Author Sean Brennan: "Bridie's Boy -- A Memoir

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

You don't have to be from Chicago or Irish to fall in love with Bridie, the Gaelic-speaking, fresh-from-Eire heroine of "Bridie's Boy," by Sean Brennan. Sean's parents, Tom and Bridie Brennan moved to Oak Park and settled into a glorious Victorian on South Euclid Avnue. Born the 10th of 11 Brennan children, Sean began his writing career at the dining roo table in Pop's sewing room. Come hear his entertaining stories of growing up in Chicago and Oak Park in the 1950's and 60's. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Mark Adams: "Meet Me in Atlantis"

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Mark Adams, author of the new book, "Meet me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City." Did you know that people are out there looking for Atlantis right now? Or that the search for the city is so popular that it actually has a name "Atlantology?" And its own encyclopedia, the "Atlantipedia?"

Adams, a former Oak Park resident, is the author of the previous best-selling book, "Turn Right at Machu Picchu." It was featured on the "Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, the "New York Times," "National Geographic" and continues to be a big seller.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Affordable Care Act Information Session

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join counselors Suzy LeClair, Susan Tennant and Kyle Grover from the Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee for an informational session on the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment began November 15, 2014 and runs through February 15, 2015.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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The Valentine's Day Jitterbug Ball

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Join dance teacher Margot Toppen to learn swing dance -- all ages welcome! Dress fancy; vintage clothes welcome. A River Forest resident, Margot is the author of the children's book, JITTERBUGS! is inspired by real-life 1930s Lindy Hop dancers George Snowden ( Shorty George ) and Beatrice Gay ( Big Bea ) who used their height difference to advantage to win contests at places like the famed Savoy Ballroom in Harlem New York.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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