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This week marks the Centennial of the start of World War I (1914-1918).  The Great War was triggered by the assassination in Sarajevo of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, by a Yugoslav nationalist.  T...
Elin Hilderbrand came to speak at Aspen Drive last week, and she was so impressive: a strong, inspiring woman who came out to Chicago for her book tour despite a recent cancer diagnosis and mastectomy! Even if she had canceled her visit, though, I wo...
Meet Lori Rader-Day at Cook Library at 7 p.m. July 15. Register I really enjoy reading debut novels. It’s so much fun discovering new authors and anticipating their future books. One such author is Lori Rader-Day, whose psychological thriller, The ...

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Periodically, the Cook Library Cinema Club will shine the Spotlight on Directors -- where we'll highlight the work of some of the greatest directors of American films.   We'll start with the late, great Billy Wilder -- one of the most versatil...
  hoopla is an always available collection of eVideo, eMusic, and eAudiobooks. Access via a computer Materials are available to stream and require a simple-to-download plug-in on your browser called Widevine (You will be prompted to dow...