Helen Kossler loves reading aloud to her grandchildren and is not ashamed to admit that she almost always likes the book better than the movie. She has been buying, borrowing, begging and stealing (well—not stealing on purpose, more like forgetting to return in a timely manner) books to read her whole life. She currently teaches Special Education in a high school in Chicago and reads every chance she gets.
One of the best-kept secrets in Oak Park is the Writers Group. It's not that they want to be overlooked or unknown, but it's an uphill battle to get their name and activities out in front of the larger, non-writing audience. The group meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month at the Oak Park Public Library.