Author Steve Paul: <em>Hemingway at Eighteen</em>

Author Steve Paul: <em>Hemingway at Eighteen</em>

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Steve Paul, a longtime journalist and Hemingway student, introduces his new book, Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend (Chicago Review Press). The book covers the extraordinary period when Hemingway's
self-invention and transformation began-from a "modest, rather shy and
diffident boy" to a confident writer who aimed to find and record the truth
throughout his life. 

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

SAT Practice Test

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice SAT test sponsored by Huntington Learning Center. Students will learn what to expect in a test-like environment and will receive an analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses. 
Space is limited, so registration is required. 
Students should bring two No. 2 pencils and a calculator. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Register
Author William Hazelgrove: "Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair"

Author William Hazelgrove: "Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair"

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

"Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago"
is a historical look at Chicago during the darkest days of the Great
Depression. Hazelgrove tells the story of Chicago fighting the hold that organized crime had on
the city to be able to put on The 1933 World's Fair.  He reveals the story of the six
millionaire businessmen, dubbed The Secret Six, who beat Al Capone at his own
game, ending the gangster era as prohibition was repealed.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
World War I: Dr. Paul Herbert: Great Soldiers of the First Division, 1917-1919

World War I: Dr. Paul Herbert: Great Soldiers of the First Division, 1917-1919

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

To put a human face on the soldiers of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), Dr. Paul Herbert, Executive Director of the First Division Museum at Cantigny, will share stories of some of the famous or interesting men and women who served with the First Division during World War I. The First Division was a special community that included famous names such as Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and George C. Marshall; tough commanding generals like Robert L. Bullard and Charles R. Summerall; brave soldiers like Lt.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Deno Andrews: The Seed Initiative at Felony Franks

Deno Andrews: The Seed Initiative at Felony Franks

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Deno Andrews, newly elected Oak Park Village Trustee, owner of Felony Franks, and winner of the $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Oak Park and River Forest for 'The Seed Initiative: Success through Education, Employment and Development," will talk about his business and his plans for expanding his business practice of hiring and training former prison inmates to be good workers. Prior to opening Felony Franks and employing former felons, Andrews served as a six-figure executive, a consultant in the biotech industry.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
World War I and America: Author Michael Duffy: <em>From Chicago to Vietnam: A Memoir of War</em>

World War I and America: Author Michael Duffy: <em>From Chicago to Vietnam: A Memoir of War</em>

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

Meet Vietnam veteran Michael Duffy and hear his story told in his autobiography, From Chicago to Vietnam: A Memoir of War. Both gritty and intimate, his book tells the powerful story of the epic battle the Tet Offensive, from the perspective of this American soldier. Duffy's experience begins when he exits a C-130 cargo plan onto the Tan Son Nhut tarmac-a chaotic scene of blasts, explosions, and small arms fire. Sprinting to a waiting helicopter, Duffy is lifted up and over the city, where he gets a bird's eye view of Saigon under attack.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
World War I and America: A Staged Reading with Kevin Bry, Diana Pingle & Graham Weilgos

World War I and America: A Staged Reading with Kevin Bry, Diana Pingle & Graham Weilgos

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Listen to the words of young Ernest Hemingway written to his parents and others from Italy during the early days of World War I. See a staged reading presented by Kevin Bry and Diana Pingle as Dr. and Mrs. Clarence Hemingway. Graham Weilgos will portray young Ernest Hemingway. Local attorney and actor Kevin Bry created the script from The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Vol. 1, 1907-1922.

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

Genealogy Meet-Up: Lecture with Ginger Frere

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field. This month's lecture, "It's Not All Online: Chicago Repositories and What They Have" is presented by genealogist Ginger Frere. Hear about the importance of using non-digitzed materials, and learn about the holdings of various Chicago-area repositories. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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