Author Kathryn Atwood: Women of World War I

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Learn about World War I heroines from local author Kathryn Atwood. She'll share 70 archival photos from her book, "Women Heroes of World War I" and tell how women worldwide mobilized for the war effort in a variety of ways. In the process, these women became powerful symbols both in their government's propaganda efforts as well as in the women's rights movements of their day. Atwood will define the concept of hero in both world wars while illustrating how some heroines of the World War I directly inspired those who participated in the war. Atwood will have books available for sale and signing.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Financial Aid Certification: Special Student Populations

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Session 3 of 3 of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)'s 2014-15 Annual Financial Aid Certification Program

Do you have students with unique circumstances? In this session, we will cover how to help at-risk and high-need students apply for financial aid. Special emphasis is placed on homelessness, undocumented students, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), students in DCFS care, and applying for Professional Judgment.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Register

Author Mark Adams: "Meet Me in Atlantis"

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Mark Adams, author of the new book, "Meet me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City." Adams, a former Oak Park resident, is also the author of the previous best-selling book, Turn Right at Machu Picchu. It was featured on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The New York Times, National Geographic. The Book Table will sell books.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Civil War Tales: True Stories from Oak Park

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Through a multi-media experience combining footage from the Historical Society's Tale of the Tombstones Cemetery Walk, which focused on the Civil War with live re-enactors portraying Oak Park citizens, hear first-person tales from Oak Park citizens. These include Ernest Hemingway's two grandfathers who fought in the Civil War, Major Wilbur Crummer who was left for dead at Vicksburg, a young man who lied about his age to help the Union, and a grieving widow.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Adult Program