Second Floor - Veterans Room

Kuumba Kids Performance

Longfellow School's Kuumba Kids dance troupe will amaze you! Come cheer on some of the most talented kids in Oak Park as we celebrate African-American History Month. All ages, no registration.

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Prince and Princess Preschool Prom

May we have this dance? Grab your little sweetheart, it's time for a preschool dance party! Royal finery is not required, but encouraged. Best for ages 2-6.

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Folk Concert with Mark Dvorak

Come hear a modern day troubadour who has never stopped performing, writing and recording. Folk singer Mark Dvorak has performed throughout the United States in concerts that are a mix of the familiar and the new, traditonal folk and standards from the American songbook. He plays authentic country blues guitar and picks great old-time banjo. Mark continues to teach at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. CDs will be available for sale and signing.

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Shockingly Modern: 20th Century Modernist Architecture

Join Architectural Historian Susan Benjamin to learn about "Modern Residential Architecture: The High Style Beauties." Focusing on two architectural giants, Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe, Benjamin will discuss how Chicago played an unparalleled role in the development of the Modern House.

Susan Benjamin and members of her firm, Benjamin Historic Certifications, have written over 150 local and National Register landmark nominations for thousands of properties, often helping owners receive tax benefits for rehabilitating their historic properties.

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Folk Music Concert: Annie and Rod Capps

Enjoy a free folk music concert with Annie and Rod Capps from Michigan. On a musical journey that began in 1982, Annie and Rod Capps have earned sincere praise for their songwriting and musicianship, with two albums topping the Folk-DJ charts, multiple Detroit Music Award nominations, and most recently, as a two-time Kerrville New Folk Finalist (2012 & 2010). Married in 1994, the Capps have cultivated a sound that reflects their deep understanding of each other, delivering songs about broken things and poignant little ponderings with a rootsy vibe, a touch of twang and a soulful groove.

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"Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till"

No modern tragedy has had a greater impact on race relations in America than the kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till. Meet author Simeon Wright who was with Emmett Till the night Emmett was kidnapped from his uncle's home in Mississippi.

A 14-year-old black boy from Chicago visiting relatives in Mississippi in 1955, Till was taken from his uncle’s home by two white men. Several days later, his body was found in the Tallahatchie River. This grotesque crime became the catalyst for the civil rights movement.

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Author Rachel Louise Snyder: "What We've Lost Is Nothing"

Author Rachel Louise Snyer, writer, professor and public radio commentator, once worked for the Oak Park Housing Center. Snyder will share stories from her novel based in Oak Park and titled "What We've Lost is Nothing." In this powerful fiction debut, Snyder sheds light on the gray area where idealism confronts reality. The Book Table will sell books.

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Oak Park Photography Club

Oak Park Photo Club members meet twice monthly to share digital and print photos. All skill levels welcome. Call Debby Preiser at (708) 697-6915 for more information.

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Oak Park Photography Club

Oak Park Photo Club members meet twice monthly to share digital and print photos. All skill levels welcome. Call Debby Preiser at (708) 697-6915 for more information.

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Oak Park Photography Club

Oak Park Photo Club members meet twice monthly to share digital and print photos. All skill levels welcome. Call Debby Preiser at (708) 697-6915 for more information.

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