The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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The Deerfield Public Library provides community members and all of its guests with open access to the world of information and ideas, encouraging lifelong learning and personal growth in a welcoming environment.
The Deerfield Public Library is pleased host the Make Big Plans: Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis through November 11, 2009. For more information about the exhibit--curated by the Newberry Library--and the list of over 60 venues throughout the Chicago metropolitan region at which it is on display, to access the exhibit on-line or learn more about the Make Big Plans series of public programs click here. Information about related programs at the Deerfield Public Library is listed below.

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Centennial Activities

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 7:00pm

"No Little Plans:" The Burnham Project

Deerfield Public Library

Daniel Burnham, one of the world’s most famous architects, was instrumental in developing Chicagoland as we know it today: vast lakefront parks, double decked Wacker Drive, the Michigan Avenue Bridge, and the Forest Preserves of Cook and neighboring counties. Dave Clark takes us on a historical journey of Chicago and the man who planned it.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 10:30am

Book Discussion: "The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson

Deerfield Public Library

While this year's Burnham Plan Centennial reflects on the ingenuity of architects Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett, Devil in the White City reveals a tarnished side of the Gilded Age.Larson juxtaposes Burnham's story with that of serial killer Henry H. Holmes during the World's Fair. This discussion is led by Deerfield Public Library staff members. [MORE]

Sunday, October 11, 2009 2:00pm

Chicago: Behind the Skyscrapers

Deerfield Public Library

When Rick Kogan and Charles Osgood take us on a tour of Chicago, they are telling us about the city’s true main streets, where people work and live and love and dream in a uniquely Chicago way. Join these journalists for their stories of this great city. [MORE]

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