Ebook Boot Camp

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Learn how to check out ebooks from the library's two ebook platforms, 3M and Overdrive! Bring along your Kindle, iOS, or Android device, or use one of the computers provided by the library for this hands-on class
To attend: you must bring your current Oak Park Public Library card and PIN number.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Justice - What's the Right Thing to Do?

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Watch a video in which Harvard Professor Michael Sandel presents a variety of real-life scenarios on a variety of ethical topics and discuss them with others.Philosophers have debated these same questions across 2500 years. This month's discussion will center around the The Moral Side of Murder and The Case for Cannibalism.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Justice - What's the Right Thing to Do?

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Watch a video in which Harvard Professor Michael Sandel presents a variety of real-life scenarios on a variety of ethical topics and discuss them with others.Philosophers have debated these same questions across 2500 years. This month's discussion will center around the The Moral Side of Murder and The Case for Cannibalism.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Justice - What's the Right Thing to Do?

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Watch a video in which Harvard Professor Michael Sandel presents a variety of real-life scenarios on a variety of ethical topics and discuss them with others.Philosophers have debated these same questions across 2500 years. This month's discussion will center around the The Moral Side of Murder and The Case for Cannibalism.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Sticks & Skeins

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

A monthly knitting group for new knitters, experienced knitters and even lapsed knitters. We'll knit, chat and solve the world's problems. Bring your project, and we'll provide the technical support to help you along to completion!

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Yarns and Yarn

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join a group of avid readers who meet to discuss books while they knit and crochet blankets and scarves to donate to various charities. No knitting experience needed.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Girls Outside the Box: "Codes of Gender"

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

“Codes of Gender” explores how the use of the body in advertising influences ideas about masculinity and femininity. What does it mean to be a girl in 2014? Women experience gender-based discrimination and violence, and are bombarded with negative messages about not living up to the female "ideal." Through film, activities and discussion, adolescent girls will explore gender roles and stereotypes and develop tools to successfully navigate the challenges of being a young woman in the 21st Century. Ages 13+.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Films of Elia Kazan: "Splendor in the Grass"

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

One of the most revered directors of his era, Elia Kazan (1909-2003) also remains one of the most controversial. Kazan launched a revolution in realistic screen acting at mid-century. But when he provided names to the McCarthy era investigators in the early 1950s, damaging the careers of his peers, many regarded him as an unforgivable traitor for the rest of his life.

"Splendor in the Grass" features Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty as young lovers in the late 1920s -- a tale of sexual repression, love, and heartbreak. 124 minutes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Films of Elia Kazan: "A Face in the Crowd"

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

One of the most revered directors of his era, Elia Kazan (1909-2003) also remains one of the most controversial. Kazan launched a revolution in realistic screen acting at mid-century. But when he provided names to the McCarthy era investigators in the early 1950s, damaging the careers of his peers, many regarded him as an unforgivable traitor for the rest of his life.

"A Face in the Crowd" (1957) features Andy Griffith, as a rural drifter who becomes an overnight media sensation, but also grows drunk with fame and power. 126 minutes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Films of Elia Kazan: "East of Eden"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

One of the most revered directors of his era, Elia Kazan (1909-2003) also remains one of the most controversial. Kazan launched a revolution in realistic screen acting at mid-century. But when he provided names to the McCarthy era investigators in the early 1950s, damaging the careers of his peers, many regarded him as an unforgivable traitor for the rest of his life.

"East of Eden features James Dean in a Cain and Abel story based on a John Steinbeck novel about brothers competing for their father's love. 115 minutes

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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