Created Equal Film Screening: "Slavery by Another Name"

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Join Erik Gellman, PhD, Roosevelt University to see and discuss this film based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title by Douglas A. Blackmon. Even as slavery ended in the south after the Civil War, new forms of forced labor kept thsands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

Teen Open Mic Night

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

You're so talented, you deserve an audience. Do you sing, dance, rap, play an instrument, or do a little comedy? Come out and show us what you can do!! Or just sit back and prepared to be amazed.

Food and drinks provided.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Folk Music Concert: Annie and Rod Capps

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy a free folk music concert with Annie and Rod Capps from Michigan. On a musical journey that began in 1982, Annie and Rod Capps have earned sincere praise for their songwriting and musicianship, with two albums topping the Folk-DJ charts, multiple Detroit Music Award nominations, and most recently, as a two-time Kerrville New Folk Finalist (2012 & 2010). Married in 1994, the Capps have cultivated a sound that reflects their deep understanding of each other, delivering songs about broken things and poignant little ponderings with a rootsy vibe, a touch of twang and a soulful groove.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Peter Stamatis: Dandelions for Dinner

Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

What happens to a family already on the brink of disaster when the world around them crumbles? "Dandelions for Dinner: Greece at War and a Family's Dreams of America" presents a memoir set in the small town of Gargaliani, Greece. Told through the eyes of a 13-year-old boy, the story unfolds from the end of the 19th century throuh the Greek Civil War of the 1940s. It is an epic tale of youth, family, poverty, war and unjust loss. "Dandelions for Dinner" is the surprising story of what remains when everything else is lost.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

Humans Vs. Zombies

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Zombie Apocalypse is here. Help prevent the end of the world as we know it, or possibly help speed it along, by playing as either a human or a zombie in this library-wide after-hours game of tag.

Participants may bring their own blasters, as long as they are brightly colored and won't hurt other participants upon impact.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Affordable Care Act Information Session

Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Join Michelle Lydigsen and Katherine Layden from the Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee for a special information session on ACA. Find out which health insurance will serve you best. Michelle and Katherine will explain the different insurance policies offered through ACA, answer questions, and assist you in applying for coverage.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a set of health insurance reforms that started in 2010, and will continue to roll out in 2014 and beyond.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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