Book Club- Empires of Light

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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!

Upcoming Program- Blogging For Beginners

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.

Upcoming Author Events!

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

Our food for fines week is still going strong! Pay off your overdue fines with non-perishable, undamaged and unexpired canned or boxed food items that will go to the Forest Park Food Bank. Each item is worth $1 in credit for library fines, and is only available to local cardholders. Now through the end of the day on Saturday, September 27th! Help us feed the hungry!

Our food for fines week is still going strong! Pay off your overdue fines with non-perishable, undamaged and unexpired canned or boxed food items that will go to the Forest Park Food Bank. Each item is worth $1 in credit for library fines, and is only available to local cardholders. Now through the end of the day on Saturday, September 27th! Help us feed the hungry!

Join our movie club for screenings from classic Hollywood almost every Friday at 1:30pm! This Friday, September 26th, we’ll be showing the classic, Bell, Book, and Candle.

Meet Gillan Holroyd (Kim Novak), Greenwich Village’s most seductive sorceress. Powerful, glamorous,and a wee bit bored, Gillian knows that witches can’t fall in love. But they can have fun… especially if their lover belongs to another woman! So when Gillian discovers handsome new neighbor Shep Henderson (James Stewart) is the fiance of an old college nemesis (Janice Rule), she promptly puts the befuddled publisher under her spell. But while her sex hex may have heated up Shep’s heart, it hasalso unthawed her own, leading to a romantic complication that not even Pyewacket, Gillian’s mind-reading cat, could have foreseen. Presented in eye popping Technicolor transfer that beautifully captures James Wong Howe’s stunning cinematography, BELL, BOOK and CANDLE co-starring Jack Lemmon, ErnieKovacs, Hermione Gingold and Elsa Lanchester is “a delightful spoof on witchcraft with the cast members at their very best.” 

Upcoming Class: eBooks & More!

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!


One of the cooler projects announced recently, Future Library! Check it out!