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 ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY 
  September 2018
 

 

Announcing our inaugural community read celebration!  All month we will have events inspired by the book  Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence that Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago. 
 
Ugly Prey, by Chicagoan Emilie Lucchesi, features the true story of a Stickney resident's murder trial in the 1920s. 

One Book One Community programs:
(Click the links for more info and to register)

Yazz Jazz Concert.  Tunes from the Jazz era.

Movie Screening- Chicago the Musical.

 The 1920s- Flappers, Speakeasies and Coolidge.  

Movie Screening: Some Like it Hot

Book Discussion and Author Q&A: Ugly Prey

Sensational Trials of 1920s Chicago.  Community read finale!  Refreshments will be served.  

 

                                             
ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION 
+ AUTHOR APPEARANCE
Monday, September 24th, 7:00pm 
 

Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago 
by Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi


The true story of a Stickney resident's murder trial.  Ugly Prey tells the riveting story of Italian immigrant Sabella Nitti, the first woman ever sentenced to hang in Chicago, in 1923, for the alleged murder of her husband. 

Nitti was a poor farmer's wife living in rural Stickney who didn't speak English.  Lucchesi shows how, with no evidence and no witnesses, Nitti was the target of an obsessed deputy sheriff and the victim of a faulty legal system.  Her story is a timeless tale of deception, judgement, and redemption. 


This is our chosen book for our Stickney-Forest View "Community read," which is a celebration of reading where everyone in the community is encouraged to read the same book and attend events and programs inspired by the book.

Pick up a copy at the circulation desk, or call Sonia  708-749-1050 x100; reppes@sfvpld.org

Learn more about the Adult Book Club here.


 

                                                                  
SENSATIONAL TRIALS OF 1920s CHICAGO
COMMUNITY READ FINALE!

 Saturday, September 29th at 2:00 pm
 
 
 
In the early 1920s, Chicago saw a rash of "lady killers."  Many of these "ladies of the gun" were glamorous, guilty, and not one bit sorry.

Enjoy appetizers and refreshments while Dr. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi presents the sensational trials of the real-life women who inspired the play "Chicago."  The spotlight quickly turned when two University of Chicago students killed "for the thrill of it."  Come hear how these trials scandalized the city.

Appetizers and refreshments will be served.  
To register, click here.
 
 
 

 
INTRODUCTION TO UNIVERSAL CLASS
 

Thursday, September 20th, 6 pm
 
Are you a Stickney-Forest View Library cardholder looking to learn something new? Universal Class provides online continuing education courses which are available to you free of charge as a library member!  Chose from a wide variety of subjects.  To learn how to access everything Universal Class has to offer, register for our Introduction to Universal Class course today!
 
 September 20th
Register by clicking on the above date or call 708-749-1050. 
 

ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY CINEMA:
SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
Saturday, September 22nd, 1pm

After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for sunny Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band's sexy singer, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire as things heat up and the mobsters close in.

Enjoy some popcorn and a movie at the library every month!

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 101
Monday, October 9th, 2:30pm
 
Domestic Violence 101 highlights the signs and symptoms of domestic violence as well as power and control, the cycle of violence, and what the community can do to stop domestic violence. Join Zachary Draves, a Domestic Violence Community Educator from the Constance Morris House in La Grange for this important presentation.
 
Register here or call us at (708) 749-1050.
 

INDIE AUTHOR DAY
Saturday, Oct. 13th 
11:00 


There has been an explosion of independent/self-published authors in the past few years and we are celebrating!  For the third year in a row, we are showcasing indie authors on INDIE AUTHOR DAY!

This year is special because we are showcasing our new self-publishing platform, offered by the library to indie writers like you!  Come see how you can get your ebook in the library and in the Indie Illinois collection

Not just for writers:  In addition, we are starting a local collection for creative projects by local artists, musicians, and storytellers.

Whether you are a writer or not, come see our new e-selfpublished works by local writers, and the launch of our local artists collection.

Register here (walk-ins welcome)




WRITERS GROUP
Saturday, Oct. 20, 11:00 AM


Coming soon to your library...
Bibioboard Pressbooks!

This means YOU will be able to upload your writing(s) that will be available within the library's digital content catalog for all to read. 
                                                               
                                                         Watch this tutorial on how to create your book
Once you are ready to start uploading/creatiing your book, go to Pressbooks.                                                              

Do you have a story to tell?  Do you need feedback on a piece of writing?  Come to SFVPLD Writers' group with a piece of writing to share.  All types of writing are welcome.

Questions?  email: reppes@sfvpld.org or call 708-749-1050 x120


 

TAKE HOME THE INTERNET
Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending
No internet at home? We have updated our 4G/LTE mobile wi-fi hotspots, allowing you to take home the internet. Visit the Circulation Desk to sign up.
 
For more information, including our new mobile hotspot video tutorial, view our 4G/LTE Hotspot Guide to Operation
 
 
Check availability or place a hold in our catalog.
 
 

 
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
 
¿Está interesado en mejorar su inglés con un tutor que habla español? La biblioteca proporciona cursos de inglés, una vez a la semana, en la biblioteca.

Para más información, contacte a Christian Reynoso por email a reynosoc@sfvpld.org o llame al (708) 749-1050 ext 130.

Are you interested in improving your English skills with a Spanish Speaking tutor? The library provides weekly ESL courses in both the library and in the Central Stickney Township Medical Center Clinic.

For more information, contact Christian Reynoso by emailing reynosoc@sfvpld.org or by calling (708) 749-1050 ext 130.
 
 
 

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