Staff Profile

Chris Auman

Content Strategy Specialist

Communications and Multimedia Engagement

Chris creates content for the library’s website and social media platforms. He is an experienced writer, avid reader, and sometime artist and musician.


Blog Posts

Building Curry with Anupy Singla

Cookbook author Anupy Singla shows us how to make curry; a signature part of Indian cuisine.

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Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America

Learn how Chicago played a key role in bringing modern design to middle America.

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So Many Magazines

Did you know you can take home magazines? We have lots of titles, sure to satisfy your curiosity.

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Lists

Comics at the Movies

Super heroes may get all the attention when it comes to comic book movie adaptations, but there are a few comics artists whose lives and work have been depicted in film as well. From documentaries to fictionalized accounts of real life events, these movies show comics artists to be observant, introverted, talented, and fascinating subjects. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Learning History Through Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are great entertainment, of course, but the titles on this list teach us about history as well.

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The Greens of Summer

Summer is a time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. This means picnics, cookouts, camping, and hitting the beach. It's also a time to exercise that green thumb of yours. So get out into the garden and grow some stuff.

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Ancient Civilizations

Just how different from us were the men and women who lived in ancient times? Their technology was very different, of course, but how were they different from us in what inspired them, what they believed in, and how they lived their lives? Much more than facts and figures, well-written histories seek to answer these questions as well as add color and context to our interpretations of the past. Check out the books, films, and television series on this list to learn more about ancient civilizations.

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