Adult Events

Book Nook - Friends of the Library

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

Friends of the Library Book Sale every Thursday and Saturday on the lower level at the library.

Lower Lobby, HP Library

Helene Berr, A Stolen Life

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

This exhibit is based on the journal written by Hélène Berr, a young Jewish French woman, whose future was cut short by Vichy Government's laws and the extermination plan imagined by the Nazis. Studying English Literature at Sorbonne University, Helene Berr was 21 years old when she began her journal. We follow her steps through Paris under the German Occupation, until her deportation to Auschwitz in 1944. The exhibit goes beyond the framework of Hélène Berr's journal and personality, as it broadens the context of the Occupation and addresses the persecution of the Jews in France. With the support of photographs, archives, films, interactive animations and maps, this exhibition shows how the daily lives of Jews had been impacted by these terrible acts of violence.
This exhibition, curated by Karen Taieb and Sophie Nagiscarde, with the guidance of Mariette Job, was designed, created, and distributed by the Mémorial de la Shoah (Paris, France), and made possible through the generous support of SNCF.

Adult Services Dept, HP Library

Book Discussion with Judy Levin

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

In "Americanah," novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie turns her sharp, incisive eye upon institutionalized racism in contemporary US and British culture as Nigerian immigrants Ifemelu and Obinze attempt to navigate the cynical and dishonest societies in which they find themselves.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Board of Trustees Meeting

Historical Room, HP Library

Meet The Author: Stuart Rojstaczer - The Mathematician's Shiva

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Author Stuart Rojstaczer discusses his new book where the comedy and tragedy of eastern European Jewish life collide with the elegance of mathematics in a tale of an American immigrant family. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Rise and Shine - Lyric Opera Lecture- "Il Trovatore"

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:30am

Christine Casey from the Lyric Opera will present a lecture on Verdi’s "Il Trovatore" with biographical information about the composer, librettist, and performers, as well as plot synopsis and in-depth information about the opera. Musical examples are included, as this highly emotional and action packed opera is examined.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Spanish Literary Club

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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. This event will be held in the MediaScape Room. The first title that will be discussed is
"Crónica de una muerte anunciada” by Gabriel García Márquez.

Matzo Balls, Chopped Liver and the Midwest

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Highland Park Historical Society presents a lecture by Ellen Steinberg, PhD, author of "From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways." Steinberg explores the evolution of Midwestern Jewish cuisine. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Book Nook - Friends of the Library

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

Friends of the Library Book Sale every Thursday and Saturday on the lower level at the library.

Lower Lobby, HP Library

SCORE Chicago Mentoring

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 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.

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