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April 15, 2014

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April 15, 2014

Celebrate National Poetry Month

Let's celebrate National Poetry Month

Stop in Main Library Idea Box this month to reconstruct your own poetry from popular passages in well-loved books. Then display your work, and read your neighbors' new creations, which are decorating the walls. On Saturday, April 26, enjoy a special celebration of National Poetry Month, when award-winning folk musician Chris Vallillo plays unique compositions, pairing the poetry of Carl Sandburg with original instrumentals. Learn more ›

New Arrivals

Morning Phase

Morning Phase


Carol Cassella

The Next America

The Next America
Paul Taylor

Five-Plant Gardens

Five-Plant Gardens
Nancy J. Ondra

Current Happenings

Iris Krasnow visits Oak Park

New York Times best-selling author and Oak Park native Iris Krasnow visits the Main Library with her new book, Sex After…Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes. In it, Krasnow shares the voices of 150 women, from waitresses to CEOs, ages 20 to 88. Join us to meet Iris and discuss, Wednesday, April 23, at 7 pm. The Book Table will sell books. Find more upcoming author talks ›

Iris Krasnow

An evening of Fab Four fun

Join Fab Four FAQ author Robert Rodriguez for an evening dedicated to The Beatles. Watch a mini-documentary, tracing the band’s origins from their skiffle days as The Quarry Men, through their decision to stop touring. Enjoy rare photos, interviews, concert segments and promos, all in the company of fellow Beatles fans, at the Main Library Thursday, April 17, at 7 pm. Join us ›

The Beatles

Block Parties for kids

Building with Blocks, open block play for kids of all ages, continues in the Main Library Storytime Room, Saturdays, April 26 and May 17. Drop in from 3 to 4 pm, when budding engineers are invited to build anything they can imagine. Block play helps kids gain important math and spatial skills, hand-eye coordination, and problem-solving skills—all important for early literacy—while having fun. Find more creative fun for kids, including Lego Club, on our Children's Events calendar ›

Block Party

Celebrate Manga & more

Celebrate Japanese comics and manga culture with three events for teens. The fun begins with Cosplay 101. Learn to create your character, sew a costume, pose and apply makeup Thursday, April 24, at Maze Branch. Enjoy a screening of Howl’s Moving Castle, Saturday, April 26, at Dole Branch. Get free comics, show off your cosplay costume, draw, and more at Main Library’s Manga MiniCon, Saturday, May 10. Find details and more teen events ›

Celebrate Manga

More Library News

Upcoming Events

Earth Day Craft:
Pinecone Bird Feeders

Tuesday, April 22, 4 pm
Dole Branch Library

Guys Read: Graphic Novels and Comics
What's the Draw?

Friday, April 25, 4 pm
Main Library Storytime Room

The Local Epicurean:
Karl Bader of Karl's Craft Soups

Tuesday, April 29, 7 pm
Maze Branch Library

Find more library events.


Excel for Beginners
Thursday, April 17, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Genealoy Online
Thursday, April 24, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

What Are Hiring Managers Looking For?
Wednesday, May 7, 2 to 3 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Find more technology learning opportunities.


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