“Radio Goes to War”
Orland Park Public Library, 14921 Ravinia Ave., Orland Park
Join Steve Darnall for a look at the many ways that radio addressed the challenges of bringing the day-to-day developments of a war to listeners around the world, and hear samples of news broadcasts, presidential speeches, special entertainment shows, inspirational programs and more. Darnall is the host for “Those Were The Days,” a program that air programs from the golden age of radio from 1-5 p.m. Saturdays on WDCB-FM. Darnall also will give his lecture at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Eisenhower Public Library, 4613 N. Oketo Ave., Harwood Heights; and 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at the North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Des Plaines Ave., North Riverside.
Stories by the Lake
Lake Katherine Clubhouse, 7402 Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights
The Lake Katherine Nature Center and the Palos Heights Public Library are co-sponsoring an inaugural Stories by the Lake program, an evening of original stories with insight about nature, the nature of place and the nature of people, featuring local performers, writers and speakers. The art work of Elaine Miller will also be on display. Drinks will be sold by the Harvest Room.
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston
The Evanston Public Library and Rainbows for All Children will present a screening about television personality, Fred Rogers. With a short introduction by Rainbows, guests will learn the long-term effects of trauma, grief and loss on children, and the impact of Fred Rogers’ revolutionary understanding of children 50 years ago that remains today. A question-and-answer session will follow the film. Registration is required. Go to Evanston.libnet.info
Family Fun Night Karaoke
Rock House, 1150 Central Ave., Wilmette
Every Friday night, star on stage singing your favorite song. With a variety of beer and wine options for the parents, the menu includes grilled cheese sandwiches and pizza for everyone.
Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park
$50, $65 for nonresidents
Andrea Miller, pastry chef at the Cheney Mansion, will offer a hands-on class pastry and baking class. In this practical class, you will learn how recreate the desserts at home and students will be able to take home what they make. To sign up, go to registration.pdop.org.
Veterans Day Open House
The Glencoe Historical Society, 375 Park Ave., Glencoe
The Glencoe Historical Society will hold an open house to honor veterans of all wars. An award-winning exhibition, Glencoe Goes to War, will be on display. The exhibit looks at World War I from two aspects: home front and the war overseas. Interactive video screens, artifacts and signage tell the story of the massive efforts for the Great War exerted by residents of a small Illinois town: fund-raising for two ambulances, creating and issuing a medal for all the men who fought overseas, and establishing a home front reserve force. Sit in a model Sopwith Camel, learn about the role African American soldiers, and peruse the histories words of Glencoe’s five Gold Star soldiers. Refreshments will be served. For more information, go to glencoehistoricalsociety.org or call 847-835-0040.
This Much Is True: An Evening of Stories
Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
Enjoy one of Chicago’s longest running personal storytelling series featuring the hilarious, the heartbreaking, and everything in between, from some of the city’s top tellers. The audience is invited to arrive early for dinner before the show begins.
–Cook County Calendar of Events Nov. 7 – Nov. 13–