Author Mark Farina: "Casey and the Flying Fortress"

Author Mark Farina: "Casey and the Flying Fortress"

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Mark Farina, author of "Casey and the Flying Fortress: The True Story of a World War II Bomber Pilot and Crew."  This is a story of  Farina's father, a young man from Chicago who became  copilot of a bomber in Europe during World War II-from training, to the assembly of his B-17 crew, the men's struggles after becoming prisoners of war, and the discovery some 60 years later of details his surviving family and fellow crew members never knew.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Museums Exposed: Uncovering America's Art Museums in the 21st Century

Museums Exposed: Uncovering America's Art Museums in the 21st Century

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Learn how American art museums amassed prestigious world-renown art collections, how museums preserve art and what museums are doing to stay relevant in the 21st century. Oak Park resident Paul Neumann has a Masters in Museum Studies from Georgetown University and has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection in New York City. Neumann currently works at historic Pleasant Home in Mills Park.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Mammals and More

Mammals and More

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The zoo is coming to the library! Learn about some of the most unique creatures from around the world, including two of our very favorite sloths, Steve and Eve! Children will gain a greater understanding about animal life and conservation through this interactive program. Ages 4+

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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