Job Search Basics

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

In this seminar, you will learn tips about networking, interviewing, job applications, and Oak Park Public Library’s job search related online tools. Join us for an interactive seminar to enhance your job seeking skills. Presenter: Nancy Spidle from ReferenceUSA.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Words on Wednesday: "The Sun Also Rises" by Hemingway

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Journey with Oak Park local, Ernest Hemingway to 1920s Paris and Spain, visiting cafes, fishing in streams, and witnessing the running of the bulls. Traveling with a cast of characters, Hemingway gives us a glimpse into the lives of "the lost generation."

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

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

FAFSA Completion Workshop

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in for help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Bring your tax forms and sit down at a computer. A financial aid professional will be available to answer any financial aid questions and help you complete your FAFSA at no charge.

You will need the following information about the student and parents (for dependent students):

* Social Security Number or Alien Registration Number if student is not a US citizen.

Location: 
Third Floor - Computer Classroom

FAFSA Completion Workshop

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in for help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Bring your tax forms and sit down at a computer. A financial aid professional will be available to answer any financial aid questions and help you complete your FAFSA at no charge.

You will need the following information about the student and parents (for dependent students):

* Social Security Number or Alien Registration Number if student is not a US citizen.

Location: 
Third Floor - Computer Classroom

What's Wrong With You!

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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.

Location: 
First Floor - Community Space

The Business of Humanity: Starting a Social Enterprise, Pt..3

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

​October 15-Pt.1
9:30 am - 11:30 am
"Starting a Business in Illinois"

Location: 
First Floor - Community Space
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So You Want to Be a Tutor? (Session 4 of 4)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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.

The training is nationally accredited in cooperation with the College Reading and Learning Association. It covers topics from active listening to ethics and will benefit new and experienced tutors alike.

After completing 10 hours of training and at least 25 hours of tutoring, you may qualify for certification that will be recognized by colleges and other agencies.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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