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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
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More Than A Mic

5:00 PM - 7:00 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!
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Community Kwanzaa Celebration

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Join members of the community to celebrate Kwanzaa, a celebration of family, community and culture.

This program is a collaboration between community members and More Than a Month. More than a Month is a library initiative whose goal is to promote and provide programming that will encourage dialogue in the community and surrounding areas about black history and the African diaspora year round.
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More Than a Month: 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
We'll mark the 33rd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the celebration of King's life, the legacies of the modern Civil Rights Movement and the African diaspora by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 
More Than a Month Documentary: Saturday, January 5th, 2-4pm (2011, 53min) 
 I Am Not Your Negro Documentary: Sunday, January 6th, 2-4pm (2017, 93min) 
 Cry Freedom Movie: Sunday, January 13th, 2-4pm (1987, 158min) 
 The Ladies #1 Detective Agency: Saturday, January 19th, 2-4pm (2009, 60min) 
 Marcus Garvey: Look for me in the Whirlwind Documentary: Saturday, January 26th, 2-4pm (2001, 90min)
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More Than a Month: 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
We'll mark the 33rd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the celebration of King's life, the legacies of the modern Civil Rights Movement and the African diaspora by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 
More Than a Month Documentary: Saturday, January 5th, 2-4pm (2011, 53min) 
 I Am Not Your Negro Documentary: Sunday, January 6th, 2-4pm (2017, 93min) 
 Cry Freedom Movie: Sunday, January 13th, 2-4pm (1987, 158min) 
 The Ladies #1 Detective Agency: Saturday, January 19th, 2-4pm (2009, 60min) 
 Marcus Garvey: Look for me in the Whirlwind Documentary: Saturday, January 26th, 2-4pm (2001, 90min)
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More Than a Month: 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
We'll mark the 33rd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the celebration of King's life, the legacies of the modern Civil Rights Movement and the African diaspora by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 
More Than a Month Documentary: Saturday, January 5th, 2-4pm (2011, 53min) 
 I Am Not Your Negro Documentary: Sunday, January 6th, 2-4pm (2017, 93min) 
 Cry Freedom Movie: Sunday, January 13th, 2-4pm (1987, 158min) 
 The Ladies #1 Detective Agency: Saturday, January 19th, 2-4pm (2009, 60min) 
 Marcus Garvey: Look for me in the Whirlwind Documentary: Saturday, January 26th, 2-4pm (2001, 90min)
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Registration begins 1/12/2019 at 8:00 AM

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

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Test your knowledge of Black History facts, events, and historic sites at this quiz show party!
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More Than a Month: 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
We'll mark the 33rd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the celebration of King's life, the legacies of the modern Civil Rights Movement and the African diaspora by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 
More Than a Month Documentary: Saturday, January 5th, 2-4pm (2011, 53min) 
 I Am Not Your Negro Documentary: Sunday, January 6th, 2-4pm (2017, 93min) 
 Cry Freedom Movie: Sunday, January 13th, 2-4pm (1987, 158min) 
 The Ladies #1 Detective Agency: Saturday, January 19th, 2-4pm (2009, 60min) 
 Marcus Garvey: Look for me in the Whirlwind Documentary: Saturday, January 26th, 2-4pm (2001, 90min)
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More Than A Mic

5:00 PM - 7:00 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!
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More Than a Month: Afrofuturism Book Discussion Series

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Please join us at the Dole Branch Library for a book discussion series on Afrofuturism. We will read books by Octavia Butler, Nnedi Okorafor, and Tananarive Due. These books will combine both science fiction and fantasy, within the racial experiences of the African diaspora. Kindren by Octavia Butler On June 9th, 1976, Dana, a young African-American woman, is celebrating her 26th birthday, when she becomes dizzy and her surroundings fade away. She is transported from her Los Angeles home to an antebellum plantation in Maryland. During numerous time-defying trips with the same young man, Rufus, she realizes the challenge she’s been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother. Books are available at Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.
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