One Book, One Oak Park - Celebration and Panel Discussion

One Book, One Oak Park - Celebration and Panel Discussion

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Celebrate the program's close with a special panel discussion featuring author and Columbia College professor emeritus George Bailey; journalist, Columbia College professor, author, and filmmaker Stan West; author and Chicago State University assistant professor of history Dr. Lionel Kimble; and Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Roosevelt University professor John Fountain.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Hemingway: Alive in Oak Park

Hemingway: Alive in Oak Park

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Help keep Ernest Hemingway alive in Oak Park! Join The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park for its first annual birthday benefit at the library, with proceeds supporting the Foundation's site maintenance and endeavors. Tickets purchased for the event include a one-year membership to The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Chinese Moon Festival

Chinese Moon Festival

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Hear
Chinese myths and stories about the moon and enjoy of a musical recording of "The
Emperor's  Journey to the Moon," based on
Chinese legends and featuring Chinese instruments. Taste Chinese Moon cakes and
traditional Chinese tea.  Watch Chinese

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. Local author and musician Donald Skoog will present Cuban drumming.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month:Chicago Caribbean Film Festival

More Than a Month:Chicago Caribbean Film Festival

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

View
and discuss films showcasing Caribbean directors and screenwriters, in
the second annual Chicago Caribbean Film Festival at the Oak Park Public
Library. Held in conjunction with the Caribbean American Heritage
Council and Diaspora Filmworks. Enjoy a pre-screening reception and a
post-film Q&A.
This
program is part of the More Than a Month series, the library's yearlong health,
wellness, and black aesthetics-focused exploration of the African
diaspora, revealing black history beyond its February traditions, and
placed within American history at large.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
More Than a Month: Chicago Caribbean Film Festival

More Than a Month: Chicago Caribbean Film Festival

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

View
and discuss films showcasing Caribbean directors and screenwriters, in
the second annual Chicago Caribbean Film Festival at the Oak Park Public
Library. Held in conjunction with the Caribbean American Heritage
Council and Diaspora Filmworks. Enjoy a pre-screening reception and a
post-film Q&A.
This
program is part of the More Than a Month series, the library's yearlong health,
wellness, and black aesthetics-focused exploration of the African
diaspora, revealing black history beyond its February traditions, and
placed within American history at large.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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