Cuban Bata and Rumba Drumming Concert

Cuban Bata and Rumba Drumming Concert

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of Cuban style drumming from the Contemporary Music Project.  Learn more about these unique styles, and feel like you are being transported to Cuba.
Contemporary Music Project's director Don Skoog is a musician, teacher, and writer who lives in Oak Park.  He gigs on drumset, Latin percussion, Marimba, and Flamenco cajon. He founded the Project in 1982, and has traveled to Cuba numerous times.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Pat Allen: "Cronation

Author Pat Allen: "Cronation

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Former long-time Oak Park resident and artist, Pat Allen, will share stories from her novel, Cronation. Set in the near future, her book is populated by characters whose mission is to midwife the birth of a new era of creative partnership and community collaboration in gratitude, joy and celebration.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Beth Isaacs: Women and Incarceration - Why Should We Care?

Beth Isaacs: Women and Incarceration - Why Should We Care?

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Women are the fastest
growing segment of the U.S. prison population. Most of these women are in
prison for nonviolent offenses, and many are pregnant at the time of their
imprisonment. The vast majority of women in prison are mothers of young
children. When women go to prison, families often fall apart.

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, April 30, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Do you Zumba? Join us for 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! Register starting February 1.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Register
Sculptor Margot McMahon: "The Gift of Art" Workshop

Sculptor Margot McMahon: "The Gift of Art" Workshop

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn to provide young artists with the materials, time, and space to free their creative spirits. Accomplished Oak Park sculptor Margot McMahon will host this workshop for teachers and parents based on her new book, The Gift of Art: Sculpture Ventures for Young Artists. With encouragement, guidance, and materials from adults, young artists can give their creativity a good workout.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Hemingway: Alive in Oak Park

Hemingway: Alive in Oak Park

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Help keep Ernest Hemingway alive in Oak Park! Join The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park for its first annual birthday benefit at the library, with proceeds supporting the Foundation's site maintenance and endeavors. Tickets purchased for the event include a one-year membership to The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Cinematic Chicago: "The Untouchables"

Cinematic Chicago: "The Untouchables"

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

The Untouchables (1987) is an action film featuring the battle between mobster Al Capone and Prohibition lawman Eliot Ness in the early 1930s. 119 minutes.

This film screening is part of the Cinematic Chicago series. Out of more than 700 movies that have been made in Chicago, film historian Doug Deuchler screens six select films that feature landmarks and neighborhoods, capturing aspects of the gritty Windy City in iconic, evocative, and often magical ways. 

All films in the series will be shown on Wednesdays, 12:30-3 pm, at the Main Library:

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Cinematic Chicago: "Save the Last Dance"

Cinematic Chicago: "Save the Last Dance"

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Save the Last Dance (2001) is a dance film in which a teenage interracial couple work together to train for a big audition. 112 minutes.

This film screening is part of the Cinematic Chicago series. Out of more than 700 movies that have been made in Chicago, film historian Doug Deuchler screens six select films that feature landmarks and neighborhoods, capturing aspects of the gritty Windy City in iconic, evocative, and often magical ways. 

All films in the series will be shown on Wednesdays, 12:30-3 pm, at the Main Library:

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Cinematic Chicago: "In the Good Old Summertime"

Cinematic Chicago: "In the Good Old Summertime"

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

In the Good Old Summertime (1949) is a charming MGM musical starring Judy Garland and Van Johnson. These stars play bickering co-workers in a music shop in 1912 Chicago who become increasingly attracted to each other as anonymous pen pals. (102 minutes)

This film screening is part of the Cinematic Chicago series. Out of more than 700 movies that have been made in Chicago, film historian Doug Deuchler screens six select films that feature landmarks and neighborhoods, capturing aspects of the gritty Windy City in iconic, evocative, and often magical ways. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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