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December 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019 @ Elmhurst History Museum
Take an interactive journey through Elmhurst history! See the award-winning tabletop map filled with photos from various eras, and explore fascinating object towers on different themes, from businesses to community, and watch a video on Elmhurst history. Check out the latest History Spotlight, a rotating display of special objects and photos from the museum’s collection which currently features objects and information about York High School’s centennial.
December 22, 2018 - February 28, 2019 @ Elmhurst Public Library
Kids (newborns through grade eight) can join. Register at the Kids’ Help Desk with your valid Elmhurst Public Library card anytime from December 22 until February 28. Once signed up, kids receive a bookmark, a booklog to record the books read, and a reading challenge. Kids who reach reading goals by February 28 receive a sticker; a raffle ticket; and coupons for Skyzone, Meatheads, Brewpoint Coffee, and LEGOland.
January 1, 2019 - February 28, 2019 @ Elmhurst Public Library
The Library is here to jump-start the New Year with a healthier new you! Through a partnership with the Elmhurst Park District, programs focus on taking care of yourself in ways to help your your mind, body, spirit, and relationships thrive. The Common Connection is a series of programs using film, discussion, and critical thinking to identify topics that influence the world today — no matter who we are.
January 8, 2019 - March 31, 2019 @ Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
The Rock Café features 3 balanced meals made entirely out of stone. The Rock Café was generously donated to the Museum by the Josefeck Family in 2013. On display through May 2019.
January 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - March 17, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst History Museum
When Cupid’s arrow strikes, the love that grows is celebrated and communicated through a variety of romantic gestures and traditions. Contemplate the power of love represented in unique and never-before-seen 19th and 20th century wedding dresses and exquisitely-detailed early 1900s valentines from the EHM collection. Explore romantic tokens of affection—including candy boxes, photos, and ephemera—that share the secrets of the heart with loved ones and the community at large.
January 31, 2019 - May 31, 2019 @ Lizzadro Museum
This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone. Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!
February 12, 2019 - March 19, 2019
Calling all 3rd to 5th grade performers! Are you ready to jump into acting, singing, and dancing? This class will offer a first hand experience in the fundamentals of musical theatre. The class will be taught by performer/writer Michael Potsic, who has been seen on the stages of The Paramount, Theatre At The Center, and The Second City. With his years of performance experience and knowledge, he will guide students as they build the technique, the drive, and the confidence that is necessary to be successful in musical theatre. Students will focus on skill-building in acting, singing, and dancing. The class will culminate in a final showcase that displays all of their hard work. The workshop is open to students third through fifth grade, who are Elmhurst residents or attend Elmhurst schools. If space allows, children from neighboring communities will be admitted.
February 16, 2019, 11:00 AM - April 20, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum
Touring the globe (Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Elmhurst, and Karlsruhe), this exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, a legendary German school that revolutionized modern thinking and artistic approaches to industrialization. Photographs and documents combine with art and design pieces by Bauhaus masters and students—such as Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Josef and Anni Albers, László Moholy-Nagy, Marcel Breuer and more.
February 20, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Founders Lounge, Frick Center - Elmhurst College
As a scholar, author and ordained minister, Brad R. Braxton explores the intersection of religion and social justice. He is the director of the Center for the Study of African American Religious Life and the supervisory curator of religion at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. In this talk, Braxton investigates the moral dimensions of effective public leadership.