Adult Program

Brown Bag - Finding Nouf

When sixteen-year-old Nouf goes missing, her prominent family calls on Nayir al-Sharqi, a religious desert guide to lead the search party to find out what really happened. Ten days later, just as Nayir is about to give up in frustration, her body is discovered by anonymous desert travelers. But when the coroner's office determines that Nouf died not of dehydration but from drowning, but her family seems suspiciously uninterested in getting at the truth. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Local Epicurean: Writing About Food, Eating Bugs, and Becoming a Better Person

Join local food journalist, David Hammond, as he shares his passion for food with us. He'll answer the questions about why he got into food writing, how he ended up gaining international recognition for eating crawling things that most people step on, and how writing about food is just one way to become,as unbearably corny as it may sound, a better person. Topics will include strategies for how you might get into food writing too. All ages.

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"Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till"

No modern tragedy has had a greater impact on race relations in America than the kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till. Meet author Simeon Wright who was with Emmett Till the night Emmett was kidnapped from his uncle's home in Mississippi.

A 14-year-old black boy from Chicago visiting relatives in Mississippi in 1955, Till was taken from his uncle’s home by two white men. Several days later, his body was found in the Tallahatchie River. This grotesque crime became the catalyst for the civil rights movement.

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Author Rachel Louise Snyder: "What We've Lost Is Nothing"

Author Rachel Louise Snyer, writer, professor and public radio commentator, once worked for the Oak Park Housing Center. Snyder will share stories from her novel based in Oak Park and titled "What We've Lost is Nothing." In this powerful fiction debut, Snyder sheds light on the gray area where idealism confronts reality. The Book Table will sell books.

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Oak Park Photography Club

Oak Park Photo Club members meet twice monthly to share digital and print photos. All skill levels welcome. Call Debby Preiser at (708) 697-6915 for more information.

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Oak Park Photography Club

Oak Park Photo Club members meet twice monthly to share digital and print photos. All skill levels welcome. Call Debby Preiser at (708) 697-6915 for more information.

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Oak Park Photography Club

Oak Park Photo Club members meet twice monthly to share digital and print photos. All skill levels welcome. Call Debby Preiser at (708) 697-6915 for more information.

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Oak Park Photography Club

Oak Park Photo Club members meet twice monthly to share digital and print photos. All skill levels welcome. Call Debby Preiser at (708) 697-6915 for more information.

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Justice - What's the Right Thing to Do?

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 is on “Arguing Affirmative Action” and “What’s the Purpose?”

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Justice - What's the Right Thing to Do?

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 is on “What’s a Fair Start” and “What Do We Deserve?”

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