Adult Program

Origami Birds

Bring in the budding spring with origami birds. We will fold a traditional crane as well as show you how to make and adjust a bird form into your own unique design. This is a teen and adult event- some folds may be difficult for children.

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Origami Birds

Bring in the budding spring with origami birds. We will fold a traditional crane as well as show you how to make and adjust a bird form into your own unique design. This is a teen and adult event. Some folds may be difficult for children.

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Teen Rockumentaries: "Synth Britannia"

Explore the world of music, have some popcorn and learn about the birth of British synthesizer groups. We will screen "Synth Britannia" (2012, 88 mins), followed by some free time to create your own synth music. Bring some friends and make your own new tunes- Oak Park style! For ages 13+.

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Community Conversation with Executive Director David Seleb

You are invited to join Oak Park Public Library Executive Director David Seleb as the library launches a new initiative aimed at inspiring the Oak Park community to share, to listen, to learn, and to create energy around directing change.

Conversations will be built around the common theme of community aspirations and gaining public knowledge. Seleb will ask specific questions to encourage participants to share, to listen, and to learn from each other.

The library plans to host a series of conversations throughout 2014. Conversations are now scheduled for:

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Terrific Tales

For 2's and 3's, with a caregiver. Created especially for curious little kids, we bring stories to life by sharing delightful books, friendly puppets, music and movement games. This class encourages positive early learning experiences through reading, singing and playing.

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Seminar: Is Social Media Helping Your Job Search?

Learn how to develop your brand using social media, get the most out of Twitter, Facebook, blogs and LinkedIn. You will also learn ways to use personal branding in resumes and cover letters. Presenter: Michael McGuire, a faculty member, Triton College. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

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French Conversation Hour

Join French Conversation Hour to keep up your French language skills through open conversation with other French speakers. Whether you speak enough to hold a basic conversation, or you can rattle off long stories, all are welcome. No class, no formal lesson - just practice for current French speakers.

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What's Cooking?

Each month we'll ask you to make two recipes from a designated cookbook: we'll choose the first recipe and ask you to make it at home; you choose the second and bring it to our discussion to share. We'll meet to discuss both recipes and to sample the one you chose. We'll have a potluck of tasty treats! This month's selection is The Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews, and our recipe selection is Leek Pie. Copies of the book are available at Maze one month prior to the discussion.

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The Great Maze Chili Cookoff

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 want to whip up. Judges will be in attendance and small prizes will be awarded based on categories (TBA based on registration numbers). Call or register in person at the Maze desk.

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Local Epicurean

Is soup the ultimate comfort food, a meal, or something more? Every culture has soup, and Karl Bader of Karl's Craft Soup shares a lively presentation on what makes it universally loved. Learn how to choose the best seasonal produce for your soups and gain insightful tips for preparing soups for every occasion. Plus, there will be samples.

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