Food, Glorious Food Film Series: "Chocolat"

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join Oak Park Film Historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six delicious films which focus on food, cooking and eating. In "Chocolat," a young mother arrives in a French village with her daughter and s hakes up the rigid morality of the community when she opens a chocolate Shop. 121 minutes.

The six-film series continues Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. through April 1.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Food, Glorious Food Film Series: "Big Night"

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join Oak Park Film Historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six delicious films which focus on food, cooking and eating. See "Big Night," a 1996 film which Stanley Tucci co-wrote, co-directed and star in. Enjoy this delicate comedy about two Italian brothers struggling to save their family's restaurant in 1958 New Jersey. 105 minutes.

The six-film series continues Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m.through April 1.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Author Sean Brennan: "Bridie's Boy -- A Memoir

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

You don't have to be from Chicago or Irish to fall in love with Bridie, the Gaelic-speaking, fresh-from-Eire heroine of "Bridie's Boy," by Sean Brennan. Sean's parents, Tom and Bridie Brennan moved to Oak Park and settled into a glorious Victorian on South Euclid Avnue. Born the 10th of 11 Brennan children, Sean began his writing career at the dining roo table in Pop's sewing room. Come hear his entertaining stories of growing up in Chicago and Oak Park in the 1950's and 60's. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Michele Weldon: Parenting by the Book

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Just in time for the holidays, get an honest dose of parenting experiences turned to prose. Award-winning author and journalist Michele Weldon will read from her latest ebook, “Just Me and My Three Sons.” But there’s more! Writers of all ages and experiences are invited to submit their own 300-word story about your parents, your life as a parent or caring for your parents. Deadline for submitted stories is Friday, Nov. 21. Email your 300-word parenting story to Debby Preiser at dpreiser@oppl.org.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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