Do you want to practice your footwork, bang out beats, and show off your rhymes? We'll provide space, people who want to collaborate, and some equipment. All you need to bring is the noise.
Learn the importance of first impressions, and how to present yourself to the potential employer. We will review tips and techniques to help you prepare for job interviews. Presenter: Joselyn Rollerson, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Register now.
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: Deborah Wright, Illinois WorkNet. Register now.
Join us for an afternoon of Cuban style drumming from the Contemporary Music Project. Learn more about these unique styles, and feel like you are being transported to Cuba.
Contemporary Music Project's director Don Skoog is a musician, teacher, and writer who lives in Oak Park. He gigs on drumset, Latin percussion, Marimba, and Flamenco cajon. He founded the Project in 1982, and has traveled to Cuba numerous times.
As part of Celebrating Seniors Week, join film historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss Harry and Tonto, directed by Paul Mazursky. (1974, 115 minutes) Art Carney won the Best Actor Oscar that year playing a retired teacher and widower whose Manhattan apartment building is condemned. He decides to travel across the country, accompanied by his pet cat Tonto, to visit his grown children and a former love. Some of the film was shot in Forest Park at Altenheim, an independent senior community.
Film historian Doug Deucher will kick off the "Crossing Borders" series of films for the Big Read with "The Magnificent Seven," the film which inspires the young girl in "Into the Beautiful North." Living in a small Mexican town with very few men left, this girl gathers her friends and heads north to find her father and other men. They want to bring them back home.