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.
*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.
You are invited to join your neighbors, friends, and to video chat with author Joshua Foer as we celebrate connections weve all made. Lets talk about our first communitys reading experience, play memory games, and enjoy brain-boosting foods.
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.
Bring your gently-used kids books and take home something new-to-you! Any leftover books will be donated to the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale.
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.
Former Oak Park resident Lisa Dalton Lucca and Mark Fiore will share tales of a 30-year friendship that turned into romance -- and a book!
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.
Get up and get moving with teachers from TranscenDance Studios! Best for ages 5+. Register beginning January 13.
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.