Authors and Speakers

Fri, Feb 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Eating Disorders

The latest information you need to know presented by The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness.  

Thu, March 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Conscious Thinking....Conscious Living

Author, yoga teacher, and philosopher - Mi Sun Donahue - will be speaking on the issues we all face as we age. Learning how to live a more pain-free existence and navigate through a complex- ever-changing, sometimes confusing health-care system.  Mi Sun is a certified yoga instructor who conducts two weekly yoga sessions for all levels on Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 am.



Sat, March 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm

mid-atlantic voyage

Please join us on Saturday for an encore presentation of the expedition voyage that one of our patron took a few years ago from Ushuaia, Argentina ( referred to by some as the southernmost city in the world ) to Dakar, Senegal. A voyage that traversed nearly 70 degrees of latitude and took 30 days.

This voyage is sometimes referred to as traversing the Islands of the mid Atlantic. 

Mon, March 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Guest speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library

RONALD H. BALSON is a Chicago trial attorney, an educator, and writer. His practice has taken him to several international venues including Poland, which served as the inspiration for his first best selling novel, Once We Were Brothers. A love of history, the Middle East, and traveling inspired his second novel, Saving Sophie. He returns to Poland for his latest novel, Karolina's Twins. Balson was a finalist for the Harper Lee Award for Legal Fiction in 2014 and a finalist for the Premio Bancarella Italian Literature Award in 2014. He was an honoree at the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s Carl Sandburg Literary Award dinner.




Mon, March 20, 2017 at 11:00 am

Transatlantic cruise
Slide Show & Consumer Tips

Local traveler shares tips on finding cruises that stop at ports you wish to visit as well as which cruises will fit your budget. 

shakespeare and the stars

Thu, March 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Shakespeare and .... Astrology?

Shakespeare's works are filled with references to the Sun, Moon, stars, planets, and other celestial objects and phenomena. Educator, speaker, and writer Priscilla Costello reveals the hidden astrological key to understanding "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and focuses on his use of planetary symbolism to create his most memorable characters. Free. 90 minutes. 


Fri, April 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Introduction to Freediving and Ocean Safety seminar

Presented by Florida Freedivers.

What it's all about.   5min.
-Why freedive?

Basic Safety and Rules.   15min.
-Is it safe?
-4 Golden Rules
-Basic Environment Safety

Sharing Experiences.  15min.
-Is Freediving for you?
-Sharing Experiences
-Video/Photo Sharing

How to get Started.  15min.
-Minimum Requirements
-Basic Gear Kit

Q&A.  10min.