Author Justin Gordon: "Holocaust Postal History"

Author Justin Gordon: "Holocaust Postal History"

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Justin Gordon, author of "Holocaust Postal History: Harrowing Journeys Revealed through the Letters and Cards of the Victims." Gordonnotes that his book "represents a dual journey -- one into the childhood delight of stamp collecting and the other into the adult horrors of Holocaust history."

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Ashton Applewhite: "This Chair Rocks"

Author Ashton Applewhite: "This Chair Rocks"

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

From childhood on, we're barraged by messages that it's sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people useless. Meet author and activist Ashton Applewhite, who believed them too, until she realized where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, "This Chair Rocks" traces Applewhite's journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Jeff Ferdinand: Austin  Boulevard - The Invisible Line between Two Worlds"

Author Jeff Ferdinand: Austin Boulevard - The Invisible Line between Two Worlds"

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Jeff Ferdinand, author of "Austin Boulevard: The Invisible Line between Two Worlds," and hear the history of this street dividing Oak Park and Austin Village, located just across Austin Boulevard on the West Side of Chicago.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Beth Kaplan: "Silence 2 Success: A Mother's Journey with Autism"

Author Beth Kaplan: "Silence 2 Success: A Mother's Journey with Autism"

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Beth Kaplan, an Oak Park mom whose son Jacob was diagnosed with Autism before the age of two. Jacob is now 12 years old and learning to self-advocate. "Silence 2 Success: A Mother's Journey with Autism," is Kaplan's personal story which begins with a difficult pregnancy and a heart-wrenching diagnosis to a successful, thriving young boy.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Robert Elder: "Hidden Hemingway -- Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park"

Author Robert Elder: "Hidden Hemingway -- Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park"

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Oak Park author and journalist Robert Elder to hear stories from "Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park," which is part time capsule, part biography of the Nobel Prize-winning author. 
This hardcover coffee table book features never-before-seen items such as family photos, teenage diaries, bullfighting tickets, love letters, and even a dental x-ray. "Hidden Hemingway" is a chance for a new generation to discover the literary genius and for fans to see him as more than just the larger-than-life myth he created for himself. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Maisie Sparks: "Holy Shakespeare!"

Author Maisie Sparks: "Holy Shakespeare!"

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Explore how William Shakespeare filled his plays, poems and sonnets with scriptural sentiments and imagery from the Bible that 16th century audiences would have easily understood.  Author Maisie Sparks, a former Oak Park resident, explains that Shakespeare lived in a biblical culture where children grew up learning to read the Bible and shoppers on the London Bridge stopped to watch traveling actors perform plays based on Bible stories.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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