Charles Laughton Film Screening: "Ruggles of Red Gap"

Wednesday, June 24, 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.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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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 in the best-selling Lowcountry Summer Trilogy titled "The Summer's End." Set in the seaside town of Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, summer is ending and Mamaw's beloved family estate, Sea Breeze, must be sold. Each book in the trilogy focuses on one of the three estranged half-sisters spending a final summer at their grandmother's home. A wild dolphin they name Delphine served as the trilogy's keystone and all their lives are changed by this creature.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

Super Spell Yeah!

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

Spell Yeah! is back! Put on your best cape and superhero spelling on Friday, June 19. 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.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Charles Laughton Film Series: "Mutiny on the Bounty"

Wednesday, June 17, 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

Film Screening: "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Families--school-age children, parents, and grantparents--are invited to join film historian Doug Deuchler and Festival Theatre board member Belinda Bremner to see and discuss "To Kill a Mockingbird," the film based on the 1962 book by Harper Lee.

Two children in a small southern town are thrust into an adult world of racial bigotry and hatred when their lawyer father chooses to defend a black man unjustly accused of raping a white girl.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Charles Laughton Film Series: "The Barretts of Wimpole Street"

Wednesday, June 10, 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."

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Mini Comic Con

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

We're celebrating our love of comics with fun for everyone at the Main Library! In the Veterans Room, artist Gene Ha talks about how to draw anything, working for DC Comics, self-publishing, and more. On the First Floor, kids can challenge themselves at the Superhero Training Academy, make some fantastic crafts, and find more graphic novels to love. Costumes are encouraged, and keep an eye out for special character guests!

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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