River Forest Public Library River Forest Public Library

Thursday, 3/8, 7-8:30 PM, The Chicago Cubs as Champions: Then and Now

Sports historian Charles Billington, author of Wrigley Field’s Last World Series, discusses the ramifications for the team’s new identity in light of their 2016 World Series championship. Billington details the team’s great success in its early years, continued dominance during the Depression, deep-seated futility in the last half of the 20th century, and their recent return to supremacy. Billington’s program includes rare film footage of the team through the years and also explores the cultural, economic, and social significance the organization has had through Chicago’s history. Brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.