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Read to the Rhythm: Community Drum Circle

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Tuesday, June 30, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Join us for a fun, empowering, creative, and energizing experience led by Linda Schneider of Heartland Rhythms. Community drum circles are a great way to get some rhythm in your life this summer! No music experience is needed; instruments will be provided.
Register online or by calling 847-448-8620 to reserve a spot. Walk-ins also welcome.

This is a Rhythm on Tuesdays: Adult Summer Reading Program event.

   

The Chat Room: Game of Thrones

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Wednesday, July 1, 6pm, Celtic Knot Pub (626 Church)

The fifth season of HBO's Game of Thrones wraps up on June 14th. Come out to the Celtic Knot Pub (626 Church) to chat about the show with other fans. This is part of The Chat Room, a series that brings Evanstonians together (IRL!) to talk about popular media in local watering holes. Register online or by calling the library, (847) 448-8620.

   

Book Lovers

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Monday, July 6, 1 pm, Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Avenue

Come join us for an informal conversation about books and authors.  Share your recent reads and book recommendations.  Receive new reading suggestions from others.  This group will meet at the Levy Senior Center at 300 Dodge Avenue on the first Monday of each month from 1-2 p.m.  No registration required.  

 

   

Read to the Rhythm: Mad Hot Ballroom

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Tuesday, July 7, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Rated: PG

Run-time: 105 min

Told from their candid and hilarious perspectives, the film follows fourth and fifth grade New York City public school kids as they journey into the world of ballroom dancing, literally transforming themselves into "ladies and gentlemen" as they prepare for the highly anticipated, final citywide competition.

 

This is a Rhythm on Tuesdays: Adult Summer Reading Program event.

 

   

Film: "The Celiac Project "

titleWednesday, July 8, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

The Celiac Project is a dynamic, first-of-its-kind documentary about life before and after the diagnosis of celiac disease.The inspiration for this film came after the director and Evanston native, Michael Frolichstein, struggled with a series of "mystery aliments" before finally being diagnosed with celiac disease at age 40. Michael was shocked to learn that this auto-immune disease, which affects 1% of the US population, is 83% undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. His journey to meet others who had suffered, as well as get answers from experts, led him to uncover more mysteries within his own family. The documentary ultimately explores what we can do individually and as a society to advance the conversation and raise awareness about the disease.

Screening to be followed by a panel discussion.

All are welcome but please register either online or by calling 847-448-8620 to guarantee your seat.

   

An Afternoon with Kwame Alexander

altaltThursday, July 23, 2:30 pm, Community Room, Main Library

The Dajae Coleman Foundation and Evanston Public Library Friends present an afternoon with Kwame Alexander, the 2015 recipient of the Newbery Medal for The Crossover, a novel in verse for children and teens about basketball, brothers and family. Mr. Alexander will read from his work, discuss matters of the heart, and sign books. Copies of The Crossover will be available for purchase courtesy of Bookends & Beginnings. Please register. Space is limited.  

   

Act Out: Performance Workshops for Teens!

altEvery Thursday, starting June 18, 3-4:30 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library
This summer, learn to perform comedy, poetry or theatre with your friends! These drop-in workshops will feature a different performance style each week for you jump in, get messy, and try something new! At the end of the summer, all participants will be invited to showcase their new skills at a Teen Variety Show. Great for novices and experts alike.

 

You can sign up for just one or two, a series of a single topic, or the entire summer! Join us!

Read more: Act Out: Performance Workshops for Teens!

   
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