Monday, Aug. 16

Book discussion: “The Vanish Half” by Brit Bennett at the Library

The twins ran away at 16. One still lives in the Southern black community she once tried to escape. The other passes for white, and her white husband has no idea of her history. Separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. This book discussion will be held at the Large Meeting Room starting at 10 a.m. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-458-3320.

Importance of listening in business (Zoom) 

Listening is an active skill that requires commitment and practice. From 6:30-8 p.m., learn to be a more effective listener when interacting with your customers, business associates, and employees. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-458-3320.

Tuesday, Aug. 17

Story Times in the Park with guest reader 

Join the library as we discover parks around Addison and have a story time outside to allow social distancing starting at 10 a.m. at Highview Park (100 S. Lincoln Ave.). Please bring a blanket to sit on if you would like one. This program is limited to 10 children and their caregivers; all children must be accompanied by a caregiver. English/Spanish bilingual event. The guest reader will be Jody Martin of the Girl Scouts. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-458-3338.

Multi-generational communication at the Library

From 10-11 a.m. at the Addison Public Library, The People’s Resource Center will help you become more comfortable with different generations’ distinct attitudes, behaviors and expectations so they can know their value in relation to everyone else as they apply for jobs. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-458-3320.

Wednesday, Aug. 18

Learn to Salsa with Desueno at the Library

Starting at 7 p.m. on the Library lawn, if you are looking for a fun, healthy activity to add to your lifestyle then join Desueño Dance and let’s get moving. Dance instructor Denita Inez will be your guide as you begin learning to dance Salsa, one of the most popular dances in the world. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-458-3320.

33 1/3: Essential Albums (Zoom)

Evie Nagy discusses Freedom of Choice, Devo’s galvanizing 1980 record, starting at 7 p.m. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-458-3320.

Thursday, Aug. 19

How to eat healthy at restaurants, work and home (Zoom and YouTube)

Starting at 11 a.m., College of DuPage Speaker Sandy Kurby will discuss bringing lunches/meals to work, planning ahead for dining out, restaurant dining choices, and fast-food options. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-458-3320.

Monday, Aug. 23

Facing retirement challenges head-on at the Library (and online)

Starting at 7 p.m., join Tom Napholz from Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Northern Illinois for information on ways to
stretch your dollar and how to budget during retirement. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-458-3320.

Cook along with chef Gale Gand: Farmers market-inspired 2-course dinner (Zoom)

Starting at 7 p.m., we’ll make an appetizer and main course inspired by local, healthy ingredients found at local farmers markets. Recipes will be sent out in advance so you can shop for your ingredients. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-458-3320.

 

Thursday, Aug. 26

Lunch break reads: Business book discussion at the Library

From 12 noon-1 p.m. on the Library patio, join us on your lunch break to network and share your thoughts about “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth. Participants get a free copy of the book. Info: addisonlibrary.org or call 630-458-3320.

Clubs and organizations are welcome to send entries for this column to: Independent@rvpublishing.com. Please include a phone number or e-mail address to contact for information.

 

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