American Creed

We are honored to be one of 50 U.S. public libraries selected to take part in “American Creed: Community Conversation,” a grant program that invites the community to consider what America’s ideals and identity ought to be through a series of programs and events this summer. This special programming is being provided in response to a request from our patrons to provide more meaningful opportunities for them to engage with others who hold different views from them, in a safe, neutral environment.  

American Creed Screening & Discussion

Wednesday, May 22, 6:00-8:30pm, Auditorium

Can a divided America find common ground? Join us for a screening of the PBS documentary American Creed, which seeks to discover what unites us as Americans. Following the screening, Debra Gurvitz and Deborah Shefren from the National Writing Project will moderate a discussion about the themes of the film.

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American Denial Screening & Discussion 

Tuesday, June 4, 7:00-8:30pm, Pollak Room

Join us for a screening of the PBS documentary American Denial, which seeks to examine who is represented—and who is left behind—by the American Dream. In partnership with RAIN (Racial Awareness in the Northshore).

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Northbrook and the American Creed: A Community Panel and Discussion

Thursday, July 25, 7:00-8:00pm, Auditorium

Join local community representatives as they come together to discuss Northbrook's past, present, and future as well as ways we can all get more involved in the community. Speakers include Village President Sandy Frum, Historical Society President Judy Hughes, and Northbrook Civic Foundation President Matt Settler.

American Creed: Community Conversations is a project of Citizen Film in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Writing Project, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.