Free Music Event: Grupo Cha Cha

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This dynamic Chicago Latin jazz group promises to take you on a thrilling journey of lively salsa, merengue, cha cha cha, samba, rumba, and Latin jazz beats. The band's focus for this concert will be music by women composers of Latin music performed by Latin women musicians. Hear music from top female composers including Elaine Elias, Andrea Brachfeld, and Rebecca Mauleon, along with Chicago's very own Mujeres Unidas! Grupo Cha Cha are known as the Sly and the Family Stone of Latin bands because of their gender and ethnic diversity.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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CANCELED - An evening with Rick Kogan, Elizabeth Berg, and Alex Kotlowitz

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

DUE TO A FAMILY EMERGENCY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Please contact Debby Preiser at 708.697.6915 to arrange for your ticket refund. The library and American Writers Museum will determine if and when the event will be rescheduled.

Proceeds were to benefit the Oak Park Public Library and the creation of the American Writers Museum, set to open in Chicago in 2016 as the nation's first museum dedicated to celebrating American writers and their influence on our history, our identity, our culture, and our daily lives.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Friends' Folk Music Concert: Rebecca Folsom

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Rebecca Folsom writes inspiring tales of human heartbreak, redemption, and freedom, and she shares those songs with exquisite intimacy in her solo acoustic performances. She has performed on BBC Radio and Television in Northern Ireland; on Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, Opryland, and Tin Pan South stages; and at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in her home state of Colorado. Her latest CD, "Reunion," is a fusion of songs, paintings, and poetry that Boulder Magazine described as "achingly beautiful."

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Kathryn Atwood: Women of World War I

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Learn about World War I heroines from local author Kathryn Atwood. She'll share 70 archival photos, many of them included in her book, Women Heroes of World War I, and tell how women worldwide mobilized for the war effort in a variety of ways. In the process, these women became powerful symbols both in their government's propaganda efforts as well as the women's rights movements of their day. Atwood will define the concept of hero in both world wars while illustrating how some heroines of the World War I directly inspired those who participated in World War II.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

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