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Senior Housing 101

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Get planning advice from an expert! Rick Graffagna from Senior Solutions discusses the variety of housing types available to senior citizens, what to look for when touring a potential residence, and how to pay for it. Great for seniors, their caregivers, and anyone looking ahead to their retirement years. 
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Introduction to the Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Is it really a “fad diet” craze? Or is it a way to understand healthy eating?  Learn the basic principles and guidelines to this diet and ways you can incorporate it into your daily routine. 
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Great Decisions

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Learn about critical issues facing America with professor Gary Midkiff. Pick up a copy of the Great Decisions book at the information desk, while supplies last.
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Be an Informed Citizen

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Meeting Room B
Looking to learn how to discern real from fake news, decide among candidates for the March 17, 2020 primary election, or just become a more engaged American? This is the program for you to learn about various strategies and resources to help you do your civic duty.
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Common Connection Film Series: Waiting for Superman

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Spend an afternoon at the movies each month expanding your mind watching these films. We provide the popcorn. No registration required.

Waiting for Superman
For a nation that proudly declared it would leave no child behind, America continues to do so at alarming rates.

March 4: Waiting for Superman (2010)
April 1: Beyond the Brink (2018)
May 6: Race (2016)
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Narcan Training

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Join us for NARCAN training. This class provides information on the opioid epidemic in DuPage County as well as how to recognize an opioid overdose and how to administer this life-saving medication. 
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Separating Art from the Artist: #MeToo and the Music Industry

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot
Elmhurst Public Library
Off-Site

#MeToo has shined a spotlight on sexual misconduct in Hollywood, the media and politics, where powerful men have fallen rapidly. But the music world has lagged behind. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, hosts of WBEZ’s “Sound Opinions,” explore questions about the responsibility we bear for enjoying—or failing to speak out about—troubling themes in an artist’s work.  If we sing along to Michael Jackson or R. Kelly, are we muting those who accuse them of abuse and assault? Can we really separate the art from the artist? Should we?

 

Presented with Elmhurst College

Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel

190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, Illinois


Admission is free but registration is required. Book signing to follow the lecture. Books will be available for purchase.


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Democracy in America: A Tea at Hull House with Jane Addams

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Photo of Jane Addams
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Jane Addams (1860-1935) was a crusader for social justice; a dedicated American who devoted her life to caring for the underprivileged and oppressed; and a fighter for the rights of workers, women, and children. She founded Chicago’s Hull House, which is known as one of the most famous settlement houses in America. Addams is considered a pioneer in the field of modern social work and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. 

Performed by Betsey Means. Presented with the AAUW.
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Common Connections: TED Talk Conversations About Mental Health

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Elmhurst Public Library
Meeting Room A
Join us for our monthly TED talk viewing and conversation. This month we will watch three TED talks on mental health as part of our Common Connection series on access.

There's No Shame in Taking Care of Your Mental Health by Sangu Delle
The Ruralities of Autism by Amy Price Azano
Mental Health for All by Involving All by Vikram Patel
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Legal Marijuana Informational Panel

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Got questions about legal marijuana in Illinois? Come ask our panel of experts and learn from people with different viewpoints about this timely issue.
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Work Smart

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Elmhurst Public Library
Computer Lab
Many women do not feel comfortable negotiating a salary and benefits for their job. The AAUW Work Smart course is designed to help participants negotiate for a new job, raise, or promotion. Why is negotiation so important? AAUW's research on the gender pay gap shows that one year out of college, women are already paid significantly less than men. Women who work full time take home 80 cents for every dollar a full time male worker is paid. This workshop is designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to negotiate for fair pay. Participants learn how to research competitive salaries; articulate their skills, qualifications, and experience; and ask for – and get – the pay they deserve. 
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Great Decisions

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Learn about critical issues facing America with professor Gary Midkiff. Pick up a copy of the Great Decisions book at the information desk, while supplies last.
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Common Connection Film Series: Beyond the Brink

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Spend an afternoon at the movies each month expanding your mind watching these films. We provide the popcorn. No registration required.

Beyond the Brink
Ever-increasing difficulties for farming, due to drought and water scarcity, have produced a global crisis. Dive deep into the intricacies of this issue through the lens of California's San Joaquin Valley.

March 4: Waiting for Superman (2010)
April 1: Beyond the Brink (2018)
May 6: Race (2016)
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Lincoln on Immigration and America's Place in the World

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
This historical reenactment by Kevin Wood as President Abraham Lincoln will share Lincoln's experiences and thoughts on the subjects of immigration, nativism, international relations, and the global significance of the American Civil War.
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Common Connections: TED Talk Conversations About Accessible Design

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Elmhurst Public Library
Meeting Room A
Join us for our monthly TED talk viewing and conversation. This month we will watch three TED Talks on the topic of Accessible Design, as part of our Common Connections program series on access.

Why Design Should Include Everyone by Sinéad Burke
Design with the Blind in Mind by Chris Downey
How Architecture Can Create Dignity for All by John Cary
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The Final Mile: Alice Paul, Women’s Suffrage, and Civil Disobedience

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Photograph of Alice Paul
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
The women's suffrage movement in the United States formally began in 1848 at Seneca Falls, NY, but saw painfully little progress over the next 52 years. A new generation of women, led by Alice Paul, took a more confrontational, disruptive, and successful approach. Join us for this history lecture on how Paul and her contemporaries fought through the final mile to the 19th Amendment.
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Great Decisions

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Learn about critical issues facing America with professor Gary Midkiff. Pick up a copy of the Great Decisions book at the information desk, while supplies last.
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Common Connection Film Series: Race

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
movie poster of Race
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Spend an afternoon at the movies each month expanding your mind watching these films. We provide the popcorn. No registration required.

Race
Jesse Owens pushes back against systemic racism at home and in Nazi Germany in order to show the world that he's the fastest man alive.

March 4: Waiting for Superman (2010)
April 1: Beyond the Brink (2018)
May 6: Race (2016)
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Common Connections: TED Talk Conversations About Language

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Elmhurst Public Library
Meeting Room A
Join us for our monthly TED talk viewing and conversation. This month we will watch three TED Talks on the topic of language, as part of our Common Connection program series on access.

A Word Game to Communicate in Any Language by Ajit Narayanan
In Defense of Emojis by Jenn Schilstra
The Enchanting Music of Sign Language by Christine Sun Kim
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Great Decisions

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Learn about critical issues facing America with professor Gary Midkiff. Pick up a copy of the Great Decisions book at the information desk, while supplies last.
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