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OBOC Events Continue Through April OBOC Events Continue Through April

Join us through the winter and spring for authors, art, film screenings, book discussions and more.
Join us through the winter and spring for authors, art, film screenings, book discussions and more.
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Disaster Cinema in Science Fiction Disaster Cinema in Science Fiction

By Felicia
While we're safe from asteroids on Earth, for now, imagine if we weren't with these movies showcasing fictional planetary disasters.
While we're safe from asteroids on Earth, for now, imagine if we weren't with these movies showcasing fictional planetary disasters.
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Author Adam Frank: Light of the Stars Author Adam Frank: Light of the Stars

Jan 28th | 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Astrophysicist Adam Frank discusses how the search for alien life and the new science of “astrobiology” can predict our future on Earth.
Astrophysicist Adam Frank discusses how the search for alien life and the new science of “astrobiology” can predict our future on Earth.
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Smart Machines: 5 Articles About AI Smart Machines: 5 Articles About AI

By Kelly
There are many scenarios about the role artificial intelligence will play in our lives. But what does our future with AI really hold?
There are many scenarios about the role artificial intelligence will play in our lives. But what does our future with AI really hold?
Event

Film Screening: The Matrix (1999) Film Screening: The Matrix (1999)

Jan 23rd | 5:00pm - 7:30pm
A hacker learns his world is a virtual-reality simulation run by malevolent machines, and joins a group of superpowered revolutionaries.
A hacker learns his world is a virtual-reality simulation run by malevolent machines, and joins a group of superpowered revolutionaries.
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Film Screening: A Wrinkle In Time (2018) Film Screening: A Wrinkle In Time (2018)

Jan 23rd | 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Meg meets three supernatural beings who transport her through the universe to rescue her father, who mysteriously disappeared.
Meg meets three supernatural beings who transport her through the universe to rescue her father, who mysteriously disappeared.
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Sci-Fi Noir Books Sci-Fi Noir Books

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
These titles mix elements of science fiction and mystery fiction.
These titles mix elements of science fiction and mystery fiction.
Event

Film Screening: Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Film Screening: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Jan 28th | 4:00pm - 5:30pm
In 2049 L.A., a cop known as K hunts down android laborers who have gone rogue and uncovers a shocking conspiracy.
In 2049 L.A., a cop known as K hunts down android laborers who have gone rogue and uncovers a shocking conspiracy.
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Science Fiction Board Game Night Science Fiction Board Game Night

Jan 29th | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join the library as we play an assortment of board games set in future dystopian settings, Rick Deckard's in the OBOC title. Win prizes!
Join the library as we play an assortment of board games set in future dystopian settings, Rick Deckard's in the OBOC title. Win prizes!
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Create a Futuristic Collage Create a Futuristic Collage

Jan 29th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Explore Sci-fi and Surrealism with artist Anayansi Ricketts. Create collages that re-imagine futuristic life as it could be.
Explore Sci-fi and Surrealism with artist Anayansi Ricketts. Create collages that re-imagine futuristic life as it could be.
Event

From Dreaming to Running: Putting the… From Dreaming to Running: Putting the…

Jan 31st | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
DePaul University Richardson…
DePaul University's Paul Booth, Samantha Close, Blair Davis, and Rob Steel discuss film, comic books, music and other adaptations.
DePaul University's Paul Booth, Samantha Close, Blair Davis, and Rob Steel discuss film, comic books, music and other adaptations.
Blogpost

5 Books for National Science Fiction Day 5 Books for National Science Fiction Day

By Felicia
These essential science fiction books offer distinct perspectives to inspire how we live today.
These essential science fiction books offer distinct perspectives to inspire how we live today.
Event

Film Screening: Prometheus (2012) Film Screening: Prometheus (2012)

Feb 1st | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.
Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.
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Games Day Goes Into Space Games Day Goes Into Space

Feb 2nd | 9:30am - 5:00pm
Play board games all day long, each with an outer space theme. Learn new games and enjoy some of your old favorites too!
Play board games all day long, each with an outer space theme. Learn new games and enjoy some of your old favorites too!
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Walking Tour: Transit Time in the Loop Walking Tour: Transit Time in the Loop

Feb 2nd | 10:00am - 11:00am
Learn about key sites for innovation and experimentation in transit in Chicago's Loop on this walking tour.
Learn about key sites for innovation and experimentation in transit in Chicago's Loop on this walking tour.
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