Improv Playhouse Presents: "Little Red Riding Hood"

Improv Playhouse Presents: "Little Red Riding Hood"

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Everyone knows the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood, but you haven't seen one this wacky and entertaining! Join Improv Playhouse on their up close and personal exploration of the classic story, filled with music and merriment. Register now.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Art Reception: Kay Smith with "Hemingway in Watercolor"

Art Reception: Kay Smith with "Hemingway in Watercolor"

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

View historical painter Kay Smith's collection of Ernest Hemingway-related paintings in the Art Gallery through July 29. The exhibit, titled "Hemingway in Water Color -- from his own words" can be seen daily during regular library hours. A reception for Kay Smith will be Saturday, July 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.  The artist will speak about her work at 3 p.m.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Barbara Brotman: "The Journalism of God"

Barbara Brotman: "The Journalism of God"

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Writer Barbara Brotman, formerly of
the Chicago Tribune, will talk about using journalism, which prizes documentable
facts, to explore such undocumentable subjects as people's relationships to God.
She will discuss using journalism techniques in stories ranging from the
decision of whether to become a priest to a man's crisis of faith in the face of
death.

Barbara was a writer and columnist at the Tribune for 38 years,
until she left the paper in November. She wrote news features and columns, most

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Entrepreneur Academy Presentations

Entrepreneur Academy Presentations

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Find out which creative teen team concept and plan will win up to $3,500 in seed money!
Eight teams of teens, library staff, and local entrepreneurs will conclude their summer learning experiences this evening. Join us to watch their final pitches and celebrate everyone's learning and accomplishments this summer. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author Aston Applewhite: "This Chair Rocks"

Author Aston Applewhite: "This Chair Rocks"

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Meet author and activist Ashton Applewhite and find insight from her book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.  Applewhite has been recognized by the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks, speaks widely and has written for Harper's and Playboy. In 2015, she was included in Salt magazine's list of the world's 100 inspiring women who are committed to social change.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Seminar: "Preparing for a Job Interview"

Seminar: "Preparing for a Job Interview"

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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: David Preciado, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Register now.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Lesley Blume: "Everybody Behaves Badly"

Author Lesley Blume: "Everybody Behaves Badly"

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Learn about the making of Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun
Also Rises," the outsize personalities who inspired it, and the vast
changes it wrought on the literary world when Lesley Blume comes to the Main
Library on Monday, July 18, at 7 p.m.  Blume is the author of "Everybody
Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece The Sun Also
Rises."

In the summer of 1925, Ernest Hemingway and a clique of raucous companions

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Co-working Commons

Co-working Commons

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Do you work from home? Do you crave some creative interaction every once in awhile? Then we're creating a co-working space just for you!
Free yourself from your living room and use the library to create and explore with like-minded entrepreneurs like yourself. 
Grab a table and park yourself in the Main Library Veterans Room any time between 9 am and 5 pm. 
BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer), BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch).

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Co-working Commons

Co-working Commons

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Do you work from home? Do you crave some creative interaction every once in awhile? Then we're creating a co-working space just for you!
Free yourself from your living room and use the library to create and explore with like-minded entrepreneurs like yourself. 
Grab a table and park yourself in the Main Library Veterans Room any time between 9 am and 5 pm. 
BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer), BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch).

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Co-working Commons

Co-working Commons

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Do you work from home? Do you crave some creative interaction every once in awhile? Then we're creating a co-working space just for you!
Free yourself from your living room and use the library to create and explore with like-minded entrepreneurs like yourself. 
Grab a table and park yourself in the Main Library Veterans Room any time between 9 am and 5 pm. 
BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer), BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch).

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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