Women are the fastest
growing segment of the U.S. prison population. Most of these women are in
prison for nonviolent offenses, and many are pregnant at the time of their
imprisonment. The vast majority of women in prison are mothers of young
children. When women go to prison, families often fall apart.
Women are the fastest
Do you Zumba? Join us for this heart-healthy and fun workout led by instructors from BFit Fitness Center in Oak Park. Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere using African beats. The natural body is a healthy body! Register starting February 1.
In the Good Old Summertime (1949) is a charming MGM musical starring Judy Garland and Van Johnson. These stars play bickering co-workers in a music shop in 1912 Chicago who become increasingly attracted to each other as anonymous pen pals. (102 minutes)
This film screening is part of the Cinematic Chicago series. Out of more than 700 movies that have been made in Chicago, film historian Doug Deuchler screens six select films that feature landmarks and neighborhoods, capturing aspects of the gritty Windy City in iconic, evocative, and often magical ways.
Join film historian Doug Deuchler for a screening and discussion of My Fair Lady, a 1964 American musical film that traces its roots to the 1913 stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. The film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.
The film depicts Eliza Doolittle, a poor Cockney flower seller who overhears an arrogant phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, as he casually wagers that he could teach her to speak "proper" English, thereby making her presentable in the high society of Edwardian London.
Learn all about the history of the Olympics. In this theatrical balloon stage show, audience members will become part of a hilarious summer games. This show features magic, comedy, and giant balloon props. Good for all ages. Registration required.
Noteworthy, the award-winning show choir of Oak Park and River Forest High School, is a highly selective group of singers, dancers, and live band members. Join us for a performance sure to make you want to stand up and cheer!
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.
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.
Teens who have been accepted as part of the summer drop-in volunteer program will meet each other, learn about what's expected, and have an opportunity for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Main Library.
This energetic program is designed for children ages 2-6, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized in this new program that will get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm.