September Artist: Sarah Koten

Monday, September 2, 2013 - 12:00am

Sarah Koten, an accomplished artist who lived in Oak Park for 10 years, will exhibit recent paintings in an exhibit titled " Color and Light" at the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery Sept. 2 through 29. The exhibit is open seven days a week during regular Library hours.

A reception for Sarah Koten will be in the Art Gallery on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

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Broadway to Hollywood: "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Maggie Smith won an Oscar playing a self-deluded teacher in a 1930s British girls' school in this 1969 film directed by Ronald Neame.

From the dawn of sound, motion pictures audiences have enjoyed movie versions of dramatic works by significant playwrights. Join local
reviewer and film historian Doug Deuchler for a series featuring seven classic movies that made the transition from stage to screen.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Broadway to Hollywood: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

A Tennessee Williams drama focusing on marital problems between beautiful, unfulfilled Elizabeth Taylor and heavy drinker Paul Newman. Richard Brooks directed this 1958 film.

From the dawn of sound, motion pictures audiences have enjoyed movie versions of dramatic works by significant playwrights. Join local reviewer and film historian Doug Deuchler for a series featuring seven classic movies that made the transition from stage to screen.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Broadway to Hollywood: "I Never Sang for my Father"

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Widowed professor Gene Hackman reaches out to his bitter, controlling father, Melvyn Douglass in this 1970 films directed by Gilbert Cates.

From the dawn of sound, motion pictures audiences have enjoyed movie versions of dramatic works by significant playwrights. Join local
reviewer and film historian Doug Deuchler for a series featuring seven classic movies that made the transition from stage to screen.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Broadway to Hollywood: "Gaslight"

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

A Victorian newlywed (Ingrid Bergman) is unaware that her husband is a crazed murderer in this 1944 film directed by George Cukor.

From the dawn of sound, motion pictures audiences have enjoyed movie versions of dramatic works by significant playwrights. Join local reviewer and film historian Doug Deuchler for a series featuring seven classic movies that made the transition from stage to screen.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Brew Your Own: A Homebrewers' Meetup

Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Hone your craft at Brew Your Own: A Homebrewers' Meetup. Learn from our panel of local experts including representatives from Ale Syndicate, Chicago Beer Society, DryHop Brewers, and Leaders Beverage Consulting. Our experts will share their experiences, answer your questions, and possibly critique your beer.

All adults 21+ are welcome to attend the panel discussion. Homebrewers who would like to swap beers should bring as many bottles to share as they'd like to take home. Experts will critique a limited number of participant brews.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Bob Sullivan: The Plateau Effect

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

NBC investigative journalist, Bob Sullivan, will present on his book, "The Plateau Effect: Getting from Stuck to Success." This new book shows how athletes, scientists, therapists, companies, and musicians around the world are learning to break through their plateaus -- to turn off the forces that cause people to “get used to” things -- and turn on human potential and happiness in ways that seemed impossible.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Camp Idea Box

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 12:00am

Why camp out when you can camp in? Our little room becomes the big outdoors as we celebrate the wilderness this July in the Main Library's Idea Box. July 10 through 31.

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