Free Concert: Pharlis James Trio

Free Concert: Pharlis James Trio

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Enjoy fabulous jazz with songs from the Great American Songbook with the baritone balladeer and jazz vocalist Pharlis James, pianist Bobby Schiff and bassist Scott Mason. This trio will bring back the songs of Tonny Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Bobby Darin and many more. In addition to his fine singing voice, James has performed as a poet, and stage actor at clubs across the Midwestern states for more than 30 years.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Interfaith Dialogue

Interfaith Dialogue

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join Rev. Dr. Harry Parker of First Baptist Church of Oak Park and Rabbi Adir Glick of West Suburban Temple in River Forest in the first of four scheduled Interfaith Dialogues. These Dialogues will bring together leaders in the Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim communities to explore the big questions across religious practices.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
"70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green" Filmscreening

"70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green" Filmscreening

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

This powerful documentary explores the demolition of the Chicago Cabrini-Green high-rise public housing complex and the on-going impact of displacement on the community's long time residents. The filmmakers will be present for a post screening discussion.
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Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Dia de los Muertos: A Play Presentation by Susanna Mercado

Dia de los Muertos: A Play Presentation by Susanna Mercado

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

For Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), Mexican actress Susana Mercado will present "Los Muertos no estan solos" ("The Dead are not alone"). Dia de los Muertos is a religious tradition that blends Christian holidays with indigenous Mexican customs, foods, rituals, and material culture.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: <em>No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency</em>

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: <em>No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency</em>

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

We'll mark the 33nd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and celebrate King's life and the legacies of the modern Civil Rights Movement and the African diaspora by viewing a series of enlightening films in January.

 . Saturday, January 6, 2-4 pm: Get Out (2017, 104 min.)

 . Sunday, January 7, 2-4 pm: Putney Swope (1969, 89 min.)

 . Saturday, January 13, 1-3 pm: I Am Not Your Negro (2017, 94 min.)

. Sunday, January 14, 2-4 pm: The Battle of Algiers (1965, 125 min.)

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Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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