Posts tagged with "Adults"

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.

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.