Adult Program

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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Yarns & Yarn

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.

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Yarns & Yarn

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.

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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - Home Game

When author Michael Lewis became a father, he decided to keep a written record of what happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. Feeling like a stranger in a strange land, he often felt puzzled at the gap between what he thought he should be feeling and what he actually felt. While he expected to be overcome by joy, he often felt puzzled; expecting to feel worried over a child's illness or behavior, instead he often felt indifferent.

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Read & Reflect - Moonwalking with Einstein

If experience is the sum of our memories and wisdom the sum of experience, what does it mean that we've supplanted our own natural memory with a vast superstructure of technological crutches? It means we are in danger of losing our imagination, creativity, and identities. After a year of memory training, author Joshua Fore learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by Medieval scholars to memorize entire books.

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Brown Bag - Decoded

The top-secret Chinese intelligence agency Unit 701 has one purpose, counterespionage and code breaking. When Rong Junzhen, an autistic math genius is forced to abandon his academic pursuits to become China’s greatest cryptographer, he learns that things are not quite as they appear to be. After trying to solve one of the most difficult and complex codes, the Purple Code, Rong soon finds out that the mastermind behind this code is his former teacher, best friend, and now enemy of China.

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One Book One Oak Park Celebration Party

Oak Park Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is almost complete, so let’s celebrate this year’s One Book One Oak Park title “Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering” by Joshua Foer. Stop by and see how well you can do in our own small memory competition, revisit science projects from the summer, and enjoy some celebratory cake!

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Chicago on the Cheap (Summer Edition)

Ever felt it was too expensive to go out and enjoy
the fine entertainment of Chicago? Learn how to
use online and print resources to find free and
discounted admission to events and attractions
in Chicago. We'll fine tune our search for your
personal interests. Register beginning May 20th.

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Introduction to Chicago Flyfishing

Curious about flyfishing? Join us for a discussion on how to best get into the sport, learn about places to fly-fish around Chicago, and watch a demonstration on fly-tying. No experience necessary.

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Origami Bugs

Come craft some crawly critters. We will supply the paper and go through two origami patterns- a cicada and a snail. This is a teen and adult event- some folds may be difficult for children.

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