Today, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders was named winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Luke Ellis, CEO of Man Group, commented. “We are pleased to congratulate George Saunders, along with each of the shortlisted authors, …Read More
Trick ’r Treat, 2007
It is said that Halloween is the night when the dead rise to walk among us and other unspeakable things roam free. The rituals of All Hallows Eve were devised to protect us from their evil …
Tuesday, November 14, 2:00 pm
Tuesday, November 28, 6:00 pm
Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library’s movie collection.
This month’s movie will be Get Out, the story of a young African …Read More
You’re never going to pigeonhole Beck. Coming out of nowhere in the early ’90s with his goofy ramshackle hybrid of folk guitars and hip hop beats, he had his biggest hit with his first single, “Loser.” But not content to …Read More
38 years ago, on today’s date in 1979, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was first published in England. Originally created by writer Douglas Adams as a BBC Radio series broadcast in 1978, The Hitchhiker’s Guide was followed up by …Read More
Thursday, December 14, 3:00 PM.
Our English-language book discussion group focuses on literature related to Poland and Polish culture.
This month we’re discussing A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest …Read More
In 1948, Stanley Skridla and Mary Jane Reed were violently murdered in the tiny Illinois town or Oregon. The deaths made national news and inspired a county-wide manhunt, but no suspects were ever detained. In the late ’90s, Chicago Tribune…Read More