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  • Book notes: Riggs signs ‘Hollow City’ in Naperville Jan 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Meet author Ransom Riggs as he reads from and signs copies of his book "Hollow City," the sequel to his book "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

     
  •  An exhibit at Oakton Community College for Black History Month showcases African-American cinema posters.

    Oakton exhibit showcases African-American cinema posters Jan 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    From the 1930s through the 1950s, the black movie industry expanded as its triumphs and struggles echoed the nationwide Civil Rights Movement that culminated in the 1960s. For February, Black History Month, Oakton Community College’s Koehnline Museum of Art will exhibit Gems from the Koehnline: African-American Movie Posters.

     
  • Enjoy an evening in ‘The Merry Old Land of Lawz’ Jan 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Enjoy an evening in The Merry Old Land of Lawz at the Chicago Bar Association’s 90th Annual Holiday Spirits Review, on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Oakton Community College’s Footlik Theater, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
  • 5 apply to be GOP national committeeman Jan 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Five men, including former DuPage County Board chairman Robert Schillerstrom, have applied to fill the Republican national committeeman post left open after Rich Williamson died last month.

     
  • Book notes: Chicago author Katie Fox signs at Book Stall Jan 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Chicago author Katie Fox discusses and signs copies of her debut novel, "Educating Alex," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

     
  • Judaic history comes alive in Oakton class Jan 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    For more than 3,000 years, Judaic civilization has shaped history and the world. Gain a distinctive overview of Jews and Judaism, beginning with the biblical period and ending with modern times, by enrolling in Introduction to Jewish Studies (HIS 136 001) this spring at Oakton.

     
  • Oakton offers online women’s history course Jan 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oakton Community College will offer an online course starting this month examining the roles and accomplishments of women from prehistory to the present day through art, film, music, and literature. The 16-week Women in Western Civilization begins Jan. 21.

     
  • OCC has Jewish Studies class Dec 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    For more than 3,000 years, Judaic civilization has shaped history and the world. Gain a distinctive overview of Jews and Judaism, beginning with the Biblical period and ending with modern times, by enrolling in Introduction to Jewish Studies at Oakton Community College. The 16-week course meets 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Fridays starting Jan. 24, at the Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.

     
  • Open house at Oakton nanotechnology lab Dec 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Delve into a world too small to be seen by the naked eye during a free nanotechnology open house hosted by Oakton Community College from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the school’s state-of-the-art lab at Skokie’s Illinois Science + Technology Park (IS+TP), 8045 Lamon Ave.

     
  • Oakton to offer food equipment repair training Dec 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Oakton Community College has partnered with an online firm to offer students training in the commercial food equipment repair technology field.

     
  • Book notes: Pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer to sign his book Dec 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Local author Donna Abear signs copies of her book "Relatively Criminal: A Memoir" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Cafe Books, 395 Lake St., Antioch.

     
  • Book notes Dec 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Author Ari Shavit discusses his book "My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park.

     
  •  This art work by Sandra Holubow, titled Canyon, Collage, is part of an exhibit opening Thursday, Dec. 12, at Koehnline Museum in Des Plaines.

    Chicago artists on exhibit at Koehnline Museum Dec 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Enjoy a fascinating side-by-side look at works by contemporary Chicago artists Sandra Holubow and Judith Roth, each of whom brings a unique perspective to capturing the Windy City, starting Thursday, Dec. 12, at Oakton’s Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Both artists will attend a public reception on opening night from 5 to 8 p.m. The free exhibition Unforgettable Places, Memorable People runs through Friday, Jan. 24.

     
  •  The 10th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser comes to Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus on Dec. 7. For $14 participants select a handcrafted bowl, like the ones pictured here from a previous fundraiser, and enjoy a meal of soup and bread as a reminder that “someone’s bowl is always empty.”

    10th Empty Bowls fundraiser comes to Oakton Saturday Dec 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Professional and student potters from the Chicago area have contributed hundreds of unique bowls for the 10th Empty Bowls fundraiser at Oakton Community College. The event, which raises awareness about local and worldwide hunger, will run 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
  •  Puppeteer Blair Thomas presents, “Hard Headed Heart” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Oakton Community College. Tickets for this adult production are $12; $10 for students and seniors. Call (847) 635-1900 to purchase.

    Master puppeteer at Oakton performance for adults Nov 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    11.14- with one photo-page 2 Chicago’s Redmoon Theater co-founder Blair Thomas sure knows how to pull the strings behind the scenes! Puppetry, storytelling, and high art converge for an unbelievable night of amazing showmanship in “Hard Headed Heart” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Oakton’s Footlik Theater, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
  •  Blair Thomas, puppeteer and co-founder of Redmoon Theater, Chicago

    Master puppeteer to perform at Oakton Nov 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Redmoon Theater co-founder Blair will give an amazing display of puppeteer showmanship in “Hard Headed Heart” at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at Oakton’s Footlik Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
  • Oakton concert spotlights post-traumatic stress disorder Nov 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Folk/rock singer-songwriter Jason Moon, a veteran of the Iraq War and a tireless advocate for veteran’s issues, explores this serious condition at a free performance 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus

     
  • Oakton highlights Rumbula massacre, Nazis in fiction Nov 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Jewish Studies at Oakton is making two free presentations that shed light on the massacre of Jews in the Baltics and the use of Nazi figures in literature. . “Rumbula’s Echo: An Incredible Story of Holocaust Survival” at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, traces the two-day massacre of more than a third of the Jewish population in Latvia in 1941. Director Mitchell Lieber will be on hand and there will be a question-and-answer session with Sia Hertsberg, a massacre survivor.

     
  • Visit Oakton Community College Dec. 3 Nov 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    If you’re investigating colleges, check out Oakton from every angle during an upcoming campus visit program. At 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, take stock of the college’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road (Room 1625).

     
  •  Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, will be signing copies of their books at Anderson’s Bookshop in Downers Grove.

    Book notes: Anderson’s hosts Newt and Callista Gingrich Nov 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Meet former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich as he signs copies of his new book "Breakout," and his wife Callista Gingrich, as she signs copies of her children's book "Yankee Doodle Dandy" at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove.

     
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