More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Malcolm X"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Malcolm X"

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives"

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author Robert Elder: "Hidden Hemingway"

Author Robert Elder: "Hidden Hemingway"

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Oak Park author Robert Elder to hear stories from Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park is part time capsule, part biography of the Nobel Prize-winning author. This hardcover coffee table book features never-before-seen items such as family photos, teenage diaries, bullfighting tickets, love letters - even a dental x-ray. Hidden Hemingway is a chance for a new generation to discover a literary genius and for fans to see him as more than just the larger-than-life myth he created for himself.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Harry Potter / MACUSA Election Party

Harry Potter / MACUSA Election Party

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Celebrate all things magical as we crown the victor in our election for the Magical Congress of the USA (MACUSA). Conjure the finest crafts, divine the house elves secrets to delectable snacks, and challenge your mind with games and trivia. Costumes encouraged. All ages.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author Geralyn Hesslau Magrady: "Lines--" and Gint Aras: "The Fugue"

Author Geralyn Hesslau Magrady: "Lines--" and Gint Aras: "The Fugue"

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet local Historical Fiction Writers Geralyn Hesslau Magrady, author of "Lines--"  and Gint Aras, author of "The Fugue." Magrady is the 2016 winner of the "Soon to Be Famous" competition sponsored by Illinois Library Association. Hear stories of Chicago around the time of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 from her novel, "Lines--."  She'll tell of the class struggles that were evident prior to the fire which were strengthened during the city's rebirth. Livia Haas must find her own strength during the transition.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month:In Case You Missed It...Filmscreening

More Than a Month:In Case You Missed It...Filmscreening

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

If you were unable to attend some of the many More Than a Month series events from 2016, fear not! We'll be re-visiting several of this year's programs, book discussions, events and we will screen the documentary, "More Than a Month", in the Veterans Room.  We'll also preview some 2017 More Than a Month programs.  

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Dave Ekstrom: "How Much Are Your Old Coins and Gold Jewelry Worth?"

Dave Ekstrom: "How Much Are Your Old Coins and Gold Jewelry Worth?"

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Dave Ekstrom, a life-long coin collector and retired school teacher, who will present a short program on the value of old coins and gold jewelry. What are wheat-back pennies worth? How about old silver dollars? What is a pennyweight of gold? Following the presentation, Dave will appraise your coins and gold jewelry (not including precious stones) for free. No buying or selling will take place at the program.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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