Author Tom Holmes: <em>The Soul of a Liberal Village</em>

Author Tom Holmes: <em>The Soul of a Liberal Village</em>

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Tom Holmes, a long-time columnist for the Wednesday Journal and an ordained Lutheran pastor, will share stories from his book, The Soul of a Liberal Village: The Variety of Religious Experience in Oak Park, IL. Holmes has interviewed many people including Rev. Julie Harley, the pastor of First United Church of Oak Park, who gave a Christmas sermon from her wheelchair before she died of ALS. Another well-recognized leader in the village interviewed by Holmes is Phil Jimenez, the CEO of the local YMCA, who was raised by Mexican parents and talks about gratitude.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Interfaith Dialogue

Interfaith Dialogue

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join Rev. Dr. Harry Parker of First Baptist Church of Oak Park and Rabbi Adir Glick of West Suburban Temple in River Forest in the first of four scheduled Interfaith Dialogues. These Dialogues will bring together leaders in the Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim communities to explore the big questions across religious practices.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Main: Sensory Storytime

Main: Sensory Storytime

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

This class is designed for children with special needs ages 3 and up with caregiver support. Classes are structured with Boardmaker schedules and include fun picture books and songs, along with fine and gross motor movement activities. Special supports like lap weights and fidget toys are available to help children be successful. Siblings welcome.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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