Dahl-apalooza Film Fest

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm

School's out and we're showing our love for Roald Dahl's genius with a mini film fest! Join us for James and the Giant Peach at 1 pm (Rated PG, 79 minutes), followed by Johnny Depp in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory at 3 pm (Rated PG, 115 minutes).

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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2013 Barbara Ballinger Lecture with John Searles

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling author John Searles will present the 2013 Annual Barbara Ballinger Lecture.

Join us for an evening with the author of best-selling novels "Boy Still Missing" and "Strange but True". Searles, who has appeared regularly as a book critic on NBC’s Today Show and CBS' The Early Show, is also the Editor-at-Large of Cosmopolitan. His essays have been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, Daily Beast and other national publications.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

Spooky Spell Yeah! a spelling bee for grownups

Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm

Spell Yeah! is back, with a spooky twist. Join genre X for our 3rd annual spelling bee for grownups.

Registration for spellers is open now, and is highly encouraged. Some drop in spots will be available the night of the event. Doors open at 8 PM, and spelling begins at 8:30 PM.

Top spellers will be rewarded for their smarts with fabulous prizes. Audience members and spellers who sport their spookiest duds could also win.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Al Gini: "10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet River Forest author and long-time Loyola University Professor, Al Gini, when he shares stories from his new book, "10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders." Co-authored with Ronald Green, this book
shows how an individual's character, and especially their virtue, is the defining factor. Without these 10 vital virtues, leadership becomes "misleadership." The authors, both renowned business ethicists, combine theory with fascinating biographical detail on exemplary leaders such as Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Oprah Winfrey.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

Folk Music Concert: Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Folk singers Cindy Mangsen and Steve Gillette bring their love of traditional music and wealth of original songs to Oak Park in a free concert. Accompanying themselves with guitars and concertinas, their live performances are known for rich harmony, compelling songs and a good dose of humor. Their five duet albums have appeared on many folk Top Ten lists, including WFMT Radio's Midnight Special.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Robert Elder: "The Best Film You've Never Seen"

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Academy award-winning films and giant blockbusters have been memorialized. But what about the movies on the other end of the spectrum: the box office flops, the overlooked gems, the lesser-known art films? In "The Best Film You’ve Never Seen: 35 Directors Champion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love" by Robert K. Elder, these oft-disregarded films receive all the praise they deserve from some of the biggest directors in Hollywood. Meet author Robert Elder, hear his favorite stories and see film clips.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

Seminar: Do I Really Need a Cover Letter?

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

How important is having a cover letter? According to a recent survey of employers, it’s very important. In this seminar, you will review the components of a cover letter, and what you should and should not be including in one. Presenter: Eileen Vesey, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Folk Music Concert: Del Rey

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy a free folk music concert by Del Rey. Del Rey started playing guitar when she was four. At the age of 14, she was introduced to the world of traditional acoustic music and recordings, especially those of the great blues guitarist Memphis Minnie. Her guitar playing is influenced by country blues, stride piano, classic jazz and hillbilly boogie-all filtered through the sensibility of an autodidact trailor-park aesthete.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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