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.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Book Buzz

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Attention book lovers! Want to learn about future bestsellers before they become bestsellers? How about a chance to read books before they are published? Our library is hosting a Penguin Random House rep who will buzz about forthcoming books and give readers the inside scoop on Spring 2016 titles. Excerpt samplers, book catalogs, and tote bats will be available to attendees.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Genealogy Meet-Up Lecture

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field.

September's Meet-Up will have Thomas MacEntee as our guest lecturer to talk about "Building Your Research Toolbox".

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Film Screening and Discussion: "The Last Days in Vietnam"

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Join us for a screening of "The Last Days in Vietnam," a PBS "American Experience" film chronicling the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War and the desperate, unsanctioned efforts by a handful of Americans to evacuate as many South Vietnamese as possible. After the screening, discuss the film and the Vietnam experience with local Vietnam veterans Brian Flora and Stephen Jordan.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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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.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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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:

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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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.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

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