In this seminar, you will learn tips about networking, interviewing, job applications, and Oak Park Public Librarys job search related online tools. Join us for an interactive seminar to enhance your job seeking skills. Presenter: Nancy Spidle from ReferenceUSA.
Explore the best free sites and databases available for genealogical research. To attend: must have basic computer skills.
Looking for the best kids books to buy this holiday season? Meet our top picks and match them with your friends and family.
Oak Park resident, Omar Yaminis 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, Whats 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.
Find your business niche and make a difference! Join us for the first workshop in a series of 3 weekly business 'start-up' gatherings in the library open lobby space.
As enterprises like Tom's Shoes, Ashoka, Ten Thousand Villages, Warby Parker and others are solving problems and changing the system, learn from Small Business Association presenters, Melissa Brown and Mark Ferguson, just how to create entrepreneurial businesses that have social impact.
9:30 am - 11:30 am
"Starting a Business in Illinois"
Get certified as a tutor! In collaboration with Triton College, we're offering a free, four-part training course in tutoring and mentoring to interested teens and adults.
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Like no other word in the English language, the N-word spawns leading news headlines particularly when celebrities utter it: comedian Michael Richards, Dog the Bounty Hunter, John Mayer, Mel Gibson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Barbara Walters, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, or Jesse Jackson, Sr. This word shows up in American childhood rhymes and ditties, in minstrel songs that are now popular Disney childrens songs and in commercial advertisements. It punctuates some rap songs, is euphemized, buried in mock funerals, and bleeped from media broadcasts.
What is the status of homeless in Oak Park and west Cook County today? How can we continue to be involved as a community to support those in housing crisis? Congregational Liaison for PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) Mandy Gwaf (AmeriCorps) will come to give a talk about the new programs available for those people in need of shelter and resources.
This is an annual party for Friends Volunteers to thank them for their help with the Book Fair.
One of the most revered directors of his era, Elia Kazan (1909-2003) also remains one of the most controversial. Kazan launched a revolution in realistic screen acting at mid-century. But when he provided names to the McCarthy era investigators in the early 1950s, damaging the careers of his peers, many regarded him as an unforgivable traitor for the rest of his life.
"A Face in the Crowd" (1957) features Andy Griffith, as a rural drifter who becomes an overnight media sensation, but also grows drunk with fame and power. 126 minutes.