Learn how to use this popular social networking service and get started with your own account. To attend: a current email account required.
Get acquainted with Windows computers during this introductory class. Learn how to manage multiple windows, how to create and save documents, and how to navigate folders. This is the perfect class for beginners.
Explore the best free sites and databases available for genealogical research. To attend: must have basic computer skills.
Science journalist Joshua Foer's best-selling title "Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art & Science of Remembering Everything" was named one of the best books of 2011 by Amazon.com, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Amazon says it ï¿½recounts Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top mental athletes. He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory.
What options are available to assist your aging parent? Where can mom and dad move and how will they get there?
These questions and more will be addressed by Engaging With Aging, a straightforward look at whats involved in getting older and the types of resources that are available to help people manage the process at their own speed.
Would you be willing to donate blood to save a life? Heartland Blood Centers will hold a Blood Drive to provide blood products to Rush Oak Park Hospital, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and more than 40 other hospitals in the Chicago metro area.
Potential donors must be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds to donate blood. A photo ID is required. Questions? Call Heartland Blood Centers at 1-800-7-TO-GIVE.
Celebrate Banned Books Week with City Lit Theatre Companys Books on the Chopping Block, a performance of dramatic readings of excerpts of some of Americas most frequently Banned Books.
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information.
During the German Empire, dentists Margarete Herz (1872-1947) and Helene Wolff (1871-1917) were founding members of the local democratic Women's Suffrage Association in Bonn in 1909. Researcher Ingeborg Boxhammer, M.A., of Bonn, Germany will present a lecture on these women who early on promoted economic and personal independence for women as well as the democratic right to vote and healthy lifestyles. Margarete Herz had opened a vegetarian restaurant in eastern Germany, but needed to flee the country in 1938 because she was Jewish and lost all her belongings to the Nazi Regime.
Everyone has stories to share and many people have a desire to write about their life. Wanting to write and doing so are two different things. The immensity of such a project can overwhelm us. Michael Czarnecki, a poet and publisher from New York, will offer his Palm of the Hand Memoir Writing Workshop to help make that desire a reality.
These workshops have been very successful in helping people to write extensively about their life experiences - whether for family members or to someday be published in a book, according to Czarnecki.
Come hear folk singer/songwriter Lauren Nicole Heintz perform a free concert. Lauren is quickly becoming known for intricate and effortless finger-style guitar, distinctively deep vocals, and heartfelt and hope-filled original songs. Earlier this year, Lauren amazed the judges and audiences at the South Florida Folk Festival singer/songwriter competition and won the 2014 Vic Heyman songwriting award. Presented by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library.