March events at West Town Branch Library

By Jason Nosek, library associate

Chicago History Book Club

Please join us at the West Town Branch at 6:30pm Tuesday, March 4 as we discuss City of Scoundrels: The Twelve Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago by Gary Krist.

The Chicago History Book Club explores the city’s history through reading and discussing books on events, themes, time periods and personalities that have contributed to making Chicago what it is today. If you cannot join us this time, please stop by the branch to pick-up our next book, The Division Street Princess: A Memoir by Elaine Soloway.

Letter Writers Alliance: Fountain pen workshop

Get to know all the tips and tricks of fountain pens at 6:30pm Thursday, March 20 with our friends from the Letter Writers Alliance.

This workshop will walk you through the best type of pen for each writing style, tricks to refilling, good inks and taking care of your nib. Feel free to bring in your own fountain pen or try out our demonstration pens. All skill levels welcomed. This workshop is free but registration is required, so please call us at 312-743-0450 or drop by to sign up.

POV documentary film screening

The second selection in our ongoing POV Documentary Series is High Tech, Low Life, which follows two of China's first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of the country’s rapid economic development. This film will be shown at the West Town Branch at 6pm on Tuesday, March 25.

Please join us throughout the year for these screenings which feature thoughtful, award-winning documentaries on a variety of topics and current events.POV films have won every major film and broadcasting award including 32 Emmys, 15 George Foster Peabody Awards, 11 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, three Academy Awards.

Every screening will take place on the last Tuesday of each month at 6pm, and will conclude with a brief discussion of the film and issues it raises.

Adult book discussion

At 6:30pm Thursday, March 27, we will be discussing the award-winning work The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. Plenty of copies are available for check out at West Town.

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