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Monday, March 28, 7 pm, Chicago Avenue & Main Street Branch

End of life is not an easy topic. Who should decide how and when we die? Surgeon Gawande discusses the limitations of medicine. Award winning illustrator Chast recounts the difficulty of caring for her aging parents. We'll explore how these two books tackle quality of life and dying.

Copies of Being Mortal and Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant are available at the Chicago Avenue & Main Street Branch. Stop in or call, (847) 905-0764, to reserve a copy.

 

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Monday, February 29, 7 pm, Chicago Avenue & Main Street Branch

Until "Funeral Blues" was used in "Four Weddings & a Funeral" Auden's love poems were often overlooked. We will celebrate Valentine's Day belatedly, but in Auden's excellent company. Heartache, hope, regret, he has a poem for them all in this collection.

Copies of Auden's collected poems are available at the Chicago Avenue & Main Street Branch.  Stop in or call (847)905-0764 to reserve one. 

 

 

titleMonday, February 22, 6:30 pm,  Chicago Ave.-Main St. Branch

Attorney Pauline G. Dembicki will present a program on setting up a trust for you dog, cat, iguana, or any other pet should they outlive you. Learn the three vehicles in Illinois for setting up a Pet Trust and what else you need to consider. Bring your questions! Limited to 20 participants.

Register online or call 847-905-0765. 

   

titleMonday, February 15, 6:30 pm, North Branch

Pauline G. Dembicki will present a program on wills, probate and choosing an executor. She'll discuss whether a will can meet your needs, what an executor does, and how probate will fit into your plans. Bring your questions! Limited to 20 participants. 

Register online or call 847-866-0330.

 

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Thursday, March 3, 7 pm, North Branch

Elizabeth Gilbert's fictional account of the Whittaker Family, The Signature of All Things, spans the 18th and 19th centuries. Most notably it looks at Alma Whittaker, a botanist who studies mosses, who while born in the Age of Enlightenment lives well into the Industrial Revolution and questions along with her age, all her assumptions in science, religion, commerce and class. The North Branch opens for this discussion. Copies of the book will be available a the North Branch for those attending the discussion. Register for an email reminder.

   

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