World War I and America: A Staged Reading with Kevin Bry, Diana Pingle & Graham Wielgos

World War I and America: A Staged Reading with Kevin Bry, Diana Pingle & Graham Wielgos

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Listen to the words of young Ernest Hemingway written to his parents and others from Italy during the early days of World War I. See a staged reading presented by Kevin Bry and Diana Pingle as Dr. and Mrs. Clarence Hemingway. Graham Wielgos will portray young Ernest Hemingway. Local attorney and actor Kevin Bry created the script from The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Vol. 1, 1907-1922.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Friends' Folk Music Concert: Chris Vallillo

Friends' Folk Music Concert: Chris Vallillo

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Chris Vallillo is a nationally acclaimed folk singer and songwriter who makes the people and places of "unmetropolitan" America come to life in song. Vallillo's newest concert, "Oh, Freedom, Songs of the Civil Rights Movement," recalls the music of a turbulent time in America.

Performing on six-string and bottleneck slide guitars, harmonica, Jew's harp, and hammer dulcimer, Vallillo weaves original, contemporary, and traditional folk songs and narratives into a compelling portrait of the history and lifestyles of the Midwest.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
OPRFHS Show Choir Performance

OPRFHS Show Choir Performance

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Noteworthy, the award-winning show choir of Oak Park and River Forest High School, is a highly selective group of singers, dancers, and live band members. Join us for a performance sure to make you want to stand up and cheer!

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Dia de los Muertos: A Play Presentation by Susanna Mercado

Dia de los Muertos: A Play Presentation by Susanna Mercado

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

For Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), Mexican actress Susana Mercado will present "Los Muertos no estan solos" ("The Dead are not alone"). Dia de los Muertos is a religious tradition that blends Christian holidays with indigenous Mexican customs, foods, rituals, and material culture.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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