Join Elizabeth Lonsdorf and Steve Ross from Lincoln Park Zooï¿½s Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, and co-editors of ï¿½The Mind of the Chimpanzeeï¿½ as they share the most recent research into how chimpanzees think, learn and feel. A One Book, One Highland Park event.
"Alice I have Been" - Lewis Carroll's Muse in Words and Pictures.
Author Melanie Benjamin discusses her historical novel, an imaginative rendering of the life of Alice Pleasance Liddell Hargreaves, the girl who inspired Lewis Carroll to invent Wonderland. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book sigining. Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center. Sponsored by Sunrise Assisted Living.
Meet the Author: Philippa Gregory, via Skype.
Author Philippa Gregory, who wrote the bestselling "The Other Boleyn Girl," will introduce her new novel, The Red Queen, discuss its protagonist, Margaret Beaufort, and take quesitons from the audience about here career, characters, and love of history. Books wil be for sale with signed bookplates by Ms. Gregory. Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center. Sponsored by Sunrise Assisted Living.
Equity actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago presents a theatrical reading of the dark comedy "Measure for Measure." Dramaturge Michelle Shupe will provide an introduction to the play at 1:45 p.m. A discussion with the director and cast follows the reading. Sponsored by the Friends of the Highland Park Library.
Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones discusses love in the American musical. A "From Page to Stage" program held in conjunction with the Writers' Theatre production of "She Loves Me." "From Page To Stage" is an innovative series of special events hosted by Writers' Theatre and area libraries.
Starring Carey Mulligan, this is a story about a smart, pretty 16-year-old in the early 1960's who is working toward her goal of being accepted into Oxford. Her life takes a big turn when she meets David, a man twice her age.
Ian Frazier, author of "Great Plains" and "On the Rez," and renowned humor writer for The New Yorker, will discuss his new book, "Travels in Siberia." Books will be for sale and a book signing will follow.
TITLE: Ape House by Sara Gruen
Six bonobo apes use American Sign Language to communicate with humans in Sara Gruen's story about animal research, animal rights, and human-animal relationships.
Bob Coscarelli, professor emeritus at College of Lake County, will introduce the film. A discussion follows the showing.
Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center.
Sponsored by Synergy HomeCare
Starring Gary Cooper, the film tells the story of Lou Gehrig, the Yank's great first baseman, whose career was cut down at its peak by an incurable illness known as ALS.