Words on Wednesday: "Americanah"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, Chimananda Ngozi Adiche's, Americanah , explores the experiences of culture shock, lost love, hardships, and racism of a well-educated Nigerian immigrant, Ifemelu, in America.

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

Seminar: Tips for Submitting Online Job Applications

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Did you know that online job applications are used as a screening tool for employers? Learn what to watch out for, how to answer questions, and techniques for completing online applications. Presenter: Eileen Vesey, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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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

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