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VIRTUAL Classic Film Appreciation: "The Searchers" | Sunday, July 25 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join film scholar Francine J. Sanders for a look at 1956’s “The Searchers”. Topics include depictions of race, genre conventions, and the film as a window into the social climate of the 1950s. Part two of a two part series on American Westerns of the 1950s. Ask a librarian if you need help finding a copy of the film to watch before the discussion.

VIRTUAL Monarchs: History, Science, and Preservation | Wednesday, July 28 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We have all heard the battle cry, ‘Plant Milkweed for Monarchs!’ Will just planting milkweed really fix the problem of the declining population of monarchs in the midwest? What else can we do to help this iconic insect? Presented by naturalist and educator Kim White, with cameo appearances by monarch butterflies and/or caterpillars.

VIRTUAL Hidden in Plain Sight: Chicago's Waterfront Carvings | Tuesday, August 3 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

One of the world’s most remarkable outdoor art treasures lies hidden in plain sight along Chicago’s waterfront: carvings in the stone retaining walls lining the lakeshore, most of them the work of anonymous carvers. Outsider art authority William Swislow will tell the story of this oft overlooked art and its elusive artists.

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