Adult Program

Celebrating Seniors: Download Free Music and Indie Films

Did you know that you can download free music and independent films onto your computer, Ipad or any Smart Phone to enjoy at your leisure? All you need is your Oak Park Public Library card and pin number.

At this free session on May 23,learn how to utilize these free services from Gretchen Rings of Oak Park Public Library's Digital Services Department.

Through Freegal (sounds like “legal”) which is now available on the Oak Park Public Library’s website, you can stream and download music and music videos.

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Author Janis Johnston: "It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent"

Meet Janis Johnston, an Oak Park family psychologist, who will share ideas from her book,"It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent: Stories of Evolving Child and Parent Development." Learn a step-by-step path to enhanced parenting. Not only can children benefit from this approach, but parents can find renewal in their own potential along the journey.

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Jack Bishop: "The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook"

Meet Jack Bishop of America's Test Kitchen and learn about the cookbook that will revolutionize gluten-free cooking. Admission is $29 to this ticketed event. Each ticket holder will receive a FREE copy of "The How Can it Be Gluten Free Cookbook" at the event. See www.thebooktable.net for tickets and more information.

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Lego Club

We supply plenty of these popular building blocks so your kids can have creative fun making structures of all shapes and sizes! All ages welcome.

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Myanmar Today: Changing Images

Explore Myanmar(formerly known as Burma)through photos and stories with Oak Park travelers. Myanmar is changing rapidly due to political and social influences and aspirations. The itineraries of many visitors focus on seeing Buddhist temples and shrines, but they allow for glimpses of village life with evidence of how people are striving to better themselves and their families. Sandra Wilcoxon, Mena Boulanger and Carrie Kalina share pictures and impressions of their recent trip to Myanmar and Laos.

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“More than Mona”: The Portraits of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo

Join Professor Munman,Italian Renaissance historian, to view the portraits of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Learn about the parallels and differences of the artists and how its reflected in their artwork.

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Money Smart Week: "How I Saved $5,000 a Year Using My Public Library"

Single and savvy library super user Laura Bruzas will offer her suggestions in a new program titled “How I Saved $5,000 a Year Using My Public Library and You Can Too.” This Money Smart Week program is free and open to the public.

“My library card is the most valuable card in my wallet,” says Bruzas. “It's priceless. It is a recession buster, a boredom breaker, a knowledge builder, a confidence booster, and trail blazer. It opens up an endless world of possibilities for me."

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Author Matthew Algeo: "Pedestrianism"

Not many people know this, but in the 1870s and 1880s, America’s most popular spectator sport was competitive walking. Join author Matthew Algeo when he shares stories from “Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America’s Favorite Spectator Sport.” The Book Table will have books for sale and signing.

“Pedestrianism” is Alego’s fourth book. A previous book, “Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip,” was named one of the best books of 2009 by the "Washington Post."

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Folk Concert: Cosy Sheridan

Folk musician Cosy Sheridan has been called “one of the era’s finest and most thoughtful singer-songwriters.” She first caught the attention of national folk audiences in 1992 when she won both the Kerrville Folk Festival's NewFolk Award and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest, then released her critically-acclaimed debut CD, "Quietly Led" on Waterbug Records.

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Seminar: Preparing for a Job Interview

Learn the importance of first impressions, and how to present yourself to the potential employer. We will review tips and techniques to help you prepare for job interviews. Presenter: Presenter: Eileen Vesey, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

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