EPIC First Issue

The latest addition to the Library’s Local History collection is the first issue of EPIC, the student newspaper of The Elmwood Park Community High School, dated September 12, 1955.   You can view the paper’s coverage of Sports, Clubs, The Administration and more by clicking here.

Published in: on March 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

Hidden History

Coming soon:  Russ will be featuring a special history presentation here at the Elmwood Park Library on Wednesday evening, October 27th, at 7:00 pm. “Hidden History: a Look at Elmwood Park Houses and the People Who Lived There” will highlight over 50 different local residences with a brief historical attachment to each. You will see a variety of architectural housing styles throughout the Village, and learn a bit of  local history behind each house. Perhaps, your residence may be highlighted, or your neighbors, or the one down the block. You will not want to miss our original showing of this program highlighting a unique aspect of our history in Elmwood Park. Admission is free. “Hidden History” is presented as a special program under the sponsorship of The Friends of the Elmwood Park Library. Stop by the Library, register for this program, and become a member of the Friends.

Published in: on August 19, 2010 at 1:44 pm  Comments (2)  

Tonight! Plan of Chicago!

Author Dave Clark will be stopping by the library tonight at 7:00 pm to give a lecture on the 1909 Plan of Chicago by Daniel Burnham.  Burnham’s plan laid the foundation for the city and continues to be influential today.   You can read more about the Burnham Plan by clicking here.

Published in: on January 20, 2010 at 10:39 am  Leave a Comment