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
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
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.