Justice - What's the Right Thing to Do?

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Watch a video in which Harvard Professor Michael Sandel presents a variety of real-life scenarios on a variety of ethical topics and discuss them with others.Philosophers have debated these same questions across 2500 years. This month's discussion will center around the The Moral Side of Murder and The Case for Cannibalism.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Author Sean Brennan: "Bridie's Boy -- A Memoir

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

You don't have to be from Chicago or Irish to fall in love with Bridie, the Gaelic-speaking, fresh-from-Eire heroine of "Bridie's Boy," by Sean Brennan. Sean's parents, Tom and Bridie Brennan moved to Oak Park and settled into a glorious Victorian on South Euclid Avnue. Born the 10th of 11 Brennan children, Sean beganhis writing career at the dining roo table in Pop's sewing room. Come hear his entertaining stories of growing up in Chicago and Oak Park in the 1950's and 60's.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Sticks & Skeins

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

A monthly knitting group for new knitters, experienced knitters and even lapsed knitters. We'll knit, chat and solve the world's problems. Bring your project, and we'll provide the technical support to help you along to completion!

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Yarns and Yarn

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join a group of avid readers who meet to discuss books while they knit and crochet blankets and scarves to donate to various charities. No knitting experience needed.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Read & Reflect: "One Summer America 1927"

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In "One Summer America," author Bill Bryson explores the America of 1927 through newspapers, architecture, politics, Broadway, and baseball. Starring Al Capone, Babe Ruth, AL Jolson, Ruth Snyder, Charles W. Lindberg, Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge, and many more historical icons of the time. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Films of Elia Kazan: "Splendor in the Grass"

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

One of the most revered directors of his era, Elia Kazan (1909-2003) also remains one of the most controversial. Kazan launched a revolution in realistic screen acting at mid-century. But when he provided names to the McCarthy era investigators in the early 1950s, damaging the careers of his peers, many regarded him as an unforgivable traitor for the rest of his life.

"Splendor in the Grass" features Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty as young lovers in the late 1920s -- a tale of sexual repression, love, and heartbreak. 124 minutes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Films of Elia Kazan: "Pinky"

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

One of the most revered directors of his era, Elia Kazan (1909-2003) also remains one of the most controversial. Kazan launched a revolution in realistic screen acting at mid-century. But when he provided names to the McCarthy era investigators in the early 1950s, damaging the careers of his peers, many regarded him as an unforgivable traitor for the rest of his life.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

A Breakthrough in Classical Music: Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Hear a recorded performance of the origins of Chinese music by the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra. Experience ancient Chinese instruments including the two-stringed erhu, the plucked pipa and Chinese bells leading a grand Western orchestra through melodies rooted in 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture.

The ancient Chinese regarded music as a tool to contact the gods. Music was not only for enjoyment and entertainment but also part of a sacred ceremony to reunite humankind with Heaven. Discover an enchanting new sound. Discover Shen Yun.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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OPAAC Art

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:00am

The SMR will be used to store art from OPAAC artists when they bring art to the Library on Sept. 30 through the installation during the day on Oct. 1

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room

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