Rising From The Ashes: The Rebuilding of Warsaw Post World War II

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

By 1939, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party were intent on razing Warsaw as part of the Pabst Plan to create a future “German” Town. By the time of Warsaw’s liberation in January of 1945 from German occupation, the Wermacht had destroyed 85% of the city.

Margaret Guzek, writer and preservationist, discusses the events leading up to the destruction of Warsaw and the Polish community’s meticulous post-war reconstruction, which includes the recognition of Warsaw’s restoration of its historic quarters as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Sarah Okner: Life in a Japanese-American Internment Camp

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan in December 1941, all Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast were forced from their homes and into relocation camps in remote areas of the country. Among the over 120,000 Japanese Americans who were incarcerated, over two-thirds were American-born, many of whom were children.

Historian and librarian Sarah Okner, a descendant of internees, shares photos and details of daily life in an internment camp, and the profound effects it had on those living there.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Oak Park Creates Presents: "The Night-Like Daydreams of Wolfgang Deedle"

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Join Oak Park director Dan Smolla and actress Misti Patrella for a screening and discussion of Dan's new film, "The Night-Like Daydreams of Wolfgang Deedle." Dan and Misti will talk about their filmmaking process and discuss with viewers.

"The Night-Like Daydreams of Wolfgang Deedle" is part of Oak Park Creates, the library's special collection of works by local creators. Learn more about Oak Park Creates.

Watch the movie trailer.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Seminar: What Are Hiring Managers Looking For? How to Market Yourself

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

You’ve had job interviews, but you haven’t gotten an offer. In this seminar, you'll learn what qualities, in addition to job skills, hiring managers are looking for, so you can better prepare and boost your chances of obtaining a job offer. Presenter: Edward T. Ozga, Job Readiness Manager, Prevail.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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