Author Greg Archer: "Grace Revealed, A Memoir"

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Entertainment journalist Greg Archer goes from glitz to the Gulags in a mersmerizing attempt to uncover his Polish family's past. Ultimately, his personal quest reveals something that history forgot: Joseph Stalin's wrath on nearly 2 million Polish people during the 1940s and the ripple effects that remain. For more information, see wwwgracerevealedbook.com

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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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." Did you know that people are out there looking for Atlantis right now? Or that the search for the city is so popular that it actually has a name "Atlantology?" And its own encyclopedia, the "Atlantipedia?"

Adams, a former Oak Park resident, is 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" and continues to be a big seller.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Rosalind Cummings-Yeates: Travel Blog Workshop

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn how to create a travel blog from an experienced travel writer, Rosalind Cummings-Yeates. Rosalind is a journalist and arts critic with an MS degree in journalism from Roosevelt University. She writes a monthly blues column for the "Illinois Entertainer."

Rosalind has been an adjunct professor at Columbia College-Chicago for more than 10 years. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Society of American Travel Writers.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room

Author Sean Brennan: "Bridie's Boy -- A Memoir

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

You don't have to be from Chicago or Irish to fall in love with Bridie, the Gaelic-speaking, fresh-from-Eire heroine of "Bridie's Boy," by Sean Brennan. Sean's parents, Tom and Bridie Brennan moved to Oak Park and settled into a glorious Victorian on South Euclid Avnue. Born the 10th of 11 Brennan children, Sean began his writing career at the dining roo table in Pop's sewing room. Come hear his entertaining stories of growing up in Chicago and Oak Park in the 1950's and 60's. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Michele Weldon: Parenting by the Book

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Just in time for the holidays, get an honest dose of parenting experiences turned to prose. Award-winning author and journalist Michele Weldon will read from her latest ebook, “Just Me and My Three Sons.” But there’s more! Writers of all ages and experiences are invited to submit their own 300-word story about your parents, your life as a parent or caring for your parents. Deadline for submitted stories is Friday, Nov. 21. Email your 300-word parenting story to Debby Preiser at dpreiser@oppl.org.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Author Ina Pinkney and "TASTE MEMORIES: Recipes for LIfe and Breakfast"

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Ina Pinkney, author of "TASTE MEMORIES: Recipes for Life and Breakfast," and buy copies of her book. Ina was the chef/owner of The Dessert Kitchen Ltd. for 10 years and supplied private customers, restaurants, caterers and hotels with desserts.

She opened Ina's Kitchen in 1991, which quickly became Chicago's Premier Breakfast Restaurant and is now the Chef/Owner of INA'S, an American Food restaurant serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Chicago's trendy West Loop Market District.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Author Chuck McCutcheon: Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs and Washington Handshakes"

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Chuck McCutcheon, co-author of "Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang and Bluster of American Political Speech." McCutcheon explains that his book is a guide to the language of politics by two veteran observers, not only defining terms and phrases but explaining their history and etymology; who uses them against whom, and why; and revealing the most telling, infamous, amusing and shocking examples of their recent use.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room

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