Co-working Commons

Co-working Commons

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Do you work from home? Do you crave some creative interaction every once in awhile? Then we're creating a co-working space just for you!
Free yourself from your living room and use the library to create and explore with like-minded entrepreneurs like yourself. 
Grab a table and park yourself in the Main Library Veterans Room any time between 9 am and 5 pm.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author George Swimmer: "Railroad Collisions - A Deadly Story of Mismanaged Risk"

Author George Swimmer: "Railroad Collisions - A Deadly Story of Mismanaged Risk"

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Citizen-advocate George Swimmer spent 20 years investigating the causes behind railroad collisions. What he discovered is a tangled mess of both inadvertent and intentional mismanagement. Celebrate Railroad Safety Week. Meet George Swimmer and hear his findings reported in "Railroad Collisions: A Deadly Story of Mismanaged Risk."

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Justin Gordon: "Holocaust Postal History"

Author Justin Gordon: "Holocaust Postal History"

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Justin Gordon, author of "Holocaust Postal History: Harrowing Journeys Revealed through the Letters and Cards of the Victims." Gordonnotes that his book "represents a dual journey -- one into the childhood delight of stamp collecting and the other into the adult horrors of Holocaust history."

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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History in Fiction and Non-Fiction: Books for the Post-Truth Age: Authors Bellinger and Rulli

History in Fiction and Non-Fiction: Books for the Post-Truth Age: Authors Bellinger and Rulli

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Steve Bellinger, author of the science fiction/time travel novel, The Chronocar, and Joseph Rulli, self-proclaimed history nerd and author of The Chicago Haymarket Affair, who will share information about historical research in fiction and non-fiction. Designed for both readers and writers, their presentation will help researchers and writers learn to tell a fuller, more objective story of past events for the betterment of life today.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Maisie Sparks: "Holy Shakespeare!"

Author Maisie Sparks: "Holy Shakespeare!"

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Explore how William Shakespeare filled his plays, poems and sonnets with scriptural sentiments and imagery from the Bible that 16th century audiences would have easily understood.  Author Maisie Sparks, a former Oak Park resident, explains that Shakespeare lived in a biblical culture where children grew up learning to read the Bible and shoppers on the London Bridge stopped to watch traveling actors perform plays based on Bible stories.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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