Biopic Film Series: "Defiance" (Bielski Brothers)

Biopic Film Series: "Defiance" (Bielski Brothers)

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for this Biopic series to view and discuss six popular and critically well received films, a  series continuing on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. through Feb. 27. A biopic is a film that dramatizes the life of a historically based  person or people. The term is a combination of the words "biography" and "picture." Biopics tell their stories with varying degrees of accuracy.

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Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Biopick Film Series: "42" (Jackie Robinson)

Biopick Film Series: "42" (Jackie Robinson)

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for this Biopic series to view and discuss six popular and critically well received films. The series continues on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. through Feb. 27. A biopic is a film that dramatizes the life of a historically based  person or people. The term is a combination of the words "biography" and "picture." Biopics tell their stories with varying degrees of accuracy.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Robert Elder: "Hidden Hemingway"

Author Robert Elder: "Hidden Hemingway"

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join Oak Park author Robert Elder to hear stories from Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park is part time capsule, part biography of the Nobel Prize-winning author. This hardcover coffee table book features never-before-seen items such as family photos, teenage diaries, bullfighting tickets, love letters - even a dental x-ray. Hidden Hemingway is a chance for a new generation to discover a literary genius and for fans to see him as more than just the larger-than-life myth he created for himself.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Geralyn Hesslau Magrady: "Lines--"

Author Geralyn Hesslau Magrady: "Lines--"

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Geralyn Hesslau Magrady, local author of "Lines--," and 2016 winner of the "Soon to Be Famous" competition sponsored by Illinois Library Association. Hear stories of Chicago around the time of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. The class struggles that were evident prior to the fire will be strengthened during the city's rebirth, and Livia Haas must find her own strength during the transition.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Art Reception for Michael Bracey: "Africans Within the Americas"

Art Reception for Michael Bracey: "Africans Within the Americas"

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Meet
photographer/author Michael Bracey and see photographs from his book,
"Africans within the Americas: An Enlightening Visual Voyage." Scholars estimate
that between 15 and 20 million Africans were shipped to the Western Hemisphere
as slaves between the 14th and 15th centuries. The majority were sent to the
Caribbean and South America to work the mineral mines, chop cotton, pick
tobacco, and above all, cut sugarcane. Until recently, neither Africans

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: Martin Luther King, Jr. Film Festival "The Long Walk Home"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King, Jr. Film Festival "The Long Walk Home"

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern  Civil Rights Movement by viewing these enlightening films in January. "The Long Walk Home" (1990, PG 1 h 37 min, Drama, History). To learn more, visit More Than a Month.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
International Games Day

International Games Day

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come out and play! Connect with your community and the rest of the world through games. Try out games from other countries that are part of our Multicultural Collection, learn new tabletop games from experienced players, participate in a Settlers of Catan tournament, and more! 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Martin Luther King, Jr. Film Festival "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King, Jr. Film Festival "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution"

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

This riveting  documentary tells of the rise and fall of the Black Panther Political Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years. Post-screening discussion will follow. We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Martin Luther King, Jr. Film Festival "Eyes on the Prize: Aint Scared of Your Jails"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King, Jr. Film Festival "Eyes on the Prize: Aint Scared of Your Jails"

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

"Eyes on the Prize: Aint Scared of Your Jails". Originally produced as a special presentation of American Experience television program in 1986, the series revisits the turbulent times and emotional high points of the modern civil rights movement.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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