Created Equal Film Screening: "Slavery by Another Name"

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

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.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Folk Music Concert: Annie and Rod Capps

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Teen Improv Workshop

Monday, March 31, 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, come join us for fun and games that are sure to test your quick-thinking skills. Warning: hilarity will ensue...

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Peter Stamatis: Dandelions for Dinner

Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

What happens to a family already on the brink of disaster when the world around them crumbles? "Dandelions for Dinner: Greece at War and a Family's Dreams of America" presents a memoir set in the small town of Gargaliani, Greece. Told through the eyes of a 13-year-old boy, the story unfolds from the end of the 19th century throuh the Greek Civil War of the 1940s. It is an epic tale of youth, family, poverty, war and unjust loss. "Dandelions for Dinner" is the surprising story of what remains when everything else is lost.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

The Local Epicurean Series : Food Preservation

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Thinking about your summer garden and anticipating a bounty of deliciousness? Local home food preservation expert Emily Paster will share her canning and preserving techniques and tips in preparation for spring planting. Be ready to hit the ground running when the first rhubarb and strawberries make their appearance in a few short months. Emily Paster writes about fitting ambitious food into family life on her blog West of the Loop and is the co-founder of the Chicago Food Swap. Join us as she demystifies this culinary experience!

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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