Friends of the Library Folk Music Concert: Jamie O'Reilly

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

As one of Chicago's premier song stylists, Jamie O'Reilly is known for the lilting cry in her voice and powerful interpretations of ballads and songs for the stage. A rich, aural tradition of singing that Jamie learned from her Aunt Dorothy and her mother contributes to her signature vocal style. Jamie's musical tastes and material range from period songs, grand waltzes, and parlor songs of the 1890s to chamber music, Irish ballads, and Andalusian folk songs.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Readers' Theater

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

To celebrate Steve Fisher's installation of author paintings, theater students from Dominican University will read passages from selected authors' work. Join us for an eclectic mix during this readers' theater presentation.

Location: 
Maze Branch
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Artists on Film: "The Agony and the Ecstasy"

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for "Artists on Film," a six-week series that concludes today.

This week's film is "The Agony and the Ecstasy," directed by Sir Carol Reed. Michelangelo (Charlton Heston) and Pope Julius II (Rex Harrison) clash over the painting of the murals for the Sistine Chapel in the early 16th century. (1965, 138 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Author Bonnie Jo Campbell: "Mothers, Tell Your Daughters"

Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Bonnie Jo Campbell,the National Book Award finalist and author of "Once Upon a River," who will share stories from her dazzling story collection featuring ferocious mothers and scrappy daughters. The strong but flawed women of "Mothers, Tell Your Daughters" love and betray one another; their richly fraught relationships can act as anchors, lifelines, or deadly poison. These working-class protagonists are at once vulnerable, wise, cruel, and funny, and they are always getting into, or out of, trouble.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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