Upcoming events

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(See bottom of page for recent REVIEWS from Elmhurst Public Library)

2022           (all times are Central Time)
(visit the library’s website to register) 

Tuesday, January 18 – Palos Hts Library at 6:30 pm zoom KIDDIELAND REMEMBERED

Wednesday, January 26 – Algonquin Library at 7:00 pm zoom CHICAGO BAKERIES

Thursday, January 27 – Algonquin Library at 7:00 pm zoom CHICAGO BAKERIES

Monday, January 31 – Brookfield Library at 6:00 pm zoom KIDDIELAND REMEMBERED

Tuesday, February 8 – Geneva Library at 1:30 pm (in person) KIDDIELAND REMEMBERED

Saturday, March 12 – Mokena Library at 1:00 pm (in person) CHICAGO BAKERIES

Saturday, April 2 – Berkeley Library at 1:00 pm (in person) CHICAGO BAKERIES

Thursday, April 7 – Stickney Library at 6:00 pm  KIDDIELAND REMEMBERED

Thursday, April 21 – Oak Lawn Library  CHICAGO BAKERIES

Monday, May 6 – Elburn Library at 2:00 pm  KIDDIELAND REMEMBERED

Monday, May 16 – Lombard Library at 1:00 pm KIDDIELAND REMEMBERED

Monday, July 11 – Darien Library (Indian Prairie) at 1:00 pm (in person) CHICAGO BAKERIES

Monday, July 11 – Elmhurst Library at 7:00 pm (in person) CHICAGO BAKERIES

Tuesday, July 12 – Covenant Living (private) Villa Park 1:30 pm  KIDDIELAND REMEMBERED

Wednesday, July 13 – Oakton College (Skokie) $ at 3:00 pm (in person) CHICAGO BAKERIES

Thursday, July 14 – Ascension Village (private) 1:30 pm  KIDDIELAND REMEMBERED

Monday, July 18 – Ela Area Library at 7:00 pm  CHICAGO BAKERIES

Wednesday, July 20 – Edgebrook Library Chicago at 7:00 pm  CHICAGO BAKERIES

Wednesday, August 24 – Cary Area Library at 7:00 pm  CHICAGO BAKERIES

Thursday, August 25 – Park Ridge Library at 7:00 pm (in person) CHICAGO BAKERIES

Tuesday, August 30 – Cook Memorial Library at 6:30 pm (in person) CHICAGO BAKERIES

2021

Thursday, January 7 – Addison Library at 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 9 – Mokena Library at 1:00 pm

Wednesday, February 10 – Lincolnwood Library

Tuesday, February 16 — Homer Glen Library at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 17 – Clarendon Hills at 7:00 pm

Monday, March 15 — Elmwood Park Library at 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 18 – Palos Park Library at 6:15 pm

Thursday, March 25 – Western Springs (Ford) Library at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 21 – Barrington Library at 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 6 — North Riverside Library at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 12 — Cary Area Library at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 19 – Eisenhower Library at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 26 – Joliet Library at 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 27 – Elmhurst Library at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, June 16 – Des Plaines Library at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 22 – McHenry Public Library at 7:00 pm

Thursday, June 24 – Roselle Library at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, July 7 – Chicago Public – Edgebrook library at 6:00 pm

Wednesday, July 14 – Palatine Library at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, July 20 – Lansing Library at 6:30 pm

Saturday, July 31 – Berkeley Library at 1:00 pm

Monday, July 26 – Carol Stream Library at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 4 – Arlington Hts Memorial Library at 7:00 pm

Thursday, August 19 – Park Ridge Library at 7:00 pm

Sunday, August 29 – Batavia Library at 2:00 pm (in person)

Tuesday August 31 – Orland Park Library at 7:00 pm (in person)

Thursday Sept 9 —  Algonquin Library (zoom)

Tuesday October 26 — Oak Brook Library at 6:00 (in person)

Tuesday November 2 – Oak Lawn Library at  7:00 (in person)

Thursday November 4 – Forest Park Library at 7:00 pm (in person)

Monday November 8 – Oakton Emeritus Passages at 3:00 pm (zoom)

Friday November 19 – Triton Seniors at 12:00 pm (in person)

Thursday December 2 – Elk Grove Village Library at 7:00 pm CHICAGO BAKERIES

Friday December 3 – Wheeling (Indian Trails) Library at 2:00 pm (zoom)

Tuesday December 7 – Palatine Library at 6:00 pm CHICAGO BAKERIES

Schiller Park – coming soon

2020       Previous events

Friday, February 7, 2020 – Cordia Senior Residents (Westmont) at 3:00 pm

Thursday, February 13, 2020 – Rolling Meadows Library at 7:00 pm

Saturday, April 25, 2020 – Bensenville Libr. at 2:00 pm – rescheduled to 10/5

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 – Niles/Maine Library at 1:00 pm (virtual)

