Free lectures at Near North Library
Where: Near North Library: 310 W. Division Street,
Going Green in Chicago Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:00AM – 12:15PM
Conversations about “going green” continue throughout Chicago and beyond. A number of initiatives continue to transform the city through sustainability measures, environmental transformations, and a range of green initiatives. This talk will look at how the public and private sector continue to work towards a better future in Chicago, including discussion of community gardens, green roofs, public transportation improvements, and other programs. Presented by urbanologist Max Grinnell.
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