On the Same Page

On the Same Page log

On the Same Page is a collaborative community reading event from Bloomingdale, Itasca, and Roselle Public Libraries. Live music, films, lectures, crafts, and book discussions take place throughout the month of October. This year’s pick is Ruthless River by Holly FitzGerald. Copies of the book will be available at Bloomingdale beginning in September.

About the Book

Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon's Relentless Madre de Dios by Holly FitzGerald
Holly FitzGerald and her husband, Fitz—married less than two years—set out on a yearlong honeymoon adventure of a lifetime, backpacking around the world. Five months into the trip their plane crash lands in Peru at a penal colony walled in by jungle, and their blissfully romantic journey turns into a terrifying nonstop labyrinth of escape and survival.

Special Events - Full Brochure

Neil Dixon Smith
Roselle Public Library District
Sunday, October 6 · 1:30 p.m.
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Chicago’s Neil Dixon Smith is a solo guitarist with an affinity for South American styles learned during his apprenticeship with the Chilean guitar master Alfonso Chacon. Join us for a musical journey down the Ruthless River with a unique selection of classical, folkloric, and popular tunes from the region.

Lost Worlds In Books & Film
Roselle Public Library District
Wednesday, October 9 · 7:00 p.m.
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The Lost World genre of adventure fiction developed out of the public’s fascination with discoveries in the 19th century of fragments of vanished civilizations, such as Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, the jungle pyramids of the Maya, and the Greek city of Troy. Authors like Jules
Verne, H. Rider Haggard, and Edgar Rice Burroughs told stories of fictional places beyond the known civilized world. Join us for a visual survey of lost world stories in fiction, nonfiction, and film ‒ a genre which has remained popular to the present day.

Life Skills: Basic Sewing
Itasca Community Library
Thursday, October 10 · 7:00 p.m.
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Your life may not depend on being able to sew, but it is a great skill to have. Everyone should know how to sew on a button, repair a seam, and fix a hem. You never know when you may be called upon to save someone the embarrassment of a split seam or a missing button. All supplies will be provided. Limited to 20 adults.

Worst Case Scenario: Basic Survival Skills
Itasca Community Library
Saturday, October 12 · 1:00 p.m.
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Fred Maier will lead this interactive outdoor program on basic survival skills. Learn how to start a fire, make cord or rope out of native plants, and knife safety. Bring a pocket knife if you have one. We’ll start in the library and then head to the Nature Center. Rain or shine - dress for the weather. Space is limited.

Wilderness Survival for Teens
Roselle Public Library District
Wednesday, October 16 · 5:00 p.m.
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If you were lost in the woods or simply out hiking, would you know how to find fresh water? Determine your direction of travel? Survive without food? Learn the answers to these important questions and discover how to turn an object like a bandanna or a tin can into a life-saving device! Participants will play an interactive game, win prizes related to wilderness survival, and receive materials and directions to make a versatile paracord bracelet.

The Lost City of Z - Movie Showing
Bloomingdale Public Library
Wednesday, October 23 · 1:00 p.m.
Drop-In

This film depicts the true-life drama of British explorer Colonel Percival Fawcett, who disappeared whilst searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 21 min.

Hiking Chicago’s Outerbelt
Itasca Community Library
Wednesday, October 23 · 7:00 p.m.
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The best kept hiking secret in the Chicago area is the Outerbelt, a 210-mile ring of greenspace around the metro area starting and ending at Buckingham Fountain. Come listen to
representatives from The Outerbelt Alliance discuss their experiences and how you can access all or part of the trail.

Funky Foods of the 1970s
Bloomingdale Public Library
Tuesday, October 22 · 7:00 p.m.
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Vintage cookbook collector Amy Alessio is here to showcase hilarious recipes from the 1970s that we used to love, and some that are making a comeback! Join us in this humorous slide show of funky foods we thought we had forgotten about. Registration opens September 3. Limited to 40 adults.

Notorious - Moving Showing
Bloomingdale Public Library
Friday, October 25 · 1:00 p.m.
Drop-In

A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?
Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains
Rated: N/A | Running Time: 1 hr., 42 min.

Chef Maddox Presents: South American Cuisine
Bloomingdale Public Library
Monday, October 28 · 7:00 p.m.
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Chef Susan Maddox is here to take us on a culinary tour of South American cuisine. Registration begins September 3. Limited to 50 adults.

Machu Picchu: Lost City of the Incas
Roselle Public Library District
Wednesday, October 30 · 7:00 p.m.
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In 1911, explorer Hiram Bingham discovered a lost and forgotten city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Located in the Andes Mountains more than 2,000 feet above the Urubamba River, Machu Picchu reveals much about Inca royal traditions and religious rites. In this slide lecture, Professor Jeff Mishur discusses Inca building practices, sculpture and decorative arts, and highlights some of the important elements of Machu Picchu, such as the Royal Tomb.

Book Discussions

Man vs. Book
Itasca Community Library
Thursday, October 3 · 7:00 p.m.

Beyond the Library
Itasca Community Library
Monday, October 14 · 7:30 p.m.
Meets at Fox & Turtle Restaurant

Adult Book Discussion
Roselle Public Library District
Tuesday, October 15 · 7:00 p.m.

Monday Night Page Turners
Bloomingdale Public Library
Monday, October 21 · 7:30 p.m.

Morning Book Discussion
Itasca Community Library
Wednesday, October 23 · 10:30 a.m.

20s & 30s Book Discussion
Roselle Public Library District
Thursday, October 24 · 6:30 p.m.

Evening Book Discussion
Itasca Community Library
Tuesday, October 29 · 7:00 p.m.