Art Institute's Gloria Groom: "New Light on Some Old (and New) Favorites"

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Just when you think you’ve seen and read everything there is to know about Impressionism and Post-Impressionism at the Art Institute of Chicago, there’s something around a corner that stops you in your tracks. Whether it’s a tambourine where a painting should be, a transformed surface of a recently cleaned canvas, or a pentimenti that suggests a painting beneath a painting, art at the museum is never static: it moves, expands, and takes on new meanings with each rotation, with each new interaction.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Senior Soundboard - "Taking care of business: Wills, Trusts, and Legacies"

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Please join us for a discussion on the benefits of wills, trusts, and legacies. Also, learn ways to identify, refine, and establish your financial goals. This special community conversation is open for all to attend.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Senior Soundboard: What can Oak Park Township Senior Services do for you?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a discussion on the mission of the Oak Park Township Senior Services. Celeste Duignan, Nutrition Program Manager, will share how the township works to enhance the quality of life for seniors in the community, by providing a broad array of supportive services that promote the values of independence, self-esteem, and dignity. This special community conversation is open for all to attend.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Read & Reflect - The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius, was a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas. The universe functioned without the aid of gods, religious fear was damaging to human life, and matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Read & Reflect - The Warmth of Other Suns

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson examines the Great Migration of African-Americans from World War I to the 1970s. Interviewing more than 1,200 people, she focuses mainly on the personal stories of three Southern African-Americans who uprooted their lives to move to other parts of America.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Brown Bag - Murder as a Fine Art

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

An artist of death prepares himself for his greatest creation—the gruesome slaughter of a young shop owner and his family. East Londoners hadn’t seen such horrific murders since a man named John Williams also killed a shopkeeper and his family in a nearby neighborhood. The new crime finds Detective Inspector Shawn Ryan assigned to this case. In his investigation, he considers Thomas De Quincey a suspect. An opium addict and author of the essay, “On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts,”De Quincey glorifies in horrific details the Williams killings as sublime art.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Brown Bag - The Copenhagen Connection

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Elizabeth Jones works at a publisher's publicity department hoping to impress her bosses with her own writing. Taking a vacation to Copenhagen from her publishing PR job, she meets her idol the infamous Countess Margaret Rosenberg, Nobel Prize-winning historian/novelist/feminist. Once in Copenhagen, things take a turn for the bizarre, with Margaret’s weird and crazy behavior. Elizabeth is introduced to Christian, Margaret’s son, who is as uptight and snobbish as his mother is a free spirit.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Galaxy T-Shirts

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Add some galactic flair to your wardrobe. Bring your own dark-colored t-shirt and we'll turn it into a interstellar work of art. For teens and adults.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Teen Improv Workshop

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Calling tweens and teens (5th grade and up) for improvisational drama games! Never acted before but always wanted to try? Or are you a seasoned pro who loves moment-to-moment action? Either way, join us for fun and games that are sure to test your quick-thinking skills. : hilarity will ensue...

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Adult Improv Workshop

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve your quick-thinking skills? Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy. All skill levels welcome. Warning: hilarity will ensue...

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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