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We hope you are registered to join us for our "Organizing and Prepping Thanksgiving" event tonight at Aspen Drive Library.  We will have a full house as Chef Dave Esau of Dave's Specialty Foods in Mount Prospect helps us get a jump on planning f...

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I still have music running through my head after my visit to the fantastic “David Bowie Is’’ exhibition last week at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. I spent two hours taking in his influential music, creative costumes, extensive filmograph...

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel When you pick up Station Eleven and start reading, I hope you have set aside enough hours and plan to read through the night. A pandemic has destroyed all but 1% of the world’s population in a matter of days. ...
If you're like me, a sucker for singer-songwriters, check out this album from Australian artist Vance Joy.  His single "Riptide" got good airplay earlier this year, and the album (his first) is a great follow-up. Click the album cover to borrow...

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We are sad to note the passing this week of Ben Bradlee, the revered and longtime editor of The Washington Post.  He was 93.  Under Bradlee's leadership, The Washington Post earned its reputation as one of the country's premier newspapers w...