Join the Chicago Public Library in celebrating Polish American Heritage Month, October 1 to October 31, with a variety of programs highlighting the culture, traditions and contributions of Polish Americans.

The Library’s opening program for Polish American Heritage Month takes place on Sunday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m., at the Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave. The free event features live music, songs and dance by the Academy of Music of the Paderewski Symphony Orchestra of Chicago. Accompanying the performances is a media show spotlighting Polish castles, paintings, treasures and scenes of the landscape of Poland.

 Throughout Polish American Heritage Month, Chicago Public Library will present a variety of entertaining programs for all ages.  Highlights include:

Film Screening and Discussion: Tony and Janina’s American Wedding

Music Concert: Eddie Korosa and the Boys from Illinois

Children & Family Program: Ellis Island through Polish Eyes

Music Concert: Soprano Miroslawa Sojka Topor

Additionally, a bibliography of books about notable Polish Americans is available at all Library branches and on the Library’s website throughout the year. For a complete listing of programs, visit one of the many Chicago Public Library locations or the Library’s website at

The Chicago Public Library continues to encourage lifelong learning by welcoming all people and offering equal access to information, entertainment and knowledge through materials, programs and cutting-edge technology. Through its 79 locations, the Library provides free access to a rich collection of materials, both physical and digital, and presents the highest quality author discussions, exhibits and programs for children, teens and adults. 

For more information, visit or call the Chicago Public Library at (312) 747-4050.