ESL Classes - 8 Week Program
Starting Saturday, January 28th from 11-1:00 PM
* FREE 8 week program offers a chance for adults to learn English through
conversation, reading, and writing.
* Classes start January 28th from 11-1:00PM.
Please stop by or call the Reference Desk at 708-458-2880 ext 105
Novels @ Night Book Club!
Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00 PM
* An Italian Wife is our next novel and can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
* Join us on February 21st at 7:00PM for the book discussion.
* FREE treats will be served!
* WE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!!
From the best-selling author of The Obituary Writer, the stirring multigenerational story of an Italian-American family.An Italian Wife is the extraordinary story of Josephine Rimaldi―her joys, sorrows, and passions, spanning more than seven decades. The novel begins in turn-of-the-century Italy, when fourteen-year-old Josephine, sheltered and naive, is forced into an arranged marriage to a man she doesn't know or love who is about to depart for America, where she later joins him. Bound by tradition, Josephine gives birth to seven children. The last, Valentina, is conceived in passion, born in secret, and given up for adoption.
Josephine spends the rest of her life searching for her lost child, keeping her secret even as her other children go off to war, get married, and make their own mistakes. Her son suffers in World War One. One daughter struggles to assimilate in the new world of the 1950s American suburbs, while another, stranded in England, grieves for a lover lost in World War Two. Her granddaughters experiment with the sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll in the 1970s. Poignant, sensual, and deeply felt, An Italian Wife is a sweeping and evocative portrait of a family bound by love and heartbreak.
Ghosts of Chicago Valentines Past
Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30 PM
Ursula Bielski, 30 year paranormal researcher and author of ten
books on Chicago ghostlore and the paranormal, is here to talk
about the Ghosts of Chicago Valentines Past!
Stop by or call the Reference Desk at 708-458-2880 ext. 105
Special Board Meeting Agenda
February 20, 2017
- Call to Order at 7:00 P.M. by President Carben
- Roll Call
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Approval of Agenda
- Closed Session to Discuss Personnel Matters and Budget, Possible Action