Posts tagged with "Adults"
Drop by to hear Helen Magid from the Lyric Opera Lecture Corps discuss Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti. This series of opera lectures is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Come to the lecture before you go to the opera and learn about the performances this year at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. This lecture is given by John Kohlmeier of the Lyric Opera Lecture Corps. This free lecture is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Join us as Lyric Opera lecturer Gary Pett presents Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel. This program is part of a series sponsored by the Friends of the Library and presented by members of the Lyric Opera Corps.
Part lecture, part-hands on, this program introduces some of the different indigenous nations of Mesoamerica and their unique systems of writing. The codex was an accordion-style, folded book used by the Mayas and Aztecs with pictographs instead of written text. Learn about their complex pictographs and the tragic loss of this vast amount of knowledge due to the conquest. Register online to create your very own codex with strips of amate paper, and create a visual story without the use of text.
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.
Test your knowledge of author Stieg Larsson's books, then see the documentary about his life and work.
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.
Credit Reports and Credit Scores
Monday, April 4, 2 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
Today, your credit history impacts everything from how much you pay for auto insurance to whether you can get a cell phone. Karen Chan, Consumer and Family Economics Educator from the University of Illinois Extension, will explain what’s in a credit report and why it matters, where to get your free annual credit report and much more. Register
Morningstar’s Best Ideas for 2011 and Beyond
Tuesday, April 5, 7 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
Christine Benz, Director of Personal Finance for Morningstar, Inc., the Chicago-based investment research firm, will discuss their investment outlook for 2011. Register
Standard & Poor’s 2011 Economic Predictions
Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m. / Hendrickson Room
The year 2011 offers a trio of three-year milestones: 1) In January, President Obama begins his third year in office, 2) In March, the S&P 500 starts the third year of this bull market, and 3) In June, the U.S. economy enters the third year of recovery. The S&P 500 has risen an average of 17% in the third year of a president’s term in office since 1945, while bull markets and economic expansions have historically lasted an average of more than four years each. Will the economy, market and administration wind down or crank up? Come hear Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist of Standard & Poor’s Equity Research, discuss what S&P economists, strategists and analysts think lies ahead for the coming year. Will it glitter like gold, or go up in smoke? Register