More Than a Month:filmscreening - Vanguard of the Revolution

More Than a Month:filmscreening - Vanguard of the Revolution

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Watch this riveting  documentary that tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years. Post-screening discussion will follow.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: Zumba With BFit Fitness

More Than a Month: Zumba With BFit Fitness

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Do you Zumba? Get
moving with this heart-healthy and fun workout led by instructors from BFit
Fitness Center in Oak Park. Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that
uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere using
African beats. The natural body is a healthy body! 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Zumba With BFit Fitness

More Than a Month: Zumba With BFit Fitness

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Do you Zumba? Get
moving with a heart-healthy and fun workout led by instructors from BFit
Fitness Center in Oak Park. Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that
uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere using
African beats. The natural body is a healthy body! 

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, Caroline Heller and Janise Hurtig 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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Author William Hazelgrove: "Madam President"

Author William Hazelgrove: "Madam President"

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join author William Hazelgrove to hear about his newest book, "Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson." After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke in the fall of 1919, First Lady Edith Wilson began to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the Executive Office. Mrs. Wilson had little formal education and had only been married to President Wilson for four years: yet, in the tenuous peace following the end of World War I, Mrs.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Genealogy Meet-Up Lecture

Genealogy Meet-Up Lecture

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Lecturer and genealogy professional Thomas MacEntee will present "After You're Gone -- Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research". This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field. Guest lecturer will present on genealogy research resources. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Genealogy Meet-Up Lecture

Genealogy Meet-Up Lecture

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Local professional genealogist, S. Elizabeth Ross will present "Ancestry.com -- The Elephant in the Room", a discussion on how the internet , and the website Ancestry.com has changed the field of genealogy. This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Harry Potter / MACUSA Election Party

Harry Potter / MACUSA Election Party

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Celebrate all things magical as we crown the victor in our election for the Magical Congress of the USA (MACUSA). Conjure the finest crafts, divine the house elves secrets to delectable snacks, and challenge your mind with games and trivia. Costumes encouraged. All ages.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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