Meeting Room B

A Safe Place --- Shedding Light on Domestic Violence

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join A Safe Place, Lake County’s sole provider of services exclusively addressing domestic violence, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month for a book talk and discussion of Anna Quindlen’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Black and Blue. This impactful story, filled with suspense and substance, places the reader directly inside the horror, confusion and hopelessness of main character Fran Benedetto. It asks the question, if it were you, what would you do? Would it be easy to walk away?

The Rockets of Peenemunde Germany

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Peenemunde, Germany was the testing ground for Nazi Germany’s V-1 and V-2 rockets. When rockets were launched from there in 1942 and reached space, it marked the beginning of space exploration. Derek Monroe, Lake County-based international journalist and writer, visited Peenemunde in March and will share details of his trip.

Lunchtime@the Library --- The Lathrop Lions & the Family Behind Them

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Bring your lunch! We provide the guest speaker, coffee and dessert.
Chicago’s iconic pair of lions, that have stood guard in front of the Art Institute since 1894, were donated by Florence Lathrop as a tribute to her husband Henry Field (Marshall’s brother). Florence’s family was one of Chicago’s most prominent and influential families yet they kept a low profile; in fact the lions are never called the “Lathrop Lions”. Come learn about the family that you never heard of that made such an impact on Chicago.

Camp Booker

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:15pm
(Grades K-1) Join Camp Counselor Booker (the library's stuffed-animal dog mascot) to make a craft and s'mores trail mix! Leave a stuffed animal at the library for a "sleepover"--afterward, when you pick up your stuffed animal you'll receive pictures of their adventures! If allergies are a concern, here are the ingredients that will be used in the s'mores trail mix:
-Teddy Grahams
-Chocolate Chips