Join us for a slide lecture presented by Catherine Grace Katz, author of The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War. Her book uncovers the story of the three young women chosen by their fathers to attend the February 1945 Yalta Conference, the familial and diplomatic challenges they faced, and the influence they had on this critical meeting. Presented in partnership between the Glencoe and Highland Park Public Libraries.
Author and researcher Richard Rothstein presents on the policies that led to racial segregation in American communities, and what can be done to reverse these practices and work toward racial equity. Co-sponsored by 30 Illinois libraries and held in partnership with Racial Awareness in the North Shore (RAIN) and Together is Better Alliance (TiBA). Rothstein’s award-winning book is The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.
Regular library viewers may recognize William S. Schwartz’s “Composers” as the oil painting gracing the wall by the Readers’ Services desk, but what of the artist himself? Learn the story behind this key figure in Chicago’s early 20th century art scene from Alex Cornacchia, author of William S. Schwartz: Color and Coloratura. An exhibition on Schwartz, which will include the library’s painting, will be on display at Madron Gallery in Chicago through November 23.