Adult Events

Film showing & discussion: The Visitor (2007)

Walter Vale (Richard Jenkins) is a widower who teaches economics at a Connecticut university. He lives alone and is no longer motivated by his work. When he reluctantly makes a trip to New York to deliver a paper at a conference, he discovers that his apartment has been surreptitiously rented to a couple of illegal immigrants. The three develop an unexpected and profound connection that will change Walter’s life forever. This film was written and directed by Tom McCarthy.

Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center.

Film showing and discussion with Bob Coscarelli: Avalon (1990)

The story covers nearly forty years in the lives of a Jewish immigrant family, starting in 1914 when Sam Krichinsky (Armin Mueller-Stahl) emigrates to Baltimore. The family goes from poverty through prosperity, facing and adjusting to the changing world around them. The film received several Academy Award and Golden Globes nominations, including best screenplay and best original score (Randy Newman) and was directed by Barry Levinson.

Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center

Computer Basics

From music and documents to email and banking, computers are changing the way we do things. This program will introduce the fundamentals of computing and teach you how to use the mouse and keyboard, open and close computer programs, and create and organize documents.

Solar Energy Day

Thinking about solar energy for your home? A representative from the Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) discusses current technology and its advantages to the planet and your wallet. Then tour the ISEA Solar House on display at the library, and explore local homes that are already reaping the benefits. Talk to the owners and hear how solar energy can be the right solution. Homes will be open from 3- 5 p.m. Directions to homes will be provided. Registration is not required.