Adult Improv Workshop

Tuesday, July 1, 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...

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Reception and Program: Artist Lindsay Olson with "Manufactured River"

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Oak Park Artist Lindsay Olson who interviewed scientists, engineers and operators at the world’s largest waste water treatment plant in Stickney, Illinois, to learn the real story about water in a dense urban area. Her art exhibit, "Manufactured River" is a celebration of this live saving service most of us take for granted.

The exhibit continues in the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery through Nov. 29. The gallery is open seven days a week during regular library hours.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - Stitches: a handbook on meaning, hope...

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

Author Anne Lamott explores how we can find meaning and peace when life lurches out of balance. Even through the loud and frantic times, we are allowed to recapture wholeness after a loss and to locate our true identities. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Truth Is Stranger: Nothing to Envy - RESCHEDULED

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Maze Branch Library will be closed due to extreme weather Tuesday, Jan. 28. The Nothing to Envy discussion will take place Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 pm.

This months' book is Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick.Following the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years, Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime in the world today.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Author Janis Johnston: "It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent"

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Janis Johnston, an Oak Park family psychologist, who will share ideas from her book,"It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent: Stories of Evolving Child and Parent Development." Learn a step-by-step path to enhanced parenting. Not only can children benefit from this approach, but parents can find renewal in their own potential along the journey.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Local Epicurean

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Is soup the ultimate comfort food, a meal, or something more? Every culture has soup, and Karl Bader of Karl's Craft Soup shares a lively presentation on what makes it universally loved. Learn how to choose the best seasonal produce for your soups and gain insightful tips for preparing soups for every occasion. Plus, there will be samples.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Created Equal Film Screening: "Slavery by Another Name"

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Join Erik Gellman, PhD, Roosevelt University to see and discuss this film based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title by Douglas A. Blackmon. Even as slavery ended in the south after the Civil War, new forms of forced labor kept thsands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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