Join us for a special night of improvisational theater. Watch performers from the Adult Improv Workshop ham-it-up onstage, and come see if improv might be right for you too! It's fun, it's funny and all are welcome. Refreshments provided.
Craving some friendly competition and delicious foodie fun? Join us for an evening of bingo with multiple rounds of prizes for adults who love to eat, drink, and spell B-I-N-G-O.
No registration required, just be ready for an epic bingo showdown.
Professor Munman will present an overview of Rembrandts career, from the visually bold canvases of his youth, to the magisterial self and group portraits of his maturity, to his deeply felt interpretations of Biblical narratives.
genre X is on tour! Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s, now popping up at a new location each month. August's selection is Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion. Join us to discuss at Fat Duck Tavern, 7218 Madison St., Forest Park.
Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.
Celebrate the 70th anniversary of WWII's Battle of the Bulge which happened in December 1944. Hear the stories and walk in the footsteps of American soldiers who battled against Hitler's forces 70 years ago.
Each year, the Barbara Ballinger Lecture brings an accomplished author to speak in Oak Park. Hosted by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, this public event is free, honoring Ms. Ballinger and her 32 years of library service in Oak Park, including 24 years as head librarian.
2014 Presenter: Marilyn Johnson
The Oak Park and River Forest High School show choir, Noteworthy, is
a highly selective group of singers, dancers, and live band members. Join us for a performance sure to make you want to stand up and cheer!
Theres really only one way to sell your writing today: on the Internet. Best-selling novelist William Hazelgrove has used the power of social media to secure media and build sales for his six novels. William Hazelgrove will show what it takes to get started and how to put and keep your name in front of readers.
See the beauty of Haiti and meet the people with long-time Oak Park resident and art gallery owner Laurie Beasley. Beasley will share her experiences from a recent trip she made to Haiti four years after the disastrous earthquake. Beasley has traveled to Haiti more than 40 times since 1997 and has lectured and written extensively about Haitian art.
In Haiti, you witness a remarkable convergence of African, European and indigenous Taino cultures and traditions transformed by slavery and the triumph over it, says Beasley.
The Grand Army of the Republic was the national association of Union Civil War Veterans. In 1890, it had 470,000 members. Not only were they the original Band of Brothers, but they founded soldiers homes, promoted patriotism, enacted pensions for veterans, created Decoration/Memorial Day, and elected six Republican Presidents, all Civil War veterans.