Adult Program

Author Janis Johnston: "It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent"

Meet Janis Johnston, an Oak Park family psychologist, who will share ideas from her book,"It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent: Stories of Evolving Child and Parent Development." Learn a step-by-step path to enhanced parenting. Not only can children benefit from this approach, but parents can find renewal in their own potential along the journey.

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Lego Club

We supply plenty of these popular building blocks so your kids can have creative fun making structures of all shapes and sizes! All ages welcome.

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Seminar: Is Social Media Helping Your Job Search?

Learn how to develop your brand using social media, get the most out of Twitter, Facebook, blogs and LinkedIn. You will also learn ways to use personal branding in resumes and cover letters. Presenter: Michael McGuire, a faculty member, Triton College. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

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Local Epicurean

Is soup the ultimate comfort food, a meal, or something more? Every culture has soup, and Karl Bader of Karl's Craft Soup shares a lively presentation on what makes it universally loved. Learn how to choose the best seasonal produce for your soups and gain insightful tips for preparing soups for every occasion. Plus, there will be samples.

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Created Equal Film Screening: "Slavery by Another Name"

Join Erik Gellman, PhD, Roosevelt University to see and discuss this film based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title by Douglas A. Blackmon. Even as slavery ended in the south after the Civil War, new forms of forced labor kept thsands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II.

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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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Justice - What's the Right Thing to Do?

Watch a video in which Harvard Professor Michael Sandel presents a variety of real-life scenarios on a variety of ethical topics and discuss them with others. Philosophers have debated these same questions across 2500 years.This month's discussion is on “Debating Same-Sex Marriage” and “The Good Life.”

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Justice - What's the Right Thing to Do?

Watch a video in which Harvard Professor Michael Sandel presents a variety of real-life scenarios on a variety of ethical topics and discuss them with others. Philosophers have debated these same questions across 2500 years.This month's discussion is on “Arguing Affirmative Action” and “What’s the Purpose?”

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Justice - What's the Right Thing to Do?

Watch a video in which Harvard Professor Michael Sandel presents a variety of real-life scenarios on a variety of ethical topics and discuss them with others. Philosophers have debated these same questions across 2500 years. This month's discussion is on “What’s a Fair Start” and “What Do We Deserve?”

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