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.
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.
Looking for a way to connect with other gardeners? Join members of the Sugar Beet Edible Garden Group for an informal potluck followed by three-minute talks and slideshows about members' gardens--bugs and all!
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.
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.
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.
Special interest business workshops led by successful business owners on a variety of topics like starting a successful business, marketing tips, and pricing strategies. Each seminar is held on the third Thursday of every month.
Learn about the good life at fifty cents an hour on a southern Illinois dairy farm from Alan Guebert, author of "The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey: Memories From the Farm of My Youth."
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.
This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field.
June's meet-up will feature a guest lecturer with expertise in the genealogy field.
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.