On October 15, 1859, abolitionist John Brown, led a raid on an armory at Harper’s Ferry, in hopes of instigating a slave insurrection that would end slavery. The raid failed, but it helped make slavery a key issue in the 1860 election.
The Peace Mural Project, a community wide artistic call for peace, is on display at the library through Oct. 14. The mural contains hundreds of 4×4-inch squares on which the public is invited to write or draw their hopes and dreams for peace. The Peace Mural Project was designed and is supervised by artist Janyce Boss and is a project of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Downers Grove.
Celebrate World Architecture Day and learn more about Chicago’s famous buildings and architects.
Celebrate the freedom to read! Stop by our lobby during the following times to get your mug shot taken with a banned book:
- Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m.
- Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2-4 p.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 28, 2-4 p.m.
Keep an eye on our social media to see which staff members were caught reading banned books. Plus, check out our displays and our recommended list to see which popular books have been challenged or banned.
Forty years ago, over 4,000 runners participated in what is now known as the Chicago Marathon. Running a marathon is not for the faint of heart as these personal accounts and training guides attest.
If you have a green thumb, or if you are “plant” challenged, discover how to keep your indoor plants thriving.
Learn how to land your next job during our Job Prep Week Sept. 18-24.
Job Hunting Drop-In
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 5-7 p.m.
Learn about the many resources and services available through the Goodwill Workforce Connection Center. No registration required.
Job Hunting with Brainfuse JobNow
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
Learn how to use this database for resume creation and review, live interview prep, searching job postings, and more. Register here.
Overcoming Job Hunting Obstacles and Fears
Thursday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m.
A rep from WorkNet DuPage will address job search obstacles including applying online, resumes, and networking. Register here.
Preparing for the Job Interview
Saturday, Sept. 23, 1 p.m.
A rep from the Community Career Center will help you prepare for your next interview. Register here.
View the September 11 Digital Archive, which uses electronic media to “collect, preserve, and present the history of September 11, 2001, and it’s aftermath.” The archives include more than 40,000 first-hand stories.