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

Picturing the Past: "A Man for All Seasons"

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm

"A Man for All Seasons" is a story about the opposition of Sir Thomas More to the divorce of King Henry VIII and the events that led to More's execution. If you've read or watched "Wolf Hall," this is the other side of that story. (G, 1966, 120 minutes)

Location: 
Maze Branch
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Writober

Sunday, October 18, 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

Small Island: Flim Screening and Panel Discussion

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Based on the award-winning novel by Andrea Levy, Small Island tells the story of Windrush Generation immigrants who migrated from the Jamaica to England in the years immediately following World War II. Trying to escape economic hardship on their own "small island, the Windrush Generation experienced hope, disappointment, challenges with assimilation and acculturation, and discrimination in housing and employment in the Mother Country. Panel discussion to follow film screening This program is part of the Humanity 101 series.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

What Does It Mean to Be a Manager? Business Management Workshop

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join local Oak Park author and CEO of Managing Horizons Gil Herman as he leads an interactive workshop on management training based on his book "What Does It Mean to Be a Manager? Five Phases of Employee Performance and Eighteen Tasks of Management."

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Chet Taranowski: "The Science of Happiness"

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

During the last 15 years, there has been a growing emphasis in social science not just on alleviating human suffering but also on promoting well-being. This changing research emphasis has pointed to some strategies for improving both societal and individual happiness. Well-being inquiry--like most science--is full of its own controversies, but there do seem to be some strategies that can be successful in making us happier. This program, presented by Chet Taranowski, will provide a broad overview of this material and point to some tested recommendations for increasing well-being.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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