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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Memorable Evening of Jazz: Pharlis James Trio

Memorable Evening of Jazz: Pharlis James Trio

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

"Enjoy a memorable evening of jazz" with songs from the Great American Songbook with the baritone balladeer and jazz vocalist Pharlis James, pianist Bobby Schiff and bassist Jim Cox. This trio will bring back the songs of Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Bobby Darin and many more. In addition to his fine singing voice, James has performed as a poet, stage actor and DJ at clubs across the Midwestern states for more than 30 years.

This is a special Money Smart Week program.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Oak Park Concert Chorale Early Music Workshop

Oak Park Concert Chorale Early Music Workshop

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Oak Park Concert Chorale Director Paul Lindblad will host a two-part Early Music Choral Fest for singers who are interested in the experience of singing madrigals, canons, and other early choral music. No experience required. A short public performance in the library will take place at the end of the two sessions. Session 1 from 10 a.m. to Noon. Session 2 from 1-3 p.m.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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