Des Plaines History Center
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Coffee Talks

Each year we are pleased to host a dynamic lineup of speakers who deliver presentations in our community. Often, topics for the Coffee Talks will line up with topics for the Book Discussion Group and current Exhibits.

Coffee Talks are held either at the History Center or at one of our partner's facilities in Des Plaines. They also rotate between times: Thursday afternoons, Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. Be sure to check the date, time, and location of all upcoming Coffee Talks on our calendar or programs bulletin. As its name implies, refreshments are always served. There is a suggested $3 donation at the door.

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Coffee Talk: "Exploring the Chicago Pedway System" 

Thursday, November 10
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Des Plaines History Center

Amanda Scotese, founder of Chicago Detours, will share a historical overview of the development of the Chicago Pedway System, which connects downtown buildings, parking lots, and train stations. The presentation will address some misconceptions about the pedway and the reasons why people use it. The audience will receive a professionally printed map of the system. Visit $3 suggested donation.