Adults (18 +)

Basic Technology Skills

May 31st, 2018, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Work on the computer skills you need to develop with an instructor present to answer questions as needed. Learn to use the smartphone or tablet you recently acquired. Practice using the mouse or typing; search the internet; set-up or use email or Facebook; work on projects using Microsoft Office 2010 products. Sessions are drop-in, on a first-come first seated basis. Seating is limited, and we encourage you to attend only once a week in order to allow time for others. Participants are welcome to bring a laptop or tablet from home, in order to practice on their own device.

Basic Technology Skills

June 14th, 2018, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Work on the computer skills you need to develop with an instructor present to answer questions as needed. Learn to use the smartphone or tablet you recently acquired. Practice using the mouse or typing; search the internet; set-up or use email or Facebook; work on projects using Microsoft Office 2010 products. Sessions are drop-in, on a first-come first seated basis. Seating is limited, and we encourage you to attend only once a week in order to allow time for others. Participants are welcome to bring a laptop or tablet from home, in order to practice on their own device.

Basic Technology Skills

June 28th, 2018, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Work on the computer skills you need to develop with an instructor present to answer questions as needed. Learn to use the smartphone or tablet you recently acquired. Practice using the mouse or typing; search the internet; set-up or use email or Facebook; work on projects using Microsoft Office 2010 products. Sessions are drop-in, on a first-come first seated basis. Seating is limited, and we encourage you to attend only once a week in order to allow time for others. Participants are welcome to bring a laptop or tablet from home, in order to practice on their own device.

Science Sunday -- PWS: From Bedside to Bench and Back to Bedside

April 22nd, 2018, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Dr. Lara Pullen, who has a son with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), tells for the first time the story of how she identified a novel drug (Pitolisant) to treat this devastating genetic syndrome. She will describe the horrifying, yet intriguing, symptom of cataplexy and its dramatic impact on her son.

Chocolate USA with Susan Miura - NEW DATE

March 31st, 2018, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Celebrate chocolate, American style! A bit of history and travel are infused into this delicious presentation, with virtual stops in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Hershey, Boston, and our own sweet home Chicago. Learn about different types of chocolate and each city’s chocolate claim to fame. Discover fun things to do in each of these “cocoa capitals.” Chocolate samples and recipes included.

Science Sunday -- Scurvy: Lost and Found. And Found. And… Found (Again)

April 15th, 2018, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Do you think pirate talk was all “Avast, ye miserable scallywags!” and “Shiver me timbers!”? Likely you’d also hear mutters along the lines of “Ow, me teeth hurt!” and “Argh, me aching bones!” Life on the sea was more scurvy than it was swagger, in no small part because we kept losing the ubiquitous yet elusive cure for this dreaded vitamin deficiency. From the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Horn, from Greenland to Antarctica, come and hear tell of the convoluted tale of the Scourge of the Seas!

Resume and Cover Letter Consultations

March 27th, 2018, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Representatives from The Goodwill Workforce Connection Center will be onsite conducting one-on-one consultations to give you personalized feedback on your resume and cover letters. You will have the opportunity to learn how to craft a solid and effective resume or improve upon your existing resumes with tips and advice from experienced resume consultants. Note: Please bring a list of current and previous employers with dates of employment. To schedule with an Employment Specialist please contact nicole.wingate@goodwillchicago.com after registering through the library.

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