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Magician at Bloomingdale Library for On the Same Page event

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  • Jeannette Andrews has been performing magic since she was 4.

    Jeannette Andrews has been performing magic since she was 4.
    Courtesy Bloomingdale Public Library

By Julie Keating
Bloomingdale Public Library

Jeanette Andrews was 4 years old when she presented her first magic show for her preschool class, and she's never lost her passion for mystifying audiences.

Andrews will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Bloomingdale Public Library, 101 Fairfield Way, as part of the third annual community reading event called On the Same Page.

Each year, Bloomingdale Public Library, Itasca Community Library and Roselle Public Library choose a title and present a monthlong celebration of the book. This year's choice is "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. All three libraries are presenting programs, events and book discussions throughout October.

"Jeanette is the perfect choice to present a magic show that mirrors the themes of 'The Night Circus,'" says Julie Keating, head of Adult Services at Bloomingdale Public Library. "As people watch her elegant and thoughtful performance, they may imagine they are watching Celia, the main character in 'The Night Circus.'"

Andrews recently performed and produced a sold-out run of her one-woman show "Lumia" at Flight 112 in Elmhurst. She is also a lecturer on the nature of magic and the creative process.

Community organizations have been quick to get involved in the On the Same Page project. The Loose Threads quilt group in Bloomingdale crafted a quilt inspired by the book.

Anyone who attends a program at Bloomingdale Public Library will be eligible to enter a free drawing for the quilt at the end of the month. Those who attend programs at all three libraries will be eligible to enter a free drawing for an e-reader.

For more information on this program and others in the series, call Bloomingdale Public Library at (630) 924-2730.