Author Anne Lamott explores how we can find meaning and peace when life lurches out of balance. Even through the loud and frantic times, we are allowed to recapture wholeness after a loss and to locate our true identities. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.
Maze Branch Library will be closed due to extreme weather Tuesday, Jan. 28. The Nothing to Envy discussion will take place Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 pm.
This months' book is Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick.Following the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years, Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime in the world today.
Come join our open playgroup for babies up to 15 months, with a caregiver. Enjoy toys and music, plus have fun and socialize with other babies and adults!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Open play, all ages, all skill levels.