Thursday, July 23, 2015

Director Juli Janovicz profiled by Charmm'd

Juli Janovicz, our Executive Director, was profiled in The Charmm'd Foundation website's"Leadership Spotlight." 

Charmm'd works to unlock and foster non-profit leadership across the North Shore and throughout the greater Chicago area. Learn more about Juli, and her journey here to the library in the Charmm'd profile:

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Join Us for a Party!

If you know this library, you probably know Teri Hennes, our Manager of Adult Services and Electronic Resources. Teri is retiring at the end of this month after more than 18 years of service to our library and this community!

We are hosting a reception for Teri here at the library on Friday, July 31 from 3 - 5 pm. Please join us as we offer her our congratulations, appreciation, and best wishes for the future.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels

Do you love modern art or want to know more about its origins? Until September 20, the Milwaukee Art Museum is hosting a special exhibition of 68 masterpieces from The Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, NY, one of the most cohesive and beautiful surveys of art that constantly pushed against the past and towards the invention of the new.

The artists represented in the Milwaukee show include Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Amedeo Modigliani and others; many of their works in this exhibit have never before traveled to the Midwest.

Join us here at the library on Tuesday, July 21 from 7 - 9 pm when art historian Jeff Mishur will present a slide lecture about the exhibit. If you are planning a trip to Milwaukee to see the paintings, you'll find this an invaluable preview!

Monday Night at the Movies: Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Join us on Monday, July 20 at 1 pm and 7 pm for our Monday Night (and afternoon) at the Movies. The film is Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem.

Writer and director Ronit Elkmbetz stars as an Israeli woman attempting to divorce her manipulative husband in a religious legal system wherein only rabbis can grant a gett, the dissolution of a marriage - and then - only with a husband's consent.

Gett has been praised by audiences and critics alike as a brilliantly acted, tightly wound drama. John Anderson of Newday called Gett, "...suspenseful, wonderfully acted, emotionally jarring." The film is 115 minutes long and is unrated.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Giants in the Park: Part 2

Join us Tuesday, July 14 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm for Part Two of Giants in the Park, a virtual tour of the bronze giants which inhabit Lincoln Park, Chicago's largest and most historic park.

Among those who statues preside over the park are: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert de La Salle, John Peter Altged, General Philip Sheridan, William Shakespeare, and Johann von Goethe. The celebrated sculptors and architects involved include Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Stanford White.

Our tour guide is Krista August, who will discuss the stories and history behind each portrait statue, the monuments than have gone missing, and salient park and city history. For seven years Ms. August volunteered for the Chicago Architecture Foundation and led walking tours of the city's historic and modern skyscrapers. She is a member of the Chicago Tour-Guide Professionals Association.

Ms. August's book, Giants in the Park, was named a Book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association and recognized with a Certificate of Excellence by the Illinois State Historical Society. Rick Kogan of WGN radio called Giants in the Park, "an essential item for any Chicago lover's bookshelf."