David Stark of the Art Institute of Chicago shares art and stories about the immigrant experience in Chicago with his lecture "They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration."
Ask Dole staff your computer help questions during 20-minute one-on-one sessions. We can answer questions about web searching, online job hunting, using email and word processing programs, and Oak Park Public Library's array of online research tools. Please register at least 24 hours in advance at 708-386-9032.
Open game play on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Bring your own board games, or just bring yourself.
Take a break from the cold with the story of a fiery lass! Rated PG, 93 minutes.
All are welcome to join a group of avid readers who meet to discuss books while they knit and crochet blankets and scarves to donate to various charities. No knitting experience needed. No registration required.
Learn the most painterly form of printing with Steve Fisher! Monoprinting can be done by anyone with one of a kind results. It's spontaneous, and you'll be able to recreate this technique at home! This program is limited to 20 people but children (8 yrs +) - adults will enjoy it. Registration is required.
Closed for Staff Day
Closed for Staff Day
Learn the important role that Illinois soldiers played in fighting for the Union in the Civil War. Civil War re-enactors Brian and Daniel Flora re-count the stories about the men from this state and the battles they fought to preserve the union. The Library offers this special program which includes photographs and lecture in collaboration with the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest.
Bogie! film series, every last Wednesday, January through October:
Join our ongoing film festival as we screen and discuss films starring the most famous actor of all time. Popcorn is served, discussion moderated by librarian and film historian follows each film.
Wed, Jan 25: They Drive By Night (Raoul Walsh, 1940)
Two brothers (Bogart and George Raft) struggle as wildcat truck drivers. One comes to harm, the other is accused of his friend's murder. Ann Sheridan and Ida Lupino also star. 95 min. Petrified Forest (clip, 1936).