Adult Program

Straight Talk About the N-Word with Dr. Neal Lester

Like no other word in the English language, the N word spawns leading news headlines particularly when celebrities utter it: comedian Michael Richards, Dog the Bounty Hunter, John Mayer, Mel Gibson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Barbara Walters, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, or Jesse Jackson, Sr. This word shows up in American childhood rhymes and ditties, in minstrel songs that are now popular Disney children’s songs and in commercial advertisements. It punctuates some rap songs, is euphemized, buried in mock funerals, and bleeped from media broadcasts.

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genre X: Woke Up Lonely

Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s at Fat Duck Tavern & Grill. November's selection is Woke Up Lonely by Fiona Maazel.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

For more information on genre X, and our upcoming discussions, visit our website and join our Goodreads group to see a list of upcoming and previous selections.

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genre X: The Lottery

Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s at Fat Duck Tavern & Grill. October's selection is The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

For more information on genre X, and our upcoming discussions, visit our website and join our Goodreads group to see a list of upcoming and previous selections.

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genre X: Blindness

Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s at Fat Duck Tavern & Grill. September's selection is Blindness by José Saramago.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

For more information on genre X, and our upcoming discussions, visit our website and join our Goodreads group to see a list of upcoming and previous selections.

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Urban Chicken Keeping

Curious about keeping chickens in your backyard? Jennifer Murtoff of Home to Roost will answer your questions and share her experiences with raising chicks, caring for adult birds and keeping your neighbors happy! Register now.

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The Business of Humanity: Starting a Social Enterprise, Pt..3

Find your business niche and make a difference! Join us for the first workshop in a series of 3 weekly business 'start-up' gatherings in the library open lobby space.

As enterprises like Tom's Shoes, Ashoka, Ten Thousand Villages, Warby Parker and others are solving problems and changing the system, learn from Small Business Association presenters, Melissa Brown and Mark Ferguson, just how to create entrepreneurial businesses that have social impact.

​October 15-Pt.1
9:30 am - 11:30 am
"Starting a Business in Illinois"

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The Business of Humanity: Starting a Social Enterprise, Pt..2

Find your business niche and make a difference! Join us for the first workshop in a series of 3 weekly business 'start-up' gatherings in the library open lobby space.

As enterprises like Tom's Shoes, Ashoka, Ten Thousand Villages, Warby Parker and others are solving problems and changing the system, learn from Small Business Association presenters, Melissa Brown and Mark Ferguson, just how to create entrepreneurial businesses that have social impact.

​October 15-Pt.1
9:30 am - 11:30 am
"Starting a Business in Illinois"

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The Business of Humanity: Starting a Social Enterprise, Pt.1

Find your business niche and make a difference! Join us for the first workshop in a series of 3 weekly business 'start-up' gatherings in the library open lobby space.

As enterprises like Tom's Shoes, Ashoka, Ten Thousand Villages, Warby Parker and others are solving problems and changing the system, learn from Small Business Association presenters, Melissa Brown and Mark Ferguson, just how to create entrepreneurial businesses that have social impact.

​October 15-Pt.1
9:30 am - 11:30 am
"Starting a Business in Illinois"

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French Conversation Hour-THIS EVENT IS CANCELED

Join French Conversation Hour to keep up your French language skills through open conversation with other French speakers. Whether you speak enough to hold a basic conversation, or you can rattle off long stories, all are welcome. No class, no formal lesson - just practice for current French speakers.

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French Conversation Hour

Keep up your French language skills through open conversation with other French speakers. Whether you speak enough to hold a basic conversation, or you can rattle off long stories, all are welcome. No class, no formal lesson - just practice for current French speakers.

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