What's Up at the Library?
Date and Time: Thursday, May 5, 6-7:30 p.m.
Now in its 24th year, the library and School District 25 invite you to celebrate the arts at the District 25 Art Show opening night reception. The evening will feature artwork from students at every District 25 school, kindergarten through eighth grade, and live music from student musicians. Refreshments will be served. Drop in.
Dates: May 5-27
Locations: Marketplace and First Floor Display Cases
More than 200 works of art curated from seven District 25 elementary schools and two middle schools will be on display in the library during the month of May. Pieces will range from illustrations and mixed media to self-portraits and 3D art. Join us in celebrating these student artists' accomplishments and creativity at the community reception on May 5 or visit anytime in May to see the art on display. Drop in.
Most job candidates begin the job search by going it alone. But do you know how employers source candidates and what it means to conduct a pro-active job search? Jan Leahy, executive director of the Career Resource Center, will share valuable insights on the job search process, discuss how to meet employer’s expectations and what you can do to improve your results.
Location: Cardinal Room
Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames will treat us to some classic Motown tunes.
The pilot program, scheduled to run through the end of 2016, will extend weekend hours based upon a recent survey of library customers which indicated many residents wished the library offered more hours on the weekends. Use of the library during these times will then be evaluated before 2017 hours are set.
"These expanded hours stem from the fact that people's lives are busier than ever, and we want to make it as convenient as possible for them to visit the library," said Executive Director Jason Kuhl.
The $125,000 pilot program, which began on March 19, was approved as part of the library’s 2016 budget to provide extra funding to staff the library.
Sunday, May 29, 2-4:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
Join us for a tribute to Frank Sinatra and his hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey, as well as his ties to Chicago. Ken Price, Director of Public Relations and Hotel Historian for the Palmer House Hilton will also be joining us for a discussion of the Palmer House's Empire Room and its many famous acts--including a young crooner named Frank Sinatra. (He will even be raffling off a weekend getaway at the Palmer House!) The discussion will be followed by a screening of his 1956 film High Society, also starring Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby.
Dates and Time: Thursday, May 5, 4-6 p.m.
Inklings is a creative writing club for teens that meets the first Thursday of every month. We discuss creative writing styles, practice our skills, and share and critique one another's writing. In April, it's all about character development. In May, learn how to overcome writer’s block and that dreaded blinking cursor. For teens in grades 7–12.