Broadway to Hollywood: "I Never Sang for my Father"

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Widowed professor Gene Hackman reaches out to his bitter, controlling father, Melvyn Douglass in this 1970 films directed by Gilbert Cates.

From the dawn of sound, motion pictures audiences have enjoyed movie versions of dramatic works by significant playwrights. Join local
reviewer and film historian Doug Deuchler for a series featuring seven classic movies that made the transition from stage to screen.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Broadway to Hollywood: "Gaslight"

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

A Victorian newlywed (Ingrid Bergman) is unaware that her husband is a crazed murderer in this 1944 film directed by George Cukor.

From the dawn of sound, motion pictures audiences have enjoyed movie versions of dramatic works by significant playwrights. Join local reviewer and film historian Doug Deuchler for a series featuring seven classic movies that made the transition from stage to screen.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Brew Your Own: A Homebrewers' Meetup

Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Hone your craft at Brew Your Own: A Homebrewers' Meetup. Learn from our panel of local experts including representatives from Ale Syndicate, Chicago Beer Society, DryHop Brewers, and Leaders Beverage Consulting. Our experts will share their experiences, answer your questions, and possibly critique your beer.

All adults 21+ are welcome to attend the panel discussion. Homebrewers who would like to swap beers should bring as many bottles to share as they'd like to take home. Experts will critique a limited number of participant brews.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Bob Sullivan: The Plateau Effect

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

NBC investigative journalist, Bob Sullivan, will present on his book, "The Plateau Effect: Getting from Stuck to Success." This new book shows how athletes, scientists, therapists, companies, and musicians around the world are learning to break through their plateaus -- to turn off the forces that cause people to “get used to” things -- and turn on human potential and happiness in ways that seemed impossible.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Hollywood Goes to War: "Cry Havoc"

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

President Franklin D. Roosevelt promoted film as a key war industry which showcased heroism, selflessness and the need for co-operation. Watch the conflicts among a motley crew of Army nurses who are stationed in Bataan at the time of the Japanese invasion in this 1943 film. Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler leads discussion.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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