Youth Social Justice Conference

Youth Social Justice Conference

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

In this youth-directed conference featuring a panel discussion, 5-7 breakout sessions, and an open mic, teens and adults will explore issues including restorative justice, creating empowering youth spaces through art, confronting racism through theater, and addressing micro-aggression in the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop and call-and-response, and merging real stories with theory, research, and practice. "We want it to be engaging and fun, very spirited, and equally welcoming to
youth and adults," said Middle School Services Librarian Jose Cruz. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Understanding the World of Islam: Media Representations and Negative Stereotyping of Islam, Muslims, and the Middle East

Understanding the World of Islam: Media Representations and Negative Stereotyping of Islam, Muslims, and the Middle East

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Gain deeper understanding and appreciation, expand your knowledge base, and reconsider some ideas you might already have about Islam at a new academic lecture series starting this fall, in partnership with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago.

Bring your questions to the discussion, or email them in advance to communications@oppl.org.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author Mary Diab: <em>All Kinds of Love</em>

Author Mary Diab: <em>All Kinds of Love</em>

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

River Forest poet and writer Mary Diab (who writes as Maraki) will share stories from her first novel, All Kinds of Love, inspired by her upbringing in the small, ethnically diverse Ohio town of Stubenville, Ohio, and her Greek heritage.  In the book, Frankie avenges his sister's rape with murder, and then takes the pregnant girl to Chios, an island in Greece with help of Dimitri, a wealthy ship owner. Frankie is tortured by the murder he had committed and by the fact that he kept the truth from his mother.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Hamiltunes: An American Sing-Along - Act One

Hamiltunes: An American Sing-Along - Act One

Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Love Hamilton? We want to hear you sing! Join us for an all ages, family-friendly sing-along. Costumes encouraged. Act One includes "My Shot," "The Schuyler Sisters," "Helpless," and so much more! We can't WAIT FOR IT and hope you'll be very SATISFIED. If you enjoyed yourself, make sure YOU'LL BE BACK for Act Two on Sunday.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Hamiltunes: An American Sing-Along - Act Two

Hamiltunes: An American Sing-Along - Act Two

Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Love Hamilton? We want to hear you sing! Join us for an all ages, family-friendly sing-along. Costumes encouraged. You're going to want to be in THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENS to BLOW US ALL AWAY with your vocal stylings! If you start to BURN, you can TAKE A BREAK, but be here so you don't have to ask WHAT DID I MISS?

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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