White Oak Library events for March

2/28/2018, 1:28 p.m.
Find out what's happening at White Oak Library District branches in March.

White Oak hosting Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair event March 2

Take a thrill ride to Al Capone’s Chicago with best-selling author William Hazelgrove as he weaves his tale of the end of the gangster era.

Join Hazelgrove from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 2 at the White Oak Library Crest Hill Branch, located at 20670 Len Kubinski Drive.

Hazelgrove takes a look into the dark and violent gangster era in Chicago and Capone’s hold over the city. Find out how a city desperate for change was able to conduct and pull off the 1933 World’s Fair amidst a hopeless economy.

His new book, “Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair,” is available now for check out at White Oak.

Hazelgrove is the national bestselling author of ten novels and three nonfiction titles including Ripples, Tobacco Sticks Mica Highways Rocket Man, The Pitcher, Real Santa, Jackpine, The Bad Author, My Best Year, The Pitcher 2, and Madam President The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson, Forging A President How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt and Al Capone and the Worlds Fair of 1933. His books have received starred reviews in Publisher Weekly and Booklist, Book of the Month Selections, ALA Editors Choice Awards Junior Library Guild Selections Literary Guild Selections, and sold to the movies. He was the Ernest Hemingway Writer in Residence where he wrote in the attic of Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace. He has written articles and reviews for USA Today and other publications and has been featured on NPR All Things Considered. The New York Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today have all covered his books with features. He runs a cultural blog, The View From Hemingway’s Attic.

For more information, contact Giselle Garcia at ggarcia@whiteoaklibrary.org or 815-725-0234.

Foods of Poland March 7

The White Oak Library District will present the “Foods of Poland” program at its Lockport Branch Library, at 121 E. 8th Street, Lockport, IL 60441.

Chef Susan Maddox's presentation of the Foods of Poland will focus on some traditional dishes, how to make them, and sampling, of course. For adults, and teens, age 13 and up. Registration required.

The “Foods of Poland” program will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, on the 2nd Floor, Meeting Rooms A&B, at our Lockport Branch Library, 121 E. 8th Street, Lockport, IL 60441.

Check our website http://www.whiteoaklibrary.org, or contact the Adult Services Desk, Lockport Branch Library, at 815-552-4260, to register or for more information.