Monday, May 18, 2020 – Schaumburg Library at 7:00 pm — TBA rescheduled

Thursday, June 18, 2020 – Villa Park Library at 7:00 pm (virtual)

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 – Eisenhower Public Library (Norwood) at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 – Elk Grove Village Library at 7:00 pm (virtual)

Thursday, July 9, 2020 – Tinley Park Library  (virtual with Zoom)

Berkeley Public Library — TBA rescheduled Spring 2021

Monday, July 13 – Clarendale private 1:30 pm

Wednesday, July 15  – Indian Prairie Public Library, Darien at 7:00 pm

Saturday, July 18 – Oak Brook Library — TBA rescheduled

Thursday, August 6 – Elk Grove Village at 7:00 pm (back a 2nd time)

Saturday, August 29 – Berwyn Library at 2:00 pm (virtual)

Saturday, September 12 – Northbrook Historical Society at 10:00 am

Monday, October 5 – Bensenville Library at 7:00 pm (virtual)

Thursday, October 8 – Lake Forest at 1:00 pm (virtual)

Tuesday, October 13 – Ela Area Library at 7:00 pm (virtual)

Thursday, October 15 – Itasca Library at 7:00 pm (virtual)

Tuesday, October 27 – Prospect Hts Library at 7:00 pm (virtual)

Thursday, November 5 – Naperville Library at 1:00 pm (virtual)

Monday, November 9 – Bartlett Library at 7:00 pm (virtual)

Tuesday, November 10 – Northbrook Library at 7:00 pm (virtual)

2019  

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 – Morton Grove Library 11:30 am

Saturday, June 29, 2019 – Westchester Library at 2:00 pm

Friday, July 19, 2019 – Riverside Library at 3:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 – Fox Lake Library at 11:00 am

Monday, October 7, 2019 – Crestwood Library at 6:00 pm

Wednesday, October 23 – Somonauk Library at 6:30 pm

Thursday, October 24, 2019 – Oak Park Library at 7:00 pm

Saturday, November 23, 2019 – Downers Grove Library at 1:00 pm

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 – Glenview Library at 7:00 pm

Kiddieland Remembered – REVIEWS

Here are the comments that were shared in evaluations (plus some emails & the Zoom chat) following your Kiddieland Remembered program recently:
I loved it, great presentation.
Very well researched and presented! It was fun to trip down memory lane, since my family started going to Kiddie Land around 1956! Thank you!
Thank you for hosting this! It was fun, and brought back many memories!
Love the presentation on Kiddieland. It brought back so many fun memories!
Great presenter, very knowledgeable, well paced—loved it!
Having a presentation on Zoom was wonderful. I enjoyed it so very much. I will definitely join other programs if offered. Even before the Pandemic, it was difficult to get to the library. I hope it can be arranged to Zoom other programs even when they are offered at the Library.
It was so great to see Kiddieland in the wonderful pictures. I was a personal friend of Tom Norini, and to see him in your presentation brought a tear to my eye. Great job on the research, and as always it was very sad to see it go.
So fun! Certainly brought back treasured memories…Tom was the name of the horse I road…relieved that so many rides were sold to other amusement parks rather than thrown in a “got junk” truck. Those kinds of experiences and history, once they’re gone, they’re usually gone. Cheryl certainly shared her passion—a wonderful presentation! Took 2 pages of notes—such a thorough and informative presentation. Timeline of acquisitions, and videos, and history and family history…so much information…so neat that this was viewed by so many people!
Very interesting! The presenter’s enthusiasm and knowledge were very evident.
[email] Hi – enjoyed the Kiddieland presentation last night! I know some other Kiddieland fans who would be interested!
[email] Thanks so much for a great program last night. Really appreciate it.
[email] Great documentary on Kiddieland, thanks to Cheryl Brown
[Zoom chat] Hello from Mike Tauber—in Laguna Beach California! My dad Bill is on in Westmont HI DAD! He took us kids to Kiddieland in the late 1960s. LOVED IT!! We love Elmhurst Public Library. I grew up there.
[Zoom chat] I just love that bell, brings back fond memories. Fun trip down Kiddieland Memory Lane, thank you.
[zoom chat] GREAT presentation! Brought back lots of memories.
[Zoom chat] Thank you for your time, research, and enthusiasm! Great presentation!
That was fun to watch–she really knows her stuff!
Jez Layman
Adult & Teen Programming Coordinator
Elmhurst Public Library  125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126
Chicago’s Sweet Bakeries Remembered – Reviews from Arlington Hts Library 1/27/22
 it received a rating of 4.8 out of 5! I’m including some customer comments below:
  • Everything, Cheryl was very knowledgeable.
  • The bakeries that are still open and their specialties.
  • It was a wonderful trip down memory lane. My grandparents lived in the city. My family went to many of the bakeries Cheryl spoke about both in Chicago and the north/northwest suburbs. It was fun to learn about the history and relationships.
  • Seeing and hearing new info on so many bakeries I remember from my childhood.
  • seeing bakeries past and some I go to today. My mom loved watching it

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