The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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As part of the Burnham Plan Centennial, the St. Charles Public Library District is one of 67 venues hosting Make Big Plans: Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis, though December 2009. For more information on this exhibits and the public programs associated with it throughout the region, click here.

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Centennial Activities

Exhibit : Thursday, June 18, 2009 to Monday, November 30, 2009

Make Big Plans: Daniel Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis

St. Charles Public Library District

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Daniel Burnham and Edward H. Bennett’s Plan of Chicago, the Burnham Plan Centennial Committee and The Newberry Library have created a photopanel and digital exhibit entitled Make Big Plans: Daniel Burnham’s Vision of an American Metropolis. Curated by the Newberry, the show will be on display through December 2009 at the St. Charles Public Library as well as in other public libraries and venues throughout the metropolitan region.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 7:00pm

Daniel Burnham: Make No Little Plans

St. Charles Public Library District

An historical portrayal of Daniel Burnham by R.J. Lindsey will be presented in the Library’s Carnegie Community Room. As Daniel Burnham, Mr. Lindsey will narrate a slide program detailing the Chicago Fire of 1871, the building of the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition, and the Chicago Plan of 1909 outlining the development plan for the city. [MORE]

Monday, December 7, 2009 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Global Warming: What's a Kid to Do?

St. Charles Public Library District

In the spirit of Daniel Burnham's forward-looking Plan of Chicago, Kidworks Touring Theatre Co. presents a “hands-on” exploration of climate changes around the world, told from the perspective of endangered animals and plants.

St. Charles Public Library District

Open to the public:
Mon.-Thurs., 9 am-9pm; Fri,, 9am-8pm; Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-4p.m. (June-Labor Day); Sun., 1-5pm (Labor Day-May)

Website: http://www.stcharleslibrary....

St. Charles Public Library
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Contact: Diana Brown, Library Director or Merilee L. Curtis, Public Information Manager

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