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 these enlightening films in January. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG 202 min, Biography, Drama, History).
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. You'll also get a 'sneak peek' at 2017 More Than a Month programs.
Got questions about the Natural Hair Movement? Attend this gathering of natural hair vloggers, stylists and entrepreneurs to find out what you've been wanting to know about the global natural hair care movement.
Beyond getting enough sleep and eating a good breakfast, what can you do to score well on the SAT? Join professional tutor Chris Bench to learn strategies to try and pitfalls to avoid.
If you have not already taken the SAT, we recommend that you check out the SAT website to get familiar with the test format.
Parents & guardians are welcome.
How should the United States act in the World? Americans cannot decide. In "The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire," best-selling author Stephen Kinzer recounts an angry struggle among prominent Americans at the dawn of the 20th century, when the U.S. first found itself with the chance to dominate faraway lands. That prospect thrilled some Americans; it horrified others. Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge and William Randolph Hearst pushed for American expansion. Mark Twain, Booker T. Washington and Andrew Carnegie preached restraint.
Momma Kemba travels the U.S. and abroad, keeping the spirit of strong black women in American History alive through dramatic storytelling and song.
Join Chicago authors and journalists Bill Dal Carro and David Anthony Witter to mark the 100th anniversary of the first jazz record, an historical American achievement noted in their book, Bebop, Swing and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian American Experience. Written by Dal Carro and Witter, this 383-page book notes the recording of "Livery Stable Blues" in February 1917 by New Orleans cornetist Nick LaRocca and the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, recognized by music historians as the first jazz record.
Join Jonathan Tavares, associate curator of arms and armor for "Gold and Steel: A Preview of the New Arms & Armor Galleries." In March 2017, after four years in the making, the Art Institute will open new galleries of Medieval and Renaissance art, arms and armor. Among the display's 425 pieces, armors for war and the joust will be mounted on newly sculpted horses, reproductions of renaissance costumes will be hand stitched and princely swords, armor and firearms cleaned, conserved and mounted.
Join members of the Oak Park Writers Group which meets bi-monthly at the Main Library to hear selected writers read from new work. This annual celebration of writing offers residents the opportunity to hear emerging local writers. Refreshments will be served.
Dory searches for her parents, with help from friends Nemo and Marlin. (PG, 2016, 103 minutes)