Saturday, November 28, 2020


«November 2020»
  • ALPLM Reading Club: Coraline
    10/26/2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    ALPLM Reading Club: Coraline

    The ALPLM Reading Club invites you to read Neil Gaiman’s Coraline! Just in time for Halloween, our spooky selection for this month features creepy descriptions, heart pounding suspense, and (possibly) bone-chilling illustrations. If you’re interested in a thrill, a chill, and good conversation, join us for this discussion.

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  • Little Lincolns Fireside Tales: Halloween
    10/27/2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Little Lincolns Fireside Tales: Halloween

    Little Lincoln's Fireside Tales is an exciting, new children’s literacy program designed for our youngest guests the fourth Tuesday of each month. Hear two to three short stories and engage in short activities between each book. They will then enjoy arts and crafts activities tied to our monthly theme. October's theme is Halloween.

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  • Beyond Bumper Stickers (Part Two): Facebook LIVE! Event
    10/29/2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Beyond Bumper Stickers (Part Two): Facebook LIVE! Event

    A wide array of both traditional and unique promotional items – from bumper stickers, yard signs and buttons to just about anything you can stamp a candidate’s name on – have been utilized by politicians to keep their name in front of voters at election time. Please join us for a Facebook LIVE! event on Thursday, October 29 at 7 p.m. Central Time from inside our new Stevenson Room. ALPLM Illinois and Midwest Studies Historian Dr. Jacob K. Friefeld will welcome special guests, Dr. Kenneth Owen from the University of Illinois-Springfield and Dave Joens, a noted local collector of political campaign memorabilia.

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  • St. Andrew’s Fall Book Fair
    11/6/2020 9:00 AM - 11/7/2020 4:00 PM

    St. Andrew’s Fall Book Fair

    The St. Andrew’s Fall Book Fair, featuring over 20,000 used books, will be held on November 6-7 at 406 Hillsboro Avenue in Edwardsville, Illinois. The books are well organized and priced to sell. Categories include fiction (hardcover and paperback), children’s books, history, literature, pets, sports, regional history, cookbooks, gardening, art, biography, music, humor, large print, religion, reference, science fiction and much more. The books are sorted by category with some categories also alphabetized by author. DVDs, CDs, vinyl, jigsaw puzzles and games are also available. Reservations are required.

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  • Illinois History Forum: Civil War Letters (Facebook LIVE!)
    11/12/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Illinois History Forum: Civil War Letters (Facebook LIVE!)

    “Your letters are worth more to me than gold.” That was the sentiment of one soldier from Illinois fighting in the Civil War that was likely shared by most of his fellow comrades. Letters from soldiers and sailors to their family and friends back home were equally cherished by their loved ones and provide an important insight into the soldiers’ lives and experiences from the field of battle.

    Editor Mark Flotow has documented the lives of 165 Illinois Civil War soldiers through the lens of their personal letters for his book In Their Letters, in Their Words: Illinois Civil War Soldiers Write Home.

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  • Little Lincoln's Fireside Tales: Food (Via ZOOM)
    11/24/2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Little Lincoln's Fireside Tales: Food (Via ZOOM)

    Little Lincoln’s (Virtual) Fireside Tales invites children 0 to 5 years old (or any child who enjoys story time) to share in an exciting virtual story time, hosted via Zoom, with our Education staff and special visitors. Staff will lead this interactive story time and at-home arts and crafts activities will be provided at the conclusion of the event. The votes are in from our special October Little Lincoln’s election. It was super close, but we’re excited to announce that you chose “Food” for our November theme!


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  • The Beatles, Chicago and the 1960s (via Zoom)
    12/5/2020 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    The Beatles, Chicago and the 1960s (via Zoom)

    Did you know that The Beatles visited Edgewater’s Saddle and Cycle Club before their 1965 concerts? That’s just one fascinating tidbit in the new book Joy and Fear: The Beatles, Chicago and the 1960s by local historian and Rogers Park resident John Lyons. Join us and Professor Lyons on Zoom at this event organized by the Edgewater Historical Society to enjoy a provocative look back at those turbulent times, the Fab Four and Chicago of the 1960’s.

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