Posts tagged with "Adults"

Posted by daccurso on 03/29/12

Award-winning thriller novelist Jamie Freveletti will discuss her three novels, her research and the writing process. She has the distinction of recently being tapped by the estate of Robert Ludlum to write the next book in the Covert One series to be released this fall. A book sale and signing will follow.
 
Date and time: Sunday, April 15, 2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
 
About the Author
Jamie Freveletti is a trial attorney, martial artist, and runner. Her debut thriller, Running from the Devil (HarperCollins/ Morrow 2009), was chosen as a “Notable Book” by the Independent Booksellers of America, awarded "Best First Novel" by the International Thriller Writers, awarded a Barry Award for "Best First Novel" by Deadly Pleasures Magazine, and nominated for a Macavity Award for" Best First Mystery" by the Mystery Readers International and "Favorite First Novel of 2009" by Crimespree Magazine. It has been translated into three languages and was an international bestseller.
 
Her second novel, Running Dark, released in June, 2010, hit both the Chicagoland and South Florida bestseller lists and won a Lovey award for Best Novel 2010. The third novel in her series, The Ninth Day, recently launched in October 2011. She lives in Chicago with her family.

Posted by daccurso on 11/23/09
Date and time: Tuesday, December 1, 7–9 Location: Training Center Do you have a technology question such as what is a flash drive? How do I prevent spam in my email? How do I set up a Flikr account? We may be able to help you. Staff from the Computer Help Desk will be on hand to answer your questions at this open house. There's no registration; just drop in.
Posted by daccurso on 03/07/11
Join Alex Brooks from the Alex Brooks Canine Center and two of his dogs to learn secrets for dealing with a variety of behavior-related issues, including timid dogs and overactive dogs. Alex will teach some basic obedience commands, discuss separation anxiety, address excessive barking, and help you to understand your dog's body language. Alex will also give you tips on purchasing or adopting a new dog.
 
Alex has been training dogs since the late 1970s. He has worked with local police canine units and has even trained narcotics dogs. He also works closely with local animal shelters and rescue organizations doing volunteer work in training dogs so they are easier to place in a forever home. He trains dogs to help the physically challenged gain improved freedom, independence and quality of life.
 
His canine training expertise has gained the attention of many well-known sport superstars including Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Tony Kukoc, Cliff Levingston, Maurice Douglas, Bobby Simmons, Antonio Davis and Jalen Rose, to name a few. Furthermore, Alex has been called to audition, and has supplied dogs for MTV music videos, educational videos, and Home Alone 3. His expertise was sought out by The Paw Stop in New York City, were he spent many months working with them to improve their own training and behavioral program. While in New York he worked with the dogs of Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos and Food Network personality Scott Conant.
 
Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, March 15, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Posted by daccurso on 05/04/09

Tuesday, May 12, 7 p.m. / Hendrickson Room

Learn why Elderhostel has become the world's largest travel and educational opportunity for adults 55 and over, offering economical adventures that include in-depth lectures, fascinating field trips and cultural excursions. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100. To visit the What's Up at the Library blog homepage, click here.
Posted by daccurso on 11/19/09
Get professional help preparing your resume, studying for the GED, taking the citizenship test, even having documents reviewed by an English tutor. It’s all available online from our web site through the Tutor.com Learning Suite. You can work live with a certified tutor from 2-9 p.m. daily or use their SkillsCenter Resource Library 24/7.
Posted by daccurso on 07/30/10
Date and time: Tuesday, August 10, 7:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Can’t get enough of those alluring characters in the Twilight movies? Celebrate the end of our summer reading program at this pulse-pounding presentation of some of film’s most intriguing creatures of the dark with special emphasis on Twilight and New Moon. Watch clips, learn fascinating trivia and history and maybe even win a DVD. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Posted by jlambrecht on 03/22/11
Were you unable to attend the program An Evening of Family Secrets with Frank Calabrese, Jr.? Good News! We have the video of the program for your viewing pleasure. Click here to watch.

Posted by daccurso on 05/10/12

In response to customer requests, we now have the video of Mary Lou Coffman discussing What It's Like to Be a Parent Raising a Child with Asperger's posted on our website. Her presentation was one of the programs in our Human Library series. You can see it on the Recent Programs page under Programs & Classes.

Posted by daccurso on 09/09/11

Join author Garth Stein for this virtual visit to the library via Skype. He will discuss his third novel, The Art of Racing in the Rain, and answer questions from the audience.
 
Publisher's summary of The Art of Racing in the Rain
Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three-year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, September 20, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
 
More about the author and his work
Garth Stein is the author of the New York Times best selling novel, The Art of Racing in the Rain (Harper, 2008). Now published in 30 languages, The Art of Racing in the Rain was the #1 BookSense selection for June, 2008, the Starbucks spring/summer 2008 book selection, and has been on the IndieBound bestseller list since its publication. Stein's previous novel, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets (Soho Press, 2005) won a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, and was a BookSense Pick in both hardcover and paperback. Raven Stole the Moon (Harper, 2010) was Stein's first novel. He has also written a full-length play, Brother Jones, and produced a number of award-winning documentaries.

Posted by daccurso on 07/30/12

In anticipation of the library’s book discussion of Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton later in August, join this virtual visit with author Jeff Pearlman. He will talk about his book and then answer questions from the audience. Jeff is a columnist for si.com and has worked as a columnist for ESPN.com, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, a features writer for Newsday and — amazingly — as The (Nashville) Tennessean's food and fashion writer. He is also the author of two New York Times bestsellers.

 

Date and time: Wednesday, August 8, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

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