Film historian Doug Deucher continues the NEA Big Read series of films with "Avalon," a film which focuses on a Polish Jewish family building a better future for themselves in Baltimore of the late 1940s and 1950s. This 1990 film is directed by Harry Levinson (126 minutes).
Looking for a job has changed dramatically over the past few years; however, many still follow the rules of yesterday. Learn how to modernize your search in a way that works best with your own personal style. Presenter: Richard Williams, Career Services, Triton College. Register now.
Life is crazy enough, but when Nancy Nau Sullivan suddenly finds herself caring for two children, grappling with her mother's death, and caring for her ailing father while navigating a contentious divorce and long-simmering sibling rivalries, she wonders how she can keep herself sane. Learn how things got a lot more complicated for this Chicago writer when her siblings accuse her of "kidnapping" their father and carting him -- and his Cadillac -- off to Anna Maria Island, Florida. And then came Hurricane Josephine.
the Tarot has been seen as an unexplainable power to see into the future.
Explore the secrets of why this system called the Tarot works so well with
Master Tarot reader and author Vincent Pitisci. See a demonstration of card reading and ask questions.
Learn about the history of grass roots organizing around healthcare and social reform in the late 1960s in Chicago. Hear how these seemingly disparate urban social activist groups collaborated to create viable and sorely needed health and social support systems for poor Black, Latino and disenfranchised Whites all over working-class Chicago north, south and westside neighborhoods.
Join author William Hazelgrove to hear about his newest book, "Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson." After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke in the fall of 1919, First Lady Edith Wilson began to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the Executive Office. Mrs. Wilson had little formal education and had only been married to President Wilson for four years: yet, in the tenuous peace following the end of World War I, Mrs.
Lecturer and genealogy professional Thomas MacEntee will present "After You're Gone -- Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research". This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field. Guest lecturer will present on genealogy research resources.
Local professional genealogist, S. Elizabeth Ross will present "Ancestry.com -- The Elephant in the Room", a discussion on how the internet , and the website Ancestry.com has changed the field of genealogy. This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field.
Celebrate all things magical as we crown the victor in our election for the Magical Congress of the USA (MACUSA). Conjure the finest crafts, divine the house elves secrets to delectable snacks, and challenge your mind with games and trivia. Costumes encouraged. All ages.
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: Joselyn Rollerson, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Register now.