Authors Tom Tresser, Hilary Denk & Amara Enyia: "Chicago Is Not Broke"

Authors Tom Tresser, Hilary Denk & Amara Enyia: "Chicago Is Not Broke"

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Chicago's Mayor (and just about everyone else) claims that Chicago is broke. This book, a civic education project,  refutes that claim. Its authors -- Tom Tresser, Hilary Denk and Amara Enyia, along with others -- show that far from being broke, Chicago has ample resources to become the city we all need and deserve.  Tom Tresser if a civic educator and public defender. With Benjamin Sugar, Tom co-founded The Civic Lab, a co-working space where activists, educators, coders and designers came to work, collaborate, teach and build tools for civic engagement.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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SAT Practice Test

SAT Practice Test

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice SAT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. Students will learn what to expect in a test-like environment and will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses. 
Space is limited, so registration is required. Registration opens Saturday, January 28 and closes Sunday, February 26.

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

Oak Park Photography Club

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 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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Oak Park Photography Club

Oak Park Photography Club

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 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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Author Kory Stamper: "Word by Word - The Secret Life of Dictionaries"

Author Kory Stamper: "Word by Word - The Secret Life of Dictionaries"

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Kory Stamper, lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, and hear how Kory cracks open the complex, obsessive world of lexicography -- from the agonizing decisions about what and how to define, to the knotty questions of usage in an ever-changing language.

Kory's a rock star among word mavens, with her own Facebook Fan Club and "Ask the Editor" video series. The book is less of a memoir and more of a tell-all about how words are defined and dictionaries get created, told through Kory's hilarious and distinctive voice.  The Book Table will sell books.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Robert Elder: "Hidden Hemingway -- Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park"

Author Robert Elder: "Hidden Hemingway -- Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park"

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Oak Park author and journalist Robert Elder to hear stories from "Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park," which is part time capsule, part biography of the Nobel Prize-winning author. 
This hardcover coffee table book features never-before-seen items such as family photos, teenage diaries, bullfighting tickets, love letters, and even a dental x-ray. "Hidden Hemingway" is a chance for a new generation to discover the literary genius and for fans to see him as more than just the larger-than-life myth he created for himself. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Jillann Gabrielle: "The Garbo, The Musical"

Jillann Gabrielle: "The Garbo, The Musical"

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

A "Celebrating Seniors Week" special event! See "The Garbo, The Musical," an original one-woman musical on the enigmatic Swedish film star, Greta Garbo (1905-1990) by Jillann Gabrielle. Considered by many the greatest film actress of all time, Greta Garbo's image was that of androgynous glamour. A world-wide phenomenon, she shunned the limelight.

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Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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