Jim Gill Concert

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Oak Park's own Jim Gill has been entertaining kids and parents for 20 years as an award-winning musician and author! Join him for plenty of clapping, jumping, singing and playing for families to enjoy together. Part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration. No registration required.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

Juggling Funny Stories with Chris Fascione

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:00am to 10:45am

You’ll be laughing out loud as nationally-known family entertainer (and Oak Parker!) Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performance. Full of energy, humor and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling. Part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration. No registration required.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Artist Receptions: "Literary Explorations"

Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

In celebration of 10 years in the Main Library and 110 years in Oak Park, the library will host a month-long community art exhibit at all three buildings. "Literary Explorations" will showcase work inspired by literature. Like the books in our collection, the artwork may evoke strong emotions, celebrate an author, or capture a setting.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Broadway to Hollywood: "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Maggie Smith won an Oscar playing a self-deluded teacher in a 1930s British girls' school in this 1969 film directed by Ronald Neame.

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: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

A Tennessee Williams drama focusing on marital problems between beautiful, unfulfilled Elizabeth Taylor and heavy drinker Paul Newman. Richard Brooks directed this 1958 film.

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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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.

Location: 
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.

Location: 
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.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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