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One Book in Concert: Snake Doctors, Lance

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Join us for these two live musical performances, Snake Doctors and Lance, in connection with this summer's One Book, One Oak Park title selection, A People's History of Chicago by Kevin Coval.

"Coval's poetry is all about empowering hidden voices," says Librarian and One Book Coordinator Margita Lidaka, adding that "this book covers all the bases, relating so well to the library's strategic objective to act intentionally to ensure diversity, inclusion, equity, and safety. It is also the first time the library is reading and discuss poetry as a community-wide effort."

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One Book: Pilsen Mural Tour

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Offsite
National Museum of American Art
Please note: we will meet in Chicago at The National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St. for this event.  In case of inclement weather, please check back here for updates. Museum entry is free. Registration begins May 2.

Learn about the art and Pilsen community on this tour led by Luis Tubens, the library's first artist-in-residence. This event is part of the One Book, One Oak Park community-wide summer reading program. Learn more at oppl.org/onebook.
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One Book: A People's History of Chicago Discussion

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Offsite

Walk with us, talking through themes, and exploring Oak Park connections in this summer's community read. Led by library staff Jim Madigan and Kelly Knowles (weather permitting). 
  • Place: Northwest corner of Lombard Avenue and Washington Boulevard
  • Poems: "Studs Terkel Drops a Mixtape, Muddy Waters Goes Electric"
  • Special Guest: Steve Levitt, Old Town School of Folk Music 
"Kevin Coval's poetry is all about empowering hidden voices," says Librarian and One Book Coordinator Margita Lidaka, adding that "this book covers all the bases, relating so well to the library's strategic objective to act intentionally to ensure diversity, inclusion, equity, and safety. It is also the first time the library is reading and discuss poetry as a community-wide effort."

Learn more at oppl.org/onebook


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One Book: A People's History of Chicago Discussion

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Offsite
Oak Park Arms

Walk with us, talking through themes, and exploring Oak Park connections in this summer's community read. Led by library staff Jim Madigan and Kelly Knowles (weather permitting). 
  • Place: Lobby Oak Park Arms, Oak Park Avenue and Washington Boulevard
  • Poems: “The Great Migration, Ron Hardy Plays the Record Backwards"
"Kevin Coval's poetry is all about empowering hidden voices," says Librarian and One Book Coordinator Margita Lidaka, adding that "this book covers all the bases, relating so well to the library's strategic objective to act intentionally to ensure diversity, inclusion, equity, and safety. It is also the first time the library is reading and discuss poetry as a community-wide effort."

Learn more at oppl.org/onebook



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One Book: A People's History of Chicago Discussion

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Offsite
Join us for an early-evening discussion at Two Brothers Social Tap (100 South Marion Street, Oak Park) to connect with your neighbors as part of this summer's One Book, One Oak Park title selection discussion.

"Kevin Coval's poetry is all about empowering hidden voices," says Librarian and One Book Coordinator Margita Lidaka, adding that "this book covers all the bases, relating so well to the library's strategic objective to act intentionally to ensure diversity, inclusion, equity, and safety. It is also the first time the library is reading and discuss poetry as a community-wide effort."

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One Book: Louder Than a Bomb Film & Discussion

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Come for a viewing of 2010 documentary Louder Than a Bomb, and stay for a short discussion led by Peter Kahn of Oak Park and River Forest High School's Spoken Word Club. This event is part of the One Book, One Oak Park community-wide summer reading program. 

"Coval's poetry is all about empowering hidden voices," says Librarian and One Book Coordinator Margita Lidaka, adding that "this book covers all the bases, relating so well to the library's strategic objective to act intentionally to ensure diversity, inclusion, equity, and safety. It is also the first time the library is reading and discuss poetry as a community-wide effort."



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