Inspiration - Living Life Mindfully: "Falling Upward"

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

In "Falling Upward", Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand and appreciate the second half of their lives. He challenges the ideas society has taught us about how getting old is a future rife with health issues and letting go of life. Rohr shows that those of us who have gone "down" are the ones who truly understand "up," and those who have fallen are the ones who can grow spiritually and not misuse "up." Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Read & Reflect : "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea"

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years, a chaotic period that saw the rise to power of Kim Jong Il and the devastation of a famine that killed one-fifth of the population, illustrating what it means to live under the most repressive totalitarian regime today.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Read & Reflect : "The Man Who Invented Christmas"

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

It’s Christmas of 1843 and writer Charles Dickens is deeply in debt and without hope of creating a story to improve his circumstances. Life during this period was full of uncertainty with the arrival of the industrial revolution. Unknowing Dickens wrote a book of hope, spirituality, and charity as a gift to lighten life at its darkest. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Read & Reflect: "Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey"

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In this month's selection, fans of the series "Downton Abbey" will be lured in by a peek into the British aristocracy. Through diaries, letters, photographs and more, the author and current resident of Highclere Castle (where the series is filmed), the Countess of Carnarvon takes us on a journey through one family's history. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Senior SoundBoard: Thrive - A Holiday Survivors Guide

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

What is the status of homeless in Oak Park and west Cook County today? How can we continue to be involved as a community to support those in housing crisis? Congregational Liaison for PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) Mandy Gwaf (AmeriCorps) will come to give a talk about the new programs available for those people in need of shelter and resources.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Senior SoundBoard: PADS-Charity to Change

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

What is the status of homeless in Oak Park and west Cook County today? How can we continue to be involved as a community to support those in housing crisis? Congregational Liaison for PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) Mandy Gwaf (AmeriCorps) will come to give a talk about the new programs available for those people in need of shelter and resources.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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