Yarns and Yarn

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

All are welcome to join a group of avid readers who meet to discuss books while they knit and crochet blankets and scarves to donate to various charities. No knitting experience needed.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Yarns and Yarn

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

All are welcome to join a group of avid readers who meet to discuss books while they knit and crochet blankets and scarves to donate to various charities. No knitting experience needed.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Event Type: 

Peoples State of the Union Story Circle

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

In collaboration with U.S. Department of Art and Culture, we invite you to a story circle that will combine with others across the nation to present a People's State of the Union address. A story circle is a simple gathering that invites community members to share personal experience, building group wisdom on a particular topic - in this case, the state of our union. Story circles are based in a practice of deep listening and authentic spontaneous sharing. Each participant gets equal time to share a personal story or two, riffing off a common theme or series of prompts.

Location: 
First Floor - Community Space
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Free Folk Concert: Lee Murdock

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Lee Murdock, broadly acknowledged as “the premier interpreter of songs and tales about the Great Lakes.” Lee Murdock’s work is an anthem to the people who live, work, and play along the freshwater highways of North America. His songs summon the listener to look through the eyes and into the hearts of individuals who have shaped our heritage on and around the Great Lakes. His concerts invoke a sense of place, but it is a universal place, and a timeless repertoire that celebrates the North American people, their triumphs and tragedies, work songs and pastimes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Adult Improv Workshop

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve your quick-thinking skills? Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy. All skill levels welcome. Warning: hilarity will ensue...

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Event Type: 

Adult Improv Workshop

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve your quick-thinking skills? Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy. All skill levels welcome. Warning: hilarity will ensue...

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Event Type: 

Adult Improv Workshop

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve your quick-thinking skills? Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy. All skill levels welcome. Warning: hilarity will ensue...

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Event Type: 

Adult Improv Workshop

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve your quick-thinking skills? Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy. All skill levels welcome. Warning: hilarity will ensue...

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Event Type: 

6th Annual Smartypants Trivia Night

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 6:15pm to 10:15pm

Join us for this fundraising event to support the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Fund, an open fund managed by the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation that is used to build bridges between the library and the community.

What you need to know before you register:
- Admission is $50 per person and includes two drink tickets. A cash bar and snack buffet will be provided.
- Space is limited. 21 teams of up to six people per team will be accepted.
- Team costumes are encouraged but not required. Judges will award a prize for "best team costume."

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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