Adult Program

Gable's Girls: "Dancing Lady"

View and discuss "Dancing Lady," a 1933 musical in which attractive burlesque dancer Joan Crawford is rescued from jail by a millionaire playboy Clark Gable.

Clark Gable's masculine presence enlivened 67 movies. To millions, he was Rhett Butler, the darly handsome, cynical, irrestible rogue. See and discuss six movie classics from Hollywood's Golden Age, the 1930s, with film historian Doug Deucher through Tuesday, July 22.

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Author Thomas Dyja: The Third Coast

Hear author Thomas Dyja share stories from "The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream," named on the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013. While it seems today as if all American culture comes out of New York and Los Angeles, much of what defined the nation as it grew into a superpower was produced in Chicago.

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Gable's Girls: "Wife vs. Secretary"

Enjoy this film about the wife of a publisher (Myrna Loy) who believes her husband's relationship with his attractive secretary (Jean Harlow) is more than professional. (1936, 88 minutes).

Clark Gable's masculine presence enlivened 67 movies. To millions, he was Rhett Butler, the handsome, cynical, irrestible rogue. This is the final film in this series of movie classics from Hollywood's Golden Age, the 1930s, with film historian Doug Deucher.

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Sticks and Skeins

A monthly knitting group for new knitters, experienced knitters and even lapsed knitters. We'll knit, chat and solve the world's problems! Bring your project, and we'll provide the technical support to help you along to completion!

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Sticks and Skeins

A monthly knitting group for new knitters, experienced knitters and even lapsed knitters. We'll knit, chat and solve the world's problems! Bring your project, and we'll provide the technical support to help you along to completion!

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Author Iris Krasnow: "Sex After. . ."

How can a woman sustain intimacy through the many physical and emotional shifts of her life through the decades? New York City author and professor Iris Krasnow has interviewed ordinary women as well as sex researchers, gynecologists, oncologists, and therapists to publish "Sex After. . .Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes." Her new book is filled with advice in the voices of 150 women, from waitresses to CEOs, ages 20 to 88.

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Celebrating Seniors: "The Great American Songbook" with Dr. Burton Fischman

Enjoy old time sing-a-longs with Dr. Burton Fischman and listen to music and stories about George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Carmen Miranda, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole and others. Play "Name That Tune" and "Name That Movie Star." Music and fun for all ages.

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Parallel Paths: The Poetry of Carl Sandburg, the Music of Chris Vallillo

Hear Illinois award-winning folksinger and songwriter Chris Vallillo pair Sandburg's poetry with his own original songs and instrumentals as well as several of the songs Sandburg himself collected as a folklorist. This program was created for the 2012 Carl Sandburg Days Festival. It is funded in part by the Illinois Humanities Council.

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Aspirations Conversations with Executive Director David Seleb

Have 10 minutes for the future of Oak Park? Come share your aspirations for your community with the library's executive director.

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Aspirations Conversations with Executive Director David Seleb

Have 10 minutes for the future of Oak Park? Come share your aspirations for your community with the library's executive director.

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