Genealogy Meet-Up

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field.

April's Meet-Up will offer the chance for local genealogists to get together to share information, advice, and resources they have gathered in their research.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Rima Lunin Schultz; Women as Peacemakers: Maternal Thinking Redefined

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Using a biographical and historical approach, Dr. Rima Lunin Schultz, Oak Park historian of social movements and women's history, argues that concrete social justice concerns, rather than abstract idealism or popularly held sentimental notions of motherhood and woman's nature, motivated three American peacemakers: Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), Jane Addams (1860-1935), and Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962).

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Money Smart Week: Save Money on Movies and More with OPPL Card

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Cut the cord in 2015! Save money on movies, TV shows, magazines subscriptions and more with your OPPL Card.

Thinking about ditching cable this year? Did you know that you can download or stream entertainment in the form of free music, popular movies, independent films, magazines, and ebooks to your smartphone, tablet, and desktop computer? Gretchen Rings, Digital Collections Librarian for the Oak Park Public Library, will demonstrate what the library has to offer that can save you money! Librarians will be on hand to answer specific questions after the presentation.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Friends' Folk Music Concert: Dana and Susan Robinson

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Dana and Susan Robinson are two guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing, and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience. Their unique blend of contemporary songwriting and traditional Appalachian music brings a deep understanding of American musical heritage to their performances. They can make the audience howl with laughter or hush with poignant reflection as they take them on a journey across America and convey the mystery and wonder of the places they visit. Join us for this free folk music concert. And learn more about the duo at http://www.robinsongs.com.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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A Liar's Workshop: Learn Humor Writing Techniques (Part 2)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Humor is central to helping people connect with and remember an idea, message or point. In this free Humor Writing Workshop, participants will experiment with five easy-to-learn techniques from Debra Schwartz, a writing instructor at Arizona State University. The second session of this two-part Humor Writing Workshop continues Wednesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. Reservations are preferred. Call (708) 697-6915.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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A Liar's Workshop: Learn Humor Writing Techniques

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Humor is central to helping people connect with and remember an idea, message or point. In this free two-part Humor Writing Workshop, try five easy-to-learn techniques taught by Debra Schwartz, a writing instructor at Arizona State University. The two-session Humor Writing Workshop will begin on Wednesday, July 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street. and continue Wednesday, July 8, at 7 p.m., also at the Oak Park Public Library. Reservations are preferred. Call (708) 697-6915.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Money Smart Week: Craft Supply Swap Collection

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

If you like to knit, scrapbook, sew, or pursue some other craft, you probably have plenty of "leftovers." Why not trade those things you no longer use for "new to you" materials?

To celebrate Money Smart Week, crafters are invited to bring craft supplies in good condition to the Main Library Lobby on Saturday mornings, April 11 and 18, between 10 a.m. and noon. Donors will receive a coupon good to redeem for "new to you" materials at the Craft Supply Swap on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Location: 
First Floor - Community Space
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