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Barbara Ballinger Lecture

Event Type: Adult Program
Date: 10/24/2014
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description:
 Each year, the Barbara Ballinger Lecture brings an accomplished author to speak in Oak Park. Hosted by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, this public event is free, honoring Ms. Ballinger and her 32 years of library service in Oak Park, including 24 years as head librarian.

2014 Presenter: Marilyn Johnson

Best-selling author Marilyn Johnson has a penchant for the unsung people who preserve our cultural memory. Her two previous works are This Book is Overdue!, which upended the notion that librarians are obsolete in our digital age, and The Dead Beat, which is about a golden age of obituary writers in a time when newspapers are dying.

After the author talk, a book signing and cocktail reception will take place in the Main Library Art Gallery, and The Book Table will have Johnson's titles available for purchase.

Learn more at http://oppl.org/ballinger
Library: Oak Park Public Library Main Branch
Location: Second Floor - Veterans Room