Do you love animals? Have you ever thought about working with animals? Now’s your chance to learn what it would be like to be a zookeeper! Rebecca Bearman, MSc, Assistant Curator of Birds and Program Animals at Zoo Atlanta, will be joining us to talk about what working in a zoo is really like! She will give you the down and dirty of a day in the life of a zookeeper and you might even get to meet some of her furry, scaly, and feathered friends from Lincolnwood’s The Animal Store!
Learn about the "why" and "how" of DNA testing for ethnicity and genealogy. Professional genealogist Caron Brennan provides case studies and examples for incorporating DNA tests into family history research.
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.
Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial! Historical dramatist R. J. Lindsey portrays Stephen Mather, the founding director of the National Park Service. During Mather's tenure, the park system nearly doubled in size and more Americans visited than ever before. Director Mather tells his story with stunning photographs of the park lands and wildlife he fought to save. A Rise and Shine humanities program. Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center. Sponsored by Silverado of Highland Park. Registration is not required.
Meet and talk about math. Watch a TED talk and then discuss math in nature and the nature of math. Math hobbyist Les Axelrod facilitates the discussion. Bring a calculator. For more information, call Les at 847-432-7003. Registration is not required.
Van Gogh's Bedrooms
Wednesday, April 13, 10:30 a.m.
The Art Institute's Allison Perelman discusses the museum's current exhibit, Van Gogh's Bedrooms. Perelman, who was one of the catalogue authors for the exhibit, talks about Van Gogh's life, his lifelong quest for home, and gives a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibit and how it came together. Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center. Sponsored by Silverado of Highland Park.
"Chicago Tribune" film critic Michael Phillips shares his predictions. Registration is not required.
Foreign policy will loom large in the 2016 presidential election. Terrorism, trade, climate change, and bilateral relations between the United States and China, Russia, and Iran top the list of major foreign policy concerns. Democrats and Republicans are deeply divided on these issues, as well as the general direction the country ought to take in world affairs. Jim Marquardt, associate professor of politics, reviews the foreign policy positions of the major party candidates.