View three short "Home Is a Human Right" documentary films examining U.S.
Steve Paul, a longtime journalist and Hemingway student, introduces his new book, Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend (Chicago Review Press). The book covers the extraordinary period when Hemingway's
self-invention and transformation began-from a "modest, rather shy and
diffident boy" to a confident writer who aimed to find and record the truth
throughout his life.
It's not too early to think about beautiful fall flowers! Learn to grow these gorgeous flowers at "Dahlias! Planning Dahlias for Late Autumn Blooms" on Sunday, April 22, at the Oak Park Public Library. This free learning event is hosted by the Garden Club of Oak Park & River Forest.
Enjoy a storytime with lively songs and books all in spanish!
To put a human face on the soldiers of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), Dr. Paul Herbert, Executive Director of the First Division Museum at Cantigny, will share stories of some of the famous or interesting men and women who served with the First Division during World War I. The First Division was a special community that included famous names such as Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and George C. Marshall; tough commanding generals like Robert L. Bullard and Charles R. Summerall; brave soldiers like Lt.
Deno Andrews, newly elected Oak Park Village Trustee, owner of Felony Franks, and winner of the $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Oak Park and River Forest for 'The Seed Initiative: Success through Education, Employment and Development," will talk about his business and his plans for expanding his business practice of hiring and training former prison inmates to be good workers. Prior to opening Felony Franks and employing former felons, Andrews served as a six-figure executive, a consultant in the biotech industry.
Meet Vietnam veteran Michael Duffy and hear his story told in his autobiography, From Chicago to Vietnam: A Memoir of War. Both gritty and intimate, his book tells the powerful story of the epic battle the Tet Offensive, from the perspective of this American soldier. Duffy's experience begins when he exits a C-130 cargo plan onto the Tan Son Nhut tarmac-a chaotic scene of blasts, explosions, and small arms fire. Sprinting to a waiting helicopter, Duffy is lifted up and over the city, where he gets a bird's eye view of Saigon under attack.
This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field. This month's lecture, "It's Not All Online: Chicago Repositories and What They Have" is presented by genealogist Ginger Frere. Hear about the importance of using non-digitzed materials, and learn about the holdings of various Chicago-area repositories.