Join the Northtown Branch of the Chicago Public Library for a special film chronicling the neighborhood’s Jewish community. “Driving West Rogers Park: Chicago’s Once and Future Jewish Neighborhood,” discusses the “Golden Age” of the 1950s and ‘60s, the growing Orthodox community, and successful efforts to strengthen and preserve a robust, diverse neighborhood for future generations.
The 25-minute film will be aired on Thursday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northtown Library, 6435 N. California. Filmmaker Beverly Siegel and Howard Rieger, president of Jewish Neighborhood Development Council of Chicago, will be available for questions after the screening.
For more information, please contact the library at (312) 744-2292.
Alderman Debra Silverstein has announced that a community meeting will be held on Monday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Warren Park to discuss the new library-senior housing building to be constructed at Pratt and Western. Officials from the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Housing Authority will be present to listen to neighborhood residents regarding our input on the needs for our new library.
Please be sure to tell friends and neighbors to attend. It is important that we have a large showing in order to provide additional feedback sent to our local officials on this important development.