Adult Events

Mindfulness: The Space Between Impulse and Action

Monday, March 6, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

The ability to be mindfully present enhances decision-making, increases willpower and self-compassion and builds resilience. Learn a concept or idea each week that is backed up through both science and the contemplative meditative traditions and learn to connect with yourself more deeply.
Cost-$60. 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.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Creative Writing

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Perfect for the beginning or experienced writer seeking creative sparks, writing deadlines and the support and feedback from a writing group environment. Optional writing prompts and responses to guide works-in-progress are provided.
Cost-$60. 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.

Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library

Meet The Author Will Schwalbe

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Meet The Author: Will Schwalbe – "Books For Living"

Will Schwalbe, author of the bestselling "The End of Your Life Book Club," discusses his new book that’s a celebration of reading and a recommendation of specific books to help guide us through our daily lives. In each chapter he makes clear the ways in which a particular book has helped to shape how he leads his own life and the ways in which it might help to shape ours, with books by Melville, Dickens, E.B. White, James Baldwin, and more. A thought-provoking, heartfelt and inspiring book.

Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.

Alyce Brenner Room, HP Library

Second Wednesdays Book Discussion

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Davis Schneiderman, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Professor of English at Lake Forest College leads the book discussion of AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner. Honoring the dying wish of their matriarch, Addie Bundren, to be buried among her own people, an oddball family embarks on an odyssey in 1920s Mississippi. Faulkner's stream-of-conscience narrative is considered one of the most influential novels in American literature.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Book Nook - Friends of the Library

Thursday, March 9, 2017 -
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

SCORE Chicago Mentoring

Thursday, March 9, 2017 -
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.

Adult Services Meeting Room 2, HP Library

Memoir Writing

Thursday, March 9, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

What's your story? Your life experience is the story that only you can tell. You don't have to be a polished writer to chronicle the story for all time! Examples of successful memoirs are discussed as well as techniques for organizing your thoughts and putting them on paper.
Cost-$60. 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.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Spanish Literary Club

Friday, March 10, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

Attendees will take part in lively discussions on Spanish literature, focusing on the works of notable authors. Conversations will be mostly in Spanish, but non-native speakers are welcome. Currently discussing "La tía Julia y el escribidor" by Mario Vargas Llosa.

Adult Services Mediascape Room, HP Library

Book Nook - Friends of the Library

Saturday, March 11, 2017 -
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

Book Discussion with Judy Levin

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Judy Levin moderates the discussion of THE HOUSEGUEST by Kim Brooks. In the summer of 1941,disturbing news from Europe prompts American Jews to take action. Abe Aver takes in a European refugee, the volatile and alluring Yiddish actress, Ana Beidler, who changes his and his family's lives forever.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

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