Adult Program

Introduction to the Internet

Get acquainted with Windows computers during this introductory class. Learn how to manage multiple windows, how to create and save documents, and how to navigate folders. This is the perfect class for beginners.

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"Genealogy Online"

Explore the best free sites and databases available for genealogical research. To attend: must have basic computer skills.

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Maze Branch Nonfiction Book Discussion: Moonwalking with Einstein

Science journalist Joshua Foer's best-selling title "Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art & Science of Remembering Everything" was named one of the best books of 2011 by Amazon.com, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Amazon says it �recounts Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top mental athletes. He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory.

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4th Annual Pie Off!

Pie Off! is a baking contest open to bakers of all skill levels, including teams, on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Main Library. Bakers and their pies should arrive by 1 pm for judging. Doors open to the public at 2:30 pm for a tasting of the entries while slices last. Winners will be announced by 3:30 pm. Judges will rate each pie on taste, appearance, and creativity, and prizes will be awarded for Best Taste, Best Appearance, and Best Overall. Registration for bakers starts Monday, August 25.

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Engaging with Aging

What options are available to assist your aging parent? Where can mom and dad move and how will they get there?

These questions and more will be addressed by “Engaging With Aging,” a straightforward look at what’s involved in getting older and the types of resources that are available to help people manage the process at their own speed.

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Weird Science Summer School Edition

Weird Science: An Adult Science Fair, is back! Do you want to create a baking soda volcano or potato clock? Get that middle school redemption you always wanted by participating in our second after-hours adult science fair. All scientists and science-lovers 21+ welcome. Spectators need not register to enjoy the science.

This event is 21+ with a cash bar.
Scientists can register experiments through June 13.

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Heartland Blood Drive

Would you be willing to donate blood to save a life? Heartland Blood Centers will hold a Blood Drive to provide blood products to Rush Oak Park Hospital, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and more than 40 other hospitals in the Chicago metro area.

Potential donors must be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds to donate blood. A photo ID is required. Questions? Call Heartland Blood Centers at 1-800-7-TO-GIVE.

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Art Reception: Jennifer McNulty

Oak Park Artist Jennifer McNulty's exhibit titled "Coming Together" consists of nineteen 3D Photo Mosaics. These works combine the graphic elements of photography with the sculptural qualities of tiled mosaics. A mixed media artist, McNulty’s recent works were inspired from her love of genealogy paired with pop culture and history.

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Banned Books Week: "Books on the Chopping Block"

Celebrate Banned Books Week with City Lit Theatre Company’s “Books on the Chopping Block,” a performance of dramatic readings of excerpts of some of America’s most frequently Banned Books.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information.

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Dental Art & Suffrage: Germany's Margarete Herz and Helene Wolff

During the German Empire, dentists Margarete Herz (1872-1947) and Helene Wolff (1871-1917) were founding members of the local democratic Women's Suffrage Association in Bonn in 1909. Researcher Ingeborg Boxhammer, M.A., of Bonn, Germany will present a lecture on these women who early on promoted economic and personal independence for women as well as the democratic right to vote and healthy lifestyles. Margarete Herz had opened a vegetarian restaurant in eastern Germany, but needed to flee the country in 1938 because she was Jewish and lost all her belongings to the Nazi Regime.

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