Art Institute's Gloria Groom: "New Light on Some Old (and New) Favorites"

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Just when you think you’ve seen and read everything there is to know about Impressionism and Post-Impressionism at the Art Institute of Chicago, there’s something around a corner that stops you in your tracks. Whether it’s a tambourine where a painting should be, a transformed surface of a recently cleaned canvas, or a pentimenti that suggests a painting beneath a painting, art at the museum is never static: it moves, expands, and takes on new meanings with each rotation, with each new interaction.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Greg Archer: "Grace Revealed, A Memoir"

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Seventy-five years after Joseph Stalin's reign of terror across Eastern Europe, entertainment journalist Greg Archer takes a step back from Hollywood and examines his Polish family's mind-bending odyssey of the 1940s. In the process, he exposes one of the most under-reported events of the 20th Century: Stalin's mass deportation of nearly two million Polish citizens to the Siberian gulags and the life-shattering events that followed.

For more information, see gracerevealedbook.com

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Financial Aid Certification: FAFSA Made Easier

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Session 1 of 3 of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)'s 2014-15 Annual Financial Aid Certification Program

Who is a "parent" for financial aid purposes? Who can certify that a student is "at-risk of being homeless?" Find answers to these questions and many more by attending this line-by-line review of the FAFSA. Special emphasis is placed on dependency questions, untaxed income, and how to avoid common mistakes.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Heartland Blood Drive: Walk-ins Welcome

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Help save a life. Blood donations in Chicago are down 40% this January. You can donate blood Jan. 15 from Noon to 4 p.m. at the Main Library.

Heartland Blood Centers is the sole provider of blood products to Rush Oak Park Hospital, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital and more than 40 other hospitals in the Chicago metro area.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Civil War 150: "The General"

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss “The General,” a 1926 silent film. This silent comedy classic, starring Buster Keaton, combines inventive humor with exciting action. When Union spies steal an engineer’s beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly, straight through enemy lines.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

Food, Glorious Food Film Series

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join Oak Park Film Historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six delicious films w hich focus on food, cooking and eating. See "The Chef," a 2014 film in which a chef loses his job in a posh restaurant, then opens a food truck while piecing back together his estranged family. 114 minutes.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Financial Aid Certification: Special Student Populations

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Session 3 of 3 of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)'s 2014-15 Annual Financial Aid Certification Program

Do you have students with unique circumstances? In this session, we will cover how to help at-risk and high-need students apply for financial aid. Special emphasis is placed on homelessness, undocumented students, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), students in DCFS care, and applying for Professional Judgment.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Mark Adams: "Meet Me in Atlantis"

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Mark Adams, author of the new book, "Meet me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City." Adams, a former Oak Park resident, is also the author of the previous best-selling book, Turn Right at Machu Picchu. It was featured on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The New York Times, National Geographic. The Book Table will sell books.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

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