Author Kathryn Atwood: Women of World War I

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Learn about World War I heroines from local author Kathryn Atwood. She'll share 70 archival photos, many of them included in her book, Women Heroes of World War I, and tell how women worldwide mobilized for the war effort in a variety of ways. In the process, these women became powerful symbols both in their government's propaganda efforts as well as the women's rights movements of their day. Atwood will define the concept of hero in both world wars while illustrating how some heroines of the World War I directly inspired those who participated in World War II.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Applications open for Teen Summer Volunteer Program

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 9:00am

Calling all Oak Park teens ages 13 through 18 who want to build skills, engage talents, and give back to the community this summer. Come create, perform, and help others!

From April 3 through May 3, learn more and apply online for the library's Teen Summer Volunteer Program at oppl.org/teens.

Program runs June 8 through July 25.

For more information, contact Rachael Bild, Teen Services Librarian, at 708.452.3471 and rbild@oppl.org

Oak Park Concert Chorale: Early Music Choral Fest

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

Oak Park Concert Chorale Director Paul Lindblad hosts a two-part Early Music Choral Fest for singers who are interested in the experience of singing madrigals, cannons and other early choral music. Session I runs from 10 a.m. to Noon, followed by a short public performance in the library. Singers can bring lunch or go out for lunch on their own between noon and 1:30 p.m. Session II is open only to those singers who attended the morning session. Session II runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. followed by a public performance. Free and open to the public. No experience required.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Mary Alice Monroe: "The Summer's End"

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join former River Forest author Mary Alice Monroe for a reading and signing of her newest book in the bestselling Lowcountry Summer Trilogy titled "The Summer's End." Set in the seaside town of Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, summer is ending and Mamaw's beloved family estate, Sea Breeze, must be sold. Each book in the trilogy focuses on one of the three estranged half-sisters spending a final summer at their grandmother's home. A wild dolphin they name Delphine served as the trilogy's keystone and all their lives are changed by this creature.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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