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Villa Park library holding JFK community reading event

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 12:41 p.m. CDT

VILLA PARK – Throughout October, Villa Park residents are encouraged to get involved in the Villa Park Public Library's community reading initiative, which is designed to get a large part of the community reading the same book. The book the library selected is "11/22/63" by Stephen King, and it speculates going back in time to the 1960s and stopping the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

A discussion of the book is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the library, and other events have been planned to remember Kennedy's life.

At 6:45 p.m. Oct. 16 the library will show a presidential movie from 1964 staring Henry Fronda and Cliff Robertson. At 1:15 p.m. Nov. 3 there will be a showing of Oliver Stone's conspiracy theory movie, "JFK."

A program about the Peace Corps is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 4. The organization's roots are traced back to a speech Kennedy gave to college students in 1960 that encouraged them to serve in developing countries. Registration is required for this program and spots can be reserved by calling 630-843-1164 ext. 5.

"The American President," a movie starting Michael Douglas and Annette Bening, will be shown at 6:45 p.m. Nov. 13, and at 7 p.m. Nov. 18, Leslie Goddard, a historic interpreter, becomes former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy to tell the story of her husband's death and the new life she is creating for her children. Registration is required for this event.

For more information about the upcoming historic programming, contact the Readers Advisory Department at 630-834-1164.

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