December 1, 2017 - March 18, 2018
American jewelry designers and phenomenal gemstones are featured in this exclusive exhibit from the gem vaults of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
December 14, 2017 - March 11, 2018
Have a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools on select Sundays. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available.
December 17, 2017 - January 26, 2018
Escape the cold and get in the holiday spirit at Wilder Park Conservatory's stunning holiday floral display.
Contemporary artworks by local artists in a variety of media and styles. Reception, Dec 22, 2017 7-9pm, free to the public. Great opportunity to purchase a unique and quality holiday gift. Sales benefit the artists, the EAG and the Elmhurst Art Museum.
January 12, 2018 - March 11, 2018
The evolving concept of freedom and its pursuit is explored in this touring exhibit from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, illuminating critical figures and events from our nation’s birth until 1968. Highlights include: reproductions of a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence, a secretly printed draft and official copy of the U.S. Constitution, Lincoln’s handwritten speech notes, and letters by Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The exhibit is supplemented with Elmhurst materials including a 1924 KKK rally flyer, manuscripts related to the Elmhurst Fair Housing Ordinance, and correspondence from veterans from the Civil War and WWI eras.
January 18, 2018, 6:30 PM
Read the engrossing 2017 novel Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, join in a book discussion, and enjoy after-hours access to exhibits. It’s February 1862, the Civil War is on, and President Lincoln’s son has died. This critically-acclaimed and often strangely-told novel blends fact and fiction into a moving and original exploration of the father-son relationship, grief, and the power of good vs. evil. Co-presented by Elmhurst Public Library and EHM. Register: 630-530-6869
January 20, 2018 - March 4, 2018
The dream-like imagery and enigmatic paintings by Gertrude Abercrombie include spare interiors and illusionary landscapes. Her works, which were historically important in Chicago, have been referred to as “psychic self-portraits”.
January 20, 2018 - March 18, 2018
The installations by these four artists respond to the minimal design of Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House as well as its history as a domestic space.
January 20, 2018, 10:30 AM
Geologist Sara Kurth presents an introduction to rocks and minerals. Learn to identify minerals through basic hands-on identification including observation skills and hardness tests. Great for rockhounds and scout badges. Scout groups require adult supervision.
January 20, 2018, 1:30 PM
Come hear from the artist, curator, and writer Michelle Grabner speak about her current exhibition.
This beginner’s class allows children to make their own?gemstone jewelry to keep. Choose two different types of jewelry to make with stones from the Museum Shop and learn how to work with jeweler’s tools. Completes Girl Scout Jewelers badge.
January 23, 2018, 8:00 PM
Love to sing? Singers interested in singing with a full orchestra and challenging their vocal skills are invited to audition for Elmhurst Choral Union. ECU’s concerts include music by Copland, Randall Thompson, and Howard Hanson. Membership is open to singers with previous choral experience or the ability to read music. Openings are available in all voice ranges. To reserve an audition appointment on Tuesday evening, January 23, leave a message at 630-758-1100 or through the contact page at elmhurstchoralunion.org. A volunteer will respond to schedule an audition time. Auditions involve a vocal warm-up and a piece of the singer’s choice. Concert rehearsals begin Tuesday, January 30 on the campus of Elmhurst College. Elmhurst Choral Union is an outstanding volunteer chorus, performing classical masterworks and great choral music of all eras with professional orchestra and soloists.
January 26, 2018, 7:00 PM
Members of the Elmhurst College class Middle Eastern Dance Through History to Today will share both dance and percussion performances.
January 27, 2018 - March 10, 2018
Watercolor paintings by Elmhurst College graduate, Randi Holt, inspired by her wild backyard. Ceramic works by local artist, Cecilia Dohra. Both are members of the Elmhurst Artists' Guild. Meet the artists at the opening reception Feb 2, 2018, 7 - 9pm, free to the public.
January 28, 2018, 3:00 PM
Frolic with violin phenom and Stradivarius Society recipient Joshua Brown through Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, and revel in Corelli and Handel concertos with principal players of the ESO. Pre-concert lecture with Dr. Ted Hatmaker is at 1:45 p.m.
January 31, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Elmhurst Public Library
CUB is partnering with Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition
to bring utility consumers a free one-on-one bill analysis!
Bring current copies of your electric, gas, and phone bills
to become an expert on understanding your bills:
avoiding scams, practicing energy efficiency, and boosting
Registration required! To register, please contact CUB at
312-263-4282 ext. 111 or email email@example.com using
subject line Elmhurst 01/31.
This event is brought to you by the Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition and the
Citizens Utility Board (CUB), a non-profit consumer group created by the State
Legislature to fight for the rights of utility consumers throughout Illinois. This is not an Elmhurst Public Library-sponsored event.