Beats, Rhymes & Life

Beats, Rhymes & Life

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Do you want to practice your footwork, bang out beats, and show off your rhymes? We'll provide space, people who want to collaborate, and some equipment. All you need to bring is the noise.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Cuban Bata and Rumba Drumming Concert

Cuban Bata and Rumba Drumming Concert

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of Cuban style drumming from the Contemporary Music Project.  Learn more about these unique styles, and feel like you are being transported to Cuba.
Contemporary Music Project's director Don Skoog is a musician, teacher, and writer who lives in Oak Park.  He gigs on drumset, Latin percussion, Marimba, and Flamenco cajon. He founded the Project in 1982, and has traveled to Cuba numerous times.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Doug Deuchler: "Harry and Tonto"

Doug Deuchler: "Harry and Tonto"

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm

As part of Celebrating Seniors Week, join film historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss Harry and Tonto, directed by Paul Mazursky. (1974, 115 minutes) Art Carney won the Best Actor Oscar that year playing a retired teacher and widower whose Manhattan apartment building is condemned. He decides to travel across the country, accompanied by his pet cat Tonto, to visit his grown children and a former love. Some of the film was shot in Forest Park at Altenheim, an independent senior community.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Big Read Film Series: "Crossing Borders"

Big Read Film Series: "Crossing Borders"

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Film historian Doug Deucher will kick off the "Crossing Borders" series of films for the Big Read with "The Magnificent Seven," the film which inspires the young girl in "Into the Beautiful North."  Living in a small Mexican town with very few men left, this girl gathers her friends and heads north to find her father and other men. They want to bring them back  home.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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