Lots Going On: Chicago Public Library, Uptown Branch

Uptown Branch

Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Reviving You: Trends Impairing the Middle Class and How to Improve Your Future

Does it seem impossible to find a high-paying full-time job with good employee benefits?

Are you, a family member or friend unemployed or underemployed? Are you in a role that does not fully utilize your skills?

Do you feel your college degree, especially for a white-collar career, no longer helps you in the job market?

Are you finding it harder and harder to make ends meet?

Does it feel like the middle class that was once a given is now slipping away?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, this session is designed especially for you.

Plentiful high-paying jobs with good employee benefits, once common, are now harder to find. When found, they are now harder to keep. Over decades, adverse trends have caused a decline in standard of living across the middle class. While the symptoms of middle class decline are obvious, the root causes are not. You can take positive actions to create needed social reforms to improve living standards and revive of the middle class.

After years of extensive research, David Dalka, Founder and Managing Director of Fearless Revival will share his insights and a framework for people to act to revive the middle class and improve their quality of life. This initiative of Fearless Revival is called #REVIVETHEMIDDLE – please share the following on Twitter or your favorite social media site:

#REVIVETHEMIDDLE – It is time to Revive the Middle http://fearlessrevival.com/revivethemiddle/ – a new initiative of @fearlessrevival

The Things We Don’t Say

The Things We Don’t Say is a presentation created by Hope For The Day as an entry level education on Peer to Peer Proactive Suicide Prevention. Learn how to take action on our personal mental health and be supportive to peers in our community.

Thursday, May 9th at 6:00 p.m.

Uptown Branch

929 West Buena Avenue


Library Hours: Monday & Wednesday 10-6; Tuesday & Thursday 12-8; Friday & Saturday 9-5;

Memoir Writing for Everyone

Sat., May 25 at 10 a.m. – Noon

Uptown Branch

Think about the moments from your life that take you back in time, that changed you, that made your life worthwhile. I bet they are beautiful!  Let’s write your stories down in a memoir – for yourself, for your family, or for a wide audience

Join this workshop if you aspire to write a personal essay, a collection of meaningful life stories, or a memoir.  Beginner or experienced, come learn about the memoir genre, write for a while, and get some encouragement to go on writing.

iliana Genkova learned to teach memoir writing in the Masterclass of Beth Finke – a published Chicago author of two memoirs.  Ms. Genkova is a published science writer, blogger, and is now working on a memoir.  She has lived and worked in five countries, and has benefited from getting her own stories down in writing and wants to share all she has learned about memoir-writing with others now.

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for more information




Book Discussion of

The Milk Lady of Bangalore

Fri., May 31 at 1 p.m.

Uptown Branch

“In this true story about two women and the animal they share, readers are treated to an insider’s view of India, as well as a window into our universal connection to food and its sources”–.

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for more information.    

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Film Screening and Discussion: Kumu Hina

Sat., May 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Uptown Branch

Kumu Hina is the story of Hina Wong-Kalu, a transgender native Hawaiian teacher and cultural icon who brings to life Hawaii’s long held embrace of mahu – those who embody both male and female spirit, and were traditionally respected as caretakers, healers, and keeper of ancient traditions.

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for more information

Handmade Mobiles Workshop with Agnieszka Wiosna

Sat., Oct. 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Uptown Branch

Learn about Polish traditions of creating hanging ornaments and garlands. Engage your imagination and make your own hanging ornament using handmade paper, felt, feathers, paper colorful fabrics and recycled materials. Your unique design of shapes, colors, snowflakes, flowers and birds will be a perfect gift or an original décor in your room. No experience necessary. All materials will be provided. All ages are welcome.

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for more information


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