Strap on your baby, dress up the family as your favorite book characters, and get ready to dance! We'll be celebrating literacy through fun, active songs, and books that can be sung.
Join us as storyteller Shanta Narullah performs music and stories from around the world. Register today!
An energetic program designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized to get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm. Held in Main Library Veterans Room.
In this youth-directed conference featuring a panel discussion, 5-7 breakout sessions, and an open mic, teens and adults will explore issues including restorative justice, creating empowering youth spaces through art, confronting racism through theater, and addressing micro-aggression in the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop and call-and-response, and merging real stories with theory, research, and practice. "We want it to be engaging and fun, very spirited, and equally welcoming to
youth and adults," said Middle School Services Librarian Jose Cruz.
Gain deeper understanding and appreciation, expand your knowledge base, and reconsider some ideas you might already have about Islam at a new academic lecture series starting this fall, in partnership with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago.
Bring your questions to the discussion, or email them in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Amazon princess vows to use her superhuman powers to restore peace during the first World War, after learning about the conflict from a pilot who crash-landed on her island. PG-13, 141 minutes.
River Forest poet and writer Mary Diab (who writes as Maraki) will share stories from her first novel, All Kinds of Love, inspired by her upbringing in the small, ethnically diverse Ohio town of Stubenville, Ohio, and her Greek heritage. In the book, Frankie avenges his sister's rape with murder, and then takes the pregnant girl to Chios, an island in Greece with help of Dimitri, a wealthy ship owner. Frankie is tortured by the murder he had committed and by the fact that he kept the truth from his mother.
Enjoy a storytime with lively songs and books all in spanish!