More Than a Month:filmscreening - Vanguard of the Revolution

More Than a Month:filmscreening - Vanguard of the Revolution

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Watch this riveting  documentary that tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years. Post-screening discussion will follow.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: Zumba With BFit Fitness

More Than a Month: Zumba With BFit Fitness

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Do you Zumba? Get
moving with this heart-healthy and fun workout led by instructors from BFit
Fitness Center in Oak Park. Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that
uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere using
African beats. The natural body is a healthy body! 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Zumba With BFit Fitness

More Than a Month: Zumba With BFit Fitness

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Do you Zumba? Get
moving with a heart-healthy and fun workout led by instructors from BFit
Fitness Center in Oak Park. Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that
uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere using
African beats. The natural body is a healthy body! 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Reading in Cuba: Oak Park Connections

Reading in Cuba: Oak Park Connections

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Library Trustee Ted Foss shares photos and stories from his February trip with an American Library Association delegation to explore a sister library relationship with the National Library of Cuba. This program will highlight the many connections, past and present, between Cuba and Oak Park. Oak Park photographer John Padour will share photos from two recent trips to Cuba, and local author and musician Donald Skoog will present Cuban drumming.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Co-Editors William Ayers and Janise Hurtig: "Every Person Is a Philosopher"

Co-Editors William Ayers and Janise Hurtig: "Every Person Is a Philosopher"

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn about Hal Adams, a legendary radical educator who organized writing workshops with people who  had been written off during much of their lives, marginalized for reasons of race, gender, class, and caste. Co-editors William Ayers, Caroline Heller and Janise Hurtig share stories from their book, "Every Person is a Philosopher: Lessons in Educational Emancipation from the  Radical Teaching Life of Hal Adams."

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Big Read Film Series: "The Magnificent Seven"

Big Read Film Series: "The Magnificent Seven"

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Film historian Doug Deucher will kick off the NEA Big Read Film Festival with "The Magnificent Seven," the film which inspires the young girl in "Into the Beautiful North" to head to the United States.   Living in a small Mexican town with very few men left, this girl gathers her friends and heads north to find her father and other men. They want to bring them back  home.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author William Hazelgrove: "Madam President"

Author William Hazelgrove: "Madam President"

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join author William Hazelgrove to hear about his newest book, "Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson." After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke in the fall of 1919, First Lady Edith Wilson began to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the Executive Office. Mrs. Wilson had little formal education and had only been married to President Wilson for four years: yet, in the tenuous peace following the end of World War I, Mrs.

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Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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