Adult Improv Workshop

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve your quick-thinking skills? Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy. All skill levels welcome. Warning: hilarity will ensue...

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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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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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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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

Films of Elia Kazan: "On the Waterfront"

Wednesday, October 15, 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.

"On the Waterfront" features Marlon Brando as an ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggling to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. The film won Best Picture of 1954 and Kazan won Best Director.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Films of Elia Kazan: "A Streetcar Named Desire."

Wednesday, October 8, 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.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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