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 to get them on the right track.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - Ishmael:An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Does the Earth belong to us or do we belong to the Earth? This book presents a question that can only be answered by humanity one being at a time. Author Daniel Quinn creates a relationship between the “student,” whose search for the truth takes him on a journey in time that extends backward and forward over the life span of the earth; and the “teacher,” a creature of immense wisdom that has a story to tell, one that no other human being has ever heard. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - Ishmael:An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Does the Earth belong to us or do we belong to the Earth? This book presents a question that can only be answered by humanity one being at a time. Author Daniel Quinn creates a relationship between the “student,” whose search for the truth takes him on a journey in time that extends backward and forward over the life span of the earth; and the “teacher,” a creature of immense wisdom that has a story to tell, one that no other human being has ever heard. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Brown Bag: "The Boy Who Stole the Leopard's Spots"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

All is not well in Belle Vue, a village in the Belgian Congo. A horrible storm has literally divided the community in half. Long time residents begin to disappear and a sudden influx of strangers is just arriving. Danger seems to be everywhere. Once again, American missionary Amanda, Police Chief Captain Pierre Jardin, and the local witch doctor and his wise-woman wife, Cripple, team up to investigate. To figure out the mysteries of the present, they must first become embroiled in a mystery from the past which involved bizarre sexual rituals and cannibalism.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Brown Bag: "The Devotion of Suspect X"

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

A single mom who murdered her ex-husband to protect her teenage daughter is desperate to dispose of the body. Her problem is solved by her neighbor Yasako, who has always adored her from afar. Together they establish alibis for themselves that seem plausible, until detective Kusanagi is assigned to the case. He finds several inconsistencies in their stories, which raise his suspicions. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Yarns and Yarn

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join a group of avid readers who meet to discuss books while they knit and crochet blankets and scarves to donate to various charities. No knitting experience needed.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Dino-Planters

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Dino-mite! Join us as we paint and decorate plastic dinosaurs to turn them into funky planters. Supplies, plants, and dino conversation provided. For ages 8+. Register beginning August 5.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Brown Bag - Ten Lords A-Leaping

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Reverend Thomas Christmas volunteers to skydive for charity to raise money for the church. His two fellow skydivers Oliver, the 7th Marquess of Morborne, and his brother-in-law Hector, the 10th Earl of Fairhaven with a generation long feud is harmless until Lord Oliver is strangled to death and the list of suspects are all within the family. Rumors of bigamy, art forgeries, upstairs/downstairs intrigue, and whispers of less than reverential behavior between Thomas and Oliver’s beautiful half-sister. Author C.C. Bennison’s Ten Lords A-Leaping is the perfect holiday whodunit.

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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. Author Les Standiford researched the life and the reality of The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits. “God bless us, everyone!” All are welcome to attend.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch

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