The true story of the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King and ex-men’s champ Bobby Riggs that sparked discussions of equality, identity, and family that continue to reverberate today.
In early 2000s Sacramento, sharp-witted teenager Lady Bird struggles to navigate life and assert her independence. This coming-of-age film is directed by Greta Gerwig, the fifth woman in Oscar history to be nominated for Best Director.
One of the most famous female rulers in history, Cleopatra’s story is more amazing and incredible than a fiction author could imagine. Cleopatra “herself” will share her astounding story, audacious spirit, and astonishing guile as portrayed in costume and character by Martina Mathisen. Oh, the daring of Cleopatra.
Called one of the most influential female recording artists of the 20th century, Joni Mitchell’s voice continues to resonate today. Guitarist Tommi Zender, along with vocalist Rebecca Toon, will present Mitchell’s music from the late 60s–mid-70s and also discuss this fiercely independent artist.
Andrew Bunting, the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Assistant Director and Director of Plant Collections, will teach you how to bring color theory into garden design and show many examples representing a myriad of color combinations. Color wheel interpretation will be a theme in the Chicago Botanic Garden’s summer designs. Get a sneak preview on how to use the color wheel in your home garden.
In this living-history performance, historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. portrays Georgia O’Keeffe, a complex and legendary artist. Goddard, as O’Keeffe, will reflect on her long life and her intense closeness to the muted palette of the landscape around her homes in New Mexico.
Join April Art in the Library exhibitor Deb Anderson for a Gallery Talk, 6:15 PM, Library Lobby,followed by a Painting Workshop, 7 PM, Youth Program Room. Students paint a still life while Deb demonstrates her favorite techniques. Per Deb, “oil paint allows artists to rework and repaint areas. Mistakes happen and can add richness and depth to the vibrant colors of your work.” Limit 15.
Required material list: Oil paint: Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Titanium White, Burnt Umber, Transparent Red Earth (optional).Support: Gessoed canvas or wood panel, 8 by 10 inches or similar. Tools: Palette knife, #6 flat brush, Palette, small sealable plastic container (for leftover paint), odorless mineral spirits. Bring a portable easel (optional). Tables will be available.
Singer/guitarist Phil Angotti & Friends will kick-off a three-part Beatlemania mini-series with a selection of Beatles favorites and songs from the White Album—celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1968 White Album. Professor Moptop, from WXRT’s Breakfast with the Beatles, will discuss the importance of this album and how it was made. The Professor will also play selected tracks. A fun night for Beatles fans young and old.
Honor Earth Day—Explore the vital role pollinators play in the ecosystem. Learn what steps you, a citizen scientist, can take to monitor and ensure their survival. Speakers include Student Commissioner, Glenview Natural Resources Commission, Wyatt Cummings, Lead Beekeeper, Wagner Farm, Robin Forde, and Senior Conservation Ecologist, Field Museum, Abigail Derby Lewis.
Money Smart Week presents Selling on eBay + Amazon
Got “stuff”? Learn how to make $$$ selling online to millions. Jack Waddick, Internet entrepreneur and eBay University instructor with over 4,000 transactions, will share a step-by-step plan to get started. Real time demos, plenty of time for Q&A, and no technical mumbo jumbo.
If you’ve always dreamed of world travel but never thought it possible, allow Brian Michalski to lead the way. Come along on his 22-month solo journey working/volunteering across continents. Get insider info about budgeting, travel apps, hostel life, coping with setbacks, and visa applications. You, too, can travel like a pro.
Tuesday Night at the Movies Tuesday, May 8, 6:30 PM • Community Room
In this classic, a princess bored with her sheltered life in Rome sneaks past her guardians and falls in love with a newsman from America. Starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. See page 8 for companion programs in the Hello World mini-series.
Learn the history and traditions of the Challah, the Jewish holiday bread, in an all ages, hands-on bread baking workshop. This rich, egg-laced bread can become a welcome addition to your baking repertoire. Make a loaf to bake at home. Materials provided. Limit 30.
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