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Homewood Library’s 100th celebration tickets are on sale

The Homewood Public Library is celebrating 100 years of service to the community this year with a special anniversary party at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.

The library was founded in 1924, so this party will have a Roaring ‘20s theme. Patrons are welcome to come in their ‘20s costumes and enjoy the happenings throughout the evening with food, music and games.

“On behalf of the library board and staff of the Homewood Public Library, we are excited to celebrate this momentous occasion of our 100th anniversary with our wonderfully supportive community,” said Colleen Waltman, library director. “We look forward to opening our doors for an evening of fun and frivolity, 1920s style, celebrating our past while looking earnestly at all the future holds! “

Enjoy the music by the Ava Logan Trio and food catered by Wiley’s of Flossmoor. Alcoholic drinks will be available to those 21 and older.


A brief history of the library will be part of the activities. A caricaturist will be on hand  and Makery tours will be conducted throughout the evening, with a special giveaway for those touring the space. Waltman said other surprises are planned throughout the evening.

Only 100 tickets will be sold at two price points: $30 will include two tickets for the signature themed adult cocktails. The $20 tickets include non-alcoholic drinks. All guests will enjoy food, dessert and entertainment. During National Library Week, April 7-13, anyone checking out books or items from the library will be entered into a raffle to win two $20 tickets to the party. 

Tickets are on sale at the library, 17917 Dixie Highway. Cash, credit or check will be accepted. 

Anyone interested in volunteering to assist with the event or contributing to the raffle basket prizes (such as gift certificates, merchandise, etc.) should contact Colleen Waltman at [email protected] and use the subject line “APRIL 27”.

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