Adult Program

Writing Workshop with Gary Johnson

Explore the writer's process using the acclaimed Story Workshop Method with associate professor and former OPPL trustee Gary Johnson, who has been teaching writing at Columbia College Chicago since 1979. Three hour workshop. High school juniors and above. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, script forms. Contact Gary Johnson at gjohnson@colum.edu or 312-369-7537.

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Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture

Join panelists Ytasha L. Womack and Bill Campbell for an introduction and celebration of black culture in the world of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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Weird Science Summer School Edition

Weird Science: A Science Fair For Adults is back! Wishing to create a baking soda volcano, or potato clock? Get that middle school redemption you always wanted by participating in "Weird Science," our adult science fair. Space is limited for scientists so register your experiment starting May 10. All science lovers 21+ welcome as spectators.

This event is 21+ with cash bar.

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Author Thomas Dyja: The Third Coast

Hear author Thomas Dyja share stories from "The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream," named on the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013. While it seems today as if all American culture comes out of New York and Los Angeles, much of what defined the nation as it grew into a superpower was produced in Chicago.

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Beautiful Butterflies

Join us for a discussion of the butterfly's essential role in our environment. Learn about the needs of different species, investigate some specimens, and craft your own butterfly habitat. For kids entering grades K-5. Register beginning May 28.

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So You Want to Be a Tutor? (Session 2)

Get certified as a tutor! In collaboration with Triton College, we're offering a free, 2-day training course in tutoring and mentoring to interested teens and adults.

The training is nationally accredited in cooperation with the College Reading and Learning Association and covers topics from active listening to ethics and will benefit new and experienced tutors alike.

After completing 10 hours of training and at least 25 hours of tutoring, you can receive certification that will be recognized by colleges and other agencies.

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So You Want to Be a Tutor? (Session 1)

Get certified as a tutor! In collaboration with Triton College, we're offering a free, 2-day training course in tutoring and mentoring to interested teens and adults.

The training is nationally accredited in cooperation with the College Reading and Learning Association and covers topics from active listening to ethics and will benefit new and experienced tutors alike.

After completing 10 hours of training and at least 25 hours of tutoring, you can receive certification that will be recognized by colleges and other agencies.

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Folk Concert: Bill Staines

The Friends of the Oak Park Public Library present a free folk concert with Bill Staines. Anyone not familiar with Bill Staines is in for a special treat. For more than 40 years, Bill has traveled North America, singing his songs at festivals, colleges, concerts and coffeehouses. A new England native, Staines got his start with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960s. Now, well into his fifth decade as a folk performer, he has gained an international reputation as a gifted songwriter and performer.

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Gable's Girls: The Call of the Wild

During the Alaskan Gold Rush, Gable's luck changes when he buys a sled dog that's part wolf and rescues a woman whose husband is missing. (1935, 89 minutes).

Clark Gable's masculine presence enlivened 67 movies. To millions, he was Rhett Butler, the handsome, cynical, irrestible rogue. This is the final film in this series of movie classics from Hollywood's Golden Age, the 1930s, with film historian Doug Deuchler.

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Gable's Girls: "San Francisco"

Enjoy this film about a roguish gambling hall proprietor (Clark Gable) who falls for a demure young singer, Jeanette MacDonald, during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. (1936, 115 minutes).

Clark Gable's masculine presence enlivened 67 movies. To millions, he was Rhett Butler, the handsome, cynical, irrestible rogue. See and discuss two more movie classics from Hollywood's Golden Age, the 1930s, with film historian Doug Deuchler through Thursday, July 24.

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