Events for Adults

June 14, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Experienced professionals share their knowledge and expertise to guide you through action steps you can take to reduce college costs and still attend the college of your choice. Discover creative, little-known financial and academic strategies to reduce college costs while finding the best-fit college for your child. Both parents are encouraged to attend this free, 90-minute seminar presented by My College Planning Team.

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June 17, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Through "The James Bond Phenomenon," audience members will take a tour through the history of the world's most famous secret agent, learning of his creator, Ian Fleming; the novels; and the films. Finally, guests will hear firsthand from Benson about his experience with James Bond. Benson will have books available to purchase at the event.

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June 19, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Ages Adults 18+

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. We follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit (IMDB). Popcorn provided. Movie titles subject to change.

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June 19, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Please join us as we discuss different ways to attract the greatest variety of birds to your backyard. This will include; discussing which types of birds will be drawn to the various types of foods and different ways to provide water, appropriate cover and spaces for breeding. We will explore ways to keep feeding areas clean and free of unwanted visitors. Finally we will share some information on free bird walks and sits that we lead in the area.

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June 20, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Ages Adults 18+

Basic Introduction into Microsoft Word and how to use word processors with formatting, tables and more. You should be fairly comfortable with using the mouse and keyboard.

There is no fee for this class. Advanced registration is required.

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June 21, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Ages Adults 18+

Basic Introduction into Microsoft Excel and how to use spreadsheets. You should be fairly comfortable with using the mouse and keyboard and data entry. We will create a simple budget using formatting, formulas and charts.

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June 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM

If you consider yourself a movie buff or an amateur film critic—or if you just enjoy watching movies and talking about them—the Acorn Movie Club may be right for you. The group watches and discusses a variety of thought provoking, challenging, and groundbreaking contemporary and classic films from around the world and meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm to talk about them. If you have any questions or would like to join, contact the Adult Services Department at 708-687-3700.

June's movie: "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie" (1972), The ambassador of the Latin American republic of Miranda (Fernando Rey), M. Thevenot (Paul Frankeur), his wife Simone (Delphine Seyrig) and her sister Florence (Bulle Ogier) arrive for a dinner party at the house of Alice Sénéchal (Stéphane Audran) and her husband Henri (Jean-Pierre Cassel), only to learn that they were mistaken about the date. In director Luis Buñuel's surreal fantasy, the six bourgeois friends repeatedly gather for a dinner that never quite arrives.

This movie is rated PG

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June 22, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Ages Adults 18+

Provides an introduction to PowerPoint—a popular software program used for presentations. You should be fairly comfortable with using a mouse and keyboard. There is no fee for this class. Advanced registration is required.

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June 23, 2017 - 2:30 PM
iPad 101

This class covers the basic operations and functions of using an iPad. You will also discover library resources that allow you to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, videos, and magazines to your device for free! Please be sure to bring your iPad.

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June 24, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Immortality is the province of vampires and fiction writers. But while your physical body cannot live forever, your voice, mannerisms and image CAN continue to exist and influence your friends and family for generations to come through digital audio and video recordings. After you have passed, hearing the sound of your voice and seeing your unique body expressions once again can bring you alive in the hearts and minds of your loved ones like nothing else. What wouldn't you give to once again hear the voice of a deceased parent, child, spouse or friend? It may be too late for THEM, but with a little knowledge and guidance, it's not too late for YOU.

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June 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Ages Adults 18+

Come play Mah Jongg with friends and community members! Players of all skill levels are invited to attend. The group is self-guided. A limited number of sets will be provided. Meetings take place monthly on the last Wednesday at 10AM.

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June 29, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Ages 18+

Do you love crafting and meeting new people? Bring your needlework, or any craft project, to work on, and sit back and enjoy chatting and sharing skills with other "crafters." All meetings will be held the last Thursday of each month.

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