Adult Events

The Mind Of The Chimpanzee

Join Elizabeth Lonsdorf and Steve Ross from Lincoln Park Zoo�s Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, and co-editors of �The Mind of the Chimpanzee� as they share the most recent research into how chimpanzees think, learn and feel. A One Book, One Highland Park event.

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Elizabeth Lonsdorf and Steve Ross
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Rise and Shine - Alice I Have Been

"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.

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Melanie Benjamin
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Rise and Shine

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.

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Philippa Gregory
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Measure For Measure

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.

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Film Showing and Discussion: "Pride of the Yankees"

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.

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Bob Coscarelli
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