will be served, each paired with a wine expertly selected to complement and enhance the flavor attributes. You will learn how to develop your own unique palette to sense new flavors and notes. *Must be 21 or over to attend.