More Than a Month: Chicago Caribbean Film Festival-"Chrissy"

More Than a Month: Chicago Caribbean Film Festival-"Chrissy"

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

"Chrissy" (120 min, 2012), "The 1 Closest 2U" (82 min, 2015)
See and discuss films showcasing Caribbean directors and screenwriters,
in the second annual Chicago Caribbean Film Festival at the Oak Park
Public Library. Held in conjunction with the Caribbean American Heritage
Council and Diaspora Filmworks. Enjoy a pre-screening reception and a
post-film Q&A.

This program is part of More Than a Month,

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: Chicago Caribbean Film Festival-"Jamaican Mafia"

More Than a Month: Chicago Caribbean Film Festival-"Jamaican Mafia"

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

"Jamaican Mafia" (97 minutes, 2011)
See and discuss films showcasing Caribbean directors and screenwriters, in the second annual Chicago Caribbean Film Festival at the Oak Park Public Library. Held in conjunction with the Caribbean American Heritage Council and Diaspora Filmworks. Enjoy a pre-screening reception and a post-film Q&A.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
More Than a Month: Chicago Caribbean Film Festival-"Dreadlocks Story"

More Than a Month: Chicago Caribbean Film Festival-"Dreadlocks Story"

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

"Dreadlocks Story" (83 min, 2014)
See and discuss films showcasing Caribbean directors and screenwriters, in the second annual Chicago Caribbean Film Festival at the Oak Park Public Library. Held in conjunction with the Caribbean American Heritage Council and Diaspora Filmworks. Enjoy a pre-screening reception and a post-film Q&A.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 5: "Uncovering the Hidden Job Market: Career Search Strategies Using ReferenceUSA"

RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 5: "Uncovering the Hidden Job Market: Career Search Strategies Using ReferenceUSA"

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 5, 1:30-2:30 PM.

Learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of a career searching strategy. Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes; creating engaging cover letters; building data sets of potential employers based on skill set, work history, and preferences; and preparing for interviews and interactions through research. Presenter: Nancy Spidle, ReferenceUSA. Register now.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: "Out of Darkness" Film Screening

More Than a Month: "Out of Darkness" Film Screening

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, adult African-Americans are 20 percent more likely to report serious psychological distress than adult whites. This made-for-TV movie depicts the story of Paulie Cooper, a former medical student who becomes ill with paranoid schizophrenia.

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

Seminar: "Tips for Submitting Online Job Applications"

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Film Screening and Sing-Along: "Kiss Me, Kate"

Film Screening and Sing-Along: "Kiss Me, Kate"

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for a screening of Kiss Me, Kate, the 1953 MGM film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name. Inspired by Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, it tells the tale of musical theater actors, Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi, who were once married and are now performing opposite of each other in the roles of Petruchio and Katherine in a Broadway-bound musical version of William Shakespeare's play.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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