Rising From the Ashes: The Rebuilding of Warsaw Post World War II

Rising From the Ashes: The Rebuilding of Warsaw Post World War II

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

By 1939, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party were intent on razing Warsaw as part of the Pabst Plan to create a future "German" town. By the time of Warsaw's liberation from German occupation in January 1945, the Wehrmacht had destroyed 85% of the city. 
Margaret Guzek, writer and preservationist, discusses the events leading up to the destruction of Warsaw and the Polish community's meticulous postwar reconstruction, including the recognition of Warsaw's restored historic quarters as a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Friends of the Library Folk Music Concert: Matt Watroba

Friends of the Library Folk Music Concert: Matt Watroba

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Matt Watroba is first and foremost a community singer. He has the knack for picking the perfect songs and stories for the audience in front of him. Count on a performance that will get you singing, make you laugh, and leave you feeling a little bit better about the world we live in.
Also join us on November 19 for a Friends' Folk Concert with Jamie O'Reilly.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Oak Park Photography Club

Oak Park Photography Club

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Oak Park Photo Club members meet twice monthly to share digital and print photos. All skill levels welcome. Call Debby Preiser at 708.697.6915 for more information.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Book Buzz

Book Buzz

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Attention, book lovers! Want to learn about future best-sellers before they become best-sellers? How about a chance to read books before they are published? Our library is hosting a Penguin Random House representative who will buzz about forthcoming books and give readers the inside scoop on Spring 2016 titles. Excerpt samplers, book catalogs, and tote bags will be available for attendees.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Oak Park Photography Club

Oak Park Photography Club

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Oak Park Photo Club members meet twice monthly to share digital and print photos. All skill levels welcome. Call Debby Preiser at 708.697.6915 for more information.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Oak Park Creates Presents: Holy Goat Percussion

Oak Park Creates Presents: Holy Goat Percussion

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Oak Parker Michael Taylor of Holy Goat Percussion shares his love of djembe drumming by giving hands-on instruction and talking about how he came to his craft. Participation is encouraged and questions are welcomed. 
Taylor's Remembering How to Drum: A Study of Traditional Djembe Technique DVD is part of Oak Park Creates, the library's special collection of works by local creators. Learn more about Oak Park Creates.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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