Words on Wednesday: "Blue Flower"

Words on Wednesday: "Blue Flower"

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Set in 18th century Germany, this historical fiction covers the early life of Novalis, a German Romantic poet and philosospher.  Friedrich von Hardenberg or "Fritz" (aka Novalis) seeks his father's permission to marry Sophie von Kuhn, who happens to be a plain and naive girl.  His family and friends are astounded to learn about Friedrich's attachment for Sophie.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Free Creative Writing Workshop: Gary Paul Johnson

Free Creative Writing Workshop: Gary Paul Johnson

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Explore the writers' process using the acclaimed Story Workshop Method with writer, Columbia College associate professor and former Oak Park Public Library trustee, Gary Paul Johnson.

Develop your imagination and voice in this lively 2 1/2-hour workshop through seeing-in-the-mind imagery, reading and telling aloud, abstract word exercises, and in-class writing and read back. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry and script forms. Please bring writing materials.

Limited to 15 participants, high school and above. Register to attend.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Social Justice Conference

Social Justice Conference

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

This first annual Social Justice conference will bring together many voices in the local community around issues of criminal justice and sentencing disparities, education and health inequities, economic and political disenfranchisement and will examine causes and explore possible solutions to the crisis facing marginalized poor communities of color nationwide.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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