genre X: Americanah

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for our monthly after-hours adult book discussion at Fat Duck Tavern & Grill. January's selection is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Come ready to eat, drink, and discuss.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

For more information on genre X, our upcoming discussions, and book-themed cocktails, visit our website and join our Goodreads group to see a list of upcoming and previous selections.

Shanahan's - Forest Park

Author Chuck McCutcheon: Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs and Washington Handshakes"

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Chuck McCutcheon, co-author of "Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang and Bluster of American Political Speech." McCutcheon explains that his book is a guide to the language of politics by two veteran observers, not only defining terms and phrases but explaining their history and etymology; who uses them against whom, and why; and revealing the most telling, infamous, amusing and shocking examples of their recent use.

Second Floor - Small Meeting Room

Public Forum with Village President Anan Abu-Taleb

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Oak Park Village President Anan Abu-Taleb invites Oak Park and River Forest residents to attend a community forum on Wednesday, October 29, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room at the Main Library.

This forum will focus on intergovernmental cooperation among the various taxing bodies. “Taxpayers are not an endless resource,” said President Abu-Taleb. “All elected officials need to work together to use your tax dollars efficiently and effectively.”

Second Floor - Veterans Room
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genre X hosts 8th Annual Holiday Book Swap

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

The weather is getting colder but the fun is heating up as we put a pin in our discussions and get together to swap some of our favorite stories. Bring a new or gently used copy of one of your best loved books, and be sure to gift wrap it for the swap. Each book will be introduced as it is unwrapped, and by the end of the night everyone will have a new book and a list of great titles for the ever growing "to read" list! Join in on Tuesday, December 16th at 8 PM at Fitzgerald’s Sidebar (6615 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402) for our 8th Annual Holiday Book Swap.

Intermediate Word

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Move beyond Word 2007 basics in this intermediate-level class. If you have mastered basic computer skills and want to learn to create a table, merge letters or lists, we will get you comfortable on this mighty word processing program.

Second Floor - Small Meeting Room

Humanity 101: "Promises Kept"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Regardless of how wealthy or poor their parents are, all black boys must confront and surmount the "achievement gap": a divide that shows up not only in our sons' test scores, but in their social and emotional development, their physical well-being, and their outlook on life. As children, they score as high on cognitive tests as their peers, but at some point, the gap emerges. Why?

Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Senior Soundboard - "Taking care of business: Wills, Trusts, and Legacies"

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Please join us for a discussion on the benefits of wills, trusts, and legacies. Also, learn ways to identify, refine, and establish your financial goals. This special community conversation is open for all to attend.

Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Senior Soundboard: What can Oak Park Township Senior Services do for you?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a discussion on the mission of the Oak Park Township Senior Services. Celeste Duignan, Nutrition Program Manager, will share how the township works to enhance the quality of life for seniors in the community, by providing a broad array of supportive services that promote the values of independence, self-esteem, and dignity. This special community conversation is open for all to attend.

Meeting Room - Dole Branch


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