Chicago Author Series meets Saturdays in Lisle

By Tiffany Kosartes
Lisle Park District
Posted10/5/2017 1:28 PM

The Chicago Author Series, meeting Saturdays in October, offers free, thought-provoking discussions about our regional history and culture with local authors.

Discussions begin at 1 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 7 to 28, in the Netzley/Yender Farmhouse at Museums at Lisle Station Park, 921 School St., Lisle.


The presenting authors from around the Chicago area will discuss their books in a fun and informal fashion.

• Oct. 7: Illinois Institute of Technology alum and science fiction writer Steve Bellinger will discuss focal points in Chicago history through his book "The Chronocar: An Urban Adventure in Time" with co-presenter and playwright Joe Rulli, author of "Chicago Haymarket Affair."

• Oct. 14: Author Sandra Colbert will talk about her book, "Chicago Bound," a collection of short stories that take place in the Chicago stockyards, with co-presenter and University of Illinois at Chicago alum Dominic Pacyga, author of "Slaughterhouse," which deals with the history of livestock marketing and meatpacking in Chicago.

• Oct. 21: Travel across the Chicago area with David Sadowski, author of "Chicago Trolleys," and learn about the history of Chicago's extensive transit system, which first started in 1859 with horse cars that ran on rails in city streets.

• Oct. 28: Freelance writer and author Ann Brack brings her first published young adult novel, "Angie of Garfield Farm," which reflects her passion for Garfield Farm Museum and Chicago's history.

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Coffee and refreshments will be served at the book discussions. All ages are welcome and seating is first come, first served. Free parking is available in the lot on the museum campus in front of the Beaubien Tavern; at the Lisle Village Hall, 925 Burlington Ave.; and in the Lisle Metra train commuter parking lots.

If you are interested in learning more about Lisle's history and culture, the Museums at Lisle Station Park is looking for volunteer assistance, including museum docents, history buffs, adult and children program support, special event assistance and help with community and service projects.

To complete the volunteer application, visit

The museums have open office hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays. Daily admission is free, and tours are available by appointment.

For information about the museum, exhibits, programs, birthday parties and rental opportunities, visit or call (630) 968-0499.

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