Civic Lab

Civic Lab offers information, activities, and discussion on issues facing our community. The Civic Lab pops up at the library around different events and topics. Check out upcoming Civic Lab appearances below. If you’re interested in learning more about a previous topic, click on past events below.

HANDOUTS

Curious to learn more about any of the topics that we’ve explored in the Civic Lab? Each event includes a handout with resources to read, listen to, and watch in order to explore the topic and its implications. Click on any of the past events below to access the handouts.

We also create handouts with more general information: 

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Past Events


Civic Lab: The Story of Stuff

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 11:00 am


Civic Lab: All Genders

Friday, March 20, 2020, 11:00 am


Civic Lab : Decennial Census

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 12:00 pm


Civic Lab: All Genders

Monday, March 16, 2020, 3:00 pm


Civic Lab: How Do the Interwebs Read My Mind?

Friday, March 13, 2020, 11:00 am


Civic Lab: How Do the Interwebs Read My Mind?

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 1:00 pm


Civic Lab: Decennial Census

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 2:00 pm


Civic Lab Coronavirus: Distinguishing Fears from Facts

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 3:30 pm


Civic Lab: What Is a Primary Election?

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 3:00 pm


Civic Lab: World Hijab Day

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 1:00 pm


Civic Lab: Decennial Census

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 3:30 pm


Civic Lab: What to Know about Weed in Illinois

Friday, January 17, 2020, 11:30 am


Civic Lab: What to Know about Weed in Illinois

Monday, January 13, 2020, 2:00 pm


Civic Lab: All about the Census

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 10:30 am


Civic Lab: All about the Census

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 3:30 pm


Civic Lab: Impeachment

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 11:00 am


Civic Lab: Impeachment

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 10:00 am


Civic Lab: Built for Whom?

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 11:00 am


Civic Lab: Labor Laws and Wage Equity

Friday, August 16, 2019, 10:00 am


Civic Lab: Labor Laws and Wage Equity

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 2:30 pm