Where: Near North Library: 310 W. Division Street,
Dining Out in Near North and the Gold Coast
Saturday, March 18, 2017 (2:30PM – 3:30PM)
For decades, the Near North and the Gold Coast have been neighborhoods where Chicagoans have gone out to eat to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and any number of other festive occasions. Chicago expert and author Max Grinnell will take you on a guided tour of restaurants from out of the past and into the present that reflect changing culinary preferences and ways of celebrating food both modest and elaborate.
Chicago historian and urbanologist Max Grinnell will lead this tour. Walking tours are rain or shine and meet in the lobby of the library building.
Finding Your Family Tree
March 27, 2017(6:30PM – 7:30PM)
Find help with your genealogy questions and strategies to move your research forward. We’re looking to create a community of genealogy buffs whose experiences can benefit
Intro to Beer Brewing
Saturday, April 1, 2017 (2:00PM – 3:00PM)
Experts from The Pursuit Supply Company will teach the basics of homebrewing in this class and demonstration. Learn about the essential steps to brew beer, talk a little bit about the history of beer, and watch a demo of the beer brewing process. (No alcohol will be served during this class.)
About Near North Branch
- Near North Branch was dedicated August 6, 1997, replacing a temporary reading room in Seward Park.
- Near North Branch originally opened October 12, 1972 in two combined apartments at 1157 N. Cleveland Avenue as a study center for residents of the Cabrini Green Housing Project.
- a painting entitled “Two Children: Boy and Girl” by William Gettings
- Near North Branch also features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program:
- a mixed media collage entitled “Scott Street at Cabrini Green” by Mat Barber Kennedy
- a series of paintings entitled “Illinois Writers” by Steve Musgrave
- a painting entitled “Key Bearer U” by Jane Williams Ferris