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Irish Tales & Tunes with author Mary Pat Kelly

Author Mary Pat Kelly

Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m.

Author Mary Pat Kelly shares tales from her new novel, Of Irish Blood, with music by Catherine O’Connell and refreshments. More information here.

Books available for purchase and signing by author.

Italians in Chicago

Italians in Chicago

March 1–31


Spearheaded by Fulbright Fellow Dominic Candeloro, Italians in Chicago features an outstanding collection of historic photos and stories, needlework, and regional costumes. Display: Lobby and center display cases, and on second floor.

Events and suggested reading

Writers Group for Adults

Italian Women in Chicago

Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m.


Editors Dominic Candeloro, Kathy Catrambone and Gloria Nardini showcase experiences of Italian women who immigrated to Chicago with their latest book, Italian Women in Chicago. The volume is an eye-opening, diverse and immensely readable collection of biographies, essays and creative writing that highlights the important roles these women undertook as politicians, activists, musicians, writers and housewives. This program is in celebration of the Traveling Exhibition Italians in Chicago.

Mark Rothman, His Life and Opinions From the Sitcom Trenches

Mark Rothman, His Life and Opinions From the Sitcom Trenches

Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m.


The creator, head-writer, and show-runner of such TV Classics as Laverne and Shirley, Happy Days, and The Odd Couple shares his insight and funny stories. Books available for purchase and signing.

Overdrive and Zinio

Ebooks & Digital Materials

Download an ebook, audiobook, or magazine!


We offer a digital collection of audiobooks, magazines, and ebooks available for download to your iPod, MP3 device, Nook, Kindle, Sony Reader, or home computer. To use this service, you must have a valid Orland Park Public Library card.