One Book: Words on Wednesday: <em>A People's History of Chicago</em> Discussion

One Book: Words on Wednesday: <em>A People's History of Chicago</em> Discussion

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join us at this special meeting of Words on Wednesdays as we learn and connect around the themes in this summer's One Book, One Oak Park title selection.
"Kevin Coval's poetry is all about empowering hidden voices," says Librarian and One Book Coordinator Margita Lidaka, adding that "this book covers all the bases, relating so well to the library's strategic objective to act intentionally to ensure diversity, inclusion, equity, and safety

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
<em>The Civically Engaged Reader</em> Series

<em>The Civically Engaged Reader</em> Series

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us on the second Tuesday of each month, May through October, to ponder the meaning of civic activity in its most basic forms: associating, serving, giving, and leading. In The Civically Engaged Reader discussion series, we'll read and reflect on short stories, poems, and essays by writers including Alexis de Tocqueville, Dave Eggers, Maya Angelou, Ursula K.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
<em>The Civically Engaged Reader</em> Series

<em>The Civically Engaged Reader</em> Series

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us on the second Tuesday of each month, May through October, to ponder the meaning of civic activity in its most basic forms: associating, serving, giving, and leading. In The Civically Engaged Reader discussion series, we'll read and reflect on short stories, poems, and essays by writers including Alexis de Tocqueville, Dave Eggers, Maya Angelou, Ursula K.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
<em>The Civically Engaged Reader</em> Series

<em>The Civically Engaged Reader</em> Series

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us on the second Tuesday of each month, May through October, to ponder the meaning of civic activity in its most basic forms: associating, serving, giving, and leading. In The Civically Engaged Reader discussion series, we'll read and reflect on short stories, poems, and essays by writers including Alexis de Tocqueville, Dave Eggers, Maya Angelou, Ursula K.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
<em>The Civically Engaged Reader</em> Series

<em>The Civically Engaged Reader</em> Series

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us on the second Tuesday of each month, May through October, to ponder the meaning of civic activity in its most basic forms: associating, serving, giving, and leading. In The Civically Engaged Reader discussion series, we'll read and reflect on short stories, poems, and essays by writers including Alexis de Tocqueville, Dave Eggers, Maya Angelou, Ursula K.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Words on Wednesday: <em>Names For The Sea </em>

Words on Wednesday: <em>Names For The Sea </em>

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

In travel memoir Names for the sea: strangers in Iceland, read about British novelist and college professor Sarah Moss' experiences teaching in Iceland for a year with her family. Learn about the challenges they face, including language barriers, weather, volcano eruptions and a near-fatal economic meltdown.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Richard Wright's <em>Native Son</em> study group

Richard Wright's <em>Native Son</em> study group

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Explore the esoteric aspects of Richard Wright's classic novel Native Son in these unique study group led by Michael Peterson. Mr. Peterson is interested in exploring the book on the intuitive level rather than the way it is more commonly read on the intellectual level. This will be a ten week study group.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Teen Service Club

Teen Service Club

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Help with a variety of projects, which will include working with library materials, crafting for library programs and displays, and completing service projects for local organizations. Have an idea for a project? Let us know!
Teen volunteers will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm, as often as their schedules allows. All teens (ages 13-18) are welcome! Ask Rachael or Sharon for more information.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Teen Service Club

Teen Service Club

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Help with a variety of projects, which will include working with library materials, crafting for library programs and displays, and completing service projects for local organizations. Have an idea for a project? Let us know!
Teen volunteers will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm, as often as their schedules allows. All teens (ages 13-18) are welcome! Ask Rachael or Sharon for more information.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

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