World War I: Dr. Paul Herbert: Great Soldiers of the First Division, 1917-1919

World War I: Dr. Paul Herbert: Great Soldiers of the First Division, 1917-1919

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

To put a human face on the soldiers of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), Dr. Paul Herbert, Executive Director of the First Division Museum at Cantigny, will share stories of some of the famous or interesting men and women who served with the First Division during World War I. The First Division was a special community that included famous names such as Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and George C. Marshall; tough commanding generals like Robert L. Bullard and Charles R. Summerall; brave soldiers like Lt.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Understanding the World of Islam: Media Representations and Negative Stereotyping of Islam, Muslims, and the Middle East

Understanding the World of Islam: Media Representations and Negative Stereotyping of Islam, Muslims, and the Middle East

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Gain deeper understanding and appreciation, expand your knowledge base, and reconsider some ideas you might already have about Islam at a new academic lecture series starting this fall, in partnership with The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago.

Bring your questions to the discussion, or email them in advance to communications@oppl.org.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Understanding the World of Islam: The Qur'an

Understanding the World of Islam: The Qur'an

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In our continued commitment to Humanity 101-a comprehensive effort to promote and sustain robust dialogue and understanding between individuals and across communities about seven values that impact all human interactions and behaviors across disciplines-the library is proud to partner with The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago for the series Understanding the World of Islam.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Deno Andrews: The Seed Initiative at Felony Franks

Deno Andrews: The Seed Initiative at Felony Franks

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Deno Andrews, newly elected Oak Park Village Trustee, owner of Felony Franks, and winner of the $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Oak Park and River Forest for 'The Seed Initiative: Success through Education, Employment and Development," will talk about his business and his plans for expanding his business practice of hiring and training former prison inmates to be good workers. Prior to opening Felony Franks and employing former felons, Andrews served as a six-figure executive, a consultant in the biotech industry.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
World War I and America: Author Michael Duffy: <em>From Chicago to Vietnam: A Memoir of War</em>

World War I and America: Author Michael Duffy: <em>From Chicago to Vietnam: A Memoir of War</em>

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

Meet Vietnam veteran Michael Duffy and hear his story told in his autobiography, From Chicago to Vietnam: A Memoir of War. Both gritty and intimate, his book tells the powerful story of the epic battle the Tet Offensive, from the perspective of this American soldier. Duffy's experience begins when he exits a C-130 cargo plan onto the Tan Son Nhut tarmac-a chaotic scene of blasts, explosions, and small arms fire. Sprinting to a waiting helicopter, Duffy is lifted up and over the city, where he gets a bird's eye view of Saigon under attack.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
World War I and America: A Staged Reading with Kevin Bry, Diana Pingle & Graham Weilgos

World War I and America: A Staged Reading with Kevin Bry, Diana Pingle & Graham Weilgos

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Listen to the words of young Ernest Hemingway written to his parents and others from Italy during the early days of World War I. See a staged reading presented by Kevin Bry and Diana Pingle as Dr. and Mrs. Clarence Hemingway. Graham Weilgos will portray young Ernest Hemingway. Local attorney and actor Kevin Bry created the script from The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Vol. 1, 1907-1922.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Shake, Rattle, and Read

Shake, Rattle, and Read

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:30am

An energetic program designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized to get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm. Held in Main Library Veterans Room.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Shake, Rattle, and Read

Shake, Rattle, and Read

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:30am

An energetic program designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized to get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm. Held in Main Library Veterans Room.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Shake, Rattle, and Read

Shake, Rattle, and Read

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:30am

An energetic program designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized to get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm. Held in Main Library Veterans Room.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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