Teens (age 13 - 17)

Remembering Marshall Field's with Leslie Goddard

November 29th, 2018, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
For more than 150 years, Marshall Field and Co. reigned as Chicago's leading department store. This talk traces the store's history from its beginnings in 1852 to its demise in 2006. Photographs, ads, postcards, and memorabilia trace the store's cherished traditions - the Walnut Room Christmas tree, the legendary window displays, and, of course, Frango Mints. [Based on Goddard's book, Remembering Marshall Field's, Arcadia Publishing, 2011.]

Madame President with William Hazelgrove

November 3rd, 2018, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
William Hazelgrove’s Madam President is a vivid, engaging portrait of the woman who became the acting President of the United States in 1919, months before women officially won the right to vote. After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke in the fall of 1919, his wife, First Lady Edith Wilson, began to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the Executive Office. In the tenuous peace following the end of World War I, Mrs. Wilson dedicated herself to managing the office of the President, reading all correspondence intended for her bedridden husband.

Hollywood Does the Holidays: Christmas at the Movies with Bob Burton

December 1st, 2018, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Hollywood has always capitalized on Christmas. In many homes, in fact, seeing Jimmy Stewart thrill at returning to Bedford Falls is as much a part of the holidays as decorating a tree, exchanging gifts, and enjoying extra time with family. Take a break from your holiday preparations and join us to enjoy this video recap of some of the best (and some of the lesser-known) holiday-themed cinematic gifts. Test your memory too with a Hollywood Holiday Trivia Challenge!