Charles Laughton Film Screening: "The Big Clock"

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Tortured but brilliant, Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was one of the most recognizable and talented actors of his time. Since his portly figure and decidedly unhandsome face meant that leading-man roles were not open to him, Laughton carved a career out of playing a variety of monsters and misfits in films like "The Private Life of Henry VIII" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Through Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 pm, join Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler on Wednesday afternoons to screen and discuss some of Charles Laughton's most unforgettable films.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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SCORE Small Business Counseling Sessions

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Free business counseling/mentoring for start-ups, existing small businesses, and budding entrepreneurs provided by business professionals from SCORE, a nonprofit association and resource partner of the Small Business Administration. The private, hourlong counseling sessions are held by appointment only on the second Tuesday of every month in Third Floor Group Study Rooms C and D at 9:30 am, 10:30 am, and 11:30 am. Appointments can be made online at www.scorechicago.org (Choose “Oak Park Public Library” from the drop-down list of locations) or by phone at 312.353.7724.

Location: 
Third Floor - Group Study Room C
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Brown Bag: "Acqua Alta"

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In Donna Leon's fifth Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery, Venice is the atmospheric backdrop to a case involving an American archaeologist and the murder of a museum director who was involved in the traffic of Chinese antiques. Books are available at Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Brown Bag: "Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart"

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In author Christopher Fowler's 11th entry in his "Peculiar Crimes Unit" mystery series, a teenager sees a dead man rise from his grave--and moments later is killed in a sudden hit-and-run accident. Seven ravens housed in the impenetrable fortress that is the Tower of London vanish without a trace--and legend has it that when the ravens leave, the city will fall.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Sculpture Walking Tour

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Get a personal behind-the-scenes walking tour from a local expert! Join staff member Lauren Cooper, who is also on the Village of Oak Park's Public Art Advisory Commission, for a guided tour of the 4th Annual Sculpture Walk. Learn more about the walk. Register now.

The tour will start and end at the Dole Branch Library.

Location: 
Dole Branch
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