9th Annual Oscarthon

9th Annual Oscarthon

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

No need to wait on the red carpet: come to our 9th Annual Oscarthon movie marathon! Pop in or spend the whole day with popcorn, raffle prizes, and Oscar-nominated films. 
This year's movie lineup:

  • 9:10 am: "Zootopia" (PG, 1 hr 48 min)
  • 11:15 am: "Sully" (PG-13, 1 hr 36 min)
  • 1 pm: "Arrival" (PG-13, 1 hr 56 min)
  • 3:15 pm: "Hell or High Water" (R, 1 hr 42 min)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Kory Stamper: "Word by Word - The Secret Life of Dictionaries"

Author Kory Stamper: "Word by Word - The Secret Life of Dictionaries"

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Kory Stamper, lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, and hear how Kory cracks open the complex, obsessive world of lexicography -- from the agonizing decisions about what and how to define, to the knotty questions of usage in an ever-changing language.

Kory's a rock star among word mavens, with her own Facebook Fan Club and "Ask the Editor" video series. The book is less of a memoir and more of a tell-all about how words are defined and dictionaries get created, told through Kory's hilarious and distinctive voice.  The Book Table will sell books.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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"Gender Revolution" Viewing & Discussion

"Gender Revolution" Viewing & Discussion

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

What is gender? Should our bodies define us? What makes us who we are? 
We will be learning how we are all a lot more complicated than we've assumed through this community viewing of National Geographic's "Gender Revolution." Katie Couric travels across the U.S. to talk with scientists, psychologists, activists, authors, and families about the complex issue of gender. Community discussion to follow screening. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Oak Park Photography Club: Professional Photographer Joe Barabe

Oak Park Photography Club: Professional Photographer Joe Barabe

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Oak Park resident, Joseph Barabe, professional medical photographer, will share photos from his recently completed 100 km walk in Spain, a short section of the Camino de la
Plata pilgrimage to Santiago Compestella.  If time allows, view and discuss photos from Photo Club regulars as well.

Oak Park Photography Clubs meets twice monthly on the second and fourth Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Main Library. All skill levels are welcome. Photographers share digital images most of the meetings; some meetings are reserved for print night.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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One Book, One Oak Park: Diversity Panel Discussion

One Book, One Oak Park: Diversity Panel Discussion

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Continue the conversation about race, class, and democracy inspired by the 2016 summer selection for One Book, One Oak Park
Returning from July's original panel discussion are author, George Bailey, journalist, teacher, and filmmaker, Stan West, and principal and co-founder of the Village Leadership Academy, Nakisha Hobbs. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Community Mini-Health & Wellness Fair

Community Mini-Health & Wellness Fair

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Come and find more information about health and wellness. There will be blood pressure screenings, flu shots, shingles testing available, as well as community resources for teens and older adults. There will be behavioral health information and resource surrounding substance abuse, Alzheimer's disease, tutoring, parenting, etc. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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