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VIRTUAL: Middle School Book Group (Grades 5-8): The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Meet virtually with students in grades 5-8 as we share thoughts and opinions on this month's book: The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart.

Twelve-year-old Coyote and her father rush to Poplin Springs, Washington, in their old school bus save a memory box buried in a park that will soon be demolished.
  • Book can also be downloaded through Hoopla.
  • Need help getting started with Hoopla? Watch how-to videos at oppl.org/how-to-library »
  • Middle School Book Group is an open discussion as everyone goes around sharing their thoughts and opinions on the literature, which is geared toward their age group.
REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event for all four sessions.

Join us for any all meetings held Fridays, 5-6 pm:

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VIRTUAL: The No Shush Salon

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Listen to performances by local creative types and share your own works-in-progress or newly finished endeavors at this monthly open mic night. Each person will have 15 minutes to present their latest creative endeavor. Spectators are welcome and appreciated!

Check us out on Facebook: No Shush Salon

Zoom Info: REGISTER HERE
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VIRTUAL: Writers' Word Feast

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Bring your words and words yet to be written to this writers' group for writers of all types and genre. Each writer will get a chance to read their story, poem, or novel chapter and receive feedback from the group. Then we will spend some time writing!

REGISTER IN ZOOM HERE: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.

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VIRTUAL: Books & Brews: Furia

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Meeting Space
In Rosario, Argentina, Camila Hassan lives a double life in Yamile Saied Méndez's Furia. At home, she is a careful daughter, living within her mother’s narrow expectations, in her rising-soccer-star brother’s shadow, and under the abusive rule of her short-tempered father. On the field, she is La Furia, a powerhouse of skill and talent. When her team qualifies for the South American tournament, Camila gets the chance to see just how far those talents can take her.
  • Copies can be downloaded through Media on Demand/Libby and Hoopla.
  • Need help getting started with Hoopla or Libby? Watch how-to videos at oppl.org/how-to-library.
  • At Books and Brews expect stimulating conversation about fiction and nonfiction titles in a social atmosphere, and don't worry if you don't have time to finish the book, we're pretty chill! Meet new friends, discuss new books, and enjoy some drinks with us.
REGISTER IN ZOOM: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.
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VIRTUAL: Anti-Racist Book Group: So You Want to Talk About Race

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Introducing a new collaborative community event as part of our anti-racism journey: the Anti-Racist Book Group. Hosted in collaboration with the Austin Branch of the Chicago Public Library, monthly meetings will be virtual, and registration can be found on both libraries' online calendars.

Please join us to discuss So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo.  This breakout book explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape—from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement—offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide. 

This discussion will be moderated by Oak Park Public Library librarian Margita Lidaka and Chicago Public Library Branch Associate Charmaine Bryant.

Copies can be downloaded through Media on Demand/Libby and Hoopla. Need help getting started with Media on Demand, Libby, and Hoopla? Watch how-to videos at oppl.org/how-to-library »

This event is being organized by Danielle Morales with Walk the Walk

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event. 
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VIRTUAL: Brown Bag: Bruno, Chief of Police

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Join your neighbors to discuss Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker. Meet Benoît Courrèges, aka Bruno, a policeman in a small village in the South of France. He's a former soldier who has embraced the pleasures and slow rhythms of country life. He has a gun but never wears it; he has the power to arrest but never uses it. But then the murder of an elderly North African who fought in the French army changes all that. Now Bruno must balance his beloved routines with a politically delicate investigation. As he learns more about the dead man's past, Bruno's suspicions turn toward a more complex motive.

  • Copies can be downloaded through Hoopla and Media on Demand/Libby.
  • Need help getting started with Hoopla, Media on Demand, or Libby? Watch how-to videos »
  • Brown Bag is a lunchtime mystery lover’s book group. Make your lunch and join us to discuss these suspenseful stories.
REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW:: This virtual program comes to you via Zoom. After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.

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VIRTUAL Words on Wednesday: The Great Alone

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
In Kristin Hannah's The Great Alone, when her volatile, former POW father impulsively moves the family to mid-1970s Alaska to live off the land, young Leni and her mother are forced to confront the dangers of their lack of preparedness in the wake of a dangerous winter season.

The title can be downloaded through Hoopla and Media on Demand/Libby. Need help getting started with Media on Demand or Libby? Watch how-to videos at oppl.org/how-to-library »

In Words on Wednesday, expect stimulating conversation about fiction and nonfiction titles selected by Adult Services Librarians. Learn more about all of our monthly book discussions »

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.
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VIRTUAL Read & Reflect: Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Join your neighbors virtually to discuss Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. "Antifragile" is what Taleb has identified as the category of things that not only gain from chaos, but need it in order to survive and flourish. Taleb’s message is revolutionary: "The antifragile, and only the antifragile, will make it."
  • Copies can be downloaded through Media on Demand/Libby.
  • Need help getting started with Media on Demand or Libby? Watch how-to videos »
  • In Read & Reflect, we read and discuss a thoughtful selection of nonfiction titles ripe for meaningful discussion. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.
REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: This virtual program comes to you via Zoom. After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.

