Author Julia Keller: "Sorrow Road"

Author Julia Keller: "Sorrow Road"

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Seventy-five years ago, three young men from a
small town in West Virginia were among the American forces participating in
D-Day, changing the fortunes of the war with one bold stroke. How is that moment
aboard a Navy ship as it barrels toward the Normandy shore related to the death
of an old man in an Appalachian nursing home?

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Nancy Nau  Sullivan: "The Last Cadillac"

Nancy Nau Sullivan: "The Last Cadillac"

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Life is crazy enough, but when Nancy Nau Sullivan suddenly finds herself caring for two children, grappling with her mother's death, and caring for her ailing father while navigating a contentious divorce and long-simmering sibling rivalries, she wonders how she can keep herself sane.  Learn how things got a lot more complicated for this Chicago  writer when her siblings accuse her of "kidnapping" their father and carting him -- and his Cadillac -- off to Anna Maria Island, Florida. And then came Hurricane Josephine.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Co-Editors William Ayers and Janise Hurtig: "Every Person Is a Philosopher"

Co-Editors William Ayers and Janise Hurtig: "Every Person Is a Philosopher"

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn about Hal Adams, a legendary radical educator who organized writing workshops with people who  had been written off during much of their lives, marginalized for reasons of race, gender, class, and caste. Co-editors William Ayers, Caroline Heller and Janise Hurtig share stories from their book, "Every Person is a Philosopher: Lessons in Educational Emancipation from the  Radical Teaching Life of Hal Adams."

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author William Hazelgrove: "Madam President"

Author William Hazelgrove: "Madam President"

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join author William Hazelgrove to hear about his newest book, "Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson." After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke in the fall of 1919, First Lady Edith Wilson began to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the Executive Office. Mrs. Wilson had little formal education and had only been married to President Wilson for four years: yet, in the tenuous peace following the end of World War I, Mrs.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Mystery Author Kathleen Anne Fleming: "Canary in the Coal Chute"

Mystery Author Kathleen Anne Fleming: "Canary in the Coal Chute"

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet accomplished mystery writer Kathleen Anne Fleming and hear about her latest thriller, Canary in the Coal Chute. This novel, which is interwoven with factual chapters of the Lizzie Borden trial of 1893, is a historical, feminist, and true-crime mystery novel. Here Fleming explores what drove Lizzie to murder her parents with a hatchet and how and why she was acquitted. It is a relevant historical study of a serious issue in American homes across the country that plagued the 19th century and persists into the present day. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Pat Allen: "Cronation

Author Pat Allen: "Cronation

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Former long-time Oak Park resident and artist, Pat Allen, will share stories from her novel, Cronation. Set in the near future, her book is populated by characters whose mission is to midwife the birth of a new era of creative partnership and community collaboration in gratitude, joy and celebration.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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One Book, One Oak Park - Celebration and Panel Discussion

One Book, One Oak Park - Celebration and Panel Discussion

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Celebrate the program's close with a special panel discussion featuring author and Columbia College professor emeritus George Bailey; journalist, Columbia College professor, author, and filmmaker Stan West; author and Chicago State University assistant professor of history Dr. Lionel Kimble; and Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Roosevelt University professor John Fountain.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
What Do You See When You Look at Me? Women and Aging

What Do You See When You Look at Me? Women and Aging

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet and discuss a new book, "Women in Late Life: Critical Perspectives on Gender and Age" with the author Martha Holstein.  Magic Tree Book Store will have books available for sale and signing.

"Women in Late Life" explores thorny issues related to gender and aging, including ageism, cultural expectations, body image, caring at the end of life, chronic illness, Social Security, caregiving, and more. Blending personal narrative with current research, this interdisciplinary look at gender and aging is nuanced and beautifully written.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Oak Park Creates Presents: Women Who Write

Oak Park Creates Presents: Women Who Write

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet eight female authors and hear about their books and writing styles. All have written and published new books within the past year. Panelists include:

--Muriel Adams, author of I Love You More

--Joan Bard-Collins, author of Honor Above All

--Julia Buckley, author of the newly released The Big Chili 

--E.C. Diskin, author of The Green Line and the brand-new Broken Grace 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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