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Russell Series Event - King Arthur and His Tales of the Round Table

February 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Histories for Kids will present an interactive historic portrayal of the adventurous stories of Sir Lancelot, Sir Gawain, Merlin, Lady of the Lake, Lady Guinevere and more. Students may take the stage to portray the knights and ladies of King Arthur’s court at Camelot.
The Russell series was established by the William Russell family in memory of Karen G. Russell and continues with a grant from the Illinois State Library. Every year Chicago area experts, artists, authors and others introduce students to their art, craft or profession by providing an interactive experience.

Board Meeting and Agenda


Regular Board Meeting, February 14, 2018

Featured Author Janet Dailey

Janet Dailey, a former secretary, wrote her first novel on a dare and later became one of the most prolific romance writers in the United States. Having sold more than 300 million copies of her novels, Dailey passed away at the age of 69 in December 2013. An Iowa native who later settled in Southern Missouri, Dailey had the distinction of being selected as the first American writer to be published by Canadian-based Harlequin. During her career, Dailey wrote more than 100 novels, including 53 novellas, for Harlequin, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

Lights, Camera, Action!

 Lights, Camera, Action! Film Star Biographies & Memoirs

Manhood: How to Be a Better Man-- Or Just Live with One
by Terry Crews  305.31 CRE

African Americans in Film

Nominated/Won Best Actress (* denotes won)

Carmen Jones – Dorothy Dandridge (1954)

The Color Purple – Whoopi Goldberg (1985)

Voter Registration & Information

Every Child Ready to Read

January 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Reading is one of the most important gifts you can give your child. Learn what you can do at home to develop your child’s pre-reading skills. Get suggestions for age-appropriate books and resources, as well as easy ways to include these skills in your daily activities. In just 90 minutes, discover how to best use your time to read and interact with your child. Your workshop leaders have received training to help you help your child be ready to read.

Holiday Lights Recycling

Artist of the Month 2018

Gene McCormick

January and February 2018 Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month Gene McCormick’s paintings are in commercial and private collections nationwide. He is the illustrator for the online literary journal, and has illustrated a number of books and book covers. He has had twenty-three books published, and the two most recent, Obsessions and Big City Nighttime Dreams, are available here at the library. Proceeds from the sale of his artwork and books benefits area no-kill animal shelters.

Best of 2017

Best of 2017: Titles That Appear on Multiple “Best” Lists

A partial listing of titles published in 2017 that appeared on multiple year-end “best of” lists as chosen by various newspapers, journals, media outlets and librarians.

Stay with Me
By Ayobami Adebayo