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VIRTUAL: Middle School Book Group (Grades 5-8): Dough Boys

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Meet virtually with students in grades 5-8 as we share thoughts and opinions on this month's book: Dough Boys by Paula Chase.

Told in two voices, thirteen-year-old best friends Simp and Rollie play on a basketball team in their housing project, but Rollie dreams of being a drummer and Simp, to impress the gang leader, Coach Tez.
  • Book can also be downloaded through Hoopla.
  • Need help getting started with Hoopla? Watch how-to videos at oppl.org/how-to-library »
  • Middle School Book Group is an open discussion as everyone goes around sharing their thoughts and opinions on the literature, which is geared toward their age group.
REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event for all four sessions.

Join us for any all meetings held Fridays, 5-6 pm:

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VIRTUAL: Writers' Word Feast

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Bring your words and words yet to be written to this writers' group for writers of all types and genre. Each writer will get a chance to read their story, poem, or novel chapter and receive feedback from the group. Then we will spend some time writing!

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.
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VIRTUAL: The No Shush Salon

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Listen to performances by local creative types and share your own works-in-progress or newly finished endeavors at this monthly open mic night. Each person will have 15 minutes to present their latest creative endeavor. Spectators are welcome and appreciated!

Check us out on Facebook: No Shush Salon

Zoom Info: REGISTER HERE
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VIRTUAL: Fireside Chat with Dr. Eve L. Ewing

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite

Join us in a virtual conversation with Dr. Eve L. Ewing, award-winning author and assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, as we begin a new series of programming inspired by our Anti-Racism Resources. Dr. Ewing is a sociologist of education whose research is focused on racism, social inequality, and urban policy, and the impact of these forces on American public schools and the lives of young people. 

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: Early registration is encouraged, as space is limited. This event will be interpreted live in American Sign Language (ASL).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Ewing’s nonfiction work, Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side, which examines the 2013 wave of targeted school closings in Chicago’s predominately low-income and African-American south side neighborhoods, is included in our Anti-Racism Resource Guide. Her most recent work, 1919, a selection from last year’s summerlong adult reading program, is a unique collection of poems exploring the story of the Chicago Race Riots of 1919, an event largely neglected in modern discourse. She is also the author of a book of poems, Electric Arches, an imaginative exploration of black girlhood and womanhood through poetry, visual art, and narrative prose, which was awarded the 2018 American Library Association Alex Award. She is currently continuing to write the Champions series for Marvel Comics and working on her next book, Original Sins: The (Mis)education of Black and Native Children and the Construction of American Racism.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

This conversation will be moderated by reporter and author Natalie Moore. Moore covers segregation and inequality for Chicago’s WBEZ. Moore’s work has been broadcast on the BBC, Marketplace, and NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She is the author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, winner of the 2016 Chicago Review of Books award for nonfiction and a Buzzfeed best nonfiction book of 2016. 

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT

This event is presented by Addison Public Library District, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Aurora Public Library District, Cook Memorial Public Library District, Gail Borden Public Library District, Glenview Public Library, Highland Park Public Library, Lake Villa Public Library, Oak Park Public Library, Skokie Public Library, Schaumburg Township District Library, and Wilmette Public Library.

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VIRTUAL: Writers' Word Feast

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Bring your words and words yet to be written to this writers' group for writers of all types and genre. Each writer will get a chance to read their story, poem, or novel chapter and receive feedback from the group. Then we will spend some time writing!

REGISTER IN ZOOM HERE: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.

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VIRTUAL Books & Brews: A Woman is No Man

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Meeting Space
A Woman is No Man is a debut novel by an Arab-American voice, and takes us inside the lives of conservative Arab women living in America.

At Books and Brews expect stimulating conversation about fiction and nonfiction titles in a social atmosphere, and don't worry if you don't have time to finish the book, we're pretty chill! Meet new friends, discuss new books, and enjoy some drinks with us.

Copies can be downloaded through Media on Demand/Libby and Hoopla

Need help getting started with Hoopla or Libby? Watch how-to videos at oppl.org/how-to-library.

REGISTER IN ZOOM: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.
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VIRTUAL: Brown Bag: Death In Paris

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Death in Paris by Emilia Bernhard

Police rule the death of French financier Edgar Bowen as accidental when he drowns in a bowl of vichyssoise.  His ex-girlfriend, American Rachel Levis, is not convinced, especially when she overhears someone at the funeral describing the bottle of rose on the table at the time of death.  Bowen loathed rose.  Bowen’s greedy son, icy ex-wife, gold digging new girlfriend and impoverished personal assistant, all have motives!  Bowen’s Rachel and her friend Magda decide to investigate.

