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My Father, In Snow

Sunday, June 11 

Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

In this beautiful family memoir, author and former Elmhurst resident E. Sheila Johnson’s lyrical remembrances alternate with the testimony of her eight brothers and sisters to form a loving portrait of their father. Set in Elmhurst during the 1950s and early 1960s, Johnson will read excerpts from the story that takes the reader inside her big family’s life, and highlights the intense contrast between its warmth and the sometimes cold outside world.  Co-presented by Elmhurst History Museum and Elmhurst Public Library.
Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst
More Info: Register online or call 630-279-8696

Chicago in the 1970s: Music, Sports and Radio

Sunday, July 23 

Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

Members–$10; Non-members–$15
Dave Hoekstra,
author, journalist and WGN-AM Chicago weekend host, moderates a discussion about the Chicago cultural scene in the 1970s that led to a perfect storm on Disco Demolition Night. Hear firsthand accounts of what went on during this historic event, and take part in a Q&A session with the panelists:  Mike Veeck, former White Sox promotions manager and minor league team owner; Bob Chicoine, former Comiskey Park vendor at Disco Demolition; Mitch Michaels, former WLUP program manager and rock DJ since 1971; Jim Rittenberg, general manager Faces disco club; Jeff Schwartz, former WLUP general sales manager.
Location:  Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Reservations required:
More Info: Call 630-833-1457


40th Anniversary Screening of Saturday Night Fever

Wednesday, August 2

Time: 7 p.m.

$6.50 (tickets available at York Theatre box office)

Don’t miss this special presentation of the 1977 cult classic, Saturday Night Fever, with digitally remastered picture and sound!  Educator and filmmaker Peter Hawley of Tribeca Flashpoint College and Fandango’s New York film critic Erik Davis will introduce the film that brought disco out of the clubs and to the masses—creating an enduring cultural, cinematic and musical sensation. A brief Q&A session will follow the movie. Rated R, running time 118 minutes. Presented by Classic Cinemas/York Theatre and Elmhurst History Museum. 

Location: York Theatre, 150 N. York St., Elmhurst
More info: or call 630-833-1457