Looking for a job has changed dramatically over the past few years; however, many still follow the rules of yesterday. Learn how to modernize your search in a way that works best with your own personal style. Presenter: Richard Williams, Career Services, Triton College. Register now.
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.
Learn about Hal Adams, a legendary radical educator who organized writing workshops with people who had been written off during much of their lives, marginalized for reasons of race, gender, class, and caste. Co-editors William Ayers and Janise Hurtig, along with authors Anne Carlson and Mike Standenmaier share stories from their book, "Every Person is a Philosopher: Lessons in Educational Emancipation from the Radical Teaching Life of Hal Adams."
Oak Park Elementary School District 97 teacher-librarians and Oak Park Public Library children's librarians partner to explore and explain educational apps, online research databases, and more for grade-school and middle-school students. Bring your own device if possible. Adult registration with an Oak Park Public Library card necessary. Register Now.
Film historian Doug Deucher continues the NEA Big Read film series with "The Namesake," a story about the son of Indian immigrants who wants to break free from his family's traditions. This 2006 film is directed by Mira Nair (122 minutes).
Film historian Doug Deucher continues the NEA Big Read series of films with "Brooklyn, "a heart-warming-story about a young Irish woman who is a homesick immigrant in the 1950s. This 2015 film is directed by John Crowley (112 minutes).
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).
Film historian Doug Deucher continues the NEA Big Read series of films with "In America," a film about an undocumented Irish family who struggles to start a new life in New York City. This 2003 film is directed by Jim Sheridan (105 minutes).
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.