Brown Bag is a lunchtime mystery lover’s book group. Pack your own lunch and join us to discuss these suspenseful stories. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW::: This virtual program comes to you via Zoom. After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.

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VIRTUAL Many Voices: Words on Wednesday: Ghosts in the Schoolyard

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Failing schools. Underprivileged schools. Just plain bad schools." That's how Eve L. Ewing opens Ghosts in the Schoolyard, describing Chicago Public Schools from the outside. The way politicians and pundits and parents of kids who attend other schools talk about them, with a mix of pity and contempt. But Ewing knows Chicago Public Schools from the inside: as a student, then a teacher, and now a scholar who studies them. And that perspective has shown her that public schools are not buildings full of failures--they're an integral part of their neighborhoods, at the heart of their communities, storehouses of history and memory that bring people together.

The title can be downloaded through Hoopla. Need help getting started with Hoopla? Watch how-to videos at oppl.org/how-to-library »

In Words on Wednesday, expect stimulating conversation about fiction and nonfiction titles selected by Adult Services Librarians. Learn more about all of our monthly book discussions »

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.
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VIRTUAL: Read & Reflect: Storm In A Teacup

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Storm in a Teacup:  The Physics of Everyday Lifeby Helen Czerski

Our home here on Earth is messy, mutable and full of humdrum things that we touch and modify without much thought, every day.  But these familiar surroundings are just the place to look if you’re interested in what makes the universe tick.  Czerski shares her breadth of knowledge to lift the veil of familiarity from the ordinary.

In Read & Reflect, we read and discuss a thoughtful selection of nonfiction titles ripe for meaningful discussion. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: This virtual program comes to you via Zoom. After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.

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VIRTUAL: Middle School Book Group (Grades 5-8): Sheets

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Meet virtually with students in grades 5-8 as we share thoughts and opinions on this month's book: Sheets by Brenna Thummler.

When Marjorie, a practical teen in charge of her family's laundry business, encounters Wendell, a ghost seeking purpose in the forbidden human world, the pair must find a solution to Wendell's hauntings that are causing chaos in Marjorie's life.
  • Book can also be downloaded through Hoopla.
  • Need help getting started with Hoopla? Watch how-to videos at oppl.org/how-to-library »
  • Middle School Book Group is an open discussion as everyone goes around sharing their thoughts and opinions on the literature, which is geared toward their age group.
REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event for all four sessions.

Join us for any all meetings held Fridays, 5-6 pm:

View More

VIRTUAL: Writers' Word Feast

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Bring your words and words yet to be written to this writers' group for writers of all types and genre. Each writer will get a chance to read their story, poem, or novel chapter and receive feedback from the group. Then we will spend some time writing!

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.
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VIRTUAL: The No Shush Salon

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Listen to performances by local creative types and share your own works-in-progress or newly finished endeavors at this monthly open mic night. Each person will have 15 minutes to present their latest creative endeavor. Spectators are welcome and appreciated!

Check us out on Facebook: No Shush Salon

Zoom Info: REGISTER HERE
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VIRTUAL: Writers' Word Feast

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Bring your words and words yet to be written to this writers' group for writers of all types and genre. Each writer will get a chance to read their story, poem, or novel chapter and receive feedback from the group. Then we will spend some time writing!

REGISTER IN ZOOM HERE: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.

View More

VIRTUAL: Writers' Word Feast

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Bring your words and words yet to be written to this writers' group for writers of all types and genre. Each writer will get a chance to read their story, poem, or novel chapter and receive feedback from the group. Then we will spend some time writing!

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.
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VIRTUAL: Middle School Book Group (Grades 5-8): Hurricane Season

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
 Meet virtually with students in grades 5-8 as we share thoughts and opinions on this month's book: Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby.

Eleven-year-old Fig enrolls in an art class to better understand her father, a composer and pianist whose mental illness she tries to conceal from classmates, neighbors, and social services.

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event for all four sessions.
  • Book can also be downloaded through Hoopla.
  • Need help getting started with Hoopla? Watch how-to videos at oppl.org/how-to-library »
  • Middle School Book Group is an open discussion as everyone goes around sharing their thoughts and opinions on the literature, which is geared toward their age group.

Join us for any all meetings held Fridays, 5-6 pm:

View More

VIRTUAL: The No Shush Salon

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Listen to performances by local creative types and share your own works-in-progress or newly finished endeavors at this monthly open mic night. Each person will have 15 minutes to present their latest creative endeavor. Spectators are welcome and appreciated!

Check us out on Facebook: No Shush Salon

Zoom Info: REGISTER HERE
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