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Ray & Joan

The Man Who Made McDonald’s & the Woman Who Gave It All Away

2017-10-18 19:00:00 2017-10-18 20:00:00 America/Chicago Ray & Joan Fremont Public Library

Wednesday, October 18
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2017-10-18 19:00:00 2017-10-18 20:00:00 America/Chicago Ray & Joan Fremont Public Library

Fremont Public Library

Meeting Room A & B

Did you know that the first McDonald’s was actually an orange juice stand? And, despite Ray Kroc’s claim that he built the first McDonald’s in Des Plaines, IL in 1955, it’s simply not true! Otherwise, we’d be eating Big Kroc’s instead of Big Mac’s.

Let Jenny Riddle share more tidbits about Ray and Joan Kroc as she brings to life Lisa Napoli’s best-seller, RAY AND JOAN. Jenny, in the role of Joan Kroc, will give you many insights into the man who made the McDonald’s fortune and the woman (Joan) who gave it all away.

Sure, Ray was a philanthropist who donated huge sums to medical research into diseases such as arthritis on the advice of his PR team! Hmmm.

After Ray’s death, Joan gave away even huger sums to causes such as the anti-proliferation of nuclear weapons movement, the treatment of alcohol and AIDS, the establishment of Hospice Centers throughout the U. S., to name a few—and usually gifted anonymously. And what were Ray and Joan like as people?

Join Jen for an entertaining and informative look into the lives of this power couple: RAY AND JOAN.

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Fremont Public Library

Phone: 847-566-8702
Fax: 847-566-0204

Hours
Mon, Jun 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 22 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 23 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 24 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Mon, Jun 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 22 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 23 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 24 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Address
1170 N. Midlothian Road
Mundelein
Illinois 60060
Tel: 847-566-8702
Fax: 847-566-0204

About the library

The Fremont Public Library District encompasses parts of Mundelein, Grayslake, Hawthorn Woods, Libertyville, Round Lake, Round Lake Park, and Wauconda. To find out if you live in our district, please call 847-566-8702. We honor library cards from any other public library in Illinois as well as a few from southern Wisconsin. The library is located in Mundelein, half a mile north of Rte.176 on Midlothian Road.

Upcoming events

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Mon, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mike Altman, Benefit Advisor, will unravel the mysteries of Medicare, how to enroll, and the options that are available to those turning 65 and those who are currently covered under Medicare.

Fremont Public Library - Study Room 2
Tue, Jun 26, 3:15pm - 5:30pm
Join with your fellow writers to share your work and improve your writing. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in a study room.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Wed, Jun 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join geologist Ray Wiggers as he explores how Illinois went from forbidding ice desert to our current landscape, soils, and plant communities.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room C
Sat, Jun 30, 9:15am - 11:00am
A monthly book discussion of enduring works of literature and history.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Mon, Jul 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn how easy and affordable it is to get energy from the sun. Jay Futterman of the Illinois Solar Energy Association explains how solar panels work and the financial incentives available in Illinois

Fremont Public Library - Study Room 2
Tue, Jul 10, 3:15pm - 5:30pm
Join with your fellow writers to share your work and improve your writing. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in a study room.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Tue, Jul 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The public is invited to the meetings of the Lake-to-Prairie chapter of the Wild Ones, a national not-for-profit organization that promotes using native plants in landscapes. Registration recommended.

Rescheduled
Fremont Public Library
Wed, Jul 11, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
New date Thursday, July 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Author William Hazelgrove presents Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression, as the city fights the hold that organized crime had on the city to be able to put on The 1933 World’s Fair.

The Regent Center
Fri, Jul 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
This library-sponsored book discussion for seniors is held the second Friday of the month at the Regent Center. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Wed, Jul 18, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
We often miss the subtle body language of our canine companions and what they are trying to tell us. Trainer Heather Pohlmann explains communication with our dogs and how to keep our families safe.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room C
Thu, Jul 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Move your body mindfully and with alignment, then relax your body and mind with easy meditation techniques.

Fremont Public Library
Mon, Jul 23, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
We will learn the basic techniques for various styles of Shibori dyeing while making scarves. You choose the color! Tools, safety equipment, and gloves will be provided, but please dress for the mess!
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