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From Generation to Generation

April 1-June 30


From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois integrates the arts and stories of Illinois to create a visually engaging and educational perspective on the state’s cultural heritage. Telling the stories of ten artists, the featured art forms represent a wide variety of traditions such as duck decoy carving, Irish fiddle, Mexican murals, and African American quilts. Explore the multi-panel exhibit on the second floor.

Events and suggested reading

From the Ground Up - 5 Keys to Successful Organic Vegetable Gardening

Tuesday, April 28 at 7 p.m.


Owner of The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan shares her story from her book From the Ground Up. A leader in the sustainable food movement she offers tips to help you grow your own organic garden and shares the benefits of eating organic.

Ukrainian Egg Painting

Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m.


Meet recognized Master Artist Vera Samycia to learn more about Pysanka, the ancient art of decorating eggs. Often associated with Easter, the eggs use a variety of symbols and motifs that tell important stories to those who are a part of the culture and understand the “codes” and tradition found in the eggs. Vera Samycia learned this art of egg decorating from her mother. She will be demonstrating the process of "wax resist" dyeing and sharing stories of this important art form and tradition. From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois was produced by Company of Folk with partial support by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Overdrive and Zinio

Ebooks & Digital Materials

Download an ebook, audiobook, or magazine!


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.