Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Community dialogue around avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical treatment, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine in partnership with Consumer Reports.

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Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
World War I and America: Essay Discussion, Part 2

World War I and America: Essay Discussion, Part 2

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Join former Marine Corps officer Ed White, who served in Vietnam in 1968-69, to read and discuss a series of essays drawn from World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It. Pick up packets of essays at any Oak Park Public Library location. U.S. veterans as well as interested readers are encouraged to attend.

This is the first in a series of three discussions, with readings from: 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Words on Wednesday: <em>Killers of the Flower Moon</em>

Words on Wednesday: <em>Killers of the Flower Moon</em>

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

In David Grann's newest nonfiction title, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, delve into a series of unsolved murders from the 1920s in the Osage Indian Country in Oklahoma. Learn about these murders that many have likely never heard of, and discover what other repercussions came out of them. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
<em>Black Labor, White Wealth</em> Book Discussion (Part 4)

<em>Black Labor, White Wealth</em> Book Discussion (Part 4)

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join a frank discussion of the economic disenfranchisement of Black America. This four-part series will examine Dr. Claud Anderson's writing about the causes and enduring underlying structure of the consolidation of wealth and power within a closed white system built on black labor, while restricting gains for those outside that system.July 22 - Part 1
Aug. 5 - Part 2Sep. 9 - Part 3Oct. 14 - Part 4

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Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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<em>Black Labor, White Wealth</em> Book Discussion (Part 3)

<em>Black Labor, White Wealth</em> Book Discussion (Part 3)

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join a frank discussion of the economic disenfranchisement of Black America. This four-part series will examine Dr. Claud Anderson's writing about the causes and enduring underlying structure of the consolidation of wealth and power within a closed white system built on black labor, while restricting gains for those outside that system.July 22 - Part 1
Aug. 5 - Part 2Sep. 9 - Part 3Oct. 14 - Part 4

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Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Book Discussion: <em>Our Black Year</em> by Maggie Anderson

Book Discussion: <em>Our Black Year</em> by Maggie Anderson

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Author Maggie Anderson and her family's determination to purchase only from black-owned businesses for a full year revealed hard truths about the depth of the black wealth disparity and economic disenfranchisement. Her book, Our Black Year: One Family's Quest to Buy Black in America's Racially Divided Economy, chronicles the journey, which prompted her to create the Black Empowerment Experiment Foundation in 2012.

Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative.

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Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Words on Wednesday: <em>Commonwealth</em>

Words on Wednesday: <em>Commonwealth</em>

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly, thus setting into motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of the two families. Spanning five decades, best-selling author Ann Patchett's Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
<em>Black Labor, White Wealth</em> Book Discussion (Part 2)

<em>Black Labor, White Wealth</em> Book Discussion (Part 2)

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join a frank discussion of the economic disenfranchisement of Black America. This four-part series will examine Dr. Claud Anderson's writing about the causes and enduring underlying structure of the consolidation of wealth and power within a closed white system built on black labor, while restricting gains for those outside that system.July 22 - Part 1
Aug. 5 - Part 2Sep. 9 - Part 3Oct. 14 - Part 4

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Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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