Author Jonathan Eig: <em>Ali: A Life</em>

Author Jonathan Eig: <em>Ali: A Life</em>

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Jonathan Eig's Ali: A Life breaks bold new ground, revealing Muhammad Ali in the complexity he deserves, shedding important new light on his politics and his neurological condition. Ali is a story about race, about a brutal sport, and about a fascinating man who shook up the world.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author Steve Paul: <em>Hemingway at Eighteen</em>

Author Steve Paul: <em>Hemingway at Eighteen</em>

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Steve Paul, a longtime journalist and Hemingway student, introduces his new book, Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend (Chicago Review Press). The book covers the extraordinary period  when Hemingway's
self-invention and transformation began-from a "modest, rather shy and
diffident boy" to a confident writer who aimed to find and record the truth
throughout his life. Hemingway at

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author George Swimmer: <em>Railroad Collisions: A Deadly Story of Mismanaged Risk</em>

Author George Swimmer: <em>Railroad Collisions: A Deadly Story of Mismanaged Risk</em>

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Citizen-advocate George Swimmer spent 20 years investigating the causes behind railroad collisions. What he discovered is a tangled mess of both inadvertent and intentional mismanagement. During U.S. Rail Safety Week, meet George Swimmer and hear his findings reported in Railroad Collisions: A Deadly Story of Mismanaged Risk.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Justin Gordon: <em>Holocaust Postal History</em>

Author Justin Gordon: <em>Holocaust Postal History</em>

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Justin Gordon, author of Holocaust Postal History: Harrowing Journeys Revealed Through the Letters and Cards of the Victims. Gordon notes that his book "represents a dual journey-one into the childhood delight of stamp collecting and the other into the adult horrors of Holocaust history."

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author David Ansell: <em>The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills</em>

Author David Ansell: <em>The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills</em>

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The greatest health crisis today is not cancer, not heart disease, obesity, or
diabetes. It's something much more common and far less often mentioned: poverty. Explore this issue with Dr. David Ansell, author of The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St. The Book Table will have books available for sale and signing.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Independent Writers of Chicago: Life in the Freelance Lane

Independent Writers of Chicago: Life in the Freelance Lane

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ready to turn your writing hobby into a career? Or
brush up your business skills for even greater success? Join members of the
Independent Writers of Chicago as they guide you through the business basics,
opportunities and challenges of building a career as a freelance writer.
Presented by IWOC President Laura Stigler, Vice President Jeff Steele and IWOC
member Sally Chapralis.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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