Words on Wednesday: Buddha in the Attic

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Before World War II, many Japanese mail-order brides came to the U.S. to make a life for themselves. The author depicts a delicate and heartbreaking portrait of these women. Join us to discuss this remarkable book.

Copies of The Buddha in the Attic will be available for pick up on the second floor of Main Library one month before the discussion.

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Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Seminar: Do I Really Need a Cover Letter?

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

How important is having a cover letter? According to a recent survey of employers, it’s very important. In this seminar, you will review the components of a cover letter, and what you should and should not be including in one. Presenter: Eileen Vesey, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Folk Music Concert: Del Rey

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy a free folk music concert by Del Rey. Del Rey started playing guitar when she was four. At the age of 14, she was introduced to the world of traditional acoustic music and recordings, especially those of the great blues guitarist Memphis Minnie. Her guitar playing is influenced by country blues, stride piano, classic jazz and hillbilly boogie-all filtered through the sensibility of an autodidact trailor-park aesthete.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Doctor Who Anniversary Party

Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Fans of all ages are invited to celebrate the Doctor's 50th anniversary with us! The fun includes an episode screening courtesy of BBC Home Entertainment, button making, a costume contest, Doctor Who games of all sorts, and snacks. Are you ready to write your name in Gallifreyan? Want to try your hand at some trivia? Join us and meet lots of like-minded Whovians. Best for ages 7 and up. No registration.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Author Simon Winchester: "The Men Who United the States"

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

The acclaimed New York Times best-selling author of "Atlantic" and "the Professor and the Madman," delivers his first book about America: A fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect and bond the citizenry and georgraphy of the U.S.A. from its beginnings.

Tickets are $10. Each ticket may be redeemed on the night of the event for $10 off the cover price of "The Men Who United the States."

Location: 
Unity Temple - Oak Park

Author Stephen Kinzer: "The Brothers"

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Award-winning foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer, returns to Oak Park to discuss his latest book, "The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War." Admission is $10; each ticket can be redeemed for $10 off the cover price of "The Brothers" on the night of event.

Location: 
Unity Temple - Oak Park

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