Adult Events

Elaine Dame Jazz Concert

Sunday, September 25, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Elaine Dame sings and people stop and listen. The woman who Time Out, Chicago calls a “jazz dynamo” and “a gem in the city’s vocal jazz scene” has been turning heads and capturing attention for the past fifteen years, a mainstay of the Chicago jazz scene.

From her regular appearances at New York City’s Rainbow Room to her headlining performance at the 2015 Chicago Jazz Festival, Elaine’s career is spent at the heart of swinging and sophisticated jazz.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Learn to Play Canasta

Monday, September 26, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Canasta is a fun, social, and challenging card game. It is a partnership game that is played with two decks of cards. Each player should bring one deck of cards (with Jokers) and pen and paper for note-taking. Cost-$50. Payment due at time of registration. You are not officially registered until payment is received. No refunds.
Enter your library card number below to complete registration.
Click here to pay by credit card at Illinois EPay.
To pay by cash or check or if you are a non-library cardholder, please register in person at the check out desk.

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Image Restoration

Monday, September 26, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Learn how to digitally turn your faded or scratched photographs back to their normal color and quality. The process is simple and only takes a few clicks. You can also get creative with a wide range of photo filters available. No experience needed.

Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library

Learn to Play Mah Jongg

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 -
9:30am to 11:30am

Mah Jongg is a fun, social, and mentally stimulating tile game played with four players. Players create strategy and build hands. Both skill and luck play a part. Bring the 2016 National Mah Jongg League score card. Cost-$50. Payment due at time of registration. You are not officially registered until payment is received. No refunds.
Enter your library card number below to complete registration.
Click here to pay by credit card at Illinois EPay.
To pay by cash or check or if you are a non-library cardholder, please register in person at the check out desk.

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Readers' Round Table

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Book lovers--join us for a lively conversation about authors and books. Share your favorite recent reads and recommendations. Pick up a complimentary copy of a new or forthcoming book at each meeting. For avid readers and book club leaders looking for ideas

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Lauren Collins - "When in French: Love in a Second Language"

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet The Author. A language barrier is no match for love. Collins, a staff writer at "The New Yorker," discovered this firsthand when she fell for a Frenchman. But what does it mean to love someone in a second language, Collins wonders, as her relationship continues to grow entirely in English. Collins’s memoir is about the lengths we go for love, as well as an exploration across culture and history into how we learn languages and what they say about who we are. Plumbing the depths of humanity’s many forms of language, Collins describes the frustrations and joys of learning and living in French. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing. Registration is not required.

Presented with the Alliance Française de Chicago.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Northlight Theatre - "The City of Conversation"

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:30am

Join members from Northlight Theatre's artistic team as they discuss Anthony Giardina's "The City of Conversation." In 1979 Washington D.C., socialite Hester Ferris throws posh dinner parties that can change the course of politics. But when her son turns up with an ambitious Reagan-ite girlfriend and a shocking new world view, it ignites a family divide that spans over 30 years and six presidential administrations. As power shifts from one generation to the next, a family struggles to maintain ties while on opposite sides of the partisan fence. One attendee will win a pair of tickets to the play. Registration is not required.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Northlight Theatre - "The City of Conversation"

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:30am

Join members from Northlight Theatre's artistic team as they discuss Anthony Giardina's "The City of Conversation." In 1979 Washington D.C., socialite Hester Ferris throws posh dinner parties that can change the course of politics. But when her son turns up with an ambitious Reagan-ite girlfriend and a shocking new world view, it ignites a family divide that spans over 30 years and six presidential administrations. As power shifts from one generation to the next, a family struggles to maintain ties while on opposite sides of the partisan fence. One attendee will win a pair of tickets to the play. Registration is not required.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Share Your Photos

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Share those summer photos with family and friends. Use services like Flickr, Instagram, and Google Photos to start sharing right from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

You will gain a working knowledge of how to create, change, cut, customize, save and print many types of documents. Cost of text is not included in fee. To save your work, bring a USB Flash drive (1G minimum).
Cost-$30

Payment due at time of registration. You are not officially registered until payment is received. NO REFUNDS.

To Register:

1. Enter your library card number below to complete registration. If you are a non-library cardholder, please register in person at the check out desk.

2. Pay for a class by:

A.
CREDIT CARD- click here to pay by credit card at Illiniois Epay.

B. CASH OR CHECK - to pay by cash or check or if you are a non-libray cardholder, please register in person at the check out desk.

Remember, you are not officially registered until payment is received!

Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library

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