Posts tagged with "Adults"
Renowned local appraiser Karl Gates presents a general history and overview of current and past trends in the world of antiques appraisal. The first 30 registrants can bring in one item for appraisal. Stamps, coins and firearms are not eligible for appraisal. For A.H. cardholders only.
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.
Stop by the Kids’ World Desk to pick up your game card. Keep track of how much you read. When you have finished, come in to choose your own book. For ages 5–12.
Life Readers: Classics Study Group
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.
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.
|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|
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|
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.
Join us for a discussion of the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle. Off-site at the Arlington Heights American Legion Hall, 121 N. Douglas Ave. Arlington Heights. Appetizers will be served. Cash bar. Register and pick up a copy of the book at the Info Desk.
The library is honoring Women's History Month with a film showing of Miss Representation. The documentary takes an in-depth look at how the media's misrepresentations of women have led to a discriminatory and stereotypical portrayal of females in positions of power, and addresses the impact this has on people in their everyday interactions. Join us for a screening of the film, followed by a discussion.