Doug Deuchler: "Harry and Tonto"

Doug Deuchler: "Harry and Tonto"

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

As part of Celebrating Seniors Week, join film historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss Harry and Tonto, directed by Paul Mazursky. (1974, 115 minutes) Art Carney won the Best Actor Oscar that year playing a retired teacher and widower whose Manhattan apartment building is condemned. He decides to travel across the country, accompanied by his pet cat Tonto, to visit his grown children and a former love. Some of the film was shot in Forest Park at Altenheim, an independent senior community.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Steve Darnall: Radio and the Great American Songbook

Steve Darnall: Radio and the Great American Songbook

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

As part of Celebrating Seniors Week, join Those Were the Days host and radio
historian Steve Darnall for a look at the role radio played in shaping the body
of work we call "The Great American Songbook." This audiovisual presentation
examines the many factors that changed the way Americans heard (and sold) songs,
with samples of rare radio performances by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving
Berlin, and others.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Folk Music Concert: Cassie and Maggie MacDonald

Folk Music Concert: Cassie and Maggie MacDonald

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Cassie and Maggie MacDonald encompass everything you could ask for in a musical act, and their talent is surpassed only by the joy with which they so generously share it. While still staying true to their Celtic roots, they have explored and tested the boundaries of traditional music, bringing a breath of fresh air to the genre with their original compositions and arrangements. Sisters, cohorts, and collaborators, Cassie and Maggie have been enchanting audiences far and wide with their infectious energy, driving rhythms, and lilting melodies.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Rosalind Russell Film Series: "Auntie Mame"

Rosalind Russell Film Series: "Auntie Mame"

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

See and discuss Auntie Mame, the fifth in a film series celebrating Rosalind Russell. In this 1958 film directed by Morton DaCosta, an orphaned nephew comes to live with his eccentric, free-spirited aunt. (143 minutes)
About the "Funny Lady: A Celebration of Rosalind Russell" Film Series

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Rosalind Russell Film Series: "Picnic"

Rosalind Russell Film Series: "Picnic"

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

See and discuss Picnic, the fourth in a film series celebrating Rosalind Russell. In this 1955 film directed by Joshua Logan, a handsome drifter ignites the passions of Kansas women at a small-town Labor Day celebration. (115 minutes)
About the "Funny Lady: A Celebration of Rosalind Russell" Film Series

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Folk Music Concert: Heather Pierson

Folk Music Concert: Heather Pierson

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Heather Pierson is an award-winning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, arranger, bandleader, and performer. From New Orleans-style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives, Heather's live performances move effortlessly from one style to the next. A growing number of wildly divergent CD releases reflects her boundless creativity.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Community Foundation Volunteer Meet and Match

Community Foundation Volunteer Meet and Match

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Looking for the perfect volunteer activity in Oak Park or River Forest? The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation will help you meet your match at this one-stop volunteer fair featuring local organizations that are looking for volunteers. 
Come learn how you can make a difference locally during National Volunteer Week.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author Maggie Kast: "A Free, Unsullied Land"

Author Maggie Kast: "A Free, Unsullied Land"

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Today's headlines imply that conflict between police and African-Americans is news. The reverse is true. Meet author Maggie Kast, whose debut novel, A Free, Unsullied Land, reveals the seeds of the Civil Rights Movement in 1931. 

On March 25, 1931, nine young African-American men were accused of raping two white women. They were convicted and sentenced to death just two weeks later. In response, black and white marched together to protest the unfair Scottsboro Boys trials and convictions. 

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

Oak Park Photography Club

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 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.

For more information, contact Debby Preiser, 708, 697-6915.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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