October 2, 2012

Oak Park Public Library News

October 2, 2012

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Get Caught Reading a Banned Book

Some of your neighbors are already in the line-up. You can join them during Banned Books Week. We’ll take your mug shot (posed with your favorite banned book) and post you on our “most wanted” wall. Stop by the Main Library’s Idea Box through Sunday to get booked and see other dangerous readers in your neighborhood. Read more about banned books ›

New Arrivals

MUSIC
Out Of The Game
Rufus Wainwright

FILM
Sound Of Noise (Swedish)

FICTION
Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn

NONFICTION
The Urban Birder
David Lindo

Current Happenings

GLBT Documentary Film Festival Begins Sunday

Broaden your understanding of humanity and join us for the 2012 GLBT Documentary Film Festival focused on the many aspects of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender life. Everyone is welcome. The festival will run Sunday afternoons in October at the Main Library. Casual, facilitated discussions will follow each screening. On October 7, director Chris Arnold will join the discussion of his film TRANS. Learn more about the GLBT Film Festival ›

After-Hours Improv Showcase October 12 at Maze Branch

Join us after-hours at the Maze Branch Library for a special night of improvisational theater. Watch performers from our improv workshops ham-it-up onstage and see if it's something you'd like to do, too. Marvel at their feats of spontaneous action and comedy! It's fun, it's funny, and everyone is welcome. The fun begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, October 12. Register in person, online, or by calling 708-386-4751. Learn more about our improv workshops for kids, teens, and adults ›

Award-Winning Author Louise Erdrich Speaks October 23

Come hear and meet Louise Erdrich on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm at Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street. Erdrich, one of the most revered novelists of our time, will share stories from her newly published book, The Round House, in which she returns to the territory of her bestselling Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Plague of Doves, transporting readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. Read more about this free event ›

More library news

Upcoming Events

Graphic Novelist Chris Ware with Building Stories
Thursday, October 4
7:00 pm Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park

Pie Off: A Baking Competition
Saturday, October 6
1:00 pm Baker check in
2:30 pm Tasting open to the public
Main Library Veterans Room

Claudette Colbert Film: Midnight
Monday, October 8
1:30 pm Main Library Veterans Room

Find more library events on our calendar.

Classes

Computer ABCs: Computer World
Thursday, October 4
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Computer ABCs: About the Computer
Tuesday, October 16
9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

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

Learn more about our classes here.

Locations

834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
708-383-8200
845 Gunderson Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60304
708-386-4751
255 Augusta St.
Oak Park, IL 60302
708-386-9032
Open 24/7


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