The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


Serving the towns of Lake Zurich, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, areas of Long Grove and North Barrington, the Ela Area Public Library provides materials and services to help residents of the Ela Area Public Library District obtain the information needed to achieve their personal, educational, and professional goals. Special emphasis is placed on providing current popular materials and supporting formal education. Emphasis is also placed on providing materials and services tha stimulate an interest in reading and learning in young children.

The Ela Area Public Library District is pleased host the Make Big Plans: Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis from October 5  - November 13, 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 Ela Public Library are listed below.

Partner Category: Cultural Institution or Organization

Centennial Activities

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A World Fair to Remember

Ela Area Public Library District

Using color digital images, art historian Dr. Suzanne L. Epstein will show and discuss the splendid architecture and exquisite landscape of the 1893 Chicago Exposition. [MORE]

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 7:00pm

Looking Back on the White City

Ela Area Public Library District

Art Historian Jeff Mishur reveals some interesting facts on the design of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition fairgrounds and Women's Pavilion.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009 7:00pm to 8:00pm

No Little Plans:The Roads of Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago

Ela Area Public Library District

Windy City Road Warrior David Clark looks at Burnham and Edward H. Bennett's concepts for road building that include grand boulevards as well as a system of radiating and encircling highways throughout Chicago and the suburbs. 7-8pm Wed. September 9 [MORE]

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Ela Area Public Library District
275 Mohawk Trail
Lake Zurich, IL
(847)438-9290 (fax)
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Contact: Terri Meyer, Adult Program Coordinator
(847)438-3433 x171

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