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Featured Events

May

17

2022
  • Tuesday

  • 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM


  • Adults
A History of the Electric Car - Hybrid Program
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A History of the Electric Car - Hybrid Program

You might be surprised to learn that Elon Musk and Tesla did not invent the electric car! More than 100 years ago, electric cars were the most popular automobiles in the world. Join speaker Barbara J. Barrett as she explores the rise and fall of the electric car in the early 1900s as well as the unique challenges facing the resurgence of electric cars today. In-house and virtual attendance.

May

18

2022
  • Wednesday

  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


  • Adults
An Evening With Michelle Zauner - Hybrid Program
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An Evening With Michelle Zauner - Hybrid Program

Fresh off a tour with her band Japanese Breakfast, Michelle will discuss her bestselling memoir, Crying in H Mart, and more. Chicago author, editor, critic, and producer Jessica Hopper will join her in conversation.

May

19

2022
  • Thursday

  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


  • Adults
How to Create: Posters, Presentations, Cards, & More! - Virtual
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How to Create: Posters, Presentations, Cards, & More! - Virtual

Learn how to use Canva, a free online product, to create beautiful & eye-catching posters, cards, presentations, & more!

Jun

02

2022
  • Thursday

  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


  • Adults
Discover Millennium Park - Hybrid Program
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Discover Millennium Park - Hybrid Program

Discover the history, the architecture, and public art of Chicago’s epic Millennium Park. Art Historian Jeff Mishur will discuss the project and some of its central features including: the Frank O. Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion and BP Bridge; Anish Kapoor's “Cloud Gate” (aka “The Bean”) sculpture; Jaume Plensa's Crown Fountain; and the Lurie Garden.

Jun

09

2022
  • Thursday

  • 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM


  • Adults
Architectural Tour of the World - Hybrid Program
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Architectural Tour of the World - Hybrid Program

Take a trip around the globe to discover the fantastic superstructures that have stunned the world and will leave you in awe. Of the one hundred super structures that stand on our planet today, the first fifty took eighty years in total to build. The second fifty have taken five years! What is happening in architecture today is stunning. Without waiting lists or standing room only status, take an architectural tour of the world and see for yourself the unparalleled advances in architecture today.

Jun

22

2022
  • Wednesday

  • 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM


  • Adults
Natural Navigation
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Natural Navigation

Join Gareth Blakesley, director and chief naturalist at Lake Katherine, as he shows different ways to navigate using clues and signs from nature. This program will be held outside at the library. Dress for the weather. Class limited to 12.