Understanding the World of Islam: Community Voices

Understanding the World of Islam: Community Voices

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Gain deeper understanding and appreciation, expand your knowledge base, and reconsider some ideas you might already have about Islam through this continuing academic lecture series, in partnership with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago.

In the finale of this academic lecture series, a guided panel discussion will feature local residents. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Idea Box: Make a Flower, Give a Flower with Mothers and Others for Peace

Idea Box: Make a Flower, Give a Flower with Mothers and Others for Peace

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Presented by Mothers and Others for Peace, join us for this creative and meaningful paper flower-making workshop. Mothers and Others for Peace's intention is that for each paper flower you create, you can share another with someone who least expects it. Materials will be provided.
This program will also take place on Saturday, May 12 at 1 pm.

Location: 
Main Library
First Floor - Idea Box
Idea Box: Make a Flower, Give a Flower with Mothers and Others for Peace

Idea Box: Make a Flower, Give a Flower with Mothers and Others for Peace

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Presented by Mothers and Others for Peace, join us for this creative and meaningful paper flower-making workshop. Mothers and Others for Peace's intention is that for each paper flower you create, you can share another with someone who least expects it. Materials will be provided.
This program will also take place on Wednesday, May 9 at 3 pm.

Location: 
Main Library
First Floor - Idea Box
John Wasik: "Why Illinois is Ground Zero for Innovation"

John Wasik: "Why Illinois is Ground Zero for Innovation"

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Learn about the many technological innovations that have occurred in Illinois that have impacted the globe-from John Deere inventing the self-scouring plow in Illinois fields to the first steel-framed skyscraper on the Chicago horizon. Author John Wasik discusses how and why Illinois became such a hub of innovation and how to ensure it continues to thrive.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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