"Manufactured River" illuminates the waste water treatment process. She creates art about municipal waste water treatment. She's fascinated by the science and engineering required to turn sewage into clean water. Most people think of government as an abstract concept but this industry is an example of government working at it's best. She's delving into this gritty business to learn about the biological, chemical and physical processes used to treat waste water and create art that highlights this industry.
For children 3 to 5 years. Through longer picture books and concept games, children build important pre-reading skills in this fun and enriching session. This class builds skills and supports school success.
Meet Chuck McCutcheon, co-author of "Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang and Bluster of American Political Speech." McCutcheon explains that his book is a guide to the language of politics by two veteran observers, not only defining terms and phrases but explaining their history and etymology; who uses them against whom, and why; and revealing the most telling, infamous, amusing and shocking examples of their recent use. Chuck McCutcheon has covered Washington, D.C. since 1995. He is co-author of the 2012 and 2014 editions of National Journal's "Almanac of American Politics" and was co-editor of Congressional Quarterly's "Politics in America 2010." He is the author of two other books: "Nuclear Reactions: The Politics of Opening a Radioactive Waste Disposal Site" and "What Are Global Warming and Climate Change? Answers for Young Readers." He also has contributed to several textbooks on politics and government. He is a Northwestern graduate and still loves Chicago. For more information, see dogwhistlebook.com.
West Suburban PADS Executive Director Lynda Schueler invites community members to view and discuss "@home" a documentary film by Mark Horvath, Thursday, Nov. 6, from 7 pm to 9 pm, at Oak Park Public Library.
At the Main Library on Oct. 15, meet Melissa Brown, Executive Director, Joseph Center, Illinois Small Business Development Center, who will cover the nuts and bolts of starting a business in Illinois. On Oct. 22, presenter Mark Ferguson, Lead SBA Economic Development Specialist, will show attendees how to access capital. On the evening of Oct. 29, attendees can learn new ways to leverage social media to expand and support their efforts. Learn more at oppl.org/calendar