"S.O.S.! Sculpture Saves the Trees" with Margot McMahon

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ten sculptors, including Margot McMahon from Oak Park, worked with Chicago Sculpture International and the Chicago Park District to keep dead trees from being removed by sculpting them. McMahon suspended 13 flying song birds and perched an owl on her Jackson Park tree along Lake Shore Drive south of 57th Street. These sculptures are supported by Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and the City of Chicago to bring attention to the number of trees expected to die over the next few years.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Barbie Club

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Have a fab time celebrating everything Barbie. We provide lots of fashions, accessories, horses, cars, and a choice of dolls and you simply bring your imagination. All ages welcome.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

LGBT Film Festival

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Oak Park Public Library is proud to sponsor the 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) film festival, highlighting some of the best in independent film making. Films run four consecutive Sundays in September and October, starting at 2 pm in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Sept. 21 - "Zenne Dancer" (2012) 99 min. Turkey. Winner of the Antalya Golden Orange and Nuremberg film festivals, "Zenne Dancer" tells the story of a trio of gay men, whose different perspectives on gay culture in conservative Turkey tell a poignant and emotional story.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

LGBT Film Festival

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Oak Park Public Library is proud to sponsor the 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) film festival, highlighting some of the best in independent film making. Films run four consecutive Sundays in September and October, starting at 2 pm in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Sept. 21 - "Zenne Dancer" (2012) 99 min. Turkey. Winner of the Antalya Golden Orange and Nuremberg film festivals, "Zenne Dancer" tells the story of a trio of gay men, whose different perspectives on gay culture in conservative Turkey tell a poignant and emotional story.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

LGBT Film Festival

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Oak Park Public Library is proud to sponsor the 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) film festival, highlighting some of the best in independent film making. Films run four consecutive Sundays in September and October, starting at 2 pm in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Sept. 21 - "Zenne Dancer" (2012) 99 min. Turkey. Winner of the Antalya Golden Orange and Nuremberg film festivals, "Zenne Dancer" tells the story of a trio of gay men, whose different perspectives on gay culture in conservative Turkey tell a poignant and emotional story.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Adult Improv Workshop

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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...

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Engaging with Aging

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

What options are available to assist your aging parent? Where can mom and dad move and how will they get there?

These questions and more will be addressed by “Engaging With Aging,” a straightforward look at what’s involved in getting older and the types of resources that are available to help people manage the process at their own speed.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Banned Books Week: "Books on the Chopping Block"

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Celebrate Banned Books Week with City Lit Theatre Company’s “Books on the Chopping Block,” a performance of dramatic readings of excerpts of some of America’s most frequently Banned Books.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Lyric Opera Lecture: Porgy and Bess

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn about the Lyric Opera presentation of "Porgy and Bess" by George Gershwin from an experienced Lyric Opera lecturer. "Porgy and Bess" is the great American opera — bursting with iconic songs that have moved easily into the worlds of jazz and pop, becoming hits again for generation after generation. Six years after its triumphant Lyric debut, Francesco Zambello's big, beautiful, epic production returns with its finely etched portrait of life in Catfish Row — a vibrant but impoverished African-American community on the South Carolina coast.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Lyric Opera Lecture: Il Trovatore

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn about the Lyric Opera production of "IL Trovatore" by Giuseppe Verdi from an experienced Lyric Opera lecturer. Emotions boil in this action-packed story that includes babies switched at birth, kidnapping, mistaken identity, poisoning, civil strife, witches burned at the stake, and a noblewoman who offers herself to a man she hates, to save the man she loves. High drama and some of the most famous music Verdi ever composed — including the "Anvil Chorus"!

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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