Chicago’s Golden Age of Department Stores | Sunday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m.

For decades, Chicago was home to some of America’s grandest department stores; Marshall Field and Co., Carson Pirie Scott, Sears, Wieboldt’s, and Goldblatt’s set new standards for retail innovation. In this illustrated lecture, historian and author Leslie Goddard, PhD. revisits Chicago’s fabulous retail emporiums and explores their rise and fall.

Holiday Throwback Bash | Monday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. | AGES: Adults only

Join us for a fun, relaxing evening at the Library as we celebrate the upcoming holidays. We will be showing our favorite short holiday films and commercials! While we watch the films, we will also be completing a simple holiday craft (and snacking on assorted holiday cookies!).

Bingo for Kids: Holiday Bingo | Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Children ages 3-11 years old can head to the Library for a night of gaming fun, where players have a chance to win Bingo Bucks that they can redeem for prizes. Bingo cards will be provided to children only. Space is limited to the first 30 children.

Crayons & Games | Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. | All ages!

Bring your family and friends to an evening of challenging games and relaxing coloring at the Library! Board games, crayons, and pages will be provided – all you need is your creativity and laughter. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Film Fanatics: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation | Thursday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a free showing of the 1989 holiday classic "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"! (Rated PG-13, 1 hr 37 min, 1989)