Author Deby Eisenberg: "Protecting Paige"

Author Deby Eisenberg: "Protecting Paige"

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet author Deby Eisenberg and retrace events from the 1915 Eastland disaster on the Chicago River to the Holocaust and beyond. "Protecting Paige" tells the story of a young orphaned girl who tries to uncover the secrets of her mother's past, which ultimately lead  to the discovery of her mother's story of survival during the  Holocaust. Retrace these events in this multi-layered historical novel driven by twists, turns and revelations.

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Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Storytellers Amy Lowe & Megan Wells: Ellis Island Program

Storytellers Amy Lowe & Megan Wells: Ellis Island Program

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Find common hopes and dreams between people then and now. Seasoned storytellers Megan Wells and Amy Lowe share a "first-person musical narrative about coming to America." This immigrant story is woven with engaging memorable songs about the journey by boat, through storm, Lady Liberty, doctors at the dock, the anxious processing at Ellis Island, detention in the hospital and reunited families. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Co-Editors William Ayers and Janise Hurtig: "Every Person Is a Philosopher"

Co-Editors William Ayers and Janise Hurtig: "Every Person Is a Philosopher"

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn about Hal Adams, a legendary radical educator who organized writing workshops with people who  had been written off during much of their lives, marginalized for reasons of race, gender, class, and caste. Co-editors William Ayers and Janise Hurtig, along with authors Anne Carlson and Mike Standenmaier share stories from their book, "Every Person is a Philosopher: Lessons in Educational Emancipation from the  Radical Teaching Life of Hal Adams."

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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CANCELLED: Author Julia Keller: "Sorrow Road"

CANCELLED: Author Julia Keller: "Sorrow Road"

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED.

Seventy-five years ago, three young men from a small town in West Virginia were among the American forces participating in D-Day, changing the fortunes of the war with one bold stroke. How is that moment aboard a Navy ship as it barrels toward the Normandy shore related to the death of an old man in an Appalachian nursing home?

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Parent Workshop: Tech Night With D97

Parent Workshop: Tech Night With D97

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Oak Park Elementary School District 97 teacher-librarians and Oak Park Public Library children's librarians partner to explore and explain educational apps, online research databases, and more for grade-school and middle-school students. Bring your own device if possible. Adult registration with an Oak Park Public Library card necessary. Register Now. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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NEA Big Read Film Series: "The Magnificent Seven"

NEA Big Read Film Series: "The Magnificent Seven"

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Film historian Doug Deucher will kick off the NEA Big Read Film Festival with "The Magnificent Seven," the film which inspires the young girl in "Into the Beautiful North" to head to the United States.   Living in a small Mexican town with very few men left, this girl gathers her friends and heads north to find her father and other men. They want to bring them back  home.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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