Prairie Trails Public Library

8449 Moody Avenue, Burbank, IL 60459

Phone: 708.430.3688

Fax: 708.430.5596

Monday-Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM

Friday-Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM


Unless otherwise noted, registration is required for all programs.

  • When The Music Died…The 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Break-Up
    When: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 8:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    It was 50 years ago in the spring/summer of 1970 that the Beatles called it quits. Incredibly, it was only 6 years earlier that the Beatles exploded in America on the Ed Sullivan Show. However, in that brief period they became - and remain - the world’s most iconic band thanks to a treasure chest of memorable songs and an uncanny ability to chart fresh musical direction with every new release. Using performance and interview clips we’ll explore the reasons it all fell apart 50 years ago and what – if anything - could have been done to keep the band intact. 
  • Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom
    When: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 8:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Founders Room

    This is Mr. Lincoln's basic historical presentation, centering on the twelve turbulent years from 1854-1865, when the slavery issue which had been divisive from the very beginning of our country came to a head and nearly broke us apart.  Hear about the historical background (beginning with the Declaration of Independence), the events which led Mr. Lincoln back into politics in the mid-1850s, the ever-escalating increase in tensions, Mr. Lincoln's election as President, and of course the Civil War.  You'll hear directly from some of Mr. Lincoln's best-known speeches and writings, and you will be inspired to hope as he did for a "new birth of freedom" for our country.

Photo Release Policy
The Prairie Trails Public Library District staff may take photographs of participants, individually or in groups, attending or taking part in library programs and activities. These photographs may appear in future library publications or videos of other patrons or staff without the permission of the person(s) being photographed. If a library patron does not wish himself/herself or he/her child to be photographed, the patron must notify the library staff to that effect, or consent will be assumed.