Black Mental Health: the psychology of trauma and the art of well-being

Black Mental Health: the psychology of trauma and the art of well-being

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This interactive presentation, led by Psychologist, Melissa Blount, will focus on racism through a trauma lens and will look at the ways historical racial traumas continue to influence contemporary society and the overall well-being of our communities. Attendees can expect to gain insight on how to reconcile these historical truths in an effort to build authentic relationships, engage communities, and build good mental health and wellness.

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Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Oak Park Public Health Forum

Oak Park Public Health Forum

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Illinois Regional Public Health Department Officer Joseph Harrington and Oak Park Public Health Director Mike Charley will speak about the social determinants of health. These are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age which in turn influence health status) and also discuss the public health work being done in Oak Park. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Co-working Commons

Co-working Commons

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Do you work from home? Do you crave some creative interaction every once in awhile? Then we're creating a co-working space just for you!
Free yourself from your living room and use the library to create and explore with like-minded entrepreneurs like yourself. 
Grab a table and park yourself in the Main Library Veterans Room any time between 9 am and 5 pm. 
BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer), BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch). We'll provide the coffee!

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Biopic Film Series: "Harvey Milk"

Biopic Film Series: "Harvey Milk"

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for this Biopic series to view "Milk," the final film in this Biopic Film Series.

"Milk" features Sean Penn in Best Actor Oscar-winning role as the assassinated San Francisco city supervisor and gay-rights leader Harvey Milk. This 2008 film is 128 minutes long.

 A biopic is a film that dramatizes the life of a historically based  person or people. The term is a combination of the words "biography" and "picture." Biopics tell their stories with varying degrees of accuracy.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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