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Families of all cultures will gather at the West Chicago Public Library District on October 30 to celebrate the Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos). This special celebration, honoring the deceased, will include traditional food from our local Cortez Bakery, crafts including Day of the Dead altars, and stories about this special holiday.
The Day of the Dead is a Mexican national holiday which is celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday, which takes place in connection with All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day, focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember family members who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building special altars, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls and the favorite foods of the departed.
“One of the great strengths of our Library is the diversity of our staff and collection and our commitment to serving people of diverse backgrounds,” says Administrative Librarian Melody E. Coleman. “This annual Day of the Dead celebration is a great opportunity to engage the whole community in a deeper understanding of the Mexican/American culture.”
This year’s program will be held from 4:00 to 5:30 pm on Wednesday, October 30, in the Library’s program room. For more information, or to register for the event, contact us at (630) 231-1552 or online at www.westchicago.lib.il.us.
We're cleaning house as we get ready to reopen. We are selling 5-15 drawer card catalogs.
If you're interested in making an offer or seeing a photo, please contact Amy Falasz-Peterson, amy [at] fondulaclibrary [dot] org.
Fondulac District Library is getting rid of the following items:
- Circulation Desk
- Cen-Tec Self Check Machine
- 12 Seated Computer Tables
Photos are available upon request.
These items are available for pick up at the library's old facility, 140 E. Washington St., East Peoria, IL, until the end of this month. If you are interested, please email Amy Falasz-Peterson at amy [at] fondulaclibrary [dot] org for details.
Tall Displays with 4 Shelves
On Wednesday, October 23rd at 8:00 a.m., a 53-foot trailer pulled into Waukegan carrying 19,300 pounds of Ray Bradbury’s personal collection of books and manuscripts. Included on the trailer was one of Ray’s typewriters, posters from his home, a large portrait of Ray, bottles of Dandelion Wine, and a garage full of overstock Bradbury paperbacks. The Library was named as a beneficiary of Bradbury’s estate in January.
The delivery arrives just in time for this Friday’s award-winning Eighth Annual Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival at 7:30 p.m. This year’s theme, Fahrenheit 451, highlights banned and burned books through history. Acclaimed storytellers Megan Wells, Jim May, and Jay O’Callahan, will perform stories from banned books on the stage of the Genesee Theatre, including Bradbury’s famous novel about a future with no books, Fahrenheit 451.
One hundred copies of Fahrenheit 451, found in Ray’s garage in Los Angeles, were brought to Waukegan with the estate items and will be given to the first one hundred people attending the Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on Friday night. Doors for the performance open at 6:30 p.m.
“We are excited to have the Bradbury collection in Ray’s hometown and look forward to taking care of his personal library,” said Waukegan Public Library Director Richard Lee, returning from his trip to the Bradbury home in Los Angeles. Lee will start the Festival this year with a slideshow and commentary about his travels.
Sponsored by the Waukegan Public Library, the Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival features a 10:30 a.m. children’s matinee and an evening performance at 7:30 p.m. recommended for listeners 12 and older. Tickets are $17 for the evening show and $6 for the school matinee at the Genesee box office or www.ticketmaster.com. Library patrons can present any library card and receive $1 off at the box office.
For more information, call or visit the Waukegan Public Library at (847) 623-2041, www.waukeganpl.org.
Please mark your calendars for this exciting event. Be sure to note the 9:30 a.m. start time for presentations for this very full program, The day ends with a Halloween-friendly finish.
2013 Medical History Symposium
Oct 31, 2013
Sponsored by: Chicago Area Medical Archivists
LOCATION: American College of Surgeons, 633 N. St. Clair Street, 28th Floor Board of Regents Room
There is no fee, but space is limited.
Please RSVP to Kevin O’Brien (see below)
Kevin O'Brien, UIC Library of the Health Sciences Special Collections Dept. 312-996-8977
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. coffee /networking hour
9:30 a.m.-12:30 pm. presentations
12:30 p.m.-1:3 p.m. lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. - Presentations
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science: An Overview of the First Century
Kelly Reiss, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
In harm's way: Nurses' exposure to radiation in the early twentieth century
Brigid Lusk, Ph.D., UIC Nursing History Resource Center
Patient Safety: Physicians and Librarians - Partners in Change
Holly Burt, MLIS, AHIP
Lloyd M. Nyhus, MD, FACS : Surgeon, Mentor Visionary
Donald Wood, MD, FACS, UIC Dept of Surgery
Two sisters: The Drs. Riddle Against the World
Catherine Arnott Smith, Ph.D., School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin
The Little Old Lady in Black: The Hospital Haunting of Edith Patterson
Susan Sacharski, archivist, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
There is no fee, but space is limited. Please RSVP to Kevin O’Brien (kevinm [at] uic [dot] edu)
For sale, 8 leather/pleather adjustable chairs from our Board room.
Price: $50 each