Charade Madness "sounds like" fun funding for the West Town Branch Library


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West Town Literary Charades Madness "sounds like" a fun fund raiser for the West Town Library, Thurs., Sept. 25, at Roots Homemade Pizza, 1924 W. Chicago Ave. from 6 to 9 p.m.

Put on by the East Village Association, this competitive night for community positive action is the second annual fundraising event by the East Village Association (EVA), in support of future programming at the West Town Branch of the Chicago Public Library.

Studs Terkel was quoted as saying that "All you need in life is truth and beauty and you can find both at the Public Library." 

In that spirit of supporting our local pursuit of truth and beauty, this year’s event is a one-night charades competition. Teams of 4 will “act out” book titles without speaking, while other members of their team try to guess the book title. The objective is for teams to guess the titles as quickly as possible.

The evening will culminate with the final four teams, having the fastest completion times, competing for the crown of 2014 West Town Champions. The final four team winners will receive various prizes from local businesses and sponsors, and win the bragging rights for the next year. 

Event proceeds help library staff offer free programming at the branch that would not be possible if it was not supported through local fundraising efforts.

This year’s programming goals include the expansion of a children’s chess program that teaches beginners and pair up intermediate and expert players to challenge one another; additional unique hands-on workshops like last year’s spice production and usage led by local expert Steven Tobiason, owner of Epic Spices; documentary film screenings and book readings with local authors, historians and documentarians; as well as hiring children’s musicians to perform before local young children, their teachers and parents.

The West Town Branch Library, located on the ground floor of the historic Goldblatt's building at 1625 W. Chicago Ave, officially opened on Sept. 11, 2010 and is an integral part of East Village and the West Town community. It occupies 13,300 square feet of the building in a beautiful, loft-style space that houses over 50 computers for adults, teens and children.

The library also has a group study room as well as children's and adult reading areas that provide a comfortable, contemplative space overlooking busy and bustling Chicago Avenue. Their collection reflects the diverse and multi-cultural population with books in Polish, Ukrainian and Spanish.

Monthly book discussions for adults and tweens are offered at the Branch offers in addition to a regular toddler story time for ages 18 to 36 months and a lap-sit story time for children aged six to 18 months. This branch circulates more than 9,000 materials every month and serves an average of 2,500 patrons each week in person. Annually, direct services provided to early childhood, school age and teen children totaled nearly 1800 participants and the programs continue to grow.  

If you have questions or would like more information on the event or register to donate or obtain $20 tickets on line




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