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Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

 

Headshot of Lori Gottlieb.

Surviving the Holidays with Lori Gottlieb
Wednesday, December 6, 7-8 pm
Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, and co-host of the “Dear Therapists” podcast joins us for a thought-provoking conversation about mental health in anticipation of the winter holiday season.

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Gottlieb will share tools to help in everyday life and especially as you prepare for the holidays. Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which has sold over a million copies and is currently being adapted into a television series. In addition to her clinical practice, she is co-host of the popular “Dear Therapists” podcast and writes The Atlantic’s “Dear Therapist” advice column. She has been on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and NPR’s “Fresh Air” as a therapy expert and her 2019 TED Talk was one of the most watched of the year. 

 

Experience The Nutcracker at Home!
Watch a recording of the famous ballet on demand between
December 16-17
Get in the spirit of the season with a recorded virtual performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker performed by the United Kingdom’s internationally renowned Royal Ballet. The ballet, a holiday staple for all ages, can be viewed Saturday, December 16, and Sunday, December 17. Registrants will receive an email with a special link to the performance. Watch the trailer above.

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With sumptuous period designs, spellbinding stage effects, and Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, the 2016 performance of The Nutcracker will enchant audiences of all ages. Performed by Britain’s flagship ballet company, registrants can expect to see some of the most elite ballerinas in this performance.

 

More virtual programs coming soon:

  • Thursday, January, 11 at 7 pm: Speculating our AI Future Panel with Corry Doctorow, Ken Liu, and Martha Wells REGISTER NOW 
  • Tuesday, February 6 at 7 pm: A Conversation with Jerry Craft: From Mama’s Boyz to New Kid and Beyond REGISTER NOW