Adult Events

Amazing Africa

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 7:00pm to 7:40pm

Experience the music, dance, and stories of West Africa. See the authentic attire, listen to the native instruments, and marvel at one of the most athletic, high-energy dancers you will ever see.
Registered program - No residency requirement
Children under age 8 must be accompanied by a REGISTERED ADULT
ADULT REGISTERS AS 22 years

This program is made possible by generosity of the American Enterprise Bank.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Book Nook-Friends of the Library

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

Friends of the Library Book Sale every Thursday and Saturday on the lower level at the library.

Lower Lobby, HP Library

SCORE Chicago Mentoring

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Register for a one-on-one mentoring session with a SCORE Chicago counselor at http://www.scorechicago.org.

SCORE counselors are successful executives and business owners who can help you on a wide variety of business issues like financing, marketing or business plans. They have volunteered their wisdom and experience to help you at no cost.

Book Nook-Friends of the Library

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

Friends of the Library Book Sale every Thursday and Saturday on the lower level of the library.

Lower Lobby, HP Library

Relive Cinerama: How the West Was Won

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Originally developed by Fred Waller of Paramount's special-effects department as a secret military training device, the Cinerama process made its sensational public bow in New York with This Is Cinerama (1952), a thrill-filled travelogue type of film. This new motion picture technique became one of the most exciting movie-going experiences of the 1950’s.

Recently Cinerama’s two most significant films, This Is Cinerama (1952) and How the West was Won (1963) have been digitally restored in the original Cinerama process.

Retired College of Lake County film professor and film historian Bob Coscarelli has performed extensive research on this long-lost filmmaking experience, traveling the country to interview film industry professionals who worked directly with the process. Bob will discuss the birth and decline of this unique “baby boomer” movie process and share his first-hand knowledge of this thrilling film going experience. Along with a visual presentation on the history of Cinerama, the library will show the restored film How the West Was Won in its original Cinerama format roadshow version.

Complimentary treats will be served during intermission.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Songs in Yiddish and Russian

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Songs performed by Cantor Pavel Roytman with Peter Sadkhin on accordion and Vladimir Liberman on clarinet. Registration is not required.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Late Opening - Library will open at 11:00 am today

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 11:00am to 9:00pm

Library will open at 11 am due to a staff meeting.

Book Nook-Friends of the Library

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

Friends of the Library Book Sale every Thursday and Saturday on the lower level at the library.

Lower Lobby, HP Library

SCORE Chicago Mentoring

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Register for a one-on-one mentoring session with a SCORE Chicago counselor at http://www.scorechicago.org.

SCORE counselors are successful executives and business owners who can help you on a wide variety of business issues like financing, marketing or business plans. They have volunteered their wisdom and experience to help you at no cost.

Meet The Author Lauren Fox - "Days Of Awe"

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 7:00pm

Fox's book explores marriage, motherhood, and the often surprising shape of new love. It's the story of a woman who, in the wake of her best friend's sudden death, must face the crisis in her marriage, the fury of her daughter, and the possibility of opening her heart to someone new. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

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