Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair

Listen to author William Hazelgrove as he tells the history behind the 1933 World’s Fair and how six millionaire businessmen, dubbed The Secret Six, beat Al Capone at his own game, ending the gangster era as prohibition was being repealed. Talk starts at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. Register online at 

Genealogy Meetup 

Get your questions about genealogy answered, learn about the different aspects of genealogy research and share your stories at tips with others. The Forest Park Public Library’s quarterly genealogy meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at 7555 Jackson Blvd. Register online at

Personal Career Consultations

Meet one-on-one with a job search professional who will help you formulate a plan and determine how to secure the best position for you. Consultations start at 3 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. Register online at 

Mystery Writers of America (Midwest Region) Meeting 

Meet with fellow mystery lovers at noon Feb. 11 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St. Speaker to be decided. 

Park District Job Fair

Visit the Park District of Forest Park’s job fair  at 10 a.m. Feb. 10 at 7501
Harrison St
. to learn more about the seasonal and part-time positions the Park is hiring for this year. Positions include front desk staff, concession stand workers, day camp counselors, maintenance, park rangers, fitness instructors, lifeguards, locker room attendants and birthday party hosts. Park District staff will be on hand to accept applications and answer questions. All applicants must be age 16 or older. Bring reference names and phone numbers to include with applications. Call 708-366-7500 for more information.

Calendar Events

As you’ve likely noticed, our Calendar has changed to Big Week. Fewer items, higher profile. If you would like your event to be featured here, please send a photo and details by noon of the Wednesday before it needs to be published. We can’t publish everything, but we’ll do our best to feature the week’s highlights.