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E.g., 09/01/2014
E.g., 09/01/2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The Newberry Colloquium : Marsilio Ficino: Magician or Philosopher?

4 pm

The Newberry Library and Northwestern University recently acquired a manuscript in Italian from the late fifteenth century of Marsilio Ficino’s Opinions of the Philosophers on God and the Soul. Ficino is now known for translating into Latin the works of Plato and re-introducing neo-Platonism to European philosophy.

Saturday, September 6, 2014
A Morning with Dr. David McDonald, CG : Newberry Fall Genealogy Workshop

9:30 am - 12:45 pm

Join us for a morning with Dr. David McDonald, CG. Dave has nearly 40 years’ genealogical research experience and has more than 30 years’ experience as a lecturer and teacher in the field. Dave’s formative years were spent in Buffalo Grove and he has been a frequent user of the Newberry’s collections since 1979.

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Genealogy and Local History Orientation

9:30 am

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation and tour. This month the orientation will be abbreviated due to the Fall Genealogy Workshop. Reservations not required. Free.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Upstate–Downstate: Chicago in Illinois, the Midwest, and the World

5:45 - 7:45 pm

This discussion-based seminar will survey the “Upstate-Downstate” divide in Illinois history. Is it a reality? If so, how powerful is the trope? If mythical, what undermines the idea? If half true, what topics transcend the divide?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The First World War, 1914–1918

1 - 3 pm - OR - 5:45 - 7:45 pm

Both sections of this class are full. Registration has closed.

Note: There are two sessions of this class to accommodate demand. They both have the same content.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Great Orchestra Works from Bach to Stravinsky

2 - 4 pm

Join us as we recognize and explore pieces of music overlooked in the mainstream symphony circuit. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding and appreciation for works such as Bach’s Orchestral Suites, Liszt’s Dante Symphony, and Stravinsky’s Petroushka.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The French Correction: A Relaxed Approach To Le français

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Would you like to try a laid-back and enjoyable way to start studying French or to improve your French pronunciation? This course, intended for participants at any level of proficiency, uses an accepting classroom atmosphere and the vocabulary of fine food and wine to help you decode the French spelling system and pronounce French more easily and accurately.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Music Appreciation through Performance: A Chamber Ensemble

5:45 - 7:45 pm

New schedule and new price!

Note: the length of the course has been shortened to 10 weeks. Schedule information in the printed brochure is no longer accurate.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

5:45 - 7:45 pm

In 1858 Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln, fighting for the Illinois senate seat then held by Douglas, met in seven debates. Focused on the question of slavery and its extension into the western territories, these “joint discussions” went to the very heart of American society and government.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Picturing the Great War: Conflict, Representation, and Memory in American Visual Culture

6 - 7:30 pm

American society and culture underwent profound transformations in the wake of the unprecedented violence, loss, and trauma of World War I.

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