Posts tagged with "Adults"

Posted by daccurso on 08/06/11

This past November the famous "Chagall Windows" returned to the galleries of The Art Institute of Chicago after a five-year absence. Art historian and professor Dr. Michelle Paluch-Mishur discusses Chagall's distinctive style and his major themes. Going beyond the "Windows," Dr. Paluch-Mishur presents many important paintings and projects that Chagall completed, including another Chicago favorite -- the Four Seasons Mosaic.
 
Date and time: Sunday, August 28, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Posted by daccurso on 04/12/10
flightpatternsbyDennisSmith This Saturday, April 24, Art Train Illinois comes to Arlington Heights, and one of its stops is at the Library. Come by and view the Library's artwork from 11 a.m-3 p.m. Be sure to pick up an Art in the Library brochure at the Dunton Avenue entrance to guide you on your tour. Brochures are also available at the Reception Desk on the second floor. And while you're here, stop in at the Friends of the Library's Super Spring Used Book sale in the Hendrickson and Lindsey Rooms. Sale hours are 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on Saturday. This new event is hosted by the Arts Commission of Arlington Heights.
Posted by daccurso on 02/10/11
The Barnes Foundation, located in Pennsylvania, houses one of the finest and most valuable art collections in the world. Art historian Jeff Mishur presents an illustrated lecture on this eccentric and didactic installation of paintings, sculptures, furniture and applied arts and the curious events that have led to the latest controversy over its impending relocation. The documentary about the collection, The Art of the Steal, will be shown on February 20. at 2 p.m. Sign up for both!
 
Date and time: Thursday, February 17, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
Register
 
Reel Time: The Art of the Steal
101 minutes
This documentary film tells the story of the struggle for control of the Barnes Foundation art collection, one of the most valuable collections of art in the world.
 
 
Date and time: Sunday, February 20, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Posted by daccurso on 08/02/11

Would you give up your career as a journalist in Manhattan to start a cooperative, self-sustaining farm with the man you love? That is what happened to author Kristin Kimball, and she chronicles her life change in The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food and Love. It is also the latest selection for the Reading Green book discussion group. Books are available for checkout, but you don't have to read the book to attend.
 
Here's what the publisher says about The Dirty Life:

Single, thirtysomething, working as a writer in New York City, Kristin Kimball was living life as an adventure. But she was beginning to feel a sense of longing for a family and for home. When she interviewed a dynamic young farmer, her world changed. Kristin knew nothing about growing vegetables, let alone raising pigs and cattle and driving horses. But on an impulse, smitten, if not yet in love, she shed her city self and moved to five hundred acres near Lake Champlain to start a new farm with him. The Dirty Life is the captivating chronicle of their first year on Essex Farm, from the cold North Country winter through the following harvest season—complete with their wedding in the loft of the barn.
 
Kimball and her husband had a plan: to grow everything needed to feed a community. It was an ambitious idea, a bit romantic, and it worked. Every Friday evening, all year round, a hundred people travel to Essex Farm to pick up their weekly share of the "whole diet"—beef, pork, chicken, milk, eggs, maple syrup, grains, flours, dried beans, herbs, fruits, and forty different vegetables—produced by the farm. The work is done by draft horses instead of tractors, and the fertility comes from compost. Kimball’s vivid descriptions of landscape, food, cooking—and marriage—are irresistible.
 
Dates and times: Saturday, August 27, 10 a.m.–noon
Location:  Lindsey Room
 

Posted by lmulford on 03/14/13

Join us for this informative panel discussion on women's health.  Dr. Amanda Karm, Lindy Camardella, Dr. Jennifer Green, Cindee Manaves, Rachel Matrejek and Lydia Chasen Nadolski will discuss holistic ways to deal with hormones, fertility, disease prevention, basic self-care and more. Co-sponsored with the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce.
 
Date and Time: Thursday, March 21, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Posted by daccurso on 06/03/11
Throughout time, man's destiny has been shaped by the search for the elusive spices coveted by nobility and royalty. The history of the spice trade reveals fascinating tales of piracy, adventures and wars battled to control the spice trade. Exotic myths arose in explanation of the expense of the spice treasures. Patty and Tom Erd have spent their lives as spice merchants in pursuit of the highest quality spices from locations all over the globe. They will share interesting historical facts, anecdotes and entertaining tales of daring do! They’ll also bring samples for you to take home.

Date and time: Tuesday, June 14, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

Posted by lmulford on 01/15/13

Most of eBay's top sellers use an eBay Store to maximize their sales and profits. eBay University Instructor Jack Waddick will talk about the latest tools and strategies for setting up a successful eBay store and include real-time demos on eBay.com.
 
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 23, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Posted by daccurso on 07/16/10
seven perfect daysDate and time: Tuesday, July 20, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Take a virtual drive through Northern California with Bill and Celia Ginnodo, authors of Seven Perfect Days in Northern California: A Guided Driving Tour. Learn about the best places to visit in areas such as San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, Yosemite National Park and Wine Country. Book sale and signing afterwards. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Posted by daccurso on 07/16/10
Date and time: Wednesday July 21, 7:30 p.m. Location: Near Welcome Desk Come hear about the latest thriller, mystery and suspense novels. Our staff will share some titles from thriller authors, such as David Stone, John Sanford, Barry Eisler and more. Share with us some authors and titles that you have enjoyed. We have a limited number of thriller paperbacks to distribute. Please join us for this chance to share some thrilling reads. Drop in.
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.