Wednesday, July 8, 7-8:30 pm, 3rd Floor, Seminar Room, Main Library

After their daughter Maribel suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras leave Mexico for the U.S. in hopes that she will get better. But after settling in a Delaware apartment building, the American dream isn’t what it once seemed: language, racial & cultural barriers lay in wait at every turn. Enter high school sophomore, Mayor Toro, an immigrant Panamanian who lives in Maribel’s building—& it’s love at first sight. But as they grow closer, violence casts a shadow over their futures in America.

Después que su hija Maribel sufre un accidente casi fatal, los Riveras salen de México hacia los Estados Unidos en la esperanza de que ella se mejore. Pero después de establecerse en un apartamento en Delaware, el sueño Americano no es lo que se pensaba: el lenguaje, barreras raciales y culturales estan a la esquina. Entra estudiante de segundo año de la superior, Mayor Toro, quien es inmigrante de Panamá y vive en el edificio de Maribel y se enamoran los dos. Pero mientras crecen como pareja la violencia lanza una sombra sobre su futuro en  América.

Attendees have the option to read in English and/or Spanish. Discussions may also be in English and Spanish. Attendees do not have to be bilingual. Copies of Cristina Henríquez' The Book of Unknown Americans (Spanish: El libro de los Americanos desconocidos) will be held at the 2nd floor Readers Services Desk one month before the discussion. Call to register at (847) 448-8620! -- Also check out our Latin@ blog!



Tuesday, July 21, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Rated: R

Run-time: 107 min

With the success of their all-girl teenage rock band The Runaways, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie's friendship begins to unwind after Currie decides to leave the group.


This is a Rhythm on Tuesdays: Adult Summer Reading Program event.




Tuesday, July 7, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Rated: PG

Run-time: 105 min

Told from their candid and hilarious perspectives, the film follows fourth and fifth grade New York City public school kids as they journey into the world of ballroom dancing, literally transforming themselves into "ladies and gentlemen" as they prepare for the highly anticipated, final citywide competition.

This is a Rhythm on Tuesdays: Adult Summer Reading Program event.


title Mondays, June 1-July 27, 10:15 am, North Branch

Songs, games and stories for ages 0 to 2 years. Free play after storytime. Drop-in program, no registration required. A great way to introduce the library to your littlest reader.


title Saturdays, May 16, June 27, and July 11, 11-11:30 am, North Branch  

Enjoy family time filled with stories, songs and more at North Branch library. 

Ages 2 to 6.

Drop-in, no registration required.


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