Food, Glorious Food Film Series: "Chocolat"

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join Oak Park Film Historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six delicious films which focus on food, cooking and eating. In "Chocolat," a young mother arrives in a French village with her daughter and s hakes up the rigid morality of the community when she opens a chocolate Shop. 121 minutes.

The six-film series continues Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. through April 1.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Food, Glorious Food Film Series: "Big Night"

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join Oak Park Film Historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six delicious films which focus on food, cooking and eating. See "Big Night," a 1996 film which Stanley Tucci co-wrote, co-directed and star in. Enjoy this delicate comedy about two Italian brothers struggling to save their family's restaurant in 1958 New Jersey. 105 minutes.

The six-film series continues Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m.through April 1.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Public Forum with Village President Anan Abu-Taleb

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Oak Park Village President Anan Abu-Taleb invites Oak Park and River Forest residents to attend a community forum on Wednesday, October 29, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room at the Main Library.

This forum will focus on intergovernmental cooperation among the various taxing bodies. “Taxpayers are not an endless resource,” said President Abu-Taleb. “All elected officials need to work together to use your tax dollars efficiently and effectively.”

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Job Search Basics

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

In this seminar, you will learn tips about networking, interviewing, job applications, and Oak Park Public Library’s job search related online tools. Join us for an interactive seminar to enhance your job seeking skills. Presenter: Nancy Spidle from ReferenceUSA.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Straight Talk About the N-Word with Dr. Neal Lester

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Like no other word in the English language, the N-word spawns leading news headlines particularly when celebrities utter it: comedian Michael Richards, Dog the Bounty Hunter, John Mayer, Mel Gibson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Barbara Walters, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, or Jesse Jackson, Sr. This word shows up in American childhood rhymes and ditties, in minstrel songs that are now popular Disney children’s songs and in commercial advertisements. It punctuates some rap songs, is euphemized, buried in mock funerals, and bleeped from media broadcasts.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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