Author/Journalist Michelle Carter: <em>From Under the Russian Snow</em>

Author/Journalist Michelle Carter: <em>From Under the Russian Snow</em>

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

At age 50, married and the mother
of two children in their early 20s, Michelle Carter left her job as managing
editor of a suburban daily newspaper in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995 to
move to Russia for a year as a United States Information Agency
Journalist-in-Residence.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author Jonathan Eig: <em>Ali: A Life</em>

Author Jonathan Eig: <em>Ali: A Life</em>

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Jonathan Eig's Ali: A Life breaks bold new ground, revealing Muhammad Ali in the complexity he deserves, shedding important new light on his politics and his neurological condition. Ali is a story about race, about a brutal sport, and about a fascinating man who shook up the world.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author George Swimmer: <em>Railroad Collisions: A Deadly Story of Mismanaged Risk</em>

Author George Swimmer: <em>Railroad Collisions: A Deadly Story of Mismanaged Risk</em>

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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. During U.S. Rail Safety Week, meet George Swimmer and hear his findings reported in Railroad Collisions: A Deadly Story of Mismanaged Risk.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Justin Gordon: <em>Holocaust Postal History</em>

Author Justin Gordon: <em>Holocaust Postal History</em>

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Justin Gordon, author of Holocaust Postal History: Harrowing Journeys Revealed Through the Letters and Cards of the Victims. Gordon notes 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."

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author David Ansell: <em>The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills</em>

Author David Ansell: <em>The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills</em>

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The greatest health crisis today is not cancer, not heart disease, obesity, or
diabetes. It's something much more common and far less often mentioned: poverty. Explore this issue with Dr. David Ansell, author of The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St. The Book Table will have books available for sale and signing.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Independent Writers of Chicago: Life in the Freelance Lane

Independent Writers of Chicago: Life in the Freelance Lane

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ready to turn your writing hobby into a career? Or
brush up your business skills for even greater success? Join members of the
Independent Writers of Chicago as they guide you through the business basics,
opportunities and challenges of building a career as a freelance writer.
Presented by IWOC President Laura Stigler, Vice President Jeff Steele and IWOC
member Sally Chapralis.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Barbara Ballinger Lecture: Jane Hirshfield

Barbara Ballinger Lecture: Jane Hirshfield

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This year's presenter of the Barbara Ballinger Lecture is award-winning poet, translator, and essayist Jane Hirshfield. Sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, the annual lecture features an accomplished author each year to recognize Ballinger, the former head librarian, and her many years of dedicated service to the library and to Oak Park.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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