Shark Week begins again!
The annual week-long block of programs featuring sharks begins tonight. Originally began to draw attention to conservation efforts and the importance of this apex predator, shark week has become the longest running television event in modern history, according to the Discovery Channel.
In addition to watching the television programs scheduled:
Learn about organizations working to dispel myths and misunderstandings about sharks:
The Shark Trust
SEE The Wild Shark Conservation
Quick Classes are one-time educational seminars taught by local experts. Some explore current events, literature, history, and science, while others teach practical skills and allow creative inquiry.
History 101: Monday, May 15, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn about the history of one of Chicago’s most treasured museums and discover their latest outreach activities.
Art 101: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Create a beautiful, original painting with the assistance of a professional artist. All materials are included. Note * registration is required and limited to first 20 registrants
Astronomy 101: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
On August 17, 2017 a total solar eclipse will be visible from the US for the first time in 30 years. Learn the best viewing places and how to enjoy this exciting event.
English 101: Wednesday May 17, 2017, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Have you ever thought of writing creatively? Join us to create a visual collage and discover your inspiration in this wonderful hands-on session.
Berwyn 101: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn all about the history of our great city of Berwyn!
For more information and to register, please visit us our
website The Berwyn Public Library
Earth Day began in 1970, in response to the massive damage from an oil spill in California in 1969. Today, citizens around the world meet and organize each year to volunteer, educate others, and show their support for our planet.
This year in particular, people around the globe will participate in science marches to show their support for science and education about climate change and preserving our environment.
The Chicago Tribune lists some fun family orientated volunteer activities!
Celebrate Earth Day with these activities!
Read more about the science marches here!
Please share in the comments how you plan to spend today!
Have you heard of April? Not the month, the 15-year-old giraffe who lives in Harpursville, N.Y., at Animal Adventure Park. But April isn’t your ordinary pregnant giraffe.
She has become a social media sensation. due to live-streaming.
Hi I’m April!
She is due to give birth in a few days. Watch the Live Feed here.
Learn more about giraffes at the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife in Kenya
The next election involving Berwyn residents is a consolidated primary election on
February 28, 2017
You may vote early at these locations, source: Cook County Clerk webpage
Election day is fast approaching!
On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 we will elect our new president.
Ballot Ready is a great site to learn about all of your candidates and their views on issues.
Several locations offering early voting also offer grace period registration, which means you can register to vote and vote that same day. More information can be found here.
Early voting sites can be found here
Our two nearest sites are
Berwyn City Hall at 6700 W. 26th St
The Stickney-Forest View Public Library
the times and dates are: