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Dominican University

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Think, Organize, Act

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Spaces Reservation

AYSO VIP Soccer Oak Park Region 697

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Spaces Reservation

Indivisible Oak Park Area

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Conference Room
Spaces Reservation

Girls High School Robotics Program

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Author David Ansell: The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

The greatest health crisis today is not cancer, not heart disease, obesity, or diabetes. It’s something much more common and far less often mentioned: poverty. Explore this issue with Dr. David Ansell, author of The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St. The Book Table will have books available for sale and signing.

Without question, the poor die sooner. Blacks die sooner. And poor urban blacks die sooner than almost all other Americans. In nearly four decades as a doctor at hospitals serving some of the poorest communities in Chicago, David Ansell has witnessed the lives behind these devastating statistics firsthand. In The Death Gap, he gives a grim survey of these realities, drawn from observations and stories of his patients.

The death gap is truly a nationwide epidemic—as Ansell shows, there is a 35-year difference in life expectancy between the healthiest and wealthiest and the poorest and sickest American neighborhoods.

David A. Ansell, MD, is the senior vice president and associate provost for community health equity, as well as the Michael E. Kelly Professor of Medicine, at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Ansell, a long-time Oak Park resident, is also the author of County: Life, Death, and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital.

This program is sponsored by Champions for Affordable Healthcare, a volunteer team of the Democratic Party of Oak Park.

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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America - Illi

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Conference Room
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AgeOptions

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Spaces Reservation

Yarns & Yarn

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
All are welcome to join a group of avid readers who meet to discuss books while they knit and crochet blankets and scarves to donate to various charities. No knitting experience needed.
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AYSO VIP Soccer Oak Park Region 697

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Spaces Reservation

Oak Park Quilters

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Spaces Reservation

Oak Park Toastmasters

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Spaces Reservation

Great Books Discussion Group

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Conference Room
Spaces Reservation

Stop Trump: Action Alliance

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Spaces Reservation

AgeOptions

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Spaces Reservation

Equity Team Meeting

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Equity Team Meeting
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Collaboration for Early Childhood

9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
Spaces Reservation

TEDxOakParkWomen

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Conference Room
Spaces Reservation

Book Bike: Farmers Market

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Offsite
Book Bike
The Book Bike visits the Oak Park Farmers Market, weather permitting. 

Community members are encouraged to stop by and see what the Paperback Rider is all about! 

Learn more about Oak Park's Book Bike and follow along on social media with #OPbookbike.
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Conversation Cafe: Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Conversation Cafe: Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County
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Indivisible Illinois

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Spaces Reservation

Spaces Reservation

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Spaces Reservation

LifeSpeed: Behavioral Support Services, LLC

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Conference Room
Spaces Reservation

Primerica Financial Services

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Spaces Reservation

Book Discussion: Our Black Year by Maggie Anderson

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Author Maggie Anderson and her family's determination to purchase only from black-owned businesses for a full year revealed hard truths about the depth of the black wealth disparity and economic disenfranchisement. Her book, Our Black Year: One Family's Quest to Buy Black in America's Racially Divided Economy, chronicles the journey, which prompted her to create the Black Empowerment Experiment Foundation in 2012.

Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative.

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