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." Untethered from a comfortable, upper-middle-class life with a handsome but abusive attorney husband, Weldon relates the challenges and triumphs of the years that followed as she raised three growing sons alone in the face of cancer, with an ambitious career, and in the shadow of her ex.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Muriel E. Adams: "I Love You More!"

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

Meet Oak Park author Muriel E. Adams and learn how she came to write "I Love You More! A Bedtime Story and Word Game" to help her sons remember their father after he died.

Muriel E. Adams has a Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Organizational Leadership Science degree. She currently teaches restorative justice classes for Governors State University on the Triton College campus.

Location: 
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.

Location: 
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.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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