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Glencoe native Rich Cohen, a New Trier graduate, was motivated by his own infatuation with the 1985 Bears in writing the definitive book on the team. | Mike Thomas/Sun-Times

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Updated: January 8, 2014 2:33AM

Antioch Public Library

757 Main St.
(847) 395-0874;

Pizza and Movie: Teens are invited to watch “Hunger Games” and have some pizza at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Library doors lock at 5 p.m. Registration required.

Grayslake Area Public Library

100 Library Lane
(847) 223-5313;

Film and discussion: “Trouble in Paradise” will be shown and discussed at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15. For adults only. Registration requested.

Lake Bluff Library

123 E. Scranton Ave. (847) 234-2540

Portrayal: Dramatist Leslie Goddard brings history alive and captures the essence of Jacqueline Kennedy as she recounts her husband’s death and comes to a heartfelt decision about how to begin a new life for herself and her children at 2 p.m. Nov. 14. It is 1964, and the former First Lady of the United States is besieged by sightseers around her house in Georgetown. She shares the story of her life in the White House, including her struggle to retain her family’s privacy, her restoration work and her attempts to showcase the arts. Registration requested.


Cook Memorial Public Library
413 N. Milwaukee Ave.
(847) 362-2330;

Author visit: Crime writer Theresa Schwegel will discuss her newest tale, “The Good Boy,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 12. Schwegel was born and raised in Chicago and she is the author of five crime novels set in and around the Windy City. Books will be available for purchase and signing, Registration required.

Author visit: New York Times bestselling author Rich Cohen will discuss his new book, “Monsters: The 1985 Bears and the Wild Heart of Football,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at 701 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. Cohen tracked down the coaches and players from this iconic team and asked them everything he always wanted to know. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration required.


Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road
(847) 634-3650;

Author visit: New York Times bestselling author Diane Setterfield will share her book, “Bellman & Black: A Ghost Story,” a mysterious tale about the naive actions of a young boy, and how they haunt him for his adult life, at 1 p.m. Nov. 19. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Registration required.


Fremont Public Library
1170 N. Midlothian Road
(847) 918-3239

Sale: Book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10.

Round Lake Area Library

906 Hart Road
(847) 546-7060

Performance: Enjoy light refreshments while you listen to the incomparable Mary Anne Riehl and her combo at 2 p.m. Nov. 10. Dance under the disco ball to the great songs of the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s as well as popular new tunes.

North Chicago Public Library

2100 Argonne Drive
(847) 689-0125

Extravaganza: The annual Extravaganza will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16. There will be games, face painting, auction storytime, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Spin the Wheel and more.

Wauconda Area Public Library

810 N. Main St.
(847) 526-6225;

Movie: “SuperWhy: Hansel and Gretel” will be shown at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 14. Families are invited to drop in and enjoy snacks with the show.

Genealogy: Learn the basics of genealogy before the family comes over for Thanksgiving at 7 p.m. Nov. 14. Registration recommended.

Facebook: Have your questions answered about Facebook by library staff Nov. 15. Come any time between 10 a.m. and noon.

Teen movie: “The Hunger Games” will be shown at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Teens can snack and create a craft.

Party: “Pete the Cat Party” for children in grades K-1 will be held at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 16. Kids will enjoy listening to stories, playing games and making a craft all about Pete the Cat. Registration is required.

Storytime: PJ storytime will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11. The theme will be “Sniffly, Sneezy Stories” and will include books, music and flannels for 2- to 6 year-olds to enjoy with their caregivers. Registration required.

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