Adult Program

Yarns & Yarn: Plastic Textile Workshop

"Up-cycle" your plastic bags! Learn how to turn disposable plastic grocery bags into fabulous reusable tote bags and other items. Join Girl Scout Elaine Houha to learn how to create and use "plarn" and fused plastic bags while keeping plastic out of landfills.

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Election Prep

Polling place

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Election

Polling place

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Author Robert Mueller: "The Men of Omaha Beach"

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Former U.S. Army Signal Corpsman Robert Mueller, author of "Fields of War: Battle of Normandy," shares stories and photos of that historic day, June 6, 1944. American soldiers stormed Omaha Beach and overcame German defenses. The Allied assault to liberate France from German occupation started with the invasion of the Normandy coast.

Mueller's previous book, "Fields of War: Fifty Key Batlefields in France and Belgioum" has received four national book awards including a Bronze Medal from the Military Writers Society of America.

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Chess open play

Open play, all ages, all skill levels.

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Words on Wednesday: "The Optimist’s Daughter"

Set in the South, this story explores class, death and values through the conflict between Laurel, a middle-aged daughter of a judge, and her stepmother Fay. Join us to discuss this Pulitzer-Prize winning novel.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

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Oak Park Tax Talk with Ali ElSaffar

Join us for a discussion on affordable taxes after retirement. Oak Park Township assessor Ali ElSaffar will address the issue of rising taxes and how best to avoid the financial liabilities. This special community conversation is open for all to attend.

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Robot Storytime & Craft

Calling all androids...Join Ms. Jenny & Mr. Ian for robot-themed stories, with a fun craft to follow. Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto! Best for ages 3+.

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Adult Improv Workshop

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...

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The Book vs. The Movie Debate: Part Deux

Let your voice be heard at the second installment of our friendly book/film debate. This time we'll discuss which was better: the book or the movie of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." - BONUS - We will also talk about the upcoming film adaptation of John Green's "The Fault In Our Stars," and will be giving away two tickets to the premiere! Copies of both books and the movie will be available for checkout at the Maze Branch Library one month prior to the event. Best for ages 13+.

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