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.

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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.

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Navigating Life, Roller Derby Style

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Looking for a reality check on Roller Derby? Come find out about Roller Derby culture, attraction, history and evolution. Local derby players provide insight into both how to play and how to watch - including written reflection of firsthand experiences, film clips and vibrant Q&A opportunities.

Presenters include:

Erica Cuneen: Erica skates for Chicago Outfit Roller Derby league as "Busty Broke'Her #4" and is writing a book about her Derby experience.

Nicole Matos: Nicole represents Chicago Outfit, competing as "Nicomatose #DOA".

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