Adults

Sip & Swipe Cafe

For seniors, hosted at Blender Café. At the Sip & Swipe Café, participants will be encouraged to "sip" (grab a coffee or other beverage) and "swipe" (the way we use our fingertips to operate a tablet). The learning atmosphere is informal and laid-back. Participants will learn how to use an iPad to search the internet, send email, explore "apps," and more. We provide the iPads for you to use, but you are welcome to bring your own iPad if you like.

Sip & Swipe Cafe

For seniors, hosted at Blender Café. At the Sip & Swipe Café, participants will be encouraged to "sip" (grab a coffee or other beverage) and "swipe" (the way we use our fingertips to operate a tablet). The learning atmosphere is informal and laid-back. Participants will learn how to use an iPad to search the internet, send email, explore "apps," and more. We provide the iPads for you to use, but you are welcome to bring your own iPad if you like.

Sip & Swipe Cafe

For seniors, hosted at Blender Café. At the Sip & Swipe Café, participants will be encouraged to "sip" (grab a coffee or other beverage) and "swipe" (the way we use our fingertips to operate a tablet). The learning atmosphere is informal and laid-back. Participants will learn how to use an iPad to search the internet, send email, explore "apps," and more. We provide the iPads for you to use, but you are welcome to bring your own iPad if you like.

Book Discussion

 

At Beloit Public Library. For adults. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah: A coming-of-age memoir in South Africa Apartheid & after. It began with a criminal act: his birth to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother. Alarming, sad, and funny.

BPL/Grinnell Bookies

At Grinnell Hall Senior Center. For adults. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah: A coming-of-age memoir in South Africa Apartheid & after. It began with a criminal act: his birth to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother. Alarming, sad, and funny.

Broadway & Hollywood: Great Musicals: Neptune’s Daughter

For adults. Aquatic dancer Eve Barrett (Esther Williams), now partnered with Joe Backett (Keenan Wynn) in a swimsuit design company, tries to prevent her sister, Betty (Betty Garrett), from falling in love with Jose O'Rourke (Ricardo Montalban), a suave South American polo player. Unbeknownst to Eve, Betty has actually fallen for Jack Spratt (Red Skelton), a masseuse who is posing as Jose.

Adopt-a-Shelf Training

The Beloit Public Library has a program for volunteers to help keep the library items in correct order by “shelf-reading” at the library. This program is called “Adopt-A-Shelf.” Volunteers attend a mandatory two hours of training to learn how the library is organized alphabetically and by the Dewey Decimal system. Volunteers then agree to adopt an area of the library’s collection and help make sure that it stays neat, in order, and dusted.

Stateline Genealogy Club

For Adults. "Family History for Beginners, and Detective Techniques for Experienced Genealogists,” by Vicki Ruthe Hahn. Effectively find the most that you can about your family history with hands-on exercises and examples. Be successful using basic genealogy research methods.

Rainbow Movie Series: Too Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

Too Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar: Elite Manhattan drag queens Vida Boheme (Patrick Swayze) and Noxeema Jackson (Wesley Snipes) impress regional judges in competition, securing berths in the Nationals in Los Angeles.

FABL Film Night: The Glass Castle

For adults. Based on a memoir, four siblings must learn to take care of themselves as their responsibility-averse, free-spirit parents both inspire and inhibit them. When sober, the children's brilliant and charismatic father captured their imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive.

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