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Italians in Chicago

March 1–31

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Spearheaded by Fulbright Fellow Dominic Candeloro, Italians in Chicago features an outstanding collection of historic photos and stories, needlework, and regional costumes. Display: Lobby and center display cases, and on second floor.

Events and suggested reading

Women and World War I

Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m.

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Author and historian Kathryn Atwood highlights the contributions made by women during World War I. Millions of women mobilized for the war effort in a variety of ways. In the process they became powerful symbols both in government propaganda efforts as well as in the women's rights movements of the day. Author will sign books immediately following lecture.

The Story of Ellis Island

Thursday, April 9 at 2 p.m.

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Over half of the population presently living in the United States have ancestors who came to America through Ellis Island. The island’s facility could process 4,000 people a day, but the procedure was at times more arduous than the trip itself. Janet Gilleland presents the story of one woman who took a risk moving to a new country and had the courage to change her life.

Overdrive and Zinio

Ebooks & Digital Materials

Download an ebook, audiobook, or magazine!

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We offer a digital collection of audiobooks, magazines, and ebooks available for download to your iPod, MP3 device, Nook, Kindle, Sony Reader, or home computer. To use this service, you must have a valid Orland Park Public Library card.