One Book, One Oak Park - More Than a Month: "Between the World and Me"

One Book, One Oak Park - More Than a Month: "Between the World and Me"

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on American history and ideals to explore the most intimate concerns of a father for his son. He offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crises. Join us to discuss this National Book Award-winning title.

This program is part of More Than a Month, the library's yearlong health, wellness, and black aesthetics-focused exploration of the African diaspora, revealing black history beyond its February traditions, and placed within American history at large.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Words on Wednesday: "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown

Words on Wednesday: "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

This New York Times best-selling book is the story of the 1936 University of Washington men's crew team, who beat their rival California, defeated the Ivy League's top oarsmen, and, against all odds, ended up as America's Olympic team. Consequently, they upset Hitler's intended display of German superiority at the 1936 Olympics. 

In Words on Wednesday, expect stimulating conversation about fiction and nonfiction titles selected by Adult and Teen Services librarians. Copies are available at the Main Library one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Words on Wednesday: "March" by Geraldine Brooks

Words on Wednesday: "March" by Geraldine Brooks

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Set during the U.S. Civil War, this Pulitzer Prize-winning book is the story of a man, known only as March, who goes to war resolute in what he believes, only to have those beliefs questioned at every turn. March is also known as "Pop," the absent father of Louisa May Alcott's classic Little Women. Brooks excels in bringing history to life with rich characters and the detailed descriptions of the times in which they lived. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Leading Edge

Leading Edge

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Leading Edge is sponsored by Global CommUnity Associates.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

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