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Staged Reading: Swan Soong, a new play by Jyl Bonaguro

Wednesday, July 24th

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a staged reading and Q&A. Swan Soong, set in 1940s Shanghai, follows the lives of the famous Chinese Soong Sisters and Illinois native, Emily Hahn. Love, humor and double crossing abound. Doors open at 6:00 pm.


Featured Event

Exploring the Digital Media Lab

Wednesday, July 17th

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Our Digital Media Lab is one of the best kept secrets in town. We’ll bring some of its coolest devices, including our speedy batch photo scanner, to the Community Meeting Room where you can a close look at them and learn more about our hidden gems.


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