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We have included a schedule of special programs planned from May 15 through July 15. Details about the programs can be found on our Web site.
|The library will be closed|
Friday, August 14, for Staff In-Service Day
Monday, September 7, for Labor Day
BURNHAM 100 CENTENNIAL PARTNER
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Daniel Burnham’s Plan of Chicago, the Burnham Plan Centennial Committee and the Newberry Library have created a photopanel exhibit entitled Make Big Plans: Daniel Burnham’s Vision of an American Metropolis. Curated by the Newberry, the show will be displayed simultaneously in libraries and other venues throughout the Chicago metropolitan region.
Through Septemer, you can enjoy this 10-panel display right here, at the Addison Public Library.
This exhibition commemorates the publication of Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett’s 1909 Plan of Chicago and emphasizes its relevance to metropolitan development through the 20th century and into the future. Photographic reproductions of compelling images from the plan and other sources will show the history and implications of Burnham’s regional vision.
The display is divided into 5 sections: Make Big Plans and Planners and Reformers, Rerouting the Metropolis, Nurturing Open Space, City and Region, and From City Beautiful to Green Metropolis. The panels show the changes that have occurred during the last 100 years and continue today in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs and states.
Enjoy the wonderful maps and photos from the early 1900s through today and all the interesting information. Serveral additional programs are scheduled for September.
On September 8, 7 pm, Dave Clark, the Windy City Road Warrior, takes the audience on a visual trip on the roads of Daniel Burnham. "No Little Plans" is a video slideshow with musical segments that looks at the four encircling and many radiating highways proposed by The Plan of Chicago.
On September 27, R. J. Lindsey portrays Daniel Burnham, Chicago architect and co-author of The Plan of Chicago. Burnham will talk about his many endeavors in the city of Chicago and show slides of the Chicago fire, the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, and more. "Make No Little Plans" will an entertaining conclusion to the Burnham Centennial Exhibit.
If you are looking for a new job, the library has just established a Job Club. It meets each Tuesday from 10-11:30 in the library's meeting room. Each session will include a speaker who will address one of the many issues you face in your search for a new job. These topics include survival planning strategies, resumes, interview techniques, a linked-in (Internet) workshop, business etiquette, and more. In addition participants will have time to network. Library staff will work to help meet your needs using our resources and expertise.
MACY'S MUSEUM ADVENTURE PASS PROGRAM
Venture into an aardvark den, and master a mythical maze. Come face to face with a human-headed winged bull, and sit peacefully in a Japanese garden.
Beginning September 1, free passes to these adventures, and many more, will be available at the Addison Public Library. Card holders can receive free admission to 17 exciting museums and cultural institutions throughout the Chicago area. The passes from this pilot program will be available for one year.
This special opportunity is made possible by a generous contribution from Macy’s, in partnership with the DuPage Library System.
You will need to visit the Library to pick up a one-week pass for the museum of your choice. Participating museums are contributing four weekly passes, each good for two or four free admissions. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
So many adventures await—some you might never have expected! All you need to take part in these learning adventures is a valid Addison Public Library card. One Museum Adventure Pass may be checked out per person, per loan period.
For more information stop by the Ask Here Desk, 630.458.3338, after August 15.
FRIENDS OF THE ADDISON PUBLIC LIBRARY DONATES ART
Local artist Annette Perone Leiber brought three pen and ink drawings to the May 27th meeting of the Friends of the Addison Public Library. The Friends asked Leiber to develop the drawings to illustrate the three buildings that have housed the library since it opened in October 1962: the old Village Hall, the former library building which served the community from 1968-2008, and the new facility that opened last summer. The Friends presented the drawings to the library at the June 16th meeting of the Board of Trustees. They have been hung in the library’s board room.
The Friends have also commissioned a mural, Chasing Butterflies, for the Quiet Reading Room on the 2nd floor. Local artists Irene Boutzarelos and Francine Nevers are creating the mural from recycled materials. It is scheduled for completion in October and will be hung on the wall across from the fireplace.
The Friends welcome new members and encourage all members to attend their next meeting, Wednesday, July 22 at 7 pm in the library's meeting room.
BECOME A LITERACY VOLUNTEER
Help someone read, write, speak, or understand English better by volunteering for Literacy DuPage. Tutor training, a series of six workshops, begins September 14 at the Addison Public Library.
After training, tutors meet with their learners for two hours a week. Tutors meet with their students one on-one or in a small group. A $25 fee covers a portion of the cost of the materials received during training.
For more information, contact Literacy DuPage, 630.416.6699 or email.
LIBRARY WINS 15 PLAYAWAYS
Eileen McLeister, Assistant Head of Children's Services, urged other staff members to sign up for a Playaway giveaway Playaway.com was sponsoring. Sally Schuster, Public Relations Coordinator, was one of 90 lucky winners from more than 5200 entrants. The library will soon receive 15 new Playaways to add to their growing collection.
Playaways are self-contained audiobooks that make listening to books on the go very easy. Simply add a AAA battery, plug in the your earphones, and enjoy. No Cassettes or CDs. No Downloads. Just Play.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR JULY 15 – SEPTEMBER 15
||Make & Take Crafts, 10:30-11:30 am
||American Eagle Productions Presents Charlotte's Web, 7 pm
||Ready Readers, 2 pm
||Magic for Muggles Workshop, 11 am
||Ole, Sing and Play, 2 pm
||Young Monets, 2 pm
||Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament, 7 pm
||Thomas the Tank Character Breakfast, 10 am
||Craxy for Chapters, 2 pm
||Mad Science: Spin! Pop! Boom!, 7 pm
||Ready Readers, 2 pm
||¿Quién es el verdadero malo del cuento?, 2 pm
||Crazy for Chapters, 2 pm
||Wii Games, 2 pm
||Cowboy Randy Erwin: Yodelin' & Trick Ropin', 7 pm
||Wizard of Oz: Program, 1 pm; Movie, 2 pm
||Internet Safety for Parents, 7 pm
||Drop-In Craft, 11 am-12 noon
||Drop-In Craft, 2-3 pm
||Brown-Bag-It Book Discussion, 12:30 pm
||No Little Plans: the Roads of Daniel Burnham, 7 pm
||Teen Gaming, 3:30 pm
||Celebrate the Books of Lois Ehlert, 2 pm
||Young Monets: Watercolors, 4 pm
||Middle School Book Tour, 4 pm
||Internet Safety (in Spanish), 7 pm