Meeting Room B

College Application Essay Writing Workshop

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Grades 9 to 12. Tackle writing your college application essay with Tania Runyan, published author and experienced college essay consultant. The workshop will help you understand the purpose of the application essay, brainstorm topics, and begin writing the showstopper that will capture your voice and the eye of the admissions office. Please register.
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Pressure Cooking 101 $3

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Instant Pots and other pressure cookers have made a come back on the cooking scene. Join Andrea Pracht of My Kitchen Clatter for a demonstration on what all the talk is about. Whether you’ve been pressure cooking for years or just thinking about it, you’ll learn something from this class. Andrea will be making butternut squash risotto and chocolate lava cakes. There is a $3 fee to attend. Please register in person at the Adult Reference Desk.

Yoga Kids

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
(Grades K-3) Come learn basic yoga and play yoga games! Please bring a mat or bath-sized towel and wear clothes to move around in. Please register.
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An Introduction To The Bullet Journal - $10.00

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Have you tried planner after planner only to fill out the first few months and then quit? You've got to try the bullet journal--a planner system that allows you to express yourself in a creative way, stay organized, and get things done. Join Audrey Ko of Things Unseen Designs as she walks you through the basics and provides lots of helpful ideas to get you started. There will also be time to practice. The $10 fee includes journal and other supplies. Please register in person at the Adult Reference Desk.

Mysteries of the Cosmos: The Possibility of Life on Mars and Venus

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
We are either alone in the Universe or we are not; either possibility is overwhelming! Join the exploration of the fundamental question about the pervasiveness of life -- is it common or rare? The focus of this presentation will be our planetary neighbors, Mars and Venus, and their potential as abodes for life.
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Art Appreciation 101

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
If you are a fan of art but uncertain on how to talk about it, this program is for you! Jeff Mishur, owner of Art Excursions, will discuss how to analyze how an artwork is 'built' out of colors, lines and similar visual components.
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Coal Swamps, Coral Reefs, and Continental Glaciers

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Raymond Wiggers, author of the popular earth-science guidebook Geology Underfoot in Illinois,presents an illustrated lecture incorporating a diverse selection of outstanding scenic locales and geologic sites in Illinois. The presentation covers all major sections of the state---from Chicago's monumental downtown to the great river valleys of the central counties, and from the canyons and lead mines of the Galena region to the soaring cliffs of Shawnee National Forest, far to the south.
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