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." Adams, a former Oak Park resident, is also 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. The Book Table will sell books.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Family Event: Doctor "Guess Who" Tournament - CANCELED DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Play your favorite board game with a twist. We'll modify this classic game to feature the faces of your favorite Doctor Who characters instead. Play against your friends and family to see who will become the champion in all of Who-verse. Registration necessary.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Second Annual Great Maze Branch Chili Cook-Off

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Get ready for the Second Annual Great Maze Branch Chili Cook-Off. Bring an end to the cold season and get ready for Mardi Gras with a nice piping bowl of chili! All entries are welcome, be it an old family recipe, or something new that you just whipped up. Judges will be in attendance and small prizes will be awarded based on categories (TBA based on registration numbers). Register now.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Civil War: Leslie Goddard portrays " Civil War Nurse Clara Barton"

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Clara Barton earned fame as the first woman to serve as a nurse on the front lines of a battlefield. This first-person program presented by Leslie Goddard introduces Barton as a tireless worker who faced remarkable challenges in her quest to care for wounded soldiers. Learn about the medical conditions during the American Civil War and about the courage required for a woman who dared to brave the war’s front lines.

Want to learn more? Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War by Stephen B. Oates (1995) is recommended.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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My Story Matters: Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Clients of PADS and community members are invited to a weekly writing workshop, Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Main Library. Library staff and people from PADS will lead the group in writing exercises to share stories and experiences. Refreshments will be served

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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My Story Matters: Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Clients of PADS and community members are invited to a weekly writing workshop, Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Main Library. Library staff and people from PADS will lead the group in writing exercises to share stories and experiences. Refreshments will be served

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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My Story Matters: Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Clients of PADS and community members are invited to a weekly writing workshop, Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Main Library. Library staff and people from PADS will lead the group in writing exercises to share stories and experiences. Refreshments will be served

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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