Join religious leaders to explore the big questions across faith traditions. This month, speakers representing Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, and Jewish perspectives will address the different spiritual practices associated with their faiths.
Back to Oak Park for an encore performance! Enjoy music from the Great American Songbook with baritone balladeer and jazz vocalist Pharlis James, pianist Bobby Schiff and bassist Scott Mason. This trio performs the songs of Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Bobby Darin and more.
Join us for the film screening of 70 Times Seven and Afro-Latino Shorts. This film is a selection of short romance movies set in Jamaica.
Join us for the film screening of the Cutlass and Hearts of Steel. Inspired by true events, The Cutlass and Hearts of Steel is a dynamic story about empowerment in the most dreadful of circumstances. After enduring a terrifying robbery, Joanna falls into the dangerous grasp of a sociopath, and is taken into the secluded jungle. She finds herself isolated in a world of natural beauty as she musters the courage to emotionally battle the unsettled mind of her kidnapper.
Join us for the film screening of Barrow: Freedom Fighter. This docudrama, Barrow Freedom Fighter, tells the story of The Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow who successfully lead Barbados to independence on November 30th, 1966 after more than 300 years as a British colony.
Join us for the film screening of 1804: Haitian Revolution. The Haitian Revolution has often been described as the largest and most successful slave rebellion in the Western Hemisphere. The rebellion was started in 1791 and by 1803 they had succeeded in ending not just slavery but French control over the colony.
Meet Mark Farina, author of "Casey and the Flying Fortress: The True Story of a World War II Bomber Pilot and Crew." This is a story of Farina's father, a young man from Chicago who became copilot of a bomber in Europe during World War II-from training, to the assembly of his B-17 crew, the men's struggles after becoming prisoners of war, and the discovery some 60 years later of details his surviving family and fellow crew members never knew.
Come for a viewing of 2010 documentary Louder Than a Bomb, and stay for a short discussion led by Peter Kahn of Oak Park and River Forest High School's Spoken Word Club. This event is part of the One Book, One Oak Park community-wide summer reading program.
Kick off this summer's One Book, One Oak Park community-wide summer reading program and delve into the pure power of poetry during an evening with local legend Bill Ayers, who will lead engaging discussion and an audience question and answer session.