Social Media for Businesses

Social Media for Businesses

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Are you wondering what social media is all about, how it can benefit you or your business, and how to use it?  This Social Media 101 workshop led by Kathy Hayes of the Illinois Small Business Association will answer all of these questions and more.

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Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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8th Annual Oscarthon

8th Annual Oscarthon

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join us for the 8th Annual Oscarthon! Settle in with popcorn and soda, as we screen Oscar nominees all day. This year's line up at the Main Library:
9:15 am "Mad Max: Fury Road" (Best Picture) 
11:45 am "Straight Outta Compton" (Original Screenplay)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Thyra Edwards & Langston Hughes: Internationalism & the Spanish Civil War

Thyra Edwards & Langston Hughes: Internationalism & the Spanish Civil War

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Cranston Ramirez-Knight,
PhD scholar and poet of Afro-Latin descent, to explore internationalism in the
African-American community during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). He will
examine the issue through the lens of two war correspondents, Langston Hughes

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: Natural Hair Meet-Up

More Than a Month: Natural Hair Meet-Up

Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

A look at the history of natural hair care and the growing global Natural Hair Movement with a snap-shot of contemporary natural hair maintenance and international style trends.

This program is part of the library's More Than a Month series, a yearlong health, wellness, and black aesthetics-focused exploration of the African diaspora and its imprint on the contemporary black experience across cultures and continents.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: "The Art of Architecture: Africa's 21st Century Black Diaspora Architects"

More Than a Month: "The Art of Architecture: Africa's 21st Century Black Diaspora Architects"

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Carolyn Armenta Davis explores the different cultures, economics, politics, and geography informing the designs of African-American, Afro-Latino, Afri-European, and African architects, and the lives of the 1.3 billion Blacks across the trans-Atlantic African Diaspora. See innovative and award-winning designs from over 25 studios on four continents, offering global perspectives essential in today's interconnected world.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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"More Than a Month" Film Screening

"More Than a Month" Film Screening

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

View this screening of the documentary More Than a Month, a first-person narrative of one filmmaker's quest to understand the implications of Black History Month. For more about the film, visit morethanamonth.org.
This film screening marks the start of the library's More Than a Month series, a yearlong health, wellness, and black aesthetics-focused exploration of the African diaspora and its imprint on the contemporary black experience across cultures and continents.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Free Folk Concert: Ed Holstein

Free Folk Concert: Ed Holstein

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ed has been a stalwart of the Chicago folk music scene for over 40 years. He has written a number of songs, including "Jazzman," which have been recorded or performed by the likes of Bette Midler, Bonnie Koloc, Tom Rush, Steve Goodman, and Martin Simpson. He is also a featured performer on the Grammy-winning album Tribute to Steve Goodman. His unique blend of folk songs, blues, and humor always entertain.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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