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Edgebrook Seed Library Opens

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Home gardeners are invited to visit the Edgebrook Seed Library which opened on March 2, 2019 at the Edgebrook Branch Library.

Read more about the Seed Library.

Two Taft High Schools?

Thursday, March 28, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM • Edgebrook Elementary School, 6525 N Hiawatha Ave

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New school opening in 2019!

Taft High School Principal Mark Grishaber will explain what's happening at Taft High School and tell you about the new addition to the school.

According to Principal Grishaber, the new building at 4071 N Oak Park Ave "will be referred to as the Taft Freshman Academy". The 6530 W Bryn Mawr Ave building "will be referred to as the Taft Varsity Campus."

Principal Grishaber is excited about the expansion which opens a "new chapter in Taft High School's history and the opportunities it will provide for our students and our community."

Click here to view construction photos and building plans.

If you have a future high school student, you won't want to miss this event.


Saturday, April 27, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 1st Floor Common Area

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Grow your own private library at this Everyday Edgebrook- sponsored used book sale event. Items will be priced at $0.50 or $1.00, and the sale will be held in the common area on the first floor. All proceeds will benefit Edgebrook Library.

Edgebrook Library accepts donations of books, DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs, and more for children, teens and adults year-round. Donations must be in very good condition and should be brought into the library and given to a staff member at the circulation desk.

Ask your librarian or visit for more information.

Tweens, Teens, Adults


Saturday, May 4, 11:00 AM • Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave, 2nd Floor Community Room

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Jill Thompson, creator of Scary Godmother and Eisner award winning artist, will host a talk on comic creation, storytelling and her experiences as a female comic creator. She will talk through script creation, plot development, layouts and artworks to demonstrate and detail the creative process that goes into making comics a reality.

Jill will also do a live art demonstration and will take questions during and after the demonstration. Free comics will be distributed after the program while supplies last.

Online registration is required. Click here to register or for more information.

This event is sponsored by the Edgebrook Community Association.

The 2019 ECA Board

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The ECA Board photographed on February 11, 2019.

front row, left to right: Jeff Singer, Nancy Williams, Jeff Manuel, Mary Biesty

middle row: Susan Zelner, Jan Kupiec

back row: Craig Caimi, Beverly Padratzik, Tom Misiewicz, Dennis Henley, Nora Shea, Kevin Haran, Ewa Ryan, Christine Rosenberg, Justin Ochonicki, Jennifer Herren, Tom Kraft

Not pictured: Jennifer Carlson, Michelle Christensen, Caryn Meyers, Lidia Pomaville, Jerome Witte

Current Newsletter

Our Current Newsletter

The ECA's January 2019 Newsletter appeared in the January 12 issue of the Nadig Reporter. You can also read it here.

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Nothing to do? Visit the library.

The ECA supports our Library

Take a look at what's being offered at the Edgebrook Branch Library. In addition to books, movies, music, and reference materials, our library has a wealth of interesting, educational, and fun programming.

Take a look.

Snow Plowing Service provided by the ECA

The City of Chicago’s primary concern is keeping the major traffic arteries clear. Plowing side streets is a much lower priority for the Department of Streets and Sanitation.

The ECA, on the other hand, is concerned about emergency vehicle access to our side streets as well as the ability of our neighbors to get out of the neighborhood and off to work in a timely fashion.

The ECA notifies our plowing contractor when snow fall reaches four inches. The contractor clears a path down the center of the street. The goal is not total snow removal, but rather the creation of an access path for emergency vehicles as well as egress for our neighbors.

The ECA provides snow plow service to this area, excluding the major city streets.

Questions or Concerns?

Call the ECA Snow Plowing HOTLINE (312) 560 4342.

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