Chicago Caribbean Film Festival 2017:Cimarron Spirit

Chicago Caribbean Film Festival 2017:Cimarron Spirit

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

The Sounds of Street Vendors (12 min, 2015) Cimarron Spirit (54 min, 2016)View and discuss films showcasing Caribbean directors and screenwriters, in the third annual Chicago Caribbean Film Festival at the Oak Park Public Library. Held in conjunction with the Caribbean American Heritage Council and Diaspora Filmworks.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Hemingway at Eighteen

Hemingway at Eighteen

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Steve Paul, a longtime journalist and Hemingway student, introduces his new book, Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend (Chicago Review Press). The book covers the extraordinary period  when Hemingway's
self-invention and transformation began-from a "modest, rather shy and
diffident boy" to a confident writer who aimed to find and record the truth
throughout his life. Hemingway at

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
National Vegetarian Museum: How Does Your Diet Impact the Environment?

National Vegetarian Museum: How Does Your Diet Impact the Environment?

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Do you know how our human diets affect water use, land use and climate change?

Susan Lincke, PhD, a 20-year vegetarian/vegan, environomentalist and an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin- Parkside, will explain why  growing vegetables is much more environmentally efficient than raising meat. Most of the wheat and corn grown in the Midwest (70 to 80%) is grown to feed livestock, not humans.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author/Journalist Michelle Carter: "From Under the Russian Snow'

Author/Journalist Michelle Carter: "From Under the Russian Snow'

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

At age 50, married and the mother
of two children in their early 20s, Michelle Carter left her job as managing
editor of a suburban daily newspaper in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995 to
move to Russia for a year as a United States Information Agency
Journalist-in-Residence.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Oak Park Photography Club

Oak Park Photography Club

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The 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
Moana Sing-Along

Moana Sing-Along

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

We'll play Moana on the big screen and want to hear everyone singing along! Costumes encouraged. (PG, 2016, 107 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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