Civil War 150: "The General"

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss “The General,” a 1926 silent film. This silent comedy classic, starring Buster Keaton, combines inventive humor with exciting action. When Union spies steal an engineer’s beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly, straight through enemy lines.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Oak Park Regional Housing Center: Community Conversations

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Rob Breymaier in a Community Conversation to talk about development of the StoryCorps project that was discussed at the December meeting for Community Conversations.

We will work on 1) determining some of the prompts we could use as questions, 2) considering which events we would ask questions at, 3) determining what technical things we need, 4) working out best how to post videos online, 4) marketing the project to the community, 5) considering how people could submit their own interviews.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Lyric Opera Lecture: "Tosca"

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn about the Lyric Opera's production of "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini from an experienced Lyric Opera lecturer.

A fiery diva, the rebel artist who claims her heart, and the sadistic police chief before whom all Rome trembles — for more than a hundred years, audiences have watched and listened spellbound as the cat-and-mouse game between Tosca and Scarpia plays to its deadly conclusion. Will she submit to his lust to save her lover from the firing squad?

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Food, Glorious Food Film Series

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join Oak Park Film Historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six delicious films w hich focus on food, cooking and eating. See "The Chef," a 2014 film in which a chef loses his job in a posh restaurant, then opens a food truck while piecing back together his estranged family. 114 minutes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Financial Aid Certification: Special Student Populations

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Session 3 of 3 of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)'s 2014-15 Annual Financial Aid Certification Program

Do you have students with unique circumstances? In this session, we will cover how to help at-risk and high-need students apply for financial aid. Special emphasis is placed on homelessness, undocumented students, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), students in DCFS care, and applying for Professional Judgment.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Mark Adams: "Meet Me in Atlantis"

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Mark Adams, author of the new book, "Meet me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City." Adams, a former Oak Park resident, is also the author of the previous best-selling book, Turn Right at Machu Picchu. It was featured on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The New York Times, National Geographic. The Book Table will sell books.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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