Artists on Film: "The Agony and the Ecstasy"

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for this 6-week series titled "Artists on Film," which concludes today. The Agony and the Ecstasy" if a 1965 film directed by Sir Carol Reed. Michelangelo (Charlton Heston) and Pope Julius II (Rex Harrison) clash over the painting of the murals for the Sistine Chapel in the early 16th Century. 138 minutes.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

Artists on Film: "Lust for Life"

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for this 6-week series titled "Artists on Film." "Lust for Life" is a 1956 film directed by Vincente Minnelli. Kirk Douglas gives an outstanding performance as intense, imaginative Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, plagued by mental problems and lack of acceptance. 122 minutes.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

Artists on Film: "Frida"

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for this 6-week series titled "Artists on Film," which continues through Nov. 11. "Frida" is a 2002 film directed by Julie Taymor. Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina portray larger-than-life Mexican painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. 123 minutes.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

Artists on Film: "Aratemisia"

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss films in this 6-week series titled "Artists on Film," continuing through Nov. 11.
"Artemisia" is a 1997 film, directed by Agnes Merlet. Valentina Cervi plays Italian Baroque artist Artemisia Gentlileschi (1593-1653), one of the first well-known women painters. 97 minutes.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

Artists on Film: Girl with the Pearl Earring"

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for this 6-week series titled "Artists on Film," which continues through Nov. 11.
"The Girl with the Pearl Earring" is a 2004 film directed by Peter Webber. Scarlett Johansson plays an impoverished young woman who goes to work for Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth. 95 minutes.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

Artists on Film: "Moulin Rouge"

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six biographical feature films in this 6-week series titled "Artists on Film," beginning Oct. 7 and continuing through Nov. 11.

See "Moulin Rouge," a 1952 film, directed by John Huston. Jose Ferrer portrays French Impressionist painter Toulouse-Lautrec, an embittered, crippled loner in 1890s Paris. 119 minutes.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

Author Michele Weldon: "Escape Points: A Memoir"

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Michele Weldon for the launch of her newest book, "Escape Points: A Memoir." Free and open to the public. Deftly lacing heartbreak with humor and insight, Michele Weldon provides a potent antidote to the crazy, harried, single-mom stereotype in Escape Points. With the help of family, friends and local high school wrestling coach, Mike Powell, Weldon relates the challenges and triumphs of the years as she raised three growing sons alone in the face of cancer, with an ambitious career and in the shadow of her ex.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Parent Workshop: Tech Night with District 97

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

District 97 teacher librarians and Oak Park Public Library children's librarians partner to explore and explain educational apps, online research databases, and more for grade-school students. Bring your own device if possible. Adult registration with an Oak Park Public Library card necessary.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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