Meeting Room B

Innovation in Illinois

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Learn about the many technological innovations that have occurred in Illinois that have impacted the globe-from John Deere inventing the self-scouring plow in Illinois fields to the first steel-framed skyscraper on the Chicago horizon. Author John Wasik discusses how and why Illinois became such a hub of innovation and how to ensure it continues to thrive.

Are You Curious About Medical Cannabis?

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Kirsten Velasco, Board member of Illinois Women in Cannabis, will present the safety, science and application process for the Medical Cannabis Program in Illinois. Everyone is fascinated to learn that medical cannabis is a safe and effective anti-inflammatory and pain reliever and is available in many forms (tinctures, capsules, salves, etc.). Discover why so many states provide access to this ancient therapy.

Adventures in China

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Professor Rory Klick was based in Xi'an, China while teaching abroad for 3 months. Enjoy an evening of "armchair travel" as she shares what day-to-day life was like in the Chinese culture, and includes stories and photos from her travels to the Terra Cotta Warriors, Guilin, the Li River, Beijing and the Great Wall. She will share observations about environmental issues, urban planning, public transit, and agricultural production in addition to discussing the landscape, history, food and people of China.

"I" Is For Identity Crisis

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
We think of identity as something fixed and simple, but when trying to reconstruct the identities of our long- gone relatives, we need to consider that identity is a slippery concept. The things we use to define a person’s identity can change during that person’s lifetime and those changes affect the records they leave behind. Join Genealogist Dan Hubbard for an interesting concept in family history research.