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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Artists on Film: "Artemisia"

Wednesday, October 14, 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 "Artemisia," directed by Agnes Merlet. Valentina Cervi plays Italian Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653), one of the first well-known women painters. (1997, 97 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Gentle Yoga

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Oak Park Public Library's own Karen Stoner will lead this yoga program especially for adults whose bodies might not stretch the way they used to.

Location: 
Dole Branch
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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College Admission 101: Tips for an Angst-Free College Hunt and Application

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 10:30am to 1:00pm

Parents and college-bound high school students (sophomores through seniors) will learn important tips in this free presentation.

Kathleen Haney, MSEd, a former junior college and university program director, faculty member and advisor, and academic coordinator at a major university medical center, will share practical tips on:
--Organizing your thought process for strategic action in setting realistic goals with your student
--Determining what institutions and locales meet the student's interests and abilities

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room

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