One Book, One Oak Park - Read & Reflect: "Between the World and Me"

One Book, One Oak Park - Read & Reflect: "Between the World and Me"

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on American history and ideals to explore the most intimate concerns of a father for his son. He offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crises. Join us to discuss this National Book Award-winning title and this summer's selection for One Book, One Oak Park, the library's community reading program connecting neighbors, families, and friends over one great title.

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Dole Branch
Read & Reflect: "Never a City So Real"

Read & Reflect: "Never a City So Real"

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Chicago is a place, as one historian has said, of "messy vitalities," a stew of contradictions: coarse yet gentle, idealistic yet restrained, grappling with its promise, alternately sure and unsure of itself. It's one of America's most iconic, historic, and fascinating cities, as well as a major travel destination. For acclaimed author Alex Kotlowitz, an accidental Chicagoan, it is the perfect perch from which to peer into America's heart.

In Read & Reflect, we read and discuss a thoughtful selection of nonfiction titles ripe for meaningful discussion.

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Dole Branch
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Read & Reflect: "Dead Wake"

Read & Reflect: "Dead Wake"

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

On May 1, 1915, a German submarine sunk the ocean liner Lusitania, taking the lives of 1,195 passengers and crew members, including 123 Americans. Using historical records, letters, and journal entries, Erik Larson delivers a riveting account of one of the most tragic events of WWI.

In Read & Reflect, we read and discuss a thoughtful selection of nonfiction titles ripe for meaningful discussion. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

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Dole Branch
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Brown Bag: "I Remember You"

Brown Bag: "I Remember You"

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Partly based on a true story, I Remember You: A Ghost Story, introduces Freyr, a young doctor, asked by the police to help investigate the apparent suicide of an elderly woman who was obsessed with Freyr's missing son. He becomes increasingly disturbed by what he finds out, especially when it involves the son he presumed dead.

Brown Bag is a lunchtime mystery lover's book group. Pack your own lunch and join us to discuss these suspenseful stories. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

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