Peggy McGrath from One Earth Film Festival board will come screen two copies of a film.
How can we examine our own unconscious biases as an important step in understanding the roots of stereotypes and prejudice in our society? How can our individual actions transform our collective impact on the diversity we value?
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.
What is gender? Should our bodies define us? What makes us who we are?
We will be learning how we are all a lot more complicated than we've assumed through this community viewing of National Geographic's "Gender Revolution." Katie Couric travels across the U.S. to talk with scientists, psychologists, activists, authors, and families about the complex issue of gender. Community discussion to follow screening.
Oak Park resident, Joseph Barabe, professional medical photographer, will share photos from his recently completed 100 km walk in Spain, a short section of the Camino de la
Plata pilgrimage to Santiago Compestella. If time allows, view and discuss photos from Photo Club regulars as well.
Oak Park Photography Clubs meets twice monthly on the second and fourth Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Main Library. All skill levels are welcome. Photographers share digital images most of the meetings; some meetings are reserved for print night.
Continue the conversation about race, class, and democracy inspired by the 2016 summer selection for One Book, One Oak Park.
Returning from July's original panel discussion are author, George Bailey, journalist, teacher, and filmmaker, Stan West, and principal and co-founder of the Village Leadership Academy, Nakisha Hobbs.
Come and find more information about health and wellness. There will be blood pressure screenings, flu shots, shingles testing available, as well as community resources for teens and older adults. There will be behavioral health information and resource surrounding substance abuse, Alzheimer's disease, tutoring, parenting, etc.
Learn the basics of putting your business idea on paper. This class teaches you the fundamental content you need to begin writing a business plan and is aimed at those who have a business idea but need to think through all of the details.
Celebrate the films developed and created by Chicago teens in classes taught by instructors at CTVN (Community Television Network). Film subjects include documentaries, dramas, poetry, and music and tackle issues of homelessness, teen violence, friendship, and family dynamics.
Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.