Celebrating Seniors: "A Trip to Bountiful" with Doug Deuchler

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

A Trip to Bountiful" in a 1985 film starring Geraldine Page who won the Best Actress Oscar. She plays an elderly woman with a controlling daughter-in-law in 1947 Houston, Texas, who is determined to visit her childhood home one more time. 108 minutes. It's a good movie and will provide lots of stimulation for conversation about independence with seniors. Doug Deuchler is a retired teacher/librarian and excellent film historian.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 

Author Muriel E. Adams: "I Love You More!"

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Oak Park author Muriel E. Adams and learn how she came to write "I Love You More! A Bedtime Story and Word Game" to help her sons remember their father after he died.

Muriel E. Adams has a Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Organizational Leadership Science degree. She currently teaches restorative justice classes for Governors State University on the Triton College campus.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 

Super Spell Yeah!

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Spell Yeah! is back! Put on your best cape and save the world, one word at a time, in our spelling showdown. Doors will open at 7 pm, and spelling will commence promptly at 7:30 pm. Everyone is encouraged to come in their best superhero attire. Prizes awarded for super spelling and best costumes.

Spectate:
All are welcome to come and cheer on spellers as they attempt spelling glory. No need to register to cheer! First drink is on the house, then enjoy a cash bar. Two free drinks to those who cheer in costume.

Participate:

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Register

Interactive Film Screening: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm

Put on your '80s gear and get ready to skip school! We'll provide complimentary Fun Packs with props you can use at strategic points throughout the film. Arrive by 6:45 pm for the Fun Pack run-through. Members of Oak Park Festival Theatre will be present to talk about their John Hughes-style take on "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" and will raffle off free tickets to their summer production in Austin Gardens.

Teens: To help plan and shape this event, complete a volunteer application at oppl.org/teens and indicate you'd like to be an Event Planner.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Charles Laughton Film Series: "This Land Is Mine"

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Tortured but brilliant, Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was one of the most recognizable and talented actors of his time. Since his portly figure and decidedly unhandsome face meant that leading-man roles were not open to him, Laughton carved a career out of playing a variety of monsters and misfits in films like "The Private Life of Henry VIII" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Through Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 pm, join Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler on Wednesday afternoons to screen and discuss some of Charles Laughton's most unforgettable films.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 

Author Mary Alice Monroe: "The Summer's End"

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join former River Forest author Mary Alice Monroe for a reading and signing of her newest book.

Summer is ending and Mamaw's beloved family estate, Sea Breeze, must be sold. Set in the seaside town of Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, "The Summer's End" is the final book in Monroe's best-selling Lowcountry Summer Trilogy.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Second Floor - Veterans Room