Rima Lunin Schultz; Women as Peacemakers: Maternal Thinking Redefined

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Using a biographical and historical approach, Dr. Rima Lunin Schultz, Oak Park historian of social movements and women's history, argues that concrete social justice concerns, rather than abstract idealism or popularly held sentimental notions of motherhood and woman's nature, motivated three American peacemakers: Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), Jane Addams (1860-1935), and Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962).

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Friends' Folk Music Concert: Dana and Susan Robinson

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Dana and Susan Robinson are two guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing, and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience. Their unique blend of contemporary songwriting and traditional Appalachian music brings a deep understanding of American musical heritage to their performances. They can make the audience howl with laughter or hush with poignant reflection as they take them on a journey across America and convey the mystery and wonder of the places they visit. Join us for this free folk music concert. And learn more about the duo at http://www.robinsongs.com.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Kids Yoga

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Candi from Yoga Where UR will get kids moving, stretching and feeling good. Bring a mat, if you have one (we'll have some on hand, too). Namaste! Best for ages 5+. Registration required.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Money Smart Week: Illinois Offers College Savings Plans and I-Cash

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Andrew Hefferman from the Illinois State Treasurer's office will present information on college savings plans and I-Cash. Bright Start is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings program. It is similar to a 401k plan that helps families pay for college. You can receive state and federal tax benefits if you are an Illinois resident. There are no monthly or yearly requirements. Contribute when you can. https://www.brightstartsavings.com/doc/Bright_Start_Consumer_Brochure.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Practice SAT Test

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice SAT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. Students will learn what to expect in a test-like environment and will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Registration begins Saturday, March 14.

Students should bring two No. 2 pencils and a calculator.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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