Adult Program

Folk Concert with Mark Dvorak

Come hear a modern day troubadour who has never stopped performing, writing and recording. Folk singer Mark Dvorak has performed throughout the United States in concerts that are a mix of the familiar and the new, traditonal folk and standards from the American songbook. He plays authentic country blues guitar and picks great old-time banjo. Mark continues to teach at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. CDs will be available for sale and signing.

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Shockingly Modern: 20th Century Modernist Architecture

Join Architectural Historian Susan Benjamin to learn about "Modern Residential Architecture: The High Style Beauties." Focusing on two architectural giants, Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe, Benjamin will discuss how Chicago played an unparalleled role in the development of the Modern House.

Susan Benjamin and members of her firm, Benjamin Historic Certifications, have written over 150 local and National Register landmark nominations for thousands of properties, often helping owners receive tax benefits for rehabilitating their historic properties.

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Read & Reflect - On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines

With over thirty years of experience writing about Saudi Arabia, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Karen Elliott House has an unprecedented knowledge of life inside this shrouded kingdom. Through anecdotes, observation, analysis, and extensive interviews, she navigates the maze in which Saudi citizens find themselves trapped and reveals the sometimes contradictory nature of the nation. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - Mom & Me & Mom

Legendary author, Maya Angelou shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother. Delving into one of her life’s most rich, rewarding, and fraught relationships, Mom & Me & Mom explores the healing and love that evolved between the two women over the course of their lives, the love that fostered Maya Angelou’s rise from immeasurable depths to reach impossible heights. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Show Your Love with Hand-Made Valentines

Let's have fun making valentine gifts for family and friends or you can use them as Valentine's Day decorations. All supplies will be provided for this program.

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Folk Music Concert: Annie and Rod Capps

Enjoy a free folk music concert with Annie and Rod Capps from Michigan. On a musical journey that began in 1982, Annie and Rod Capps have earned sincere praise for their songwriting and musicianship, with two albums topping the Folk-DJ charts, multiple Detroit Music Award nominations, and most recently, as a two-time Kerrville New Folk Finalist (2012 & 2010). Married in 1994, the Capps have cultivated a sound that reflects their deep understanding of each other, delivering songs about broken things and poignant little ponderings with a rootsy vibe, a touch of twang and a soulful groove.

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Teen Improv Workshop

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, come join us for fun and games that are sure to test your quick-thinking skills. Warning: hilarity will ensue...

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Teen Improv Workshop

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, come join us for fun and games that are sure to test your quick-thinking skills. Warning: hilarity will ensue...

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Terrific Tales

For 2's and 3's, with a caregiver. Created especially for curious little kids, we bring stories to life by sharing delightful books, friendly puppets, music, and movement games. This class encourages positive early learning experiences through reading, singing, and playing.

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School's Out: A-Maze-ing Superheroes!

To the Batcave! Can't get enough of your favorite superheroes? Join us for superhero-themed games, crafts, activities, and snacks! Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Best for ages 4+.

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