Authors and Speakers

shakespeare and the stars

Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Shakespeare and .... Astrology?

Yes, the worldview of Shakespeare's time includes the spheres of the planets, and so it's not surprising that his wonderful works are filled with references to the Sun, Moon, stars, planets, and other celestial objects and phenomena.  Educator, speaker, and writer Priscilla Costello provides fascinating insight on the bard's use of planetary symbolism to create his most memorable characters.

Author Priscilla Costello

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Richard Brumer

Author of The Chemist’s Shop; A Novel of Revenge. A best seller on Amazon Kindle, the book tells the story of Holocaust survivor Miklos Rosen, who meets the Nazi officer who is responsible for murdering his family.  He seeks revenge and it begins with a game of chess where the Nazi is the unwilling pawn. Author Richard Brumer grew up in the Bronx, New York.  He was a practicing pharmacist and an academic mentor before he moved to South Florida.  Book signing to follow.    


Thu, March 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Conscious Thinking....Conscious Living

Author, yoga teacher, and philosopher - Mi Sun Donahue - will be speaking on the issues we all face as we age. Learning how to live a more pain-free existence and navigate through a complex- ever-changing, sometimes confusing health-care system.  Mi Sun is a certified yoga instructor who conducts two weekly yoga sessions for all levels on Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 am.


Mon, March 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Guest speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library

RONALD H. BALSON is a Chicago trial attorney, an educator, and writer. His practice has taken him to several international venues including Poland, which served as the inspiration for his first best selling novel, Once We Were Brothers. A love of history, the Middle East, and traveling inspired his second novel, Saving Sophie. He returns to Poland for his latest novel, Karolina's Twins. Balson was a finalist for the Harper Lee Award for Legal Fiction in 2014 and a finalist for the Premio Bancarella Italian Literature Award in 2014. He was an honoree at the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s Carl Sandburg Literary Award dinner.