Adult Program

Words on Wednesday: Buddha in the Attic

Before World War II, many Japanese mail-order brides came to the U.S. to make a life for themselves. The author depicts a delicate and heartbreaking portrait of these women. Join us to discuss this remarkable book.

Copies of The Buddha in the Attic will be available for pick up on the second floor of Main Library one month before the discussion.

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Seminar: Do I Really Need a Cover Letter?

How important is having a cover letter? According to a recent survey of employers, it’s very important. In this seminar, you will review the components of a cover letter, and what you should and should not be including in one. Presenter: Eileen Vesey, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee.

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Folk Music Concert: Del Rey

Enjoy a free folk music concert by Del Rey. Del Rey started playing guitar when she was four. At the age of 14, she was introduced to the world of traditional acoustic music and recordings, especially those of the great blues guitarist Memphis Minnie. Her guitar playing is influenced by country blues, stride piano, classic jazz and hillbilly boogie-all filtered through the sensibility of an autodidact trailor-park aesthete.

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Chess Open Play

Open play, all ages, all skill levels.

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Chess Open Play

Open play, all ages, all skill levels.

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Chess Open Play

Open play, all ages, all skill levels.

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Chess Open Play

Open play, all ages, all skill levels.

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Doctor Who Anniversary Party

Fans of all ages are invited to celebrate the Doctor's 50th anniversary with us! The fun includes an episode screening courtesy of BBC Home Entertainment, button making, a costume contest, Doctor Who games of all sorts, and snacks. Are you ready to write your name in Gallifreyan? Want to try your hand at some trivia? Join us and meet lots of like-minded Whovians. Best for ages 7 and up. No registration.

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Author Simon Winchester: "The Men Who United the States"

The acclaimed New York Times best-selling author of "Atlantic" and "the Professor and the Madman," delivers his first book about America: A fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect and bond the citizenry and georgraphy of the U.S.A. from its beginnings.

Tickets are $10. Each ticket may be redeemed on the night of the event for $10 off the cover price of "The Men Who United the States."

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Author Stephen Kinzer: "The Brothers"

Award-winning foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer, returns to Oak Park to discuss his latest book, "The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War." Admission is $10; each ticket can be redeemed for $10 off the cover price of "The Brothers" on the night of event.

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