Money Smart Week: Craft Supply Swap

Saturday, April 25, 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 26, from 10 a.m. to Noon.

First Floor - Community Space
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Applications open for Teen Summer Volunteer Program

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 9:00am

Calling all Oak Park teens ages 13 through 18 who want to build skills, engage talents, and give back to the community this summer. Come create, perform, and help others!

From April 3 through May 3, learn more and apply online for the library's Teen Summer Volunteer Program at

Program runs June 8 through July 25.

For more information, contact Rachael Bild, Teen Services Librarian, at 708.452.3471 and

Oak Park Concert Chorale: Early Music Choral Fest

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

Oak Park Concert Chorale Director Paul Lindblad hosts a two-part Early Music Choral Fest for singers who are interested in the experience of singing madrigals, cannons and other early choral music. Session I runs from 10 a.m. to Noon, followed by a short public performance in the library. Singers can bring lunch or go out for lunch on their own between noon and 1:30 p.m. Session II is open only to those singers who attended the morning session. Session II runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. followed by a public performance. Free and open to the public. No experience required.

Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Free Music Event: Grupo Cha Cha

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This dynamic Chicago Latin Jazz group promises to take you on a thrilling journey of lively Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba and Latin Jazz beats. The band's focus for this concert will be music by women composers of Latin Music performed by Latin women musicians. Hear music from top feamile composers including Elaine Elias, Andrea Brachfeld and Rebecca Mauleon, along with Chicago's very own, Mujeres Unidas! Grupo Cha Cha are known as the "Sly and Family Stone" of Latin bands because of their gender and ethnic diversity. This free music program is a collaboration by

Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Starting Your Nonprofit

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

A workshop for anyone who has started or is thinking of starting a nonprofit organization. The topics covered will include:
-Defining a nonprofit organization
-Filing for nonprofit status with the state
-Developing a board of directors
-Receiving a Federal Employer Identification Number
-Filing for federal tax exemption
-Setting up a bank account
-Filing taxes

Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Main: Walking Wonders

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 9:30am to 10:00am

This class is designed for 1:1 interactions between caregivers and walkers up to 24 months. One year olds love to wander and listen while they explore, and caregivers can help them participate while on the move. Short books are paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills. Limit: 20. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.

First Floor - Storytime Room

Seminar: Preparing for a Job Interview

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn the importance of first impressions, and how to present yourself to potential employers. We will review tips and techniques to help you prepare for job interviews. Presenter: Presenter: David Preciado, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

Second Floor - Veterans Room


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