Glencoe author Julia Watkins will present a hands-on demonstration of some of the projects described in her book “Simply Living Well: A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home.” Participants will make a citrus all-purpose cleaner, a custom tea blend, lip balm, and a hand-rolled candle. Registration is required; participants must bring two clean glass jars with lids. Other materials will be provided.
Former Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger will discuss his bestselling memoir Renegade: Defending Democracy and Liberty In Our Divided Country, which captures one of the most transformative periods in recent history and recounts his time in public service. Kinzinger will be joined in conversation by journalist Steve Edwards. Presented in partnership with multiple Illinois libraries.
Using haunting black-and-white images by the nation’s top architectural photographers, “Lost in America: Photographing the Last Days of Our Architectural Treasures” documents the life and death of America’s architectural and historic treasures. Author Richard Cahan will discuss some of these buildings from the remarkable archive by the Historic American Building Survey. Walk-ins welcome!