Learn how to maintain your bicycle and enjoy worry-free bike rides!
Celebrate Coconut Pie Day! Not a fan of coconut? check out our pie baking cookbooks for other delicious ideas.
On May 1, 1941, Citizen Kane opened at the RKO Palace Theater and was a box office failure. The film was re-released post WWII and became a film classic. Watch this iconic film, and explore Orson Welles’ work as an actor, director, and writer.
On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, Irish nationalists attempted to overthrow British government in Ireland and establish an Irish Republic. The Easter Rising lasted six days and resulted in the execution of the rebellion’s leaders. Discover more about the rebellion and its suppression.
Join horticulturist Sharon Yiesla on Tuesday, April 18, at 7:00 p.m., to discover how to use fewer pesticides in your garden. Be sure to check out our materials on organic gardening.
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose (Romeo and Juliet). On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 1 p.m., art historian Laura Mueller will explore some of the many references to plants and flowers mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays. Register at: http://indianprairie.libnet.info/event/73004
One hundred years ago, on April 6, 2017, the United States Congress declared war on Germany. From 1917 to 1918, some 24 million men residing in the U.S. completed draft registration cards. If you have family who lived in the U.S. during WWI, search *Ancestry Library Edition’s “U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918” for relatives. The registration cards are a great source of information. *In-library use only.
On March 27, 1915, New York City health authorities quarantined Mary Mallon, aka “Typhoid Mary” to North Brother island for the second time. Learn more Typhoid Mary and her role in spreading this deadly disease.
On this day in 1942, the U.S. Army began training dogs for the K-9 corps. Learn more about these canine heroes. Learn more about these canine heroes.