Citizen-advocate George Swimmer spent 20 years investigating the causes behind railroad collisions. What he discovered is a tangled mess of both inadvertent and intentional mismanagement. Celebrate Railroad Safety Week. Meet George Swimmer and hear his findings reported in "Railroad Collisions: A Deadly Story of Mismanaged Risk."
Meet Justin Gordon, author of "Holocaust Postal History: Harrowing Journeys Revealed through the Letters and Cards of the Victims." Gordonnotes that his book "represents a dual journey -- one into the childhood delight of stamp collecting and the other into the adult horrors of Holocaust history."
Meet Steve Bellinger, author of the science fiction/time travel novel, The Chronocar, and Joseph Rulli, self-proclaimed history nerd and author of The Chicago Haymarket Affair, who will share information about historical research in fiction and non-fiction. Designed for both readers and writers, their presentation will help researchers and writers learn to tell a fuller, more objective story of past events for the betterment of life today.
popular cozy mystery authors, Julia Buckley and Vicki Fee will be talking murder, mayhem and more.
Hallyu is the wave of interest in Korean pop culture. Are you a fan of Kpop? Do you love watching Korean dramas? Want to discuss your favorites with other fans? Join us!
Play fun games, meet awesome people in your community, enjoy screenings of movies and dramas, take part in Kpop dance parties, and more! Tell us what YOU want to see!
My Father's Land (2015, 62 min)See and discuss films showcasing Caribbean directors and screenwriters, in the third annual Chicago Caribbean Film Festival at the Oak Park Public Library. Held in conjunction with the Caribbean American Heritage Council and Diaspora Filmworks.
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!
For Dia de los Muertos, "the Day of the Dead," Mexican actress Susanna 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,
Afriware Books of Maywood invites you to sit down with Caribbean authors and talk about their work!
Come learn how you can make a difference locally during National Volunteer Week!
The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation will help you meet your match at this one-stop volunteer fair featuring more than 30 local organizations looking for volunteers.