All are welcome to 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.
In this book, you will journey through the world of outliers. You will learn the secrets of software billionaires, why people of certain cultures are better at academic performance, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band. You will learn that culture, family and other factors, rather than just having a high IQ, contribute immensely in making a person successful. Join us to discuss this inspiring book by Malcolm Gladwell.
Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.
Join us for a special night of improvisational theater. Watch performers from the Adult Improv Workshop ham-it-up onstage, and come see if improv might be right for you too! It's fun, it's funny and all are welcome. Refreshments provided.
Professor Munman will present an overview of Rembrandts career, from the visually bold canvases of his youth, to the magisterial self and group portraits of his maturity, to his deeply felt interpretations of Biblical narratives.
Celebrate the 70th anniversary of WWII's Battle of the Bulge which happened in December 1944. Hear the stories and walk in the footsteps of American soldiers who battled against Hitler's forces 70 years ago.
Each year, the Barbara Ballinger Lecture brings an accomplished author to speak in Oak Park. Hosted by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, this public event is free, honoring Ms. Ballinger and her 32 years of library service in Oak Park, including 24 years as head librarian.
2014 Presenter: Marilyn Johnson
The Oak Park and River Forest High School show choir, Noteworthy, is
a highly selective group of singers, dancers, and live band members. Join us for a performance sure to make you want to stand up and cheer!
Theres really only one way to sell your writing today: on the Internet. Best-selling novelist William Hazelgrove has used the power of social media to secure media and build sales for his six novels. William Hazelgrove will show what it takes to get started and how to put and keep your name in front of readers.
See the beauty of Haiti and meet the people with long-time Oak Park resident and art gallery owner Laurie Beasley. Beasley will share her experiences from a recent trip she made to Haiti four years after the disastrous earthquake. Beasley has traveled to Haiti more than 40 times since 1997 and has lectured and written extensively about Haitian art.
In Haiti, you witness a remarkable convergence of African, European and indigenous Taino cultures and traditions transformed by slavery and the triumph over it, says Beasley.
The Grand Army of the Republic was the national association of Union Civil War Veterans. In 1890, it had 470,000 members. Not only were they the original Band of Brothers, but they founded soldiers homes, promoted patriotism, enacted pensions for veterans, created Decoration/Memorial Day, and elected six Republican Presidents, all Civil War veterans.