Adult Program

LGBT Film Festival

The Oak Park Public Library is proud to sponsor the 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) film festival, highlighting some of the best in independent film making. Films run four consecutive Sundays in September and October, starting at 2 pm in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Sept. 21 - "Zenne Dancer" (2012) 99 min. Turkey. Winner of the Antalya Golden Orange and Nuremberg film festivals, "Zenne Dancer" tells the story of a trio of gay men, whose different perspectives on gay culture in conservative Turkey tell a poignant and emotional story.

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LGBT Film Festival

The Oak Park Public Library is proud to sponsor the 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) film festival, highlighting some of the best in independent film making. Films run four consecutive Sundays in September and October, starting at 2 pm in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Sept. 21 - "Zenne Dancer" (2012) 99 min. Turkey. Winner of the Antalya Golden Orange and Nuremberg film festivals, "Zenne Dancer" tells the story of a trio of gay men, whose different perspectives on gay culture in conservative Turkey tell a poignant and emotional story.

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Words of Wisdom: Oral Histories of Rural Illinois Women

Psychologist Jane Samuelson interviewed older women in Champaign County, Illinois, who experienced life as a farmer's wife for many decades and shared their stories.

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Village President Anan Abu-Taleb: Public Forum

Meet Village President Anan Abu-Taleb, ask questions about Village plans and policies in this community forum.

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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - Promise Me

Nancy and Susan Goodman, sisters born in the mid-1940s to a businessman and his community-active wife in Peoria, Ill., both developed breast cancer, but Susan died from it at age 37 in 1980. On a deathbed promise to her sister, Nancy vowed to bring breast cancer out in the open, force people to "talk about it," and find funding for a cure. In 1982, Nancy began Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which has raised more than a billion dollars for breast-cancer research and spawned a worldwide pink-ribbon phenomenon. All are welcome to attend.

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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - The Last Lecture

What wisdom would you impart to the world if you knew it was our last chance? If you had to vanish tomorrow, what would you want as your legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about living. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Senior Soundboard - "Taking care of business: Wills, Trusts, and Legacies"

Please join us for a discussion on the benefits of wills, trusts, and legacies. Also, learn ways to identify, refine, and establish your financial goals. This special community conversation is open for all to attend.

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Senior Soundboard: What can Oak Park Township Senior Services do for you?

Join us for a discussion on the mission of the Oak Park Township Senior Services. Celeste Duignan, Nutrition Program Manager, will share how the township works to enhance the quality of life for seniors in the community, by providing a broad array of supportive services that promote the values of independence, self-esteem, and dignity. This special community conversation is open for all to attend.

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Read & Reflect - The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

The last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius, was a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas. The universe functioned without the aid of gods, religious fear was damaging to human life, and matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions.

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Read & Reflect - The Warmth of Other Suns

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson examines the Great Migration of African-Americans from World War I to the 1970s. Interviewing more than 1,200 people, she focuses mainly on the personal stories of three Southern African-Americans who uprooted their lives to move to other parts of America.

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