Dundee author to review library's 140-year history

  • In the 1960s, a collaboration of the Dundee Township, Elgin Township, and Roselle Village made it possible for the Bookmobile to make regular visits throughout the Cardunal Area. Author Phil Aleo will review the Dundee library's history at a program on Monday, April 11.

    In the 1960s, a collaboration of the Dundee Township, Elgin Township, and Roselle Village made it possible for the Bookmobile to make regular visits throughout the Cardunal Area. Author Phil Aleo will review the Dundee library's history at a program on Monday, April 11. Courtesy of Fox River Valley Public Library District

  • This photo shows the interior of the library built by Mary Carpenter Lord in the late 1890s. It is on Washington Street in Carpentersville and is currently home to offices of the Dundee Township Park District.

    This photo shows the interior of the library built by Mary Carpenter Lord in the late 1890s. It is on Washington Street in Carpentersville and is currently home to offices of the Dundee Township Park District. COURTESY OF FOX RIVER VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT

 
Fox River Valley Library District
Posted4/6/2016 2:56 PM

Turn back the pages of time with the Fox River Valley Public Library District at 7 p.m. Monday, April 11 with a program titled "Our Library's 140 Journey: An Historical Review with Phil Aleo."

Local historian and author Aleo will turn back the pages of time with a special program he developed just for the library. Watch the story unfold with photos and historical documents from not only the library, but the surrounding communities.

 

Another local old-timer, the Anvil Club, will be serving "mocktails." Library director Roxane Bennett will deliver closing comments and a glimpse into the future of the district.

The program, held at the Dundee Library, 555 Barrington Ave. in East Dundee, is scheduled to coincide with National Library Week, April 10-16. Register online at www.frvpld.info, in person, or by calling (847) 428-3661, press 3.

The Fox River Public Library District serves 70,000 residents of Carpentersville, East Dundee, West Dundee, Sleepy Hollow, Gilberts, and parts of Algonquin.