One Earth Film Festival: "Toxic Chemicals: Kids in Danger"

One Earth Film Festival: "Toxic Chemicals: Kids in Danger"

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Is our dependence on pesticides harming the health of our children? Every day, children are exposed to up to 130 chemical pollutants from pesticides. All around the world, scientists and doctors are raising the alarm, linking increases in child cancers, birth defects and even the explosion of autism with exposure to chemicals in pesticides.
Please join us for a post-film Q&A with Illinois State Senator Don Harmon and Dr. Warren Porter, Zoology and Environmental Toxicology professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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One Earth Film Festival: "Shifting Sands"

One Earth Film Festival: "Shifting Sands"

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

"Shifting Sands" tells the story of Lake Michigan and the Indiana/Michigan shoreline and how this nearby region, where rare plants grow in the shadows of smokestacks, sparked a movement for a national park; a movement which eventually led to game-changing environmental policies with worldwide impact and unique partnerships on the path to a more sustainable world. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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One Earth Film Festival: "At the  Fork"

One Earth Film Festival: "At the Fork"

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

See "At the Fork," a film that offers a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption. With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife, Lisa, ask the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk, and baby-back rib. What they discover are not heartless industrialists, but America's farmers -- real people who are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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One Earth Film Festival: Youth and Family Programs

One Earth Film Festival: Youth and Family Programs

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

9:30 to 10:15 am: Films and activities for ages 3-8+
Habitats! Join us for a morning of sing-alongs about animals in their habitats, plus short films "Slugs and Bugs" and "Kid of the Wild." Families will learn about opportunities for connecting with local nature through Go Green Oak Park, The Frog Lady (who will bring her reptile friends), the Park District of Oak Park/Austin Gardens Nature Center, and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County's Trailside Museum. Light refreshments will be served.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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9th Annual Oscarthon

9th Annual Oscarthon

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

No need to wait on the red carpet: come to our 9th Annual Oscarthon movie marathon! Pop in or spend the whole day with popcorn, raffle prizes, and Oscar-nominated films. 
This year's movie lineup:

  • 9:10 am: "Zootopia" (PG, 1 hr 48 min)
  • 11:15 am: "Sully" (PG-13, 1 hr 36 min)
  • 1 pm: "Arrival" (PG-13, 1 hr 56 min)
  • 3:15 pm: "Hell or High Water" (R, 1 hr 42 min)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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"Gender Revolution" Viewing & Discussion

"Gender Revolution" Viewing & Discussion

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

What is gender? Should our bodies define us? What makes us who we are? 
We will be learning how we are all a lot more complicated than we've assumed through this community viewing of National Geographic's "Gender Revolution." Katie Couric travels across the U.S. to talk with scientists, psychologists, activists, authors, and families about the complex issue of gender. Community discussion to follow screening. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: CTVN Teen Social Justice Filmmakers

More Than a Month: CTVN Teen Social Justice Filmmakers

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Celebrate the films developed and created by Chicago teens in classes taught by instructors at CTVN (Community Television Network). Film subjects include documentaries, dramas, poetry, and music and tackle issues of homelessness, teen violence, friendship, and family dynamics.
Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Eyes on the Prize: Ain't Scared of Your Jails"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Eyes on the Prize: Ain't Scared of Your Jails"

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "What Happened, Miss Simone?"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "What Happened, Miss Simone?"

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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