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Author Mark Adams: "Meet Me in Atlantis"

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Mark Adams, author of the new book, "Meet me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City." Did you know that people are out there looking for Atlantis right now? Or that the search for the city is so popular that it actually has a name "Atlantology?" And its own encyclopedia, the "Atlantipedia?"

Adams, a former Oak Park resident, is the author of the previous best-selling book, "Turn Right at Machu Picchu." It was featured on the "Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, the "New York Times," "National Geographic" and continues to be a big seller.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Affordable Care Act Information Session

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join counselors Suzy LeClair, Susan Tennant and Kyle Grover from the Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee for an informational session on the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment began November 15, 2014 and runs through February 15, 2015.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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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

Author Michele Weldon: Parenting by the Book

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Just in time for the holidays, get an honest dose of parenting experiences turned to prose. Award-winning author and journalist Michele Weldon will read from her latest ebook, “Just Me and My Three Sons.” But there’s more! Writers of all ages and experiences are invited to submit their own 300-word story about your parents, your life as a parent or caring for your parents. Deadline for submitted stories is Friday, Nov. 21. Email your 300-word parenting story to Debby Preiser at dpreiser@oppl.org.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Heartland Blood Drive

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

Donate Blood at Oak Park Library Jan. 15 from Noon to 4 p.m.

Heartland Blood Centers is the sole provider of blood products to Rush Oak Park Hospital, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital and more than 40 other hospitals in the Chicago metro area.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Urban Chicken Keeping

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Curious about keeping chickens in your backyard? Jennifer Murtoff of Home to Roost will answer your questions and share her experiences with raising chicks, caring for adult birds and keeping your neighbors happy! Register now.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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