Join Kristen Mimlitz from Blissed Out yoga studio for a spring break yoga program. Best for ages 5+ Register now.
Join David Stovall, scholar-activist and professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, for a lively book talk and community Q&A.
Explore the extraordinary career of Tom Hanks who was able to form a vibrant connection with film, TV, and stage audiences as well as with critics. Bob Burton, Broadcasting Professor Emeritus, Communications, at Oakton Community College, shares how the personal dramas of Tom Hanks have shaped him into the award-winning actor, producer and director who is far from an Ordinary Man. Enjoy scenes from many of his best films and learn about his on-screen and off-screen lives as told by the people who know him best and the star himself.
Let's celebrate Poland, one of many cultures represented in the library's new Multicultural Collection.
Lajkonik Song and Dance Ensemble will share a vibrant and colorful performance of national and regional Polish dances, and then showcase Polish costumes and winter holiday traditions.
Hear selected members of the Oak Park Writers Group read from new work. This annual celebration of writing offers residents the opportunity to hear emerging local writers. Refreshments will be served.
The Oak Park Writers Group meets on the first and third Thursday evenings of each month in the Main Library. For more information, email Oakparkwritersgroup@yahoo.com.
How should the United States act in the World? Americans cannot decide. In "The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire," best-selling author Stephen Kinzer recounts an angry struggle among prominent Americans at the dawn of the 20th century, when the U.S. first found itself with the chance to dominate faraway lands. That prospect thrilled some Americans; it horrified others. Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge and William Randolph Hearst pushed for American expansion. Mark Twain, Booker T. Washington and Andrew Carnegie preached restraint.
Action requires grass-roots organizing and relationship building.
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.
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.