International Games Day

International Games Day

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come out and play! Connect with your community and the rest of the world through games. Try out games from other countries that are part of our Multicultural Collection, learn new tabletop games from experienced players, participate in a Settlers of Catan tournament, and more! 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
SAT Test Taking Strategies

SAT Test Taking Strategies

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Beyond getting enough sleep and eating a good breakfast, what can you do to score well on the SAT? Join professional tutor Chris Bench to learn strategies to try and pitfalls to avoid. 

If you have not already taken the SAT, we recommend that you check out the SAT website to get familiar with the test format.
Parents & guardians are welcome.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
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Bebop, Swing and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian American Experience

Bebop, Swing and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian American Experience

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Chicago authors and journalists Bill Dal Carro and David Anthony Witter to mark the 100th anniversary of the first jazz record, an historical American achievement noted in their book, Bebop, Swing and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian American Experience. Written by Dal Carro and Witter, this 383-page book notes the recording of "Livery Stable Blues" in February 1917 by New Orleans cornetist Nick LaRocca and the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, recognized by music historians as the first jazz record.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Gold & Steel: A Preview of the New Arms & Armor Galleries

Gold & Steel: A Preview of the New Arms & Armor Galleries

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Jonathan Tavares, associate curator of arms and armor for "Gold and Steel: A Preview of the New Arms & Armor Galleries." In March 2017, after four years in the making, the Art Institute will open new galleries  of Medieval and Renaissance art, arms and armor.  Among the display's 425 pieces, armors for war and the joust will be mounted on newly sculpted horses, reproductions of renaissance costumes will be hand stitched and princely swords, armor and firearms cleaned, conserved and mounted.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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New Year's Eve Eve

New Year's Eve Eve

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dance and sing in the new year with Old Town School of Folk Music artists Maryanne Johnson and Diana Laffey! The sounds and energy of this mellow duo will fill the room at our New Year's Eve Eve party. All ages.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
SAT Practice Test

SAT Practice Test

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 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 opens Saturday, January 28 and closes Sunday, February 26.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
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Corner Store (Teens Only)

Corner Store (Teens Only)

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Come down to the corner store! We have a little bit of everything. 
Stop by for an afternoon of messing around and being creative: there will be art, technology, and hip hop pop up programs, as well as space for you to unwind. Every week will be a new experience, and we welcome your ideas!

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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