October 16, 2012

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October 16, 2012

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Louise Erdrich with The Round House  in Oak Park Oct. 23

Come hear and meet author Louise Erdrich on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm at Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street in Oak Park. Erdrich, a brilliant chronicler of Native American life, will share stories from The Round House, recently named a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. Learn more about this event ›

New Arrivals

Modernist Cuisine at Home
Nathan Myhrvold

The First Part Last Angela Johnson

First Position

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm
Philip Pullman

Current Happenings

Halloween Fun Night at
Dole Branch Library Oct. 27

Spooky, ooky, creepy, and crawly! Families are invited to the Dole Branch Library on Saturday, October 27 for an after-hours fright-night starting at 6:00 pm. Enjoy games, crafts, stories, and refreshments best for ages 4 to 10 with an adult. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Visit the library, call 708-386-9032, or register online for Halloween Fun Night. Find more Halloween fun at the library ›

Sensory Storytimes to Add Exploration Stations

We’re adding a brand new playgroup to the end of each Sensory Storytime. Designed for kids who may have a hard time sitting still or focusing in big groups, Sensory Storytimes include stories and songs, as well as large and small movement activities. Afterward, kids and caregivers can explore sensory activity stations together. Our next session of Sensory Storytimes starts October 30. Best for kids ages 3 to 6 with a caregiver. Check our schedule of upcoming storytimes for kids of all ages ›

Janice Elkins, Jan Radomyski Show Artwork in October

Enjoy exhibits by Oak Park artists Janice Elkins and Jan Radomyski throughout October. Elkins exhibit “Iterations: 22 Years of Self Referential Work” is at the Main Library Art Gallery. She’ll do a 15-minute discussion of her work on October 18 at 12:15 pm. Jan Radomyski is October’s aMAZEing Artist. His portraits are at the Maze Branch Library. Watch him at work tonight beginning at 7:00 pm. Find out more about art in the library ›

artwork by Janice Elkins and
Jan Radomyski

More library news

Upcoming Events

GLBT Documentary Film Festival: Inlaws and Outlaws
Sunday, October 21
2:00 pm Main Library Veterans Room

Claudette Colbert Film: The Palm Beach Story
Monday, October 22
1:30 pm Main Library Veterans Room

Teen Improv Workshop
Tuesday, October 23
6:30 pm Maze Branch Library

Find more library events on our calendar.


Tech Skills: Twitter 101
Thursday, October 18
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Tech Skills: LinkedIn 101
Wednesday, October 24
7:00 to 8:45 pm
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Computer ABCs: Basics of Windows and the Internet
Wednesdays, October 31 and November 7
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Learn more about our classes here.


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