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A Conversation with Marlee Matlin: From Oscar to West Wing and Beyond

A Conversation with Marlee Matlin: From Oscar to West Wing and Beyond from Illinois Libraries Present on Vimeo.

The Des Plaines Public Library is joining libraries across the state of Illinois to host award-winning actress and Illinois native Marlee Matlin. In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month, Matlin will share the highs and lows of her Hollywood career and journeys as an activist. A long time advocate for deaf rights, Matlin continues to break down barriers for herself and others through her acting, awareness, and writing. 

This inspiring conversation will be offered in ASL and translated through an interpreter. To watch the video above, use the password CODA.

This event was made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office for the 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).

(This program originally aired over Zoom on September 14, 2022.)

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An Evening with Michelle Zauner

Join us for an evening with singer/guitarist and author Michelle Zauner as she discusses her music career and her beloved bestselling memoir, Crying in H Mart. She was joined in conversation with music critic, producer, and author Jessica Hopper. Hopper has earned acclaim as a provocative, fearless music journalist. She has written for GQ and Rolling Stone.

This event was made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office for the 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).

(This program originally aired over Zoom on June 30, 2022.)

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So You’re on LinkedIn…Now What?

We’ll discuss how LinkedIn is used by employers and recruiters, how to set up your profile so that YOU are visible to employers and recruiters and how to use all the LinkedIn tools to your benefit. Lauren uses LinkedIn every day in her own business, and looks forward to debunking its ‘mystery’. Participants are asked to obtain a basic profile before class. Presented by Lauren Milligan from ResuMAYDAY.com.

(This program originally aired over Zoom on April 6, 2022.)

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Ace the Interview and Get the Job Offer

Every job seeker knows that the MOST stressful part of a job search is the interview. This presentation will prepare candidates for even the toughest interview scenarios, including behavioral questions. Her clients have actually said they can’t wait for their next interview! Lauren’s presentation shows how to prepare, stay focused, and properly follow-up after the interview. She’ll cover the psychology behind certain questions and how to stay on track, no matter how much interviewers try to throw candidates off their game. Presented by Lauren Milligan from ResuMAYDAY.com.

(This program originally aired over Zoom on February 9, 2022.)

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Resume Revamp: Tell the Story Behind the Story

Attendees are walked through each component of a resume in an engaging and interactive way, using real-world examples and class exercises. Lauren also shares her #1 trade secret that will drastically improve anyone’s resume in 30 seconds or less, as well as employment industry secrets that employers and recruiters won’t share. Everyone comes out with a better resume than when the presentation started. Presented by Lauren Milligan from ResuMAYDAY.com.

(This program originally aired over Zoom on January 19, 2022.)