Words on Wednesday: Into the Beautiful North

Words on Wednesday: Into the Beautiful North

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

An adventure filled
with unforgettable characters and radiant prose, Into the Beautiful North tells
the story of nineteen-year-old Nayeli who finds herself on a quest to bring
back seven men to repopulate her small Mexican Village and protect it from encroaching
bandidos after watching the movie Magnificent Seven and

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Event Type: 
"A Moveable Feast": Book Discussion with Library Director David Seleb

"A Moveable Feast": Book Discussion with Library Director David Seleb

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Explore Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, a memoir detailing the author's years in Paris, the city that sparked his writing and that of other literary luminaries. Leading the discussion will be David Seleb, Executive Director of the Oak Park Public Library and board member of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park.

Location: 
Offsite
Oak Park Art League
Event Type: 
What's Cooking "Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast"

What's Cooking "Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast"

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Each month we'll discuss a new cookbook and bring in a dish to share. It will be a potluck of tasty treats! 
This month's selection is Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast by Cooking Light Magazine. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month before the event.  Please bring a recipe of your choice to the discussion, and join us for conversation and cuisine.
Learn more about all of our monthly book discussions

Location: 
Maze Branch
Event Type: 
What's Cooking "The Grilling Book"

What's Cooking "The Grilling Book"

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Each month we'll discuss a new cookbook and bring in a dish to share. It will be a potluck of tasty treats! 
This month's selection is The Grilling Book: The Definite Guide from Bon Appetit by Adam Rapoport. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month before the event.  Please bring a recipe of your choice to the discussion, and join us for conversation and cuisine.
Learn more about all of our monthly book discussions

Location: 
Maze Branch
Event Type: 
One Book, One Oak Park - Bring Your Own Baby (BYOB) Book Discussion: "Between the World and Me"

One Book, One Oak Park - Bring Your Own Baby (BYOB) Book Discussion: "Between the World and Me"

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am

For caregivers with young children. Toys and books will be provided for babies and toddlers while grown-ups participate in a library-led book discussion about Between the World and Me, a National Book Award-winning title, in which Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on American history and ideals to explore the most intimate concerns of a father for his son. He offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crises.

Location: 
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
One Book, One Oak Park - Diversity Dinner and Book Discussion: "Between the World and Me"

One Book, One Oak Park - Diversity Dinner and Book Discussion: "Between the World and Me"

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on American history and ideals to explore the most intimate concerns of a father for his son. He offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crises. Join us to discuss this National Book Award-winning title. 

Learn more about One Book, One Oak Park, the library's community reading program connecting neighbors, families, and friends over one great title.

Location: 
Offsite
One Book, One Oak Park - Read & Reflect: "Between the World and Me"

One Book, One Oak Park - Read & Reflect: "Between the World and Me"

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on American history and ideals to explore the most intimate concerns of a father for his son. He offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crises. Join us to discuss this National Book Award-winning title and this summer's selection for One Book, One Oak Park, the library's community reading program connecting neighbors, families, and friends over one great title.

Location: 
Dole Branch
One Book, One Oak Park - Book Discussion: "Between the World and Me"

One Book, One Oak Park - Book Discussion: "Between the World and Me"

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on American history and ideals to explore the most intimate concerns of a father for his son. He offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crises. Join us to discuss this National Book Award-winning title.
Learn more about One Book, One Oak Park, the library's community reading program connecting neighbors, families, and friends over one great title.

Location: 
Offsite
Oak Park Regional Housing Center
One Book, One Oak Park - More Than a Month: "Between the World and Me"

One Book, One Oak Park - More Than a Month: "Between the World and Me"

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on American history and ideals to explore the most intimate concerns of a father for his son. He offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crises. Join us to discuss this National Book Award-winning title.

This program is part of More Than a Month, the library's yearlong health, wellness, and black aesthetics-focused exploration of the African diaspora, revealing black history beyond its February traditions, and placed within American history at large.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
One Book, One Oak Park - Book Discussion: "Between the World and Me"

One Book, One Oak Park - Book Discussion: "Between the World and Me"

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on American history and ideals to explore the most intimate concerns of a father for his son. He offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crises. Join us to discuss this National Book Award-winning title.
Learn more about One Book, One Oak Park, the library's community reading program connecting neighbors, families, and friends over one great title.

Location: 
Maze Branch

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