Parent Workshop: Tech Night with District 97

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Teacher librarians from District 97 along with Oak Park Public Library librarians will demonstrate databases and apps for parents of elementary kids to showcase all that is offered with this joint partnership between the schools and library. Registration with an Oak Park Public Library card necessary.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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One Earth Film Festival: Children's Films

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

Families with children ages 3 to 6+ and children 7 to 10+ are invited to two separate film screenings. From 10 to 10:45 a.m., families and children ages 3 to 6+ are invited to see three short films and engage in a craft activity. The films are "Blackout," "Bear Has a Story to Tell," and "Cloudette." Films run a total of 28 minutes.

Families with children ages 7 to 10 years+ are invited to two film screenings about waste and recycling, followed by post-film discussion and activities. Both "Flip Flotsam," and Here's My Question" are each 26 minutes long.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

aMAZEing Art: Tom Javorcic

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 12:00am

Each month, the aMAZEing Art program displays the work of an artist in the Maze Branch Library, providing inspiration for our community. Some artists also lead programs that give an insight into their creative process.

The work of Tom Javorcic will be on display at the Maze Branch Library through December.

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The Valentine's Day Jitterbug Ball

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Join dance teacher Margot Toppen to learn swing dance -- all ages welcome! Dress fancy; vintage clothes welcome. A River Forest resident, Margot is the author of the children's book, JITTERBUGS! is inspired by real-life 1930s Lindy Hop dancers George Snowden ( Shorty George ) and Beatrice Gay ( Big Bea ) who used their height difference to advantage to win contests at places like the famed Savoy Ballroom in Harlem New York.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Civil War 150: Major General George Thomas

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Meet Major General George Henry Thomas and his wife to learn how a man born on a slave-holding plantation in Virginia became a graduate of West Point and later fought for the U.S. Army in the Mexican-American War. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Thomas did not resign his commission in the U.S. Army. His decision to remain loyal to the Union created a deep rift with his family, one that would not heal in his lifetime.

Location: 
Offsite
Pleasant Home - Oak Park
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Oak Park Concert Chorale: Early Music Choral Fest

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 12:00am

Oak Park Concert Chorale Director Paul Lindblad hosts a two-part Early Music Choral Fest for singers who are interested in the experience of singing madrigals, cannons and other early choral music. Session I runs from 10 a.m. to Noon, followed by a short public performance in the library. Singers can bring lunch or go out for lunch on their own between noon and 1:30 p.m. Session II is open only to those singers who attended the morning session. Session II runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. followed by a public performance. Free and open to the public. No experience required.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Adult Improv Workshop

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve your quick-thinking skills? Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy. All skill levels welcome. Warning: hilarity will ensue...

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Adult Improv Workshop

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve your quick-thinking skills? Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy. All skill levels welcome. Warning: hilarity will ensue...

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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