Adult Events

Mary Stuart

Equity actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago perform a theatrical reading of "Mary Stuart." A discussion with the director and cast follows the reading. Sponsored by the Friends of the Highland Park Library.

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Royko In Love

Author David Royko reads from and discusses his new book, "Royko in Love: Mike's Letters to Carol." Collected here for the very first time are the letters that Pultizer-prize winning columnist Mike Royko penned in the 1950s during the courtship of his first wife, Carol. David Royko, Mike and Carol's son, will read selected letters and sign copies of the book.

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David Royko
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Career Counseling

Meet with a career counselor from College of Lake County for a half hour session. Learn job strategies, find assistance writing or updating a resume, and prepare for a job interview. For more job hunting information visit our Job Hunting Subject Guide. Also check out our recommended career and employment sites.

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Dr. Iris Seeley
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The Mind Of The Chimpanzee

Join Elizabeth Lonsdorf and Steve Ross from Lincoln Park Zoo�s Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, and co-editors of �The Mind of the Chimpanzee� as they share the most recent research into how chimpanzees think, learn and feel. A One Book, One Highland Park event.

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Elizabeth Lonsdorf and Steve Ross
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Rise and Shine - Alice I Have Been

"Alice I have Been" - Lewis Carroll's Muse in Words and Pictures.
Author Melanie Benjamin discusses her historical novel, an imaginative rendering of the life of Alice Pleasance Liddell Hargreaves, the girl who inspired Lewis Carroll to invent Wonderland. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book sigining. Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center. Sponsored by Sunrise Assisted Living.

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Melanie Benjamin
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Rise and Shine

Meet the Author: Philippa Gregory, via Skype.
Author Philippa Gregory, who wrote the bestselling "The Other Boleyn Girl," will introduce her new novel, The Red Queen, discuss its protagonist, Margaret Beaufort, and take quesitons from the audience about here career, characters, and love of history. Books wil be for sale with signed bookplates by Ms. Gregory. Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center. Sponsored by Sunrise Assisted Living.

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Philippa Gregory
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