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
Read & Reflect: "Never a City So Real"

Read & Reflect: "Never a City So Real"

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Chicago is a place, as one historian has said, of "messy vitalities," a stew of contradictions: coarse yet gentle, idealistic yet restrained, grappling with its promise, alternately sure and unsure of itself. It's one of America's most iconic, historic, and fascinating cities, as well as a major travel destination. For acclaimed author Alex Kotlowitz, an accidental Chicagoan, it is the perfect perch from which to peer into America's heart.

In Read & Reflect, we read and discuss a thoughtful selection of nonfiction titles ripe for meaningful discussion.

Location: 
Dole Branch
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Detection by Daylight: "The Dante Club"

Detection by Daylight: "The Dante Club"

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

A series of murders in 1865 Boston, inspired by scenes in Dante's Inferno, brings together a group of America's Dante scholars--H. W. Longfellow, O. W. Holmes, J. R. Lowell, and J. T. Fields--to solve the mystery. 

Detection by Daylight is devoted to reading and discussing detective mysteries in series and non-series form. Bring your lunch (if you like), enjoy cookies and coffee on us, and engage in great discussions. Titles are available at Maze Branch one month before the discussion. 

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Read & Reflect: "Dead Wake"

Read & Reflect: "Dead Wake"

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

On May 1, 1915, a German submarine sunk the ocean liner Lusitania, taking the lives of 1,195 passengers and crew members, including 123 Americans. Using historical records, letters, and journal entries, Erik Larson delivers a riveting account of one of the most tragic events of WWI.

In Read & Reflect, we read and discuss a thoughtful selection of nonfiction titles ripe for meaningful discussion. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Dole Branch
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