Friday, October 24, 2008                 Issue No. 45


In this issue:
Award-Winning Author & Storyteller, Antonio Sacre
Meet Chicago Author Rick Kogan and Photographer Charles Osgood
We're going green - you can help!
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Celebrate Día de los Muertos with

Award-Winning Author & Storyteller


Antonio Sacre

Saturday, November 1 at 1 p.m.


Join us for an afternoon of culture and family fun as we celebrate Mexican heritage!


The day starts off with a Mexican cooking demonstration and tasting at 1 p.m. 


At 3 p.m., we welcome award-winning author and storyteller, Antonio Sacre, who will share selections from his book, Looking for Papito - Family Stories from Latin America.


Since 1993, Antonio Sacre has been delighting audiences with his touching and humorous bilingual stories, challenging solo theatrical performances, and children's books and tapes. 


Born in Boston to a Cuban father and an Irish American mother, the storyteller draws from his background to create stories that motivate youngsters and inspire all ages to read, gather their own family stories, and become storytellers themselves.


You won't want to miss this fabulous fiesta!



Meet Chicago newspaperman, radio personality, author and photographer

Rick Kogan &
Charles Osgood

Sunday, November 2
at 2 p.m.

Every Sunday in the magazine section of the Chicago Tribune, you'll find the "Sidewalks" page, where Rick Kogan and photographer Charles Osgood, explore the neighborhoods and faces of Chicago.  These stories and photographs have been collected in Sidewalks: Portraits of Chicago.  Rick and Charles will be at the library to share their Chicago experiences.  A book signing will follow.

About Rick Kogan

Rick Kogan has worked for the Chicago Daily News, Chicago Sun-Times, and Chicago Tribune, where he is a senior writer and columnist for the Sunday magazine. He is the author of ten books. He is also the creator and host of WGN’s "Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan."

About Charles Osgood

Charles Osgood came to the Chicago Tribune as a reporter after beginning his career at the City News Bureau. He switched to photography, his lifelong passion, in 1970.

New! - Green Corner

We're going green -
You can help!


You hear it all the time.  "Every little bit helps."  In this case it's true!  In an effort to reduce the library's carbon footprint, we're making changes to "go green."  Here's what we've done so far:

Changing over to green cleaning supplies and detergents

Turning off all computers at night instead of just "logging off"

Turning off lights whenever a room, cubicle, area is not in use

Gathering materials for a green information kiosk

Pricing out "green" reusable bags to sell, like you see at the grocery stores to cut down on plastic bags

Pricing out biodegradable cups and coffee supplies for the new cafe

So what can you do?  A lot!  For free!

With fall in the air, you may be discarding old fall and winter clothes that don't fit or you just don't use anymore.  The library can help you find a good home for your stuff!
  • Bring in new or gently used winter coats to the library by October 30.  We have a donation box across from the Information Desk.  Coats will be distributed to those in need in November.
  • Have lots of old gym shoes laying around?  Bring those to the library too!  The library has partnered with Reuse a Shoe to recycle old gym shoes to create surfaces for basketball courts and playgrounds.
  • Recycle old but usable eyeglasses at the library.  We've partnered with the Lion's Club as a drop-off location.

So give the gift of sight, warmth or a safe place to play this month just by cleaning out your closets!

Watch for more green tips and initiatives in our "Green Corner!"

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