Author Bonnie Jo Campbell: "Mothers, Tell Your Daughters"

Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Bonnie Jo Campbell,the National Book Award finalist and author of "Once Upon a River," who will share stories from her dazzling story collection featuring ferocious mothers and scrappy daughters. The strong but flawed women of "Mothers, Tell Your Daughters" love and betray one another; their richly fraught relationships can act as anchors, lifelines, or deadly poison. These working-class protagonists are at once vulnerable, wise, cruel, and funny, and they are always getting into, or out of, trouble.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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

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