Adults


Dann & Raymond: The Greatest Chase Scenes–May 8
05/04/14

This month Dann and Raymond close out their season with "The Greatest Chase Scenes."  Presented by Dann Gire, film editor for the Daily Herald and president of the Chicago Film Critics Association, and Raymond Benson, film historian and novelist, this popular monthly film discussion program includes film clips, cinema history, trivia and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
Date and Time:Thursday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Join our monthly writing group: May 14
04/29/14

Passionate about writing? Consider joining Writer's Ink, a monthly writing group for local writers to meet, read their work and critique others.
 
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 14, 7–9 p.m. (the group meets the second Wednesday of each month)
Location: Lindsey Room
 

Enjoy the musical talents of this renowned string ensemble- Apr 6
03/25/14

Conducted by Akira Mori, featuring soloists Dr. Sarah Plum on violin and Dr. Ashley Sidon on cello, this ensemble is comprised of the best string players of the Drake Symphony Orchestra.  They will perform selections from their classical string orchestra repertoire, including Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
Date and Time: Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Join us for the high seas adventure movie, Captain Phillips-Mar 28
03/24/14

Enjoy an evening of adventure on the library's large screens as we feature the Oscar-nominated movie, Captain Phillips. It follows the true story of Captain Richard Phillips (played by Tom Hanks) and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Rated PG 13; 134 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
Date and Time: Friday, March 28, 7-9 p.m. 
Location: Hendrickson Room 
 

Join the conversation with Chicago mystery author Michael Harvey-Mar 25
03/18/14

Chicago mystery author Michael Harvey joins us for an evening of conversation as he talks about The Chicago Way, the first book in the Michael Kelley P.I. series. Harvey is a former investigative reporter for CBS and also the co-creator of the A&E series, Cold Case Files. There will be a Q and A with the audience, followed by a book sale and signing.
 
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 25, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Join us at Clementi's on Dec. 5 to talk about Stephen King’s 11/22/63
11/26/13
 
Join us on December 5 to talk about Stephen King’s acclaimed novel, 11/22/63. It is a meditation on memory, love, loss, free will and necessity. Copies of the book are available at the Info Services Desk.
 
Date and Time: Thursday, December 5, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Clementi's, 602 W. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights
 
 
As the nation observes the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, there is a lot of interest in learning more about the 35th President of the United States. Here are some helpful information sources:
 
  • Check out the JFK50 interactive website created by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in honor of the 50th anniversary. The site includes video and audio clips of speeches.
 
 
 
 

Join us for a fun afternoon celebrating Indian culture–Nov 9
11/05/13

Dance, eat, and laugh at these two entertaining programs that celebrate Indian culture:
 
Date: Saturday, November 9
 
Traditional Indian Dancing
The internationally-renowned Natya Dance Company will entertain us with a performance and then teach us some dance moves
 
Time and Location: 1:30–2:30 p.m./ Marketplace
 
 
Laughter Yoga
Learn about the laughing clubs of India and participate in simple laughter exercises with gentle yoga breathing. Traditional Indian sweets will be served.
 
Time and Location: 3–4 p.m./ Hendrickson Room
 
 
 

Watch the video of our recent Affordable Care Act program
09/23/13
Lori Martin, president of Envision Benefits Specialists, gave a presentation last week at the library on the new Affordable Care Act. If you missed it, watch the video of her talk below.
 
Open enrollment for coverage through the Affordable Care Act starts October 1, 2013. The library can provide information resources and computers for you to enroll. Ask at the Info Desk.
 

Love? What's it all about? Find out on September 17
09/09/13

Molecular geneticist Stephanie Levi will demystify the science behind love, attraction and everything in between. Learn about differences in the brains of men and women when it comes to love, the science behind breakups and how pheromones influence behaviors. For adults 18 years and older; program will contain adult content.
 
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Looking for a new reading challenge? Join our Classics Study Group
09/09/13

Life Readers: Classics Study Group
Thursdays, 7– 8:30 p.m, Cardinal Room.

Led by a Newberry Library Independent Scholar, this serious group will focus on close textual analysis of A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell.  For anyone who is interested in studying serious books in a group setting, this group will help participants to understand the classics in context, with each discussion supplemented by biographical, historical, and critical information. 

Registration:
This group's members supply their own books.  Because of the differences in various editions or translations, it is important to read the editions listed on the supplied reading list.  Register and pick up your reading list information at any time at the Info Desk in the library. Participants may join for all books, or for separate titles. Questions? Call the Info Desk, 847-392-0100.

   Date Title
  2013  
  September 19 A Question of Upbringing and A Buyer's Market
  October 17 The Acceptance World
  November 21 At Lady Molly's and Casanova's Chinese Restaurant
  December 19 The Kindly Ones
     
  2014  
  February 20
The Valley of Bones and The Soldier's Art
  March 20 The Military Philosophers
  April 17 Books Do Furnish a Room and Temporary Kings
  May 15 Hearing Secret Harmonies