Ernest Hemingway remains to this day, one of America’s greatest authors. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois on July 21, 1899. He made a name for himself by writing such amazing books as The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls, to name just a few. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1954. Come celebrate and check out one of his books at the Todd Library during the month of July.
The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union
Many people wonder why the Soviet Union collapsed, considering its past status as one of the highly influential “Super Powers” in the world. Come visit the Todd Library’s monthly book display in June and learn more about the history of the Soviet Union, from the Revolution in 1917 to the final collapse in 1991.
National Military Appreciation Month
Both chambers of the U.S. Congress have adopted a resolution calling for Americans to recognize and honor U.S. service members during May’s National Military Appreciation Month.
So with that in mind, the Todd Library is honoring them through our book display and memorabilia. Come join us in a salute to all who have served and defended our great land from before we became a nation to present.
Remember too, on Memorial Day, the one minute of silence at 3 p.m. local time to honor the military’s fallen comrades and to pay tribute to the sacrifices by our nation’s service members and veterans.
With the hosting of the Waubonsee Community College’s Student Art Exhibit this Spring in the Todd Library, we will be featuring some of our own collection of various books surrounding the ” World of Art and Artists”. Come join us to view the talents of our students as well as our vast array of art noteworthy books.
Since this is the 100th year celebration of the publication of Jane Addams’ book, Twenty Years At Hull House, and she is a native to Illinois, the Todd Library is dedicating our March’s Book Display to her and her life-long humanitarian endeavors. Come visit our display, check out books and learn more about the Hull House Museum as well.