Art and Poetry of the Haymarket Martyrs' Monument

This local treasure's historic significance and international importance have made it the iconic symbol of freedom of speech, the heritage of radical thought, and the struggle for justice in labor history. Learn the background story of this beautiful and enduring National Historic Landmark, and its influence on arts and letters. Presented by Bleue Benton and Mark Rogovin

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Short Play by Doug Deuchler: "Hush-Hush, Yourself"

See a short play written by local author/film historian Doug Deuchler and directed by Daina Giesler, a well-known director and member of the Jeff Committee. "Hush-Hush, Yourself" focuses on the conflicts between Hollywood legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford during the filming of "Hush-Hush, Sweet Charlotte" in the mid-1960s. The show played this summer at Western Springs Theatre and was mounted again as part of a marathon festival of short plays at the Marry-Archie Theatre at 735 W. Sheridan in Chicago.

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What's Wrong With You!

Oak Park resident, Omar Yamini’s road to incarceration was not paved with neglect, abuse, or stints in juvenile detentions or group homes. Yamini was raised in a two parent suburban home with his five siblings. His positive home life could not detour him from the poor choices that would eventually land him in an Illinois penitentiary for 15 years. Yamini has chronicled his imprisonment in a power new book, What’s Wrong with You: What You, Your Children and Our Students Need to Know about My 15 year Imprisonment from Age 20-35. Join him as he shares his compelling and powerful story.

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Brown Bag: "The Boy Who Stole the Leopard's Spots"

All is not well in Belle Vue, a village in the Belgian Congo. A horrible storm has literally divided the community in half. Long time residents begin to disappear and a sudden influx of strangers is just arriving. Danger seems to be everywhere. Once again, American missionary Amanda, Police Chief Captain Pierre Jardin, and the local witch doctor and his wise-woman wife, Cripple, team up to investigate. To figure out the mysteries of the present, they must first become embroiled in a mystery from the past which involved bizarre sexual rituals and cannibalism.

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Family Craft: Origami Halloween

Make your party stand out this year with some great horrorgami! Join us as we make origami Halloween decorations. We will be doing patterns that can be replicated at home--simple enough for all ages.

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User Testing

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User Testing

Testing oppl.org

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Library Board of Trustees Strategic Planning Committee

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4th Annual Pie Off!

Pie Off! is a baking contest open to bakers of all skill levels on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Main Library. Bakers and their pies should arrive by 1 pm for judging. Doors open to the public at 2:30 pm for a tasting of the entries while slices last. Judges will rate each pie on taste, appearance, and creativity, and prizes will be awarded for Best Taste, Best Appearance, and Best Overall. Registration for bakers starts Monday, August 25.

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Brown Bag: "The Devotion of Suspect X"

A single mom who murdered her ex-husband to protect her teenage daughter is desperate to dispose of the body. Her problem is solved by her neighbor Yasako, who has always adored her from afar. Together they establish alibis for themselves that seem plausible, until detective Kusanagi is assigned to the case. He finds several inconsistencies in their stories, which raise his suspicions. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

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