March 19, 2013

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March 19, 2013

Golden Horse Ranch Band closes America's Music series

America’s Music 'final four'

Join us Wednesday when OPRF High School’s Spoken Word team performs their award-winning poetry. On Thursday, OPRF film students premier original music videos at our Teen Music Video Screening. Both events begin at 7pm. Next week, help us celebrate this successful series' close with exciting appearances. On March 27 boutique record label Numero Group shares a very special presentation on their flagship series, “Eccentric Soul” at 7pm. On March 30, Chicago’s Golden Horse Ranch Band (pictured above) hosts an all-ages square dance. Bring the whole family to enjoy the band's raucous set in the tradition of old time barn dances at 3 pm. All events take place in the Main Library Veterans Room. See full details ›

New Arrivals

Regions of light and sound and god

Regions of light and sound of god
Jim James



Dreams and Shadows

Dreams and Shadows
C. Robert Cargill


Erin Jade Lange

Current Happenings

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Knitting at the library

We're now offering knitting events at all three locations. Pick the one that’s best for you. All ages welcome.

Sticks and Skeins - Bring your projects, knit and chat. Thursday, March 21, 7 pm, Maze Branch Library

Yarns and Yarn - Discuss books while knitting. Thursday, March 28, 2 pm, Dole Branch Library

Novel Knitters - Learn the basics with simple projects. Thursday, April 4 & 11, 10 am, Main Library Small Meeting Room. Registration required.

Knitting events

Need computer help?

Ask us your computer questions during one-on-one sessions at our branch libraries. Call in advance to reserve a 20-minute session:

Mondays, 1 to 3 pm, Maze Branch | 708.386.4751 Fridays, 2 to 4 pm, Dole Branch | 708.386.9032

In addition, both branch libraries offer in-house laptop check out. Take advantage of a free two-hour session. Laptops feature WiFi Internet and Microsoft Office.

Valid Oak Park Public Library card required for both services. Learn more about library computers

Laptop check out at the branches

The Dating Game: two evening events for singles

Seeking suitors and suitorettes age 21+. Join us as we re-create The Dating Game with two after-hours events. Play the game or join the live audience for some kitschy fun. Cash bar; first drink is on the house. Registration is required. Main Library Veterans Room at 7:30 pm.

20s & 30s: Saturday, April 20 Register now

40s+: Saturday, May 18 Register now ›

The Dating Game

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Upcoming Events

Isabelle Allende
Monday, May 6
7 pm, Unity Temple

Txt 2 Scrn: Interactive Film Screening
Monday, March 25
3 pm, Main Library Veterans Room

Wreck-It Ralph Movie Screening
Tuesday, March 26
2 pm, Maze Branch Library

Find more library events on our calendar.


Power Networking
Thursday, March 21
7 to 8:30 pm
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Word for Beginners
Thursday, March 28
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Introduction to the Internet
Thursday, April 4
1 to 3 pm
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Find more technology learning opportunities.


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