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History Pages Book Club

2024-04-24 19:00:00 2024-04-24 20:00:00 America/Chicago History Pages Book Club Joins us for a discussion of Fever in the Heartland by Timothy Egan. Wood Dale Public Library -

Wednesday, April 24
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-24 19:00:00 2024-04-24 20:00:00 America/Chicago History Pages Book Club Joins us for a discussion of Fever in the Heartland by Timothy Egan. Wood Dale Public Library -

Joins us for a discussion of Fever in the Heartland by Timothy Egan.

The Roaring Twenties--the Jazz Age--has been characterized as a time of Gatsby frivolity. But it was also the height of the uniquely American hate group, the Ku Klux Klan. Their domain was not the old Confederacy, but the Heartland and the West. They hated Blacks, Jews, Catholics and immigrants in equal measure, and took radical steps to keep these people from the American promise. And the man who set in motion their takeover of great swaths of America was a charismatic charlatan named D.C. Stephenson.

Stephenson was a magnetic presence whose life story changed with every telling. Within two years of his arrival in Indiana, he'd become the Grand Dragon of the state and the architect of the strategy that brought the group out of the shadows - their message endorsed from the pulpits of local churches, spread at family picnics and town celebrations. Judges, prosecutors, ministers, governors and senators across the country all proudly proclaimed their membership. But at the peak of his influence, it was a seemingly powerless woman - Madge Oberholtzer - who would reveal his secret cruelties, and whose deathbed testimony finally brought the Klan to their knees.

A FEVER IN THE HEARTLAND marries a propulsive drama to a powerful and page-turning reckoning with one of the darkest threads in American history.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion | Adult Program |

TAGS: | Book Club |

Wood Dale Public Library

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Phone: 630-766-6762
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Hours
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

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Mission: All library district residents will have access to library materials and programs to encourage literacy and the joy of reading; to promote lifelong learning; and to experience a sense of community in a welcoming environment.

Upcoming events

Tue, May 21, 10:00am - 10:45am
Wood Dale Public Library - Barbara E. Dunn Meeting Room
ECEC visit to the library.

Tue, May 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library
Join us for a discussion of This is how it always is by Laurie Frankel. Copies are available at the book club kiosk.

Tue, May 21, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Barbara E. Dunn Meeting Room
ECEC visits the library

Tue, May 21, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Barbara E. Dunn Meeting Room
ECEC visits the library

Tue, May 21, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 1 & 2
Supply costs for this program are $30, payable at the time of the event with cash or a check made out to Peggy Garvin. Each session is the same; please only register for one.

Wed, May 22, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 1 & 2
Enjoy a craft, activity, and snack with your friends on early dismissal Wednesdays. Recommended age: 11-14 years

Thu, May 23, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Barbara E. Dunn Meeting Room
Join our community and the Red Cross in making a difference by donating blood! You must register by going to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code: WoodDaleLibrary.

Fri, May 24, 11:00am - 4:30pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 1
Explore, discover, and imagine with our educational play stations. We rotate our toys every week to ensure our future veterinarians, doctors, chefs and store clerks never get bored!

Sat, May 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Barbara E. Dunn Meeting Room
Learn the history of underground railroad quilts with the Wood Dale Historical Society.

Mon, May 27, All day
Wood Dale Public Library
The library is closed. Please visit wooddalelibrary.org to access digital services 24/7.

Tue, May 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 2
Join us on an adventure in art! In this class we will use our imagination and creativity to explore art together! Children will create a piece of art to display at home!
This event is full

Thu, May 30, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Oakbrook School
Ms. Meg will visit Oakbrook for booktalks and check out.

Thu, May 30, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Oakbrook School
Ms. Meg will visit Oakbrook school for booktalks and check out.

Fri, May 31, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 1 & 2,Barbara E. Dunn Meeting Room ,Library ,Small Meeting Room
Start the Summer Reading season off with a party at the Library!

Mon, Jun 03, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 2
Discover the joys of wood carving and join the North Suburban Carvers for their regular club meeting at the Library.

Tue, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Online
A special event with Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. She has been at the forefront of research and activism for autism and neurodiversity.
Register

Tue, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Barbara E. Dunn Meeting Room
Join us for a discussion of "Thyme of Death" by Susan Wittig Albert. This witty mystery features ex-lawyer turned herbalist China Bales, searching for a killer in a small Texas town.

Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Lobby
Meet with Congressman Krishnamoorthi’s staff! Stop by with any questions you may have about federal topics including social security, veterans’ affairs, immigration, and taxes.

Thu, Jun 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Barbara E. Dunn Meeting Room
Learn how you can slow down and relax with simple watercolor techniques. Presented by Audrey Ra of Audrey Ra Design.

Thu, Jun 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Barbara E. Dunn Meeting Room
Chef Alex will come to demonstrate coconut based green curry with ginger and lemongrass that is both rich and refreshing for summer, paired with a popular Thai salad. Recipes and samples included.

Fri, Jun 07, 11:00am - 4:30pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 1
Explore, discover, and imagine with our educational play stations. We rotate our toys every week to ensure our future veterinarians, doctors, chefs and store clerks never get bored!

Fri, Jun 07, 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Library
There has been a crime in the library! Heart pounding, you head to safety to begin the investigation to solve the mystery. You must be going into 6th, 7th or 8th grade.

Sun, Jun 09, 11:30am - 5:30pm
Illinois Hololcaust Museum and Education Center
This library-sponsored trip will take us to Skokie, IL, for an afternoon at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Transportation costs (bus) and museum entrance fees will be provided.

Mon, Jun 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Barbara E. Dunn Meeting Room
Learn some cool beach scene designs applicable for summer cupcakes or cakes. Pastry chef Frannie will guide you through the process and share helpful decorating tips. Supplies for 2 cupcakes provided.

Mon, Jun 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Barbara E. Dunn Meeting Room
Learn some cool beach scene designs applicable for summer cupcakes or cakes. Pastry chef Frannie will guide you through the process and share helpful decorating tips. Supplies for 2 cupcakes provided.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 2
Join us on an adventure in art! In this class we will use our imagination and creativity to explore art together! Children will create a piece of art to display at home!
This event is full

Tue, Jun 11, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 1
Enjoy this fun storytime in Polish. Recommended age: 3-7 years

Wed, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Barbara E. Dunn Meeting Room
In partnership with the Wood Dale Park District, we invite you and your friends to enjoy a fun-filled evening of Bunco. Register at wdparks.org using the code 33814AJ. $2/$3 resident/non-resident fee.
Register

Thu, Jun 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Barbara E. Dunn Meeting Room
Fame couldn't save these celebrities...or find their killers. Susan Gibberman will discuss three murder cases: those of director William Desmond Taylor and actors George Reeves and Natalie Wood.

Fri, Jun 14, 11:00am - 4:30pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 1
Explore, discover, and imagine with our educational play stations. We rotate our toys every week to ensure our future veterinarians, doctors, chefs and store clerks never get bored!

Fri, Jun 14, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 2
Celebrate the special father in your life! Come enjoy an afternoon of sundaes and games together. Please be sure to register each child and adult attending. Recommended age: 4-12 with an adult.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Outdoor Patio
Bring in a plant cutting and pick up new plants to add to your collection!

Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Barbara E. Dunn Meeting Room
Learn about some up-to-date make-up basics for an everyday look.

Mon, Jun 17, All day
Wood Dale Public Library - Library
These sweet crowd-pleasers are perfect for any Summer party. Walnut instead of coconut topping available. Pick up a bag of supplies and follow along with the provided recipe. One per household.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 17, All day
Wood Dale Public Library - Virtual/Online Program
Create an American flag mason jar luminary to decorate for the Fourth of July. One per household.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 2
Join us for a morning filled with your favorite board games! Recommended age: 5-11 years

Mon, Jun 17, 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 1
Join us for a storytime about rabbits, featuring a real live rabbit! Children will be allowed to meet the rabbit! Stay after the program to play with toys in the children’s department!

Mon, Jun 17, 2:35pm - 3:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 1
Join us for a storytime about rabbits, featuring a real live rabbit! Children will be allowed to meet the rabbit! Stay after the program to play with toys in the children’s department!

Mon, Jun 17, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 1
Children will have a great time as they learn (and take home) a collection of thrilling and entertaining tricks! They will learn card tricks, vanishing effects, and much more.

Mon, Jun 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 2
Discover the joys of wood carving and join the North Suburban Carvers for their regular club meeting at the Library.

Mon, Jun 17, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Small Meeting Room
Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees of the Wood Dale Public Library District.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 10:50am
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 1
Toddlers will play group games as they learn the social skills needed to play with others. Have fun while meeting other toddlers and parents. Recommended age: 2-4 years with an adult.

Tue, Jun 18, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 1
Come join us for a yoga adventure! We will experience a story through yoga poses and learn some relaxation strategies too. You may bring your own yoga mat/towel or use one of our mats.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 1
Come join us for a yoga adventure! We will experience a story through yoga poses and learn some relaxation strategies too. You may bring your own yoga mat/towel or use one of our mats.

Tue, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Art Gallery Kafe
"Amerykański Brud" autorstwa Jenine Cummins. Książki będą czytane i omawiane w języku polskim. "Amerykański Brud" by Jeanine Cummins. Books will be discussed in the Polish Language.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:30am - 10:50am
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 1
Join us for this fun pre-reader storytime including books, songs and activities. Stay and play after the storytime ends. Recommended age: 0-4 years with an adult.

Wed, Jun 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 2
Make a fun resin figure for your room! Recommended age: 11-14

Wed, Jun 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Target Starbucks, 401 Irving Park Rd.
Join us at the Target Starbucks, 401 Irving Park Rd, to discuss The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh.

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 11:45am
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 1
Together we will read books, sing songs, and move our bodies while we explore balance, nature and the world around us. Join us each week for a new topic and activity!

Thu, Jun 20, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 2
Let's learn and play with STEAM! In each session we will explore different topics that relate to science, technology, engineering, art or math. Recommended age: 6-11 years

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Wood Dale Public Library - Activity Room 1 & 2
Join us to meet and learn about sloths, anteaters, macaws, barn owls, bullfrogs dancing ferrets and more. This live animal presentation is sure to wow the entire family.