Adult Program

Short Play by Doug Deuchler: "Hush-Hush, Yourself"

See a short play written by local author/film historian Doug Deuchler and directed by Daina Giesler, a well-known director and member of the Jeff Committee. "Hush-Hush, Yourself" focuses on the conflicts between Hollywood legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford during the filming of "Hush-Hush, Sweet Charlotte" in the mid-1960s. The show played this summer at Western Springs Theatre and was mounted again as part of a marathon festival of short plays at the Marry-Archie Theatre at 735 W. Sheridan in Chicago.

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What's Wrong With You!

Oak Park resident, Omar Yamini’s road to incarceration was not paved with neglect, abuse, or stints in juvenile detentions or group homes. Yamini was raised in a two parent suburban home with his five siblings. His positive home life could not detour him from the poor choices that would eventually land him in an Illinois penitentiary for 15 years. Yamini has chronicled his imprisonment in a power new book, What’s Wrong with You: What You, Your Children and Our Students Need to Know about My 15 year Imprisonment from Age 20-35. Join him as he shares his compelling and powerful story.

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Family Craft: Origami Halloween

Make your party stand out this year with some great horrorgami! Join us as we make origami Halloween decorations. We will be doing patterns that can be replicated at home--simple enough for all ages.

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4th Annual Pie Off!

Pie Off! is a baking contest open to bakers of all skill levels 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. 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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Yarns and Yarn

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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Family Craft: Origami Halloween

Make your party stand out this year with some great horrorgami! Join us as we make origami Halloween decorations. We will be doing patterns that can be replicated at home--simple enough for all ages.

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Yarns and Yarn

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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Sticks & Skeins

A monthly knitting group for new knitters, experienced knitters and even lapsed knitters. We'll knit, chat and solve the world's problems. Bring your project, and we'll provide the technical support to help you along to completion!

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The Lives They Lived: "One Writer's Beginnings"

Please join us for our first memoir discussion, "One Writer's Beginnings" by Eudora Welty. Ms. Welty recounts how her family and her surroundings contributed to the shaping not only of her personality but of her writing. Books are available one month before the discussion at Maze Branch.

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Community Painting

Steve Fisher needs you! Help him paint an image of the Lake Theater for his aMAZEing Art display, "Local Icons." This is a hands-on event--Painting can be messy--Wear old clothes.

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