Right: Library speaker Jerry Leitner discusses the gospel of Mary Magdala, a Common Ground program, in October. Due to its size, the group gathered in James Parlor, on the second floor of 77 W. Washington St. for this program. 

Upcoming Events & Programs

Monthly Meditation Service / First Fridays at 5:15 PM
in the Swedenborg Library
Next service: Friday, December 6, 2019 / 5:15-6 pm.
Tom Lane leads the guided meditation
Join the First Fridays monthly meditation and communion service in the Swedenborg Library, led by Tom Lane (pictured) and Karen Fell, pastor. 

You're invited to stop by the holiday market in Daley Plaza at 4 pm beforehand, to purchase a cup of potato soup or a bratwurst, and join us in the Library for the pre-service social gathering. 

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019  
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Exploring the holiday market: 4-4:30 pm; we will convene back in the Library at 5 pm with meals purchased at the market. 
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18 , 2019 / 2-3:30 PM
OLIVE AGAIN by Elizabeth Strout
The Swedenborg Library Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss "Olive Again" by Elizabeth Strout. 

A follow-up to Olive Kittridge, Olive Again continues the story of Olive, as indomitable as ever, navigating her next decade. Surprisingly confident in her second marriage, in an evolving relationship with her son and his family, and crossing paths with a cast of memorable characters in the seaside town of Crosby, Maine. The irascible Olive improbably touches the lives of everyone around her. 

We will discuss this book, which is available on loan from the Swedenborg Library, on Wednesday, December 18.  Copies of the book are available on loan in the Library. For information on joining the group, contact the Swedenborg Library.

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 / 2-3:30 pm
Location: Swedenborg Library, 17th floor,  77 W. Washington St., Chicago.
Fee: Freewill donation toward refreshments.