Jill Gabriel: "The Garbo, The Musical"

Jill Gabriel: "The Garbo, The Musical"

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

A "Celebrating Seniors Week" special event! See "The Garbo, The Musical," an original one-woman musical on the enigmatic Swedish film star, Greta Garbo (1905-1990). Considered by many the greatest film actress of all time, Greta Garbo's image was that of androgynous glamour. A world-wide phenomenon, she shunned the limelight.

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 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO APRIL 6 AT 7 P.M. 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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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New Era Chicago Teach In

New Era Chicago Teach In

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

New Era Chicago (NEC) is an organization that seeks to bring unity in Black communities. NEC's focus is empowering Black residents in the city of Chicago to buy, build, invest & get involved in the communities that we live in.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: CTVN Teen Social Justice Filmmakers

More Than a Month: CTVN Teen Social Justice Filmmakers

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Celebrate the films developed and created by Chicago teens in classes taught by instructors at CTVN (Community Television Network). Film subjects include documentaries, dramas, poetry, and music and tackle issues of homelessness, teen violence, friendship, and family dynamics.
Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Eyes on the Prize: Ain't Scared of Your Jails"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Eyes on the Prize: Ain't Scared of Your Jails"

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

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 a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Art Reception for Michael Bracey: "Africans Within the Americas"

More Than a Month: Art Reception for Michael Bracey: "Africans Within the Americas"

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

Meet photographer and 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 nor people of African descent in the Americas knew much about each other.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Momma Kemba: "Strong Black Women" Storytelling

More Than a Month: Momma Kemba: "Strong Black Women" Storytelling

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Momma Kemba travels the U.S. and abroad, keeping the spirit of strong black women in American history alive through dramatic storytelling and song.
Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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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

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 a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "What Happened, Miss Simone?"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "What Happened, Miss Simone?"

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

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 a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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