Films of Elia Kazan: "Pinky"

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

One of the most revered directors of his era, Elia Kazan (1909-2003) also remains one of the most controversial. Kazan launched a revolution in realistic screen acting at mid-century. But when he provided names to the McCarthy era investigators in the early 1950s, damaging the careers of his peers, many regarded him as an unforgivable traitor for the rest of his life.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Smarty Pants Big Balloon Show

Smarty Pants Big Balloon Show

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

*Registration is full. Walk-ins welcome, as space permits, but cannot be guaranteed.*
Fizz Boom Read is almost over, but we're still having fun. Smarty Pants brings his amazing blend of magic, comedy and balloon antics, plus a dose of space science, too. All ages. Oak Park Public Library card required.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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AARP Finances 50+

AARP Finances 50+

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Every day hardworking people are struggling to make ends meet. In fact, according to research by AARP, almost 20 million people 50 and older in America are feeling overwhelmed by mounting debt, poor credit or lack of savings.

Learn to make better financial choices and to sustain good financial habits. Finances 50+ is a financial capability program designed to motivate and empower participants between 50 and 64 years old to take charge of their financial future. This two-part workshop began Sept. 15 and continues on Sept. 29.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author Janis Johnston: "It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent"

Author Janis Johnston: "It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent"

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Janis Johnston, an Oak Park family psychologist, who will share ideas from her book,"It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent: Stories of Evolving Child and Parent Development." Learn a step-by-step path to enhanced parenting. Not only can children benefit from this approach, but parents can find renewal in their own potential along the journey.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Created Equal Film Screening: "Slavery by Another Name"

Created Equal Film Screening: "Slavery by Another Name"

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Join Erik Gellman, PhD, Roosevelt University to see and discuss this film based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title by Douglas A. Blackmon. Even as slavery ended in the south after the Civil War, new forms of forced labor kept thsands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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New Year's Eve with Circus Boy

New Year's Eve with Circus Boy

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Bobby Hunt, AKA Circus Boy, has been astonishing audiences worldwide for 25 years, from Ringling Brothers to Ripley's Believe It or Not. His show is hilarious, amazing and fun for all ages. Register beginning December 16. *Please register all attendees, not just children.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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