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Library U

The library introduces a special series of classes. Library U is made possible by the generous support of the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund. View Classes and Register Here!


Ravinia Poster Collection in Audio-Visual Department

The next time you are in the library, please take a moment to stop by the Audio-Visual Department and browse our newly reorganized display of Ravinia Festival posters. Produced annually to commemorate the event, our collection of 45 posters featuring natural, musical, and artistic themes in an array of visual styles dates back to 1972. Let us know what you think!


Robin Williams & Lauren Bacall Films at the Library

As we mourn the loss of two of our greatest entertainers, relive some of their classic performances at the library. The following DVDs and Blu-Ray discs can be found in our Adult and Youth film sections.


Nixon resigns! Read all about it in the Chicago Tribune Historical Newspaper database

Forty years ago, Richard Nixon resigned the presidency to avoid impeachment in the Watergate scandal.  It was, and remains, the only time a sitting president has resigned the office.  You can see the breaking story


Library Apps Take Center Stage: Mango Languages Library Edition

Mango's unique methodology, Intuitive Language Construction™, mimics the natural process in which people learn by presenting material through practical conversations. Every lesson incorporates the four conversational components that are critical to effective communication in a foreign language: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture.