Introduction to Grant Writing Workshop

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am

The Oak Park Area Arts Council has asked Tieshka Smith to present her "Introduction to Grant Writing" Workshop for the public on Friday, Feb. 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Small Meeting Room.

This session is designed to provide participants with a helpful roadmap on how to plan and write competitive program or project grants. By the end of the workshop, participants will have the tools to:
-Identify appropriate sources of funding support
-Document community need for a proposal program
-Document the important aspects of their program's design

Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Friends' Folk Music Concert: Rebecca Folsom

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Rebecca Folsom writes inspiring tales of human heartbreak, redemption, and freedom, and she shares those songs with exquisite intimacