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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.

Location: 
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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Seminar: Preparing for a Job Interview

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Learn the importance of first impressions, and how to present yourself to the potential employer. In this session, Jacqueline Gordon from the Robert Morris University Career Services will review tips and techniques to help you prepare for job interviews. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Tech Skills: LinkedIn 101

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

Learn to set up your account and connect with other professionals in your industry.
Skills Prerequisite: must be familiar with basic Internet Explorer functions to take the class.
This class is hands-on using wireless laptops. Patrons may bring their own laptops if preferred.

Preregistration is required. You’re welcome to come to the day of the class. Seating is first-come, first-seated.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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