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.

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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.

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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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Lyric Opera Lecture: La Clemenza di Tito

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Explore the story and music from "La Clemenza di Tito" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with an experienced Lyric Opera lecturer. Personal and political power plays in Rome take center stage in this musically ravishing and dramatically complex story. This is Mozart at his most modern – with riveting, desperately conflicted characters and extraordinary music for both solo voices and chorus.

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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Lyric Opera Lecture: Madama Butterfly

Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Explore the story and music of "Madama Butterfly" by Giacomo Puccini with an experienced Lyric Opera lecturer. The lovely geisha, Cio-Cio-San,is a child bride who gives up her family, her religion, and her culture to marry the callous American naval officer B. F. Pinkerton. They savor a few nights of ecstasy and then he sails blithely away, leaving her with the hope that one day he’ll return.

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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Peekaboo, I Love You: Baby Storytime!

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:15pm

Join storyteller/music teacher Miss Pat in this special class in which music and language partner to uncover new ways to say “I love you." Get ready to sing, bounce, tickle, sway, rock, and tap your toes to children’s songs from Sweden, New Zealand, Scotland, France, and America! For babies up to 18 months with a caregiver. Register in person, online at oppl.org/events or by calling 708.386.9032 beginning July 18.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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