Posts tagged with "Adults"

Posted by daccurso on 10/19/10
kindle_blog Did you know that the Library has eReaders that you can check out? We have Kindles, Nooks and Sony Readers that can be checked out for two weeks (except for the Kindle DX). Each eReader has titles preloaded for you to read. The Kindles have either popular fiction or nonfiction titles, and the Sony Readers and Nooks have both fiction and nonfiction titles on each. To find out what titles are available, check our catalog under eBook Reader to get a listing. To check one out, pick up a case on the "Just Arrived" shelves located near the Welcome Desk and take it to the Checkout Desk. Before you leave the Library, be sure to stop at the Welcome Desk for some quick instructions to get you started.
Posted by lmulford on 02/07/13

For most of its history, Chicago produced about one-third of the nation’s candy including Brach’s caramels, Mars' Snickers bars, Wrigley’s gum, Cracker Jack, Baby Ruth bars, Tootsie Rolls and Frango Mints. Author Leslie Goddard explores the history of these tasty treats and what made Chicago such an ideal location for candy makers. Samples provided. For A.H. cardholders only.
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 19, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Posted by lmulford on 11/17/11

According to the EPA, the average American produces 4.4 pounds of garbage a day, however 60% of that could be recycled. Mary Allen, Recycling and Education Director for the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), will discuss how you can reduce your carbon footprint and which products are healthier for us and our environment. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Date and time: Tuesday, November 29, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Posted by daccurso on 03/09/10
safe_toys Time and date: Thursday, March 18, 7–8 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Representatives from Kids in Danger, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children by improving product safety, will discuss what to look for when buying toys and products for children. Nursery toys, recalls, and play yard equipment are highlighted.  Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Posted by daccurso on 10/10/11

Come join us as we discuss the book, 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart
“[The] revolution began years before the first guns opened, as a gradual change in the hearts and minds of men and women, until suddenly, in the months before the attack on [Fort] Sumter, this transformation attained irresistible momentum. One person at a time, millions of Americans decided in 1861—as their grandparents had in 1776—that it was worth risking everything, their lives and fortunes, on their country. Not just on its present reality . . . but on a vision of what its future could be and what its past had meant. . . Eighteen sixty-one, like 1776 was—and still is—not just a year, but an idea.”  (From 1861 by Adam Goodheart)
Date and time: Wednesday November 2, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Dunton Room
Register and pick up book at the Welcome Desk.
Be sure to sign up for Letters of the Civil War, November 6, 2–3 p.m. in the Hendrickson Room

Posted by daccurso on 09/08/11

The movies are filled with excerpts from classical music. WFMT's Carl Grapentine of classical radio station, WFMT/98.7 FM, presents a program highlighting classical music as used in many of your favorite movies. He'll also present some excerpts that you've never heard from the original score for 2001: A Space Odyssey. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Date and time: Sunday, September 18, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Posted by lmulford on 12/10/12

Looking for the perfect beverage to keep winter's chill at bay? Join Lew and Jack from Lew's Brews as they discuss their business of importing, roasting, and distributing coffee from Central and South America. The origin, roast, and taste of four different coffees will be discussed and samples will be provided.
Date and Time: Sunday, December 16, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Posted by daccurso on 02/23/12

Three lucky attendees at our Sports Authorities program on Tuesday night got a pleasant surprise - free Chicago Bulls and DePaul Blue Demon tickets supplied by those organizations. Pictured in the photo above are Cheryl Raye-Stout, sports reporter for NPR, Rudy Marotii Jr.; winner of  the DePaul tickets; Robert Lindgren, winner of a pair of Bulls tickets; Johnny Bach, former assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls and Michael Bell, who won the other pair of Bulls tickets. Congratulations to all of our raffle winners and a big thank you to our panel of sports experts.
Be sure to sign up for our next Sports Authorities program on April 3 - Batter Up for Baseball Season with Todd Hollandsworth, Cubs analyst for Comcast Sports, sportswriter Jim O'Donnell and Elliott Harris, author of Hoodoo: Unraveling the 100-Year Mystery of the Chicago Cubs.

Posted by daccurso on 03/28/10
Date and time: Tuesday, April 13, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Dennis Paige, an expert on native landscaping, will show you how to introduce your landscape to an unfolding range of colorful native prairie, woodland and wetland trees, shrubs, wildflowers, sedge and grasses. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Posted by daccurso on 07/06/10
DannAndRaymond-ConstantC Attack of the Zombies – How the Undead Spread Dread Date and time: Thursday, July 15, 7:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire and novelist/film historian Raymond Benson return to celebrate our adult summer reading theme. They’ll scare up some movie clips and trivia from such titles as I Walked with a Zombie, Night of the Living Dead, Pet Semetary, and many more. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.