Join Curiouser & Curiouser, our nonfiction book club, as they discuss Jill Jonnes’ Empires of Light on Tuesday, October 14th at 7pm.
In the final decades of the nineteenth century, three brilliant and visionary titans of America’s Gilded Age—Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse—battled bitterly as each vied to create a vast and powerful electrical empire. Jonnes portrays this extraordinary trio and their riveting and ruthless world of cutting-edge science, invention, intrigue, money, death, and hard-eyed Wall Street millionaires.
Pick up your copy at the circulation desk today!
Register online or at the reference desk to attend this class on Wednesday, October 1st at 7pm. We’ll teach you the basics of creating a blog and will provide an overview of some of the most popular blogging sites, like Blogger, Wordpress, and Tumblr. Let anyone interested know- this event is free and open to the public.
Lucy Knisley discusses her new travel memoir, An Age of License
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, Challenger’s Comics
Friday, September 26th at 7pm
John Porcellino signs and discusses his new graphic novel, The Hospital Suite
1854 W. North Ave, Chicago, Quimby’s Books
Saturday, September 27th at 7pm
Stan Banash discusses his book, Roadside Attractions of Illinois
7419 W. Madison, Forest Park, Centuries & Sleuths
Saturday October 4th 2pm
Downloading eBooks and audiobooks can be confusing, we know. With so many different devices out there, it can be hard to keep up!
This helpful workshop, eBooks & More, at the library on Wednesday, September 24th at 7pm can help folks learn how to browse and check out free audiobooks and eBooks from the library’s collection. A Forest Park Library card is required to check out these materials. Register online or at the Reference Desk!