Author Kathryn Atwood: Women Heroines of World War I

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Learn about WWI heroines from local author Kathryn Atwood. She'll share 70 archival photos and tell how millions of women worldwide mobilized for the war effort in a variety of ways. In the process, these women became powerful symbols both in their government's propaganda efforts as well as in the women's rights movements of their day. Atwood will define the concept of hero in both world wars while illustrating how some heroines of the World War I directly inspired those who participated in WW II. Atwood will have books available for sales and signing.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Barbara Ballinger Lecture

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Each year, the Barbara Ballinger Lecture brings an accomplished author to speak in Oak Park. Hosted by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, this public event is free, honoring Ms. Ballinger and her 32 years of library service in Oak Park, including 24 years as head librarian.

2014 Presenter: Marilyn Johnson

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Author William Hazelgrove: Marketing Your Book in the Age of Social Media

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

There’s really only one way to sell your writing today: on the Internet. Best-selling novelist William Hazelgrove has used the power of social media to secure media and build sales for his six novels. William Hazelgrove will show what it takes to get started and how to put – and keep – your name in front of readers.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Local Author Book Fair at Oak Park Arms

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Oak Park Public Library and Oak Park Arms are teaming up to present a Local Author Book Fair at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Avenue. The Library and Oak Park Arms are seeking local Oak Park area authors who are interested in meeting local readers and selling their books.

Meet local authors and get a jump on holiday book shopping – we expect to have fiction, non-fiction, even some local history authors among the group. Self-published and e-book authors are also welcome to participate in this Book Fair.

Location: 
Oak Park Arms
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Author Janis Kearney: "Sundays with TJ"

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet presidential diarist, newspaper publisher and author Janis F. Kearney and hear stories from her newly published book, "Sundays with TJ: 100 Years of Memories of Varner Road." Kearney writes of her father, Thomas James "TJ" Kearney, who grew up in rural southeast Arkansas in the early 1900s. His purpose-filled life included an impoverished childhood, early years as a drifter and vagabond traveling the country by train and foot, and then 70 years of working and raising 19 children on the 8-mile gravel strip called Varner Road.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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

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