Attend a Levy Lecture from home

The Leopold and Loeb Files

Lecturer: Nina Barrett

Date: Tuesday, April 14

Time: 1 p.m. to  2 p.m.

Please join us for the first Levy Lecture presented as a webinar using Zoom. You can register and attend the lecture using your computer, laptop, tablet or telephone.

Nina Barrett is the owner of Bookends & Beginnings, an independent bookstore in Evanston, and the author of three books and numerous articles, essays, and reviews. In 2009, she curated an exhibition for Northwestern University called The Murder That Wouldn’t Die, which inspired The Leopold and Loeb Files. For this book, she researched primary source material, including court transcripts, confessions, psychological reports, and photographs, culminating in a new perspective on the notorious, mysterious 1924 murder case. It forces us to confront some difficult questions about being human and living in society: Could your child, despite every advantage, turn out to be evil? How can you protect your child from evil? How do we respond to unambiguous guilt? Do we believe in mercy and redemption or vengeance and retribution?


April Telephone Topics Brought to you by The Mather of Evanston

Pick up the phone and dial up free, fun, and interesting topics from the comfort of your home. All you need is your telephone!

Step 1: Find a topic you’re interested in

Step 2: At the time listed for the program, dial in from any phone by calling 888-600-2560.

Step 3: Listen and enjoy. All calls are free. 

April 8, 11 a.m., “El Greco: Ambition & Defiance.”  Dave Williams, Art Institute of Chicago. Hear the history of this expressionistic Greek artist best known for extremely elongated figures.

April 8, 1 p.m., Game Time with Jeanne: Brain Quest Challenge.  Jeanne Roppolo, Author, Storyteller & Motivational Speaker. Have fun challenging your knowledge by answering questions about English, science, social studies, math, and food fun.

April 9, 11 a.m., A Tour of Chicago’s Historic Gangster Sites. Paula Fenza, Historian. Learn the history behind the gravestones of some of Chicago’s famous gangsters and hear stories of the city’s gangster past

April 10, 2:30 p.m., Pop Sing-Along: Hits of the ’60s. Rick Pickren. Musician Rick will perform the number one hit from every year of the 1960s! Sing along to classics from “It’s Now or Never” “to “My Girl” to “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head.”

April 14, 1 p.m., Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. Brian Salgado, Presenter. Hear about the life and career of this famous singer and listen to some of his toe-tapping tunes.

April 16, 11 a.m., Shirley Temple. Rich Lang, Media Historian. Rich will discuss the life and career of Shirley Temple, who began her career at the age of three.

April 17, 11 a.m., Laugh Hearty, Live Healthy. Randi Kant, MS, MPH, Certified Intrinsic Coach. Laughter has physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual benefits. Learn to leverage the power of a good laugh.

April 23, 11 a.m., Cycles of the Moon. Lisa Nigro, Wellness Advocate & Certified Caregiving Consultant. Join Lisa in exploring how you may feel different at different phases of the moon. Do you feel a little “off” around the time of a full moon, or energized around a new one?

April 24, 11 a.m., First Ladies: Florence Harding. Ricki Saady, Presenter. Learn the story of this First Lady, known as “the Duchess,” who served from 1921 to 1923.

April 28, 11 a.m. Walking, Water, Waking. Kate Marrs, Presenter. Learn why the “Three Ws” are the keys to our quality of life.

April 29, 1 p.m., The Kaizen Way. Jeanne Roppolo, Author, Storyteller & Motivational Speaker. Learn about a Japanese technique of achieving lasting success through small, steady steps.

April 30, 11 a.m., Joan Rivers & Totie Fields. Rich Lang, Media Historian. Rich explores the lives and careers of these multitalented comedians

Remote Class Schedule

The Levy Senior Center will be providing fitness programming online during the months of April and May. 

Use the links listed below to access Levy Senior Center fitness classes. View the Monthly Calendar at.

Classes will be locked shortly after the start time so participants are encouraged to join early.

Mondays and Wednesdays

Class: Cardio, Strength & Stretch

Instructor: Marla Lampert

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Class: Beginning Yoga

Instructor: Betsy Murphy

9 to 10 a.m.

Class: Chair Yoga

Instructor: Betsy Murphy

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


Class: Beginning Yoga

Instructor: Shauna Babcock

10 to 11 a.m.

Class: Zumba

Instructor: Suzanne Hock

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Class: Zumba Gold Toning

Instructor: Suzanne Hock

10 to 11 a.m.


Class: Yoga to Heal

Instructor: Shauna Babcock

9 to 10:15 a.m.

Class: Pilates/Yoga Fusion

Instructor: Amanda Hart

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.