Multicultural Collection Celebration with Lajkonik Song and Dance Ensemble

Multicultural Collection Celebration with Lajkonik Song and Dance Ensemble

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Let's celebrate Poland, one of many cultures represented in the library's new Multicultural Collection
Lajkonik Song and Dance Ensemble will share a vibrant and colorful performance of national and regional Polish dances, and then showcase Polish costumes and winter holiday traditions. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Oak Park Writers Read!

Oak Park Writers Read!

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Hear selected members of the Oak Park Writers Group read from new work. This annual celebration of writing offers residents the opportunity to hear emerging local writers. Refreshments will be served.

The Oak Park Writers Group meets on the first and third Thursday evenings of each month in the Main Library. For more information, email Oakparkwritersgroup@yahoo.com.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Stephen Kinzer: "The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of the American Empire"

Author Stephen Kinzer: "The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of the American Empire"

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

How should the United States act in the World? Americans cannot decide. In "The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire," best-selling author Stephen Kinzer recounts an angry struggle among prominent Americans at the dawn of the 20th century, when the U.S. first found itself with the chance to dominate faraway lands. That prospect thrilled some Americans; it horrified others. Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge and William Randolph Hearst pushed for American expansion. Mark Twain, Booker T. Washington and Andrew Carnegie preached restraint.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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New Era Chicago Teach In

New Era Chicago Teach In

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

New Era Chicago (NEC) is an organization that seeks to bring unity in Black communities. NEC's focus is empowering Black residents in the city of Chicago to buy, build, invest & get involved in the communities that we live in.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: Momma Kemba: "Strong Black Women" Storytelling

More Than a Month: Momma Kemba: "Strong Black Women" Storytelling

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Momma Kemba travels the U.S. and abroad, keeping the spirit of strong black women in American history alive through dramatic storytelling and song.
Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution"

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Malcolm X"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Malcolm X"

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives"

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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