Artists on Film: "Lust for Life"

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for "Artists on Film," a six-week series that continues through November 11.

This week's film is "Lust for Life," directed by Vincente Minnelli. Kirk Douglas gives an outstanding performance as the intense, imaginative Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, plagued by mental problems and a lack of acceptance. (1956, 122 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Adult Improv Workshop

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 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: 
Maze Branch
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Sarah Okner: Life in a Japanese-American Internment Camp

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan in December 1941, all Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast were forced from their homes and into relocation camps in remote areas of the country. Among the more than 120,000 Japanese-Americans who were incarcerated, over two-thirds were American-born, and many were children.

Historian and librarian Sarah Okner, a descendant of internees, shares photos and details of daily life in an internment camp, and the profound effects it had on those living there.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Artists on Film: "Frida"

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for "Artists on Film," a six-week series that continues through November 11.

This week's film is "Frida," directed by Julie Taymor. Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina portray larger-than-life Mexican painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. (2002, 123 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Writober

Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

If you're going to run a 5K marathon, you need to train. If you're going to write 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo (or just for yourself), you need to practice. Come in for the Oak Park Public Library's Writober Program to get some tips and tools and time to write!

Location: 
Main Library
First Floor - Community Space

Oak Park Creates Presents: Women Who Write

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet some female Oak Park Creates authors and hear about their books and writing styles. Panelists include
--Joan Bard-Collins, author of "Honor Above All"
--Julia Buckley, author of the newly released "The Big Chili"
--E.C. Diskin, author of "The Green Line" and the brand-new "Broken Grace"
--Emma Gates, author of "Walking to Israel," "Detours," "Praying for Rain," and "Private Lines"
--Bridgette Lewis (pen name Blake Marie Kian), author of the novel "As Life Would Have It"
--Roberta Raymond, author of the children's books "Three Sea Tales" and "Amy and the Amaryllis"

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Artists on Film: "Girl With a Pearl Earring"

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for "Artists on Film," a six-week series that continues through November 11.

This week's film is "Girl With a Pearl Earring," directed by Peter Webber. Scarlett Johansson plays an impoverished young woman who goes to work for Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, played by Colin Firth. (2004, 95 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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