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.”

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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

Films of Elia Kazan: "A Face in the Crowd"

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

One of the most revered directors of his era, Elia Kazan (1909-2003) also remains one of the most controversial. Kazan launched a revolution in realistic screen acting at mid-century. But when he provided names to the McCarthy era investigators in the early 1950s, damaging the careers of his peers, many regarded him as an unforgivable traitor for the rest of his life.

"A Face in the Crowd" (1957) features Andy Griffith, as a rural drifter who becomes an overnight media sensation, but also grows drunk with fame and power. 126 minutes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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