Adult Program

Oak Park Writers Read!

Writers from the Oak Park Writers Group which meets twice monthly on Thursday evenings at the Library share readings from their work. The group also sponsors an open mic at the Eastgate Café, 102 E. Harrison Street, Oak Park the second Sunday of each month from 5 – 7 p.m. Writers of all genres, storytellers, acoustic musicians, comedians, and singers are all welcome to perform.

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Explore the Art and Culture of Haiti with Laurie Beasley

See the beauty of Haiti and meet the people with long-time Oak Park resident and art gallery owner Laurie Beasley. Beasley will share her experiences from a recent trip she made to Haiti four years after the disastrous earthquake. Beasley has traveled to Haiti more than 40 times since 1997 and has lectured and written extensively about Haitian art.

“In Haiti, you witness a remarkable convergence of African, European and indigenous Taino cultures and traditions transformed by slavery and the triumph over it,” says Beasley.

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"Italian Women in Chicago"

Meet editors and contributors of Casa Italia's newly published book, "Italian Women in Chicago: Madonna mis! QUI debbo vivere? (You mean I have to live HERE)?” published by the Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia.

Editors Dominic Candeloro, Kathy Catrabone and Gloria Nardini will share stories from the book. The spotlight on Italians in Chicago has always been on the men. This anthology is a preliminary effort to “write” that wrong. Dominic Candeloro, lead editor, recruited almost 50 contributing authors, including attorney/author Theresa Amato of Oak Park.

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So You Want to Be a Tutor? (Session 4 of 4)

Get certified as a tutor! In collaboration with Triton College, we're offering a free, four-part training course in tutoring and mentoring to interested teens and adults.

The training is nationally accredited in cooperation with the College Reading and Learning Association. It covers topics from active listening to ethics and will benefit new and experienced tutors alike.

After completing 10 hours of training and at least 25 hours of tutoring, you may qualify for certification that will be recognized by colleges and other agencies.

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So You Want to Be a Tutor? (Session 3 of 4)

Get certified as a tutor! In collaboration with Triton College, we're offering a free, four-part training course in tutoring and mentoring to interested teens and adults.

The training is nationally accredited in cooperation with the College Reading and Learning Association. It covers topics from active listening to ethics and will benefit new and experienced tutors alike.

After completing 10 hours of training and at least 25 hours of tutoring, you may qualify for certification that will be recognized by colleges and other agencies.

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So You Want to Be a Tutor? (Session 2 of 4)

Get certified as a tutor! In collaboration with Triton College, we're offering a free, four-part training course in tutoring and mentoring to interested teens and adults.

The training is nationally accredited in cooperation with the College Reading and Learning Association. It covers topics from active listening to ethics and will benefit new and experienced tutors alike.

After completing 10 hours of training and at least 25 hours of tutoring, you may qualify for certification that will be recognized by colleges and other agencies.

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So You Want to Be a Tutor? (Session 1 of 4)

Get certified as a tutor! In collaboration with Triton College, we're offering a free, four-part training course in tutoring and mentoring to interested teens and adults.

The training is nationally accredited in cooperation with the College Reading and Learning Association. It covers topics from active listening to ethics and will benefit new and experienced tutors alike.

After completing 10 hours of training and at least 25 hours of tutoring, you may qualify for certification that will be recognized by colleges and other agencies.

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A Breakthrough in Classical Music: Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra

Explore the origins of Chinese music and see a recorded performance of original music by the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra. Experience ancient Chinese instruments including the two-stringed erhu, the plucked pipa and Chinese bells leading a grand Western orchestra through melodies rooted in 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture.

The ancient Chinese regarded music as a tool to contact the gods. Music was not only for enjoyment and entertainment but also part of a sacred ceremony to reunite humankind with Heaven. Discover an enchanting new sound. Discover Shen Yun.

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Introduction to Computers

Get acquainted with Windows computers during this introductory class. Learn how to manage multiple windows, how to create and save documents, and how to navigate folders. This is the perfect class for beginners.

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The Grand Army of the Republic: How it Served the Civil War Union Veterans

The Grand Army of the Republic was the national association of Union Civil War Veterans. In 1890, it had 470,000 members. Not only were they the original “Band of Brothers,” but they founded soldiers’ homes, promoted patriotism, enacted pensions for veterans, created Decoration/Memorial Day, and elected six Republican Presidents, all Civil War veterans.

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