Shark Week

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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:

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Learn about organizations working to dispel myths and misunderstandings about sharks:

The Shark Trust

Shark Savers

SEE The Wild Shark Conservation

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Quick Classes at The Berwyn Public Library

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.

Course Offerings:

History 101:  Monday, May 15, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Happy Earth Day!

Earth-Day

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!

It’s Time to Vote 2016!

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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

and

The Stickney-Forest View Public Library

the  times and dates are:

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