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March 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Experience the latest enhancements to this interactive journey through Elmhurst history. Take a trip back in time via the tabletop map, explore the object towers and watch a video on Elmhurst history. View the History Spotlight in the second floor hallway that showcases special objects and photos from the museum’s collection that currently features items from Elmhurst’s airport.
March 17, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Donna Castellanos collects and transforms everyday objects, which she calls "once loved things", into a bold hands-on exhibit. Visitors experience the museum galleries as if they were a home; each room includes worn and well-loved items that share a commonality, from repurposed encyclopedias to antique musical instruments. Both nostalgia and inclusion are strong motifs throughout the exhibition, as visitors are invited to add their own contributions.
March 23, 2018 - June 17, 2018
The World War I Flying Ace debuted in 1965, and the character has become one of most recognizable Peanuts personas. This new traveling exhibit from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, CA tells the full story of the charismatic and beloved character from its early origins to Schulz’s detailed WWI research. Learn about this favorite Peanuts storyline through reproductions of Schulz’s original comic strip artwork; WWI artifacts, film, rare collectibles, photos and more.
April 13, 2018 - April 29, 2018
The comic fantasy Monstrous Regiment is an adaptation of the best-selling 2003 Discworld novel, which premiered to great praise at Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre in 2014. The play is a wickedly funny look at the absurdities of war and the ambiguities of identity as our heroine, Polly Perks, must disguise herself as a young man to join the army in the search for her missing brother. In her quest, she soon discovers that she’s not alone in protecting a secret and that nothing in war is as it seems.
April 21, 2018 - June 2, 2018
Mixed media artwork by local artist, Terri Shimkus. Meet the artist at a reception open to the public, Friday April 27, 2018. Open 11am-5pm Tu Th W Sa Su / 11am-7pm Friday
April 26, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pizza vendors from across our fair city and beyond will be generously offering their pie creations for tasting, and guests will get to vote for their favorites-all for a good cause! A variety of specialty pizzas as well as cheese and sausage varieties will be available. Grab dinner to or from activities, or before the always amazing York High School musical. Proceeds benefit Foundation programs that enhance education for students in all thirteen public schools.
April 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The only thing better than reading a great book is meeting the great mind that produced that book. Join us for an evening with acclaimed author Devin Murphy as he shares his experience writing his debut novel, The Boat Runner, described by The New York Times as “chilling” and “riveting.” It’s the little-known story of young Dutch boys used by the Third Reich and the courageous boatmen who risked their lives to sabotage the Nazis and transport refugees. After, enjoy a brief Q&A and book signing.
April 26, 2018, 7:00 PM
Learn about the Elmhurst Public Water Supply, the Clean Drinking Water Act, the annual Consumer Confidence Report, and challenges facing today's public water systems. We'll also touch on Elmhurst’s connection to Salt Creek, how stormwater impacts the waterway, and future plans to protect the Creek. Opportunity for Q&A will follow the presentation. Hosted by Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition and League of Women Voters of Elmhurst. This is not an Elmhurst Public Library-sponsored event.