Midcentury Movie Star Screening: "The Search"

Midcentury Movie Star Screening: "The Search"

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join local film historian and journalist Doug Deuchler for a six-week series of film screenings, "Midcentury Movie Star: Montgomery Clift in Hollywood," on Monday afternoons, June 12 through July 17. Montgomery Clift (1920-1966) was one of the finest actors to grace the silver screen in the 1940s and 1950s. Clift was known for playing moody, vulnerable outcasts.

"The Search" (1948) finds an American private in postwar Germany, trying to help a lot Czech boy who survived Auschwitz to find his mother.  Directed by Fred Zinnemann. 115 minutes.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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"Gender Revolution" Viewing & Discussion

"Gender Revolution" Viewing & Discussion

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

What is gender? Should our bodies define us? What makes us who we are? 
We will be learning how we are all a lot more complicated than we've assumed through this community viewing of National Geographic's "Gender Revolution." Katie Couric travels across the U.S. to talk with scientists, psychologists, activists, authors, and families about the complex issue of gender. Community discussion to follow screening. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Pleasant Home Architecture Lecture Series: Servants in Our Village, 1880-1940

Pleasant Home Architecture Lecture Series: Servants in Our Village, 1880-1940

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Explore the use of servants in Oak Park in the late Victorian Era in this "Preservation in Person" lecture offered by Pleasant Home Foundation. Many of the more prosperous homes, even some middle class families like the Wrights and Hemingways, had servants -- often immigrant teenagers -- who were an integral part of the household. Servants were regarded as a status symbol.  Join Doug Deuchler, long-time educator, journalist and film historian to explore "Servants in Our Village -- 1880-1940.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Coin Collector Dave Ekstrom: Got Any Old Coins Around?

Coin Collector Dave Ekstrom: Got Any Old Coins Around?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

What are you old coins or gold jewelry worth? Find out on Tuesday, April 25 at 11 a.m. when Dave Ekstrom presents a free program on coin collecting and how to determine values. Afterwards, have your old coins and gold jewelry appraised for free. This is Money Smart Week event.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Authors Tom Tresser, Hilary Denk & Amara Enyia: "Chicago Is Not Broke"

Authors Tom Tresser, Hilary Denk & Amara Enyia: "Chicago Is Not Broke"

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Chicago's Mayor (and just about everyone else) claims that Chicago is broke. This book, a civic education project,  refutes that claim. Its authors -- Tom Tresser, Hilary Denk and Amara Enyia, along with others -- show that far from being broke, Chicago has ample resources to become the city we all need and deserve.  Tom Tresser if a civic educator and public defender. With Benjamin Sugar, Tom co-founded The Civic Lab, a co-working space where activists, educators, coders and designers came to work, collaborate, teach and build tools for civic engagement.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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SAT Practice Test

SAT Practice Test

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice SAT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. Students will learn what to expect in a test-like environment and will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses. 
Space is limited, so registration is required. Registration opens Saturday, January 28 and closes Sunday, February 26.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Oak Park Photography Club

Oak Park Photography Club

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Oak Park Photography Clubs meets twice monthly on the second and fourth Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Main Library. All skill levels are welcome. Photographers share digital images most of the meetings; some meetings are reserved for print night.

For more information, contact Debby Preiser, 708, 697-6915

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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