Steve James: "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson" Film Screening and Discussion

Steve James: "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson" Film Screening and Discussion

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for the screening of the award-winning documentary, No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, followed by a discussion with director Steve James. This film was part of the Peabody Award winning ESPN series, "30 for 30."

This film explores a 1993 racially charged brawl in Hampton, Virginia, involving NBA star Allen Iverson, who was a high school basketball player at the time. The incident, and Iverson's subsequent trial and conviction, sharply divided the city along racial lines and marked a serious turning point in Iverson's life.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
One Book, One Oak Park: What Is the Future of Integration in Oak Park?

One Book, One Oak Park: What Is the Future of Integration in Oak Park?

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The racial diversity and integration of Oak Park are the result of concerted effort over the last 40 years. Today, it can appear as if our integration occurs naturally. But, the community still faces many challenges to sustaining integration and improving inclusion and equity. Three expert panelists will discuss the efforts required to foster diversity and integration in Oak Park, and what is necessary to ensure a future where we can sustain and improve upon those efforts.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
One Book, One Oak Park - Celebration and Panel Discussion

One Book, One Oak Park - Celebration and Panel Discussion

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Celebrate the program's close with a special panel discussion featuring author and Columbia College professor emeritus George Bailey; journalist, Columbia College professor, author, and filmmaker Stan West; author and Chicago State University assistant professor of history Dr. Lionel Kimble; and Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Roosevelt University professor John Fountain.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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 - 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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