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.

Location: 
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.”

Location: 
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.

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?

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Teen Improv Workshop

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Calling tweens and teens (5th grade and up) for improvisational drama games! Never acted before but always wanted to try? Or are you a seasoned pro who loves moment-to-moment action? Either way, join us for fun and games that are sure to test your quick-thinking skills. Warning: hilarity will ensue...

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Teen Improv Workshop

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Calling tweens and teens (5th grade and up) for improvisational drama games! Never acted before but always wanted to try? Or are you a seasoned pro who loves moment-to-moment action? Either way, join us for fun and games that are sure to test your quick-thinking skills. Warning: hilarity will ensue...

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Adult Improv Workshop

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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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Adult Improv Workshop

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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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