Community Conversation

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Keep talking Oak Park, we are listening!

Join Oak Park Public Library Executive Director David Seleb in the Main Library Idea Box as he leads a Harwood Community Conversation to gather your insights and answers to the question: "what kind of community do you want?"

The public is invited to join these open, facilitated discussions, held "kitchen-table conversation" style, about community aspirations. An ideal number of participants at each conversation is 10 to 12 people. Conversations typically last from 60 to 90 minutes.

Location: 
First Floor - Idea Box
Event Type: 

Community Conversation

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Keep talking Oak Park, we are listening!

Join the library's Assistant Director for Public Services Cyndee Landrum in the Main Library Idea Box as she leads a Harwood Community Conversation to gather your insights and answers to the question: "what kind of community do you want?"

The public is invited to join these open, facilitated discussions, held "kitchen-table conversation" style, about community aspirations. An ideal number of participants at each conversation is 10 to 12 people. Conversations typically last from 60 to 90 minutes.

Location: 
First Floor - Idea Box
Event Type: 

Community Conversation

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Keep talking Oak Park, we are listening!

Join the library's Assistant Director for Public Services Cyndee Landrum in the Main Library Idea Box as she leads a Harwood Community Conversation to gather your insights and answers to the question: "what kind of community do you want?"

The public is invited to join these open, facilitated discussions, held "kitchen-table conversation" style, about community aspirations. An ideal number of participants at each conversation is 10 to 12 people. Conversations typically last from 60 to 90 minutes.

Location: 
First Floor - Idea Box
Event Type: 

Community Conversation

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Keep talking Oak Park, we are listening!

Join the library's Assistant Director for Public Services Cyndee Landrum in the Main Library Idea Box as she leads a Harwood Community Conversation to gather your insights and answers to the question: "what kind of community do you want?"

The public is invited to join these open, facilitated discussions, held "kitchen-table conversation" style, about community aspirations. An ideal number of participants at each conversation is 10 to 12 people. Conversations typically last from 60 to 90 minutes.

Location: 
First Floor - Idea Box
Event Type: 

An evening with Rick Kogan, Elizabeth Berg and Alex Kotlowitz

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

The American Writers Museum and Oak Park Public Library invite you to an evening with Chicago media personality Rick Kogan as he interviews best-selling authors Elizabeth Berg and Alex Kotlowitz.

Friday, March 6
Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St., Oak Park, IL 60301.
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Program begins at 7 pm.
Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and beverages will be served. Free onsite parking.
Centuries & Sleuths Book Store will offer author titles for sale.

To attend, please send a check for $75 per person by Monday, March 2,

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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The Pre-Valentine's Day Jitterbug Ball: Live Music and Dance Lessons for All

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

Grab your favorite dance partner, put your party clothes on, and join members of Shout Section Big Band and dance educator Margot Toppen for the Valentine's Day Jitterbug Ball. Taking inspiration from her recently published children's book "Jitterbugs!" Margot will provide an all-ages swing dance lesson from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Dancers of every age will have lots of new moves to show off once Shout Section Band takes the stage from 3 to 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 

Rima Lunin Schultz; Women as Peacemakers: Maternal Thinking Re-definted

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Using a biographical and historical approach, Dr. Rima Lunin Schultz, Oak Park historian of social movements and women's history, argues that concrete social justice concerns rather than abstract idealism or popularly held sentimental notions of motherhood and woman's nature motivated three American peacemakers: Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), Jane Addams (1860-1935), and Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962).

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Yarns and Yarn

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

All are welcome to join a group of avid readers who meet to discuss books while they knit and crochet blankets and scarves to donate to various charities. No knitting experience needed.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Event Type: 

Yarns and Yarn

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

All are welcome to join a group of avid readers who meet to discuss books while they knit and crochet blankets and scarves to donate to various charities. No knitting experience needed.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Event Type: 

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