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.
Humor is central to helping people connect with and remember an idea, message, or point. In this free two-part Humor Writing Workshop, try five easy-to-learn techniques taught by Debra Schwartz, a writing instructor at Arizona State University.
This is the second session of a two-part series. Reservations are preferred. Call 708.697.6915.
This class is designed for one-to-one interactions between caregivers and children birth to 24 months. Short books are selected to keep baby's attention, and songs and rhymes are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills. Babies will learn to associate books with fun and shared moments with their favorite adults.
Do you want to chat informally with your friends about serious and not-too-serious stuff in real time? Well, this class is for you. You will learn the ins and outs of this popular social networking service. We will help you get started with your own account. To attend: must have an active email account and basic computer skills.
Join us to discuss this summer's One Book, One Oak Park pick: "What We've Lost Is Nothing" by Rachel Louise Snyder.
In this debut novel set in Oak Park, a series of home invasions rocks a local neighborhood into examining hidden prejudices, the power of tolerance, and the evolving relationship between American cities and their suburbs.