Tag Archives: Adult

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Attend this training to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others. Read More »

Talking Hunger Games

Come for a showing of the smash hit Hunger Games, followed by discussion about the book and the movies it inspired. The Hunger Games is this first of a trilogy of books/films, the second of which, Catching Fire, is in theaters November 22, 2013. Come see what all the fuss is about! Read More »

Get Covered Illinois

Learn about the Affordable Care Act and the new Marketplace from DeKalb County’s official In-Person Counselors. Counselors will be available following the program to assist in signing up individuals through the marketplace. Laptops will be provided. Space is limited for marketplace assistance. Sign up at Reference or Circulation. Read More »

Civil War Field Embalming: A Demonstration of Period Technique

As Dr. Benjamin F. Lyford, following the Battle of Gettysburg, Jon Austin presents a first-person presentation in the style of a 19th century medical school lecture for general audiences, using a re-enactor "corpse" as a visual aid. Learn about the verification of death, period medicine & chemistry, human anatomy, and the preparation of dead soldiers for shipping and burial, in addition to 19th century mourning rituals, Lincoln's funeral, and the ways in which modern funeral practice have developed over time. Read More »