Interactive Film Screening: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm

Put on your '80s gear and get ready to skip school! We'll provide complimentary Fun Packs with props you can use at strategic points throughout the film. Arrive by 6:45 pm for the Fun Pack run-through. Members of Oak Park Festival Theatre will be present to talk about their John Hughes-style take on "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" and will raffle off free tickets to their summer production in Austin Gardens.

Teens: To help plan and shape this event, complete a volunteer application at and indicate you'd like to be an Event Planner.

Second Floor - Veterans Room

Genealogy Meet-Up

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field.

July's meet-up will offer the chance for local genealogists to get together to share information, advice, and resources they have gathered in their research.

Second Floor - Small Meeting Room

Civil War: Leslie Goddard portrays Civil War Nurse Clara Barton

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Clara Barton earned fame as the first woman to serve as a nurse on the front lines of a battlefield. This first-person program presented by Leslie Goddard introduces Barton as a tireless worker who faced remarkable challenges in her quest to care for wounded soldiers. Learn about the medical conditions during the American Civil War and about the courage required for a woman who dared to brave the war’s front lines.

Want to learn more? "Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War" by Stephen B. Oates (1995) is recommended.

Second Floor - Veterans Room
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