Engaging with Aging

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

What options are available to assist your aging parent? Where can mom and dad move and how will they get there?

These questions and more will be addressed by “Engaging With Aging,” a straightforward look at what’s involved in getting older and the types of resources that are available to help people manage the process at their own speed.

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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Lyric Opera Lecture: Porgy and Bess

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn about the Lyric Opera presentation of "Porgy and Bess" by George Gershwin from an experienced Lyric Opera lecturer. "Porgy and Bess" is the great American opera — bursting with iconic songs that have moved easily into the worlds of jazz and pop, becoming hits again for generation after generation. Six years after its triumphant Lyric debut, Francesco Zambello's big, beautiful, epic production returns with its finely etched portrait of life in Catfish Row — a vibrant but impoverished African-American community on the South Carolina coast.

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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Lyric Opera Lecture: Il Trovatore

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn about the Lyric Opera production of "IL Trovatore" by Giuseppe Verdi from an experienced Lyric Opera lecturer. Emotions boil in this action-packed story that includes babies switched at birth, kidnapping, mistaken identity, poisoning, civil strife, witches burned at the stake, and a noblewoman who offers herself to a man she hates, to save the man she loves. High drama and some of the most famous music Verdi ever composed — including the "Anvil Chorus"!

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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Lyric Opera Lecture: "Tosca"

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn about the Lyric Opera's production of "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini from an experienced Lyric Opera lecturer.

A fiery diva, the rebel artist who claims her heart, and the sadistic police chief before whom all Rome trembles — for more than a hundred years, audiences have watched and listened spellbound as the cat-and-mouse game between Tosca and Scarpia plays to its deadly conclusion. Will she submit to his lust to save her lover from the firing squad?

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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Divergent Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Celebrate the release of the last Divergent book by participating in a Library Scavenger Hunt. The grand prize will involve a copy of "Allegiant." For ages 13 and up. Please bring a digital camera or smartphone to use during the game. Registration begins October 3.

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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Author Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond: "Powder Necklace"

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Author Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond shares stories about her contemporary debut novel, "Powder Necklace," as well as her writing process. Far from the classic finding-your-roots story, this tale about a British teen’s return to her parents’ Ghana homeland is unsettling drama, with no clear coming home. That is what makes the wry, honest first-person narrative so memorable and so surprising, according to Booklist. Brew-Hammond draws on her own American Ghanaian identity to dramatize the hardship and the rich diversity of a multicultural heritage. AfriWare Inc. will sell books.

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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room

Seminar: The Importance of a Strong Resume

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn the components of a strong resume, and what keywords or phrases to use that will help move your resume to the top of the stack. Presenter: Eileen Vesey, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Lyric Opera Lecture: La Clemenza di Tito

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

Explore the story and music from "La Clemenza di Tito" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with an experienced Lyric Opera lecturer. Personal and political power plays in Rome take center stage in this musically ravishing and dramatically complex story. This is Mozart at his most modern – with riveting, desperately conflicted characters and extraordinary music for both solo voices and chorus.

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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Lyric Opera Lecture: Madama Butterfly

Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Explore the story and music of "Madama Butterfly" by Giacomo Puccini with an experienced Lyric Opera lecturer. The lovely geisha, Cio-Cio-San,is a child bride who gives up her family, her religion, and her culture to marry the callous American naval officer B. F. Pinkerton. They savor a few nights of ecstasy and then he sails blithely away, leaving her with the hope that one day he’ll return.

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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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