It's that time again. Summer Concerts at the Library are here! Join us this week, and every Thursday through August 10th for great bands & great community. 
Arriving a little early? Docents will be on hand at the Cook House to lead visitors on guided tours both before and after the concerts. Stop by and say hello! 

Clue: A Mystery Book Club

Thrilling stories. Thrilling discussions monthly. 

July 14 | The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston

(Available for pick-up at Adult Help Desk)

Great  Decisions
This bi-partisan discussion group aims to educate and explore current and historical issues of politics all over the world. 
Issue: Current Foreign Policy
Saturday, July 15 | 2 p.m.

3D Printed Sound Waves
Turn your favorite phrase into a piece of jewelry, or a piece of art to be proud of. We will use technology in Studio 801 as well as the digital classroom to turn words into something tangible.
Tuesday, July 18 | 6:30


Water Lab
The science cart is back! Solids, liquids, and gasses – all experimented with on the library lawn. This hands-on STEM drop-in program is fun for the whole family. All ages. 
Wednesday, July 12 & 19
 10:00 a.m.

Mommy & Me Yoga for Pre-Walkers
Chenoa Lorenzo from Silver Lotus Yoga will return to teach yoga poses and techniques for caregivers and kids. 

Thursday, July 13 | 9:30 a.m.
Chicago Fire Soccer Clinic

Come out, run around the library lawn, see red, and learn from the pro’s. Chris Solomons, Fire Community Ambassador will be here to teach some new field moves.

Signed waiver required.

Reading high resolution magazines on your phone or tablet is free with your library card. Take the RB Digital app with you on a plane, in the car, on the beach, or in bed after the lights go off. 
Zinio for Libraries is now RB Digital.  
Falcons in the City by Chris Earley, Photographs by Luke Massey
This is a children’s non-fiction picture book about a pair of falcons that chose to build their nest on a Chicago high rise condo balcony.  It’s quite impressive – the story, the breadth of information about peregrine falcons, and the stunning photography.  I read it with my 9 year-old daughter and she was enthralled.   Anyone (at any age) with interest in birds of prey or nature photography will love it. (New Juvenile Non-Fiction)

Submitted by Kelly K.

The Upside of Unrequited

by Becky Albertalli

Molly Peskin-Suso is seventeen and knows all about unrequited love. She crushes hard and often (26 times to be exact), but always in secret. Her twin sister, Cassie, is constantly telling Molly to woman up and act on her crush but Molly can’t handle the idea of rejection. Until one day she decides it’s time to maybe get her heart broken. How bad can it hurt? (Young Adult Fiction)

Submitted by Emily D. 


Melodrama  by Lorde  

Listening to Lorde’s second album is an emotional ride exploring vulnerability, courage, power and weakness -- her sultry emotional voice reaches highs and lows, the lyrics are sharp, soulful and dramatic.  It’s a great album – my favorite song is Liability, but The Louvre and Writer in the Dark are great too. (New Adult CD)  

Submitted by Kelly K. 

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is a quirky, socially challenged, quite wonderful character who, through the power of love and having the right people in her life at the right time,  has her life turned upside down and right side up again. Filled with lovable characters, the story is tender, funny, sad, and pure magic. Utterly “unputdownable” and a tough “book act” to follow! For fans of The Storied Life of A. J. Fickry and Where’d You Go, Bernadette?. ( New Adult Fiction) 

Submitted by Terri S.