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Upcoming Programs

Displays on Parade

Date: September 23, 9:30-12:30 at the Barrington Area Library

Tired of doing the same old book displays? Need inspiration for displays that are fresh, clever, visually appealing, and designed to drive circulation? Join Steven Jablonski of Skokie Public Library for a rundown of rules of thumb to use when thinking up your own thematic displays. Joyce Brantner of Mount Prospect Public Library will show us how to create eye-catching champagne displays on a beer budget. Finally, Leah White of Ela Area Public Library will share tips and tricks indie booksellers use to merchandize their books. You can bring your own favorite display ideas or share them on our Pinterest page.

After the program, participants are invited to tour the newly remodeled Barrington Area Library.


Cost: FREE Sponsored by H.W. Wilson, Gale Cengage Learning and TBS

Graceland Cemetery Tour

Date: Saturday, October 18, 11 a.m.

One of the best sources for a community’s history can be found in the local cemetery, and Chicago is no exception. In fact, it contains some of the most historic in the country, the foremost of which is Graceland Cemetery. Join Joe Collier, Business Reference Librarian at Mount Prospect Public Library, Jake Coolidge, Cartographer and Designer, and Anne Shaughnessy, Genealogy Librarian at Mount Prospect Public Library on a tour of this historic Chicago landmark. Learn how to utilize your own local cemetery for genealogy research and learn more about the rich history of Chicago and its architects. A new map of Graceland created by Jake and Joe will be provided as an example.

Graceland Cemetery
4001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
(please meet in the roofed area to the left of the entrance)


Cost: FREE Sponsored by H.W. Wilson, Gale Cengage Learning and TBS


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