Naperville

People Tree Brings Live Storytelling To Naperville

People Tree host Matt Jones warms up the crowd and welcomes storytellers to the stage each month

People Tree host Matt Jones warms up the crowd and welcomes storytellers to the stage each month

Story time is a perennial favorite in the children’s department of your local library. Increasingly adults are finding the joy in telling and hearing a story, and story time for grown-ups is more often than not taking place in a bar, brewery, pub, or restaurant. If you want to attend one of the Naperville based story telling events…you’ll need to get a ticket early, they usually sell out. First Light host Brian O’Keefe attended this month’s People Tree event

First time storyteller Robyn Whitlock took the stage at this month’s People Tree Storytelling event to tell her story of coming face to face with the devil

First time storyteller Robyn Whitlock took the stage at this month’s People Tree Storytelling event to tell her story of coming face to face with the devil

More than 250 people crowded into Empire in downtown Naperville for a sold out storytelling even

More than 250 people crowded into Empire in downtown Naperville for a sold out storytelling even

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Planning For The 10th Annual Record Store Day

If there’s a record store in your community, you can expect there will be big crowds at it next Saturday. In fact, there may be people lined up in the early morning hours waiting for the doors to open for the start of the 10th annual Record Store Day. In 2007, a group of independent record store owners and employees hatched the idea of a special day to celebrate the special culture associated with record stores and to role they play in so many lives. First Light host Brian O'Keefe has this story

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Val's Halla Records owner Val Camilletti says Record Store Day has become bigger than Christmas for independent record store owners

Val's Halla Records owner Val Camilletti says Record Store Day has become bigger than Christmas for independent record store owners

Naperville's Purple Dog Records

Naperville's Purple Dog Records

Mile Long Records owner Michael Paeth talks to a customer at his store in downtown Wheaton

Mile Long Records owner Michael Paeth talks to a customer at his store in downtown Wheaton

It's Oktoberfest Season!

Next weekend the Naper Settlement in downtown Naperville will host the city's annual celebration of German heritage, Oktoberfest. First Light host Brian O'Keefe visited the Settlement recently and sat down outside the Martin Mitchell Mansion with Historian Jennifer Bridge to talk about the impact of German immigrants and German culture throughout the Chicago metro area.

Photo courtesy of The Naper Settlement

Photo courtesy of The Naper Settlement