Today's Inspired Latina: Life Stories of Success in the Face of Adversity

Today's Inspired Latina: Life Stories of Success in the Face of Adversity

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Gabriela Rodil, an Oak Park resident, writer, and contributor to "Today's Inspired Latina: Life Stories of Success in the Face of Adversity." Born and raised in Brazil, Gabriela has since lived or worked on extended assignments in more than 20 countries including Canada, Mexico, China, Belgium, France, Argentina, Guatemala, Italy and the US. She is fluent in speaking Portuguese, German, French, Spanish, Italian and English

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Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Seminar: "Tips for Submitting Online Job Applications"

Seminar: "Tips for Submitting Online Job Applications"

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Did you know that online applications are run through a tracking system used as a screening tool by employers? Learn what to watch out for and how to answer questions, as well as tips and techniques for optimizing your resume for an Applicant Tracking System. Presenter: David Preciado, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Register now. .

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Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Storytellers Amy Lowe & Megan Wells: Ellis Island Program

Storytellers Amy Lowe & Megan Wells: Ellis Island Program

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Find common hopes and dreams between people then and now. Seasoned storytellers Megan Wells and Amy Lowe share a "first-person musical narrative about coming to America." This immigrant story is woven with engaging memorable songs about the journey by boat, through storm, Lady Liberty, doctors at the dock, the anxious processing at Ellis Island, detention in the hospital and reunited families. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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NEA Big Read Film Series: "El Norte"

NEA Big Read Film Series: "El Norte"

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Film historian Doug Deucher continues the NEA Big Read series of films with "El Norte," the story of two indigenous
Mayan teens who flee war-torn Guatamala and attempt to slip into
California without documentation.
This 1983 film is directed by Gregory Nava. (139 minutes).

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
NEA Big Read Concert: Latin Suenos Jazz Quartet

NEA Big Read Concert: Latin Suenos Jazz Quartet

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Composed of some of Chicago's finest jazz and Latin musicians and led by bassist/composer Steven Hashimoto, the group has been active in Chicago's vital jazz scene for 10 years and combines jazz improvisation with Latin and Caribbean rhythms. This NEA Big Read program is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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