Events

Saturday February 28, 2015
Start: Feb 28 2015 12:00 pm


Mrs. Thorne’s World of Miniatures

Narcissa Niblack Thorne began collecting miniatures as a young girl. Her fascination grew and as an adult, she gained world-wide recognition for hundreds of miniature rooms created with such exacting detail that they became educational tools for students of architecture and interior design. Luncheon.

Tuesday March 03, 2015
Start: Mar 3 2015 7:00 pm

The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed
with Standardized Testing-But You Don't Have to Be


Kamenetz, NPR’s leading education blogger, explores all aspects of standardized testing--where the tests came from, their limitations and flaws, and ultimately what parents, teachers, and concerned citizens can do. She asks how to preserve space for self-directed learning and development--especially when we still want all children to hit the mark.

Start: Mar 3 2015 7:00 pm


How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying): A Professor’s Inside Advice

Gould, a professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology at American University, offers candid advice and insights—based on his years of teaching experience at campuses ranging from large research universities to small liberal arts colleges—to give candid advice to help students be better prepared not only to succeed in college but to enjoy it as well.  

Wednesday March 04, 2015
Start: Mar 4 2015 12:00 pm
End: Mar 4 2015 2:00 pm


Mrs. Thorne’s World of Miniatures

Chicago historian Kalmbach tells the story of the woman who gained worldwide recognition for the hundreds of miniature rooms she created with such exacting detail that they became educational tools for students of architecture and interior design. The 68 of them that she left to the Art Institute of Chicago have delighted generations of visitors for decades.

Tickets ($45 members, $55 non-members) can be reserved online at www.winnetkahistory.org.

Saturday March 07, 2015
Start: Mar 7 2015 1:00 pm


Redbird: Colors, Colors Everywhere

Saltzberg is known for combining distinctive art, a lively spirit, and paper engineering to bring great joy to kids (and grown-ups, too). Now he’s launching a new series of board books about a character named Redbird, who is trying to pick his favorite color.

Monday March 09, 2015
Start: Mar 9 2015 5:30 pm

A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program

Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected,
Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It

Goodman, a global security advisor and Chair for Policy, Law, and Ethics at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University, speaks on the subject of “Cybercrime and the Digital Dystopia.” His new book (above) takes readers into the dark side of technological innovation and the unintended consequences of our connected world.

Wednesday March 11, 2015
Start: Mar 11 2015 5:30 pm

A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program

The Liars Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World’s Toughest Tycoons


Bestselling author and former Vanity Fair contributing editor joins Chicago’s Sam Zell in a program titled “Tall Stories: Myth and Reality in Commercial Real Estate.” Ms. Ward’s book presents the often-scandalous picture of the real estate wheelers and dealers who owned the New York skyline until their many of their empires crumbled in the 2008 financial crisis.

Start: Mar 11 2015 6:00 pm

 

“A Lifelong Journey of Growth“ with

MERRI DEE
Merri Dee: Life Lessons on Faith, Forgiveness & Grace

JULIA TANG PETERS
Pivot Points: Five Decisions Every Successful Leader
Must Make

Moderated by Michael Verde, authors Dee and Peters will discuss their journeys of personal growth. Dee has been recognized by the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame and served as director of community relations at WGNTV. Peters served as managing director at the Leo Burnett Company and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Verde is founder and president of Reading for Life and founder of Memory Bridge.

Monday March 16, 2015
Start: Mar 16 2015 7:00 pm


A FAN Event

Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap

James, a sociologist and principal investigator at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, discusses the subject of her book examining how young people and their adults in their lives think about online privacy, property, and participation dilemmas.

Wednesday March 18, 2015
Start: Mar 18 2015 12:00 pm


Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found

Alexander, a psychotherapist and extreme athlete who is almost completely blind and deaf, tells the extraordinary story of the rare genetic mutation called Usher Syndrome type III she was born with and a shattering accident at age 18—and meditates on what she has lost and what she has found in return. Luncheon.

Start: Mar 18 2015 7:00 pm


Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer


The sister of Nancy Langert, who in 1990 was murdered in Winnetka along
with her husband Richard Langert and their unborn child, tells the story
of her journey to confronting and reconciling with their killer. Jeanne
Bishop is an Assistant Public Defender in Cook County and an adjunct
professor of law at Northwestern. Open to the public. No reservations
necessary.

Thursday March 19, 2015
Start: Mar 19 2015 7:00 pm


Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found

Alexander,
a psychotherapist and extreme athlete who is almost completely blind
and deaf, tells the extraordinary story of the rare genetic mutation
called Usher Syndrome type III she was born with and a shattering
accident at age 18—and meditates on what she has lost and what she has
found in return.

Monday March 23, 2015
Start: Mar 23 2015 12:00 pm


Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Better Living

Greitens, a Navy SEAL and former Rhodes Scholar, tells how he drew from his own experience and wisdom from ancient and modern thinkers to help a former SEAL comrade deal with posttraumatic stress disorder.

Start: Mar 23 2015 7:00 pm


A FAN Presentation

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Named one of the best books of 2014 by many publications, this is an account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a window into the lives of those he has defended, and an argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.

Wednesday March 25, 2015
Start: Mar 25 2015 12:00 pm


Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Sex Marriage to Same-Sex Marriage

Former Massachusetts Congressman Frank relates his journey from New York City to Boston and then to the Congress, where for more than 40 years he played a vital role in the struggle for personal freedom and economic fairness. Call us for luncheon reservations.

 

Start: Mar 25 2015 2:00 pm


Author Panel on Mystery Writing

Susanna Calkins, Clare O’Donohue, and Lori Rader-Day discuss their latest mysteries. Ms. Calkins’ is From the Charred Remains (and she has a new book coming out in April, The Masque of Murder). Ms. O’Donohue’s is The Double Wedding Ring, and Ms. Rader-Day’s is The Black Hour.

Start: Mar 25 2015 7:00 pm


Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Sex Marriage to Same-Sex Marriage

Former Massachusetts Congressman Frank relates his journey from New York City to Boston and then to the Congress, where for more than 40 years he played a vital role in the struggle for personal freedom and economic fairness. Call us for luncheon reservations.

This evening program is free and open to the public but registration through the Center on Halsted is required.

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