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Black History Workshop

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Come learn and discuss different historical aspects of the African diaspora. These programs are designed for tweens, teens and adults that wish to gain more knowledge and explore the histories of African people.
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More Than A Mic open 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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Chicago Caribbean Film Festival:A Paradise Stolen

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
A Paradise Stolen: Life In Pinnacle, (2015, 11 minutes); West Indies Gang (2016, 90 minutes)
See and discuss films showcasing Caribbean directors and screenwriters, in the third annual Chicago Caribbean Film Festival at the Oak Park Public Library. Held in conjunction with the Caribbean American Heritage Council and Diaspora Filmworks. Enjoy a pre-screening reception and a post-film Q&A.

June 5
A Paradise Stolen: Life In Pinnacle, Jamaica (Jamaica) (11 minutes); West Indies Gang (Martinique, Guyana) (90 minutes);
June 7:  H20: (Barbados) (20 minutes); Lakay (Haiti) (83 minutes);
June 10: The Sounds of Street Vendors: Havana, Cuba (Cuba) (7.5 minutes); Cimarron Spirit (Dominican Republic) (53 minutes);
June 12: Songs of Redemption (Jamaica) (74 minutes);
June 14: Congo Beat the Drum (Jamaica) ( 57 minutes);
June 15: My Father's Land (Papa Jah) (Bahamas, Haiti) (62 minutes).
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Chicago Caribbean Film Festival:H20

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
H20 (2015, 20 minutes); Lakay (2014, 83 minutes)

See and discuss films showcasing Caribbean directors and screenwriters, in the third annual Chicago Caribbean Film Festival at the Oak Park Public Library. Held in conjunction with the Caribbean American Heritage Council and Diaspora Filmworks. Enjoy a pre-screening reception and a post-film Q&A.

June 5
A Paradise Stolen: Life In Pinnacle, Jamaica (Jamaica) (11 minutes); West Indies Gang (Martinique, Guyana) (90 minutes);
June 7:  H20: (Barbados) (20 minutes); Lakay (Haiti) (83 minutes);
June 10: The Sounds of Street Vendors: Havana, Cuba (Cuba) (7.5 minutes); Cimarron Spirit (Dominican Republic) (53 minutes);
June 12: Songs of Redemption (Jamaica) (74 minutes);
June 14: Congo Beat the Drum (Jamaica) ( 57 minutes);
June 15: My Father's Land (Papa Jah) (Bahamas, Haiti) (62 minutes).
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Chicago Caribbean Film Festival 2017:Cimarron Spirit

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
The Sounds of Street Vendors (12 min, 2015) Cimarron Spirit (54 min, 2016)
View and discuss films showcasing Caribbean directors and screenwriters, in the third annual Chicago Caribbean Film Festival at the Oak Park Public Library. Held in conjunction with the Caribbean American Heritage Council and Diaspora Filmworks. Enjoy a pre-screening reception and a post-film Q&A.

June 5 
A Paradise Stolen: Life In Pinnacle, Jamaica (Jamaica) (11 minutes); West Indies Gang (Martinique, Guyana) (90 minutes);
June 7:  H20: (Barbados) (20 minutes); Lakay (Haiti) (83 minutes);
June 10: The Sounds of Street Vendors: Havana, Cuba (Cuba) (7.5 minutes); Cimarron Spirit (Dominican Republic) (53 minutes);
June 12: Songs of Redemption (Jamaica) (74 minutes);
June 14: Congo Beat the Drum (Jamaica) ( 57 minutes);
June 16: My Farher's Land (Papa Jah) (Bahamas, Haiti) (63 minutes).
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Chicago Caribbean Film Festival:Songs of Redemption

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Songs of Redemption (2013, 74min)
See and discuss films showcasing Caribbean directors and screenwriters, in the third annual Chicago Caribbean Film Festival at the Oak Park Public Library. Held in conjunction with the Caribbean American Heritage Council and Diaspora Filmworks. Enjoy a pre-screening reception and a post-film Q&A.
June 5
A Paradise Stolen: Life In Pinnacle, Jamaica (Jamaica) (11 minutes); West Indies Gang (Martinique, Guyana) (90 minutes);
June 7:  H20: (Barbados) (20 minutes); Lakay (Haiti) (83 minutes);
June 10: The Sounds of Street Vendors: Havana, Cuba (Cuba) (7.5 minutes); Cimarron Spirit (Dominican Republic) (53 minutes);
June 12: Songs of Redemption (Jamaica) (74 minutes);
June 14: Congo Beat the Drum (Jamaica) ( 57 minutes);
June 16: My Farher's Land (Papa Jah) (Bahamas, Haiti) (63 minutes).

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Chicago Caribbean Film Festival:Congo Beat the Drum

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Congo Beat the Drum (2014, 57 min)
See and discuss films showcasing Caribbean directors and screenwriters, in the third annual Chicago Caribbean Film Festival at the Oak Park Public Library. Held in conjunction with the Caribbean American Heritage Council and Diaspora Filmworks. Enjoy a pre-screening reception and a post-film Q&A.
June 5
A Paradise Stolen: Life In Pinnacle, Jamaica (Jamaica) (11 minutes); West Indies Gang (Martinique, Guyana) (90 minutes);
June 7:  H20: (Barbados) (20 minutes); Lakay (Haiti) (83 minutes);
June 10: The Sounds of Street Vendors: Havana, Cuba (Cuba) (7.5 minutes); Cimarron Spirit (Dominican Republic) (53 minutes);
June 12: Songs of Redemption (Jamaica) (74 minutes);
June 14: Congo Beat the Drum (Jamaica) ( 57 minutes);
June 15: My Father's Land (Papa Jah) (Bahamas, Haiti) (62 minutes).
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Chicago Caribbean Film Festival:"My Father's Land"

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
My Father's Land (2015, 62 min)
See and discuss films showcasing Caribbean directors and screenwriters, in the third annual Chicago Caribbean Film Festival at the Oak Park Public Library. Held in conjunction with the Caribbean American Heritage Council and Diaspora Filmworks. Enjoy a pre-screening reception and a post-film Q&A.
June 5: A Paradise Stolen: Life In Pinnacle, Jamaica (Jamaica) (11 minutes); West Indies Gang (Martinique, Guyana) (90 minutes)
June 7:  H20: (Barbados) (20 minutes); Lakay (Haiti) (83 minutes)
June 10: The Sounds of Street Vendors: Havana, Cuba (Cuba) (7.5 minutes); Cimarron Spirit (Dominican Republic) (53 minutes)
June 12: Songs of Redemption (Jamaica) (74 minutes)
June 14: Congo Beat the Drum (Jamaica) ( 57 minutes)
June 15: My Father's Land (Papa Jah) (Bahamas, Haiti) (62 minutes)
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MTAM "Juneteenth" event

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

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Let's Conversate!

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Come learn and discuss different social justice topics in engaging and dynamic workshops designed to encourage dialogue and collaboration.   
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Afriware Caribbean Independence Book Festival

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Afriware Books of Maywood invites you to sit down with Caribbean authors and talk about their work!
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Let's Conversate!

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Come learn and discuss different social justice topics in engaging and dynamic workshops designed to encourage dialogue and collaboration. 
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Registration begins 7/29/2017 at 8:00 AM

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

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Test your knowledge of black history facts, events, and historic sites at this fast-paced quiz show party! Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.
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Let's Conversate!

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