Photo copyright Kimberley Butler One Author One Barrington April 2019 photo of author Neil Gaiman

Photo of Neil Gaiman - copyright Kimberley Butler

April 2019: Join us as we share and discuss books by author Neil Gaiman.

We love Gaiman's unique take on imagination, nostalgia, and childhood, and we think you might, too. Join us for a whole month of activities that explore the magic found in our own imaginations. All ages welcome except where specified. April 1: look around our Gallery in the Library for a scavenger hunt of surprising, slightly magical photo opportunities! Ask for the scavenger hunt sheet at the Business & Technology Desk (first floor), and you might win an Amazon gift card.

Neil Gaiman is an award-winning, prolific author of short fiction, novels, comic books, and graphic novels for children and adults. Born in the UK, he has lived in the midwestern United States since 1992, and currently serves as professor in the arts at Bard College, New York. His works have been made into movies and television programs, and have sold tens of millions of copies. 

Book Discussions

Family Book Club: Fortunately, the Milk
All ages w/caregiver
Monday, April 22, 6:30 PM OR Saturday, April 27, 2:30 PM
Father arrives home late from getting milk for breakfast, then describes how alien abduction, pirate attack, and time travel got in his way. Read the book together as a family, then come for discussion and activities. All are welcome: recommended especially for children ages 4 - 8 and their families. Register using the date links above. Program Room.

Creative Workshops, Entertaining Events

An Evening of Illusions with Jeanette Andrews  |  Register
Friday, April 26, 7 PM
All ages
Magician and artist Jeanette Andrews leads this evening of elegant, interactive magic and illusions. Hailed as one of the most innovative illusionists today, her performances have been praised by PBS and the Chicago Tribune. Meeting Room.

Laser-Cut Coraline Charms
Tuesday, April 23, 3 PM
Celebrate the enchanting world of Coraline with a themed, laser-cut keychain. Drop in. Atrium.

Heroes On The Air  |  Register
Wednesday, April 24, 7 PM
Radio historian and Those Were the Days host Steve Darnall guides an audio-visual tour of the 1930s, starring heroes (Little Orphan Annie, Dick Tracy, Flash Gordon, and Superman) who made their way from comics to radio—and legendary heroes who began in radio and went on to conquer the world. Register. Meeting Room.

Faerie Lanterns
Tuesday, April 30, 2 PM OR Tuesday, April 30, 7 PM
Create a fantastical lantern that will illuminate the silhouette of a whimsical landscape or creature. Register using the date links above. Meeting Room.