Mystery Author Kathleen Anne Fleming: "Canary in the Coal Chute"

Mystery Author Kathleen Anne Fleming: "Canary in the Coal Chute"

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet accomplished mystery writer Kathleen Anne Fleming and hear about her latest thriller, Canary in the Coal Chute. This novel, which is interwoven with factual chapters of the Lizzie Borden trial of 1893, is a historical, feminist, and true-crime mystery novel. Here Fleming explores what drove Lizzie to murder her parents with a hatchet and how and why she was acquitted. It is a relevant historical study of a serious issue in American homes across the country that plagued the 19th century and persists into the present day. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Beats, Rhymes & Life

Beats, Rhymes & Life

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Do you want to practice your footwork, bang out beats, and show off your rhymes? We'll provide space, people who want to collaborate, and some equipment. All you need to bring is the noise.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Beats, Rhymes & Life

Beats, Rhymes & Life

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Do you want to practice your footwork, bang out beats, and show off your rhymes? We'll provide space, people who want to collaborate, and some equipment. All you need to bring is the noise.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Pat Allen: "Cronation

Author Pat Allen: "Cronation

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Former long-time Oak Park resident and artist, Pat Allen, will share stories from her novel, Cronation. Set in the near future, her book is populated by characters whose mission is to midwife the birth of a new era of creative partnership and community collaboration in gratitude, joy and celebration.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: Zumba With BFit Fitness

More Than a Month: Zumba With BFit Fitness

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Do you Zumba? Join us for this heart-healthy and fun workout led by instructors from BFit Fitness Center in Oak Park. Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere using African beats. The natural body is a healthy body! Register starting February 1.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Cinematic Chicago: "In the Good Old Summertime"

Cinematic Chicago: "In the Good Old Summertime"

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

In the Good Old Summertime (1949) is a charming MGM musical starring Judy Garland and Van Johnson. These stars play bickering co-workers in a music shop in 1912 Chicago who become increasingly attracted to each other as anonymous pen pals. (102 minutes)

This film screening is part of the Cinematic Chicago series. Out of more than 700 movies that have been made in Chicago, film historian Doug Deuchler screens six select films that feature landmarks and neighborhoods, capturing aspects of the gritty Windy City in iconic, evocative, and often magical ways. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Film Screening: "My Fair Lady"

Film Screening: "My Fair Lady"

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for a screening and discussion of My Fair Lady, a 1964 American musical film that traces its roots to the 1913 stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. The film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.

The film depicts Eliza Doolittle, a poor Cockney flower seller who overhears an arrogant phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, as he casually wagers that he could teach her to speak "proper" English, thereby making her presentable in the high society of Edwardian London.

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

OPRF HS Show Choir Performance

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 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!

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Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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