Public radio host and reporter, and former Villa Park Public Library staff member Brady Carlson, takes us on an epic trip to presidential gravesites, monuments, and memorials from sea to shining sea. In doing so he recounts the origins of stories of the Washington Monument and Mount Rushmore, explores presidential deaths, and explains the strange afterlives of the presidents including Herbert Hoover, Millard Fillmore, and Ulysses S. Grant. With the reverence of a pilgrim and the impudence of a comedian Carlson shows that the ways we memorialize our presidents reveal as much about us as it does about the men themselves.
Wed., Feb. 3 • 7:00–8:30 p.m Attend our workshop on resume writing to help you land the interview. Learn valuable interviewing strategies. Make an appointment with the presenter to return for a one-on-one review of your resume.
Sat., Jan. 30 • 2:00–4:00 p.m. Quilter, piecer, teacher, appraiser, and long-time resident Lynn Contri will share her expertise about quilts made from the mid-1800s to today. Registration is required.
Tue., Jan. 26 • 7:00–8:30 p.m. Learn about the financial aid system, including scholarships, grants, student loans, and tax-saving opportunities from Joseph Orsolini, a Certified Financial Planner from College Aid Planners. For parents and high school students. Registration is required.
Mon., Jan. 25 • 6:00–8:30 p.m. Calling all poets! Bring ten copies of one or two of your own poems to read aloud and discuss. Registration is required. (Presented by the Friends of the Villa Park Public Library)