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Let's Conversate

6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Come learn about and discuss different social justice topics in engaging and dynamic workshops designed to encourage dialogue and collaboration
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More Than A Mic with AfriCaribe

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Speak your mind at this spoken-word freestyle open mic hosted by More Than a Month. Your voice is your power!
This event will feature AfriCaribe.
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More Than You Know... Black History Quiz Show Party

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Test your knowledge of black history facts, events, and historic sites at this fast-paced quiz show party!
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Restorative Justice Youth Conference Day 1

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Join us for our first annual Restorative Justice Youth Conference, where we will explore the theme "What is restorative justice?" Come share your definition of restorative justice and what it should look like for your community. Our event will host peace circles, panels, workshops, and so much more. 

How do you see restorative justice? Interested in submitting a logo to be displayed at the conference? Submit your entry by Tuesday, September 4. See all contest details > 

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Restorative Justice Conference Day 2

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Join us for our first annual Restorative Justice Youth Conference, where we will explore the theme "What is restorative justice?" Come share your definition of restorative justice and what it should look like for your community. Our event will host peace circles, panels, workshops, and so much more. 

How do you see restorative justice? Interested in submitting a logo to be displayed at the conference? Submit your entry by Tuesday, September 4. See all contest details > 

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More Than A Month: Pariah Screening & Discussion

6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
A world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the contemporary drama Pariah is the feature-length expansion of writer/director Dee Rees’ award-winning 2007 short film Pariah.

Adepero Oduye, portrays Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents Audrey and Arthur (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) and younger sister Sharonda (Sahra Mellesse) in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is a good student at her local high school.

Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity – sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward.

Join us for a screening of Moonlight October 18.

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More Than A Month: Moonlight Screening & Discussion

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.

The film presents three stages in the life of the main character; his youth, adolescence, and early adult life. It explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up.

The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with Best Supporting Actor for Ali and Best Adapted Screenplay for Jenkins and McCraney from a total of eight nominations.

Our Moonlight discussion will include the film Pariah (screened October 11).

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More Than A Mic: Frankenstein Fall

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Write your monster!
Who
Youth ages 10-18

What
A Mary Shelly inspired:
Short Story (between 1,000-7,000 words)
Flash Fiction (between 100-1,000 words)
Poem (under 500 words)
Spoken Word (under 500 words)
Song (under 500 words)
At this very special More Than a Mic each writer will have the opportunity to present (up to 10 minutes) of their creative Monster creation.
Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, written by Mary Shelley, tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. It was first published in 1818, and Frankenstein Fall, an Oak Park Public Library event series, is celebrating the 200th anniversary of this pivotal tome. 

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More Than You Know... Black History Quiz Show Party

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Test your knowledge of black history facts, events, and historic sites at this fast-paced quiz show party!
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Let's Conversate

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Come learn about and discuss different social justice topics in engaging and dynamic workshops designed to encourage dialogue and collaboration
View More

Let's Conversate

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Come learn about and discuss different social justice topics in engaging and dynamic workshops designed to encourage dialogue and collaboration
View More