Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library are a major advocacy group for the library. Also, through various fundraisers, including an annual book sale, the Friends of the Library make continuous donations to the library.

Friends of the Library Board Members

  • Patty Sullivan: President
  • Cathy Graham: Vice President
  • Diane Chapman: Co-Secretary
  • Mary Phillips: Co-Secretary
  • Maire Pantani: Treasurer

Members at Large

  • Barbara Bernstein
  • Kathryn Colangelo
  • Nancy Edwards
  • Patti Kracunas
  • Barbara Moriarty
  • Muriel & Irv Seidman

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Mon, March 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm


Guest speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library

RONALD H. BALSON is a Chicago trial attorney, an educator, and writer. His practice has taken him to several international venues including Poland, which served as the inspiration for his first best selling novel, Once We Were Brothers. A love of history, the Middle East, and traveling inspired his second novel, Saving Sophie. He returns to Poland for his latest novel, Karolina's Twins. Balson was a finalist for the Harper Lee Award for Legal Fiction in 2014 and a finalist for the Premio Bancarella Italian Literature Award in 2014. He was an honoree at the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s Carl Sandburg Literary Award dinner. 


Important Dates

Dec 6, 2016 Bake Sale in the Library
Dec 19, 2016 Holiday Gift Wrap Fundraiser


Jan 25-29, 2017 Friends Annual Book Sale
March 13, 2017  Annual Meeting with guest speaker and author Ronald H. Balson
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