Author Michele Weldon: "Escape Points: A Memoir"

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Michele Weldon for the launch of her newest book, "Escape Points: A Memoir." Free and open to the public. Deftly lacing heartbreak with humor and insight, Michele Weldon provides a potent antidote to the crazy, harried, single-mom stereotype in Escape Points. With the help of family, friends and local high school wrestling coach, Mike Powell, Weldon relates the challenges and triumphs of the years as she raised three growing sons alone in the face of cancer, with an ambitious career and in the shadow of her ex.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Oak Park Creates Presents: Author Muriel E. Adams: "I Love You More!"

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Oak Park Creates author Muriel E. Adams, a restorative justice practitioner and a Governors State University adjunct faculty member, and learn how she came to write "I Love You More! A Bedtime Story and Word Game."

Adams wrote the story, which follows a family's beloved bedtime routine, after her husband passed away. She wanted her sons, who were 6 and 10 when their father died, to remember him and the family the way it was, as a foursome.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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CANCELED Author Mary Alice Monroe: "The Summer's End"

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

DUE TO AN INJURY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. MARY ALICE MONROE'S PUBLISHER HOPES TO BE IN TOUCH VERY SOON WITH DETAILS FOR RESCHEDULING THIS EVENT.

Join former River Forest author Mary Alice Monroe for a reading and signing of her newest book. Summer is ending and Mamaw's beloved family estate, Sea Breeze, must be sold. Set in the seaside town of Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, "The Summer's End" is the final book in Monroe's best-selling Lowcountry Summer Trilogy.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Janis Johnston: "It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent"

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Janis Johnston, an Oak Park family psychologist, who will share ideas from her book,"It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent: Stories of Evolving Child and Parent Development." Learn a step-by-step path to enhanced parenting. Not only can children benefit from this approach, but parents can find renewal in their own potential along the journey.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

Peter Stamatis: Dandelions for Dinner

Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

What happens to a family already on the brink of disaster when the world around them crumbles? "Dandelions for Dinner: Greece at War and a Family's Dreams of America" presents a memoir set in the small town of Gargaliani, Greece. Told through the eyes of a 13-year-old boy, the story unfolds from the end of the 19th century throuh the Greek Civil War of the 1940s. It is an epic tale of youth, family, poverty, war and unjust loss. "Dandelions for Dinner" is the surprising story of what remains when everything else is lost.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

2013 Barbara Ballinger Lecture with John Searles

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling author John Searles will present the 2013 Annual Barbara Ballinger Lecture.

Join us for an evening with the author of best-selling novels "Boy Still Missing" and "Strange but True". Searles, who has appeared regularly as a book critic on NBC’s Today Show and CBS' The Early Show, is also the Editor-at-Large of Cosmopolitan. His essays have been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, Daily Beast and other national publications.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

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