World War I and America Film: <em>Paths of Glory</em>

World War I and America Film: <em>Paths of Glory</em>

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Film historian Doug Deuchler screens and discusses films in a six-week series, part of the library's World War I and America program this October and November. Today, see Paths of Glory, an anti-war film in which fiery French colonel Kirk Douglass goes head-to-head with the army's top brass when his men are accused of cowardice. 88 minutes.

All films in the series are on Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30 pm, in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author Kathryn Atwood: <em>Women Heroes of World War I</em>

Author Kathryn Atwood: <em>Women Heroes of World War I</em>

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Local author Kathryn Atwood will share stories of incredibly brave women  in her book, Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics. A commemoration of brave, yet largely forgotten women who served in the First World War, this book brings to life the often surprising exploits of 16 fascinating women from around the world who served their countries at a time when most of them didn't even have the right to vote.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
World War I and America Film: <em>The Dawn Patrol</em>

World War I and America Film: <em>The Dawn Patrol</em>

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Film historian Doug Deuchler screens and discusses films in a six-week series, part of the library's World War I and America program this October and November. Today, see The Dawn Patrol, a 1938 silent film starring Errol Flynn and David Niven as British flying aces who must contend with the harsh realities of war.  103 minutes.

All films in the series are on Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30 pm, in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
World War I and America Film: <em>Wings</em>

World War I and America Film: <em>Wings</em>

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Film historian Doug Deuchler screens and discusses films in a six-week series, part of the library's World War I and America program this October and November. Today, see Wings, a 1927 silent film with music that won the first Academy Award for Best Picture, in which two men from different social classes fall in love with the same woman and become fighter pilots in World War I. 144 minutes.

All films in the series are on Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30 pm, in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
World War I and America Film: <em>Sergeant York</em>

World War I and America Film: <em>Sergeant York</em>

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Film historian Doug Deuchler screens and discusses films in a six-week series, part of the library's World War I and America program this October and November. Today, see Sergeant York, a 1941 film in which Gary Cooper, a southern sharpshooter, is drafted into World War I, despite his claims of being a pacifist, and ends up becoming a war hero. 134 minutes.

All films in the series are on Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30 pm, in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
World War I and America Film: <em>All Quiet on the Western Front</em>

World War I and America Film: <em>All Quiet on the Western Front</em>

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Film historian Doug Deuchler screens and discusses films in a six-week series, part of the library's World War I and America program this October and November. Today, see All Quiet on the Western Front, based on the 1928 book by Erich Maria Remarque. Here, in the first major anti-war film made in 1930, a young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. 133 minutes.

All films in the series are on Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30 pm, in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Authors Joyce Maynard & Jane Hamilton

Authors Joyce Maynard & Jane Hamilton

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet New York Times best-selling author Joyce Maynard and hear about her newest book, The Best of Us, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss. Joyce will be joined by her friend Jane Hamilton, an Oak Park native, author, and Oak Park and River Forest High School graduate.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Screening of <em>Not a Stranger</em> with Screenwriter Dennis Foley

Screening of <em>Not a Stranger</em> with Screenwriter Dennis Foley

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join screenwriter Dennis Foley to see and discuss the film Not a Stranger, set in Chicago. Completed in August 2015, Not a Stranger tells the story of three young boys who befriend a troubled, 50-year-old former high school teacher with a dark secret. They help him regain his life, but complications arise when the Chicago police suspect him of wrongdoing.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author/Journalist Michelle Carter: <em>From Under the Russian Snow</em>

Author/Journalist Michelle Carter: <em>From Under the Russian Snow</em>

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

At age 50, married and the mother
of two children in their early 20s, Michelle Carter left her job as managing
editor of a suburban daily newspaper in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995 to
move to Russia for a year as a United States Information Agency
Journalist-in-Residence.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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