One Earth Film Screening: "Garbage Warrior"

One Earth Film Screening: "Garbage Warrior"

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you are renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years, New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green discipleshave devoted their time

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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"More Than a Month" Film Screening

"More Than a Month" Film Screening

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

View this screening of the documentary More Than a Month, a first-person narrative of one filmmaker's quest to understand the implications of Black History Month. For more about the film, visit morethanamonth.org.
This film screening marks the start of the library's More Than a Month series, a yearlong health, wellness, and black aesthetics-focused exploration of the African diaspora and its imprint on the contemporary black experience across cultures and continents.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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One Earth Film Festival:  "A Farmer's Road"

One Earth Film Festival: "A Farmer's Road"

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm

Join the Oak Park Public Library and One Earth Film Festival in celebrating sustainability during the Festival's 5th annual run March 5-6. See and discuss A Farmer's Road (2015, 74 minutes), both geared for adult and teen audiences. Meet an Illinois goat farmer who sells his goat cheese in Oak Park.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Suffragette & The Women's Right To Vote in Illinois

Suffragette & The Women's Right To Vote in Illinois

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:15pm

Celebrate Women's History Month and 97 years of women voting in Illinois.  Hear a guest speaker discuss the role of Illinois women in securing the right to vote, then stay to watch Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan star in Suffragette (2015, PG-13, 106 minutes), a film written and directed by women, about the protest movement in England to secure equal voting rights.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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8th Annual Oscarthon

8th Annual Oscarthon

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join us for the 8th Annual Oscarthon! Settle in with popcorn and soda, as we screen Oscar nominees all day. This year's line up:
9:15 am "Mad Max: Fury Road" (Best Picture) 
11:45 am "Straight Outta Compton" (Original Screenplay)
2:30 pm "Bridge of Spies" (Best Picture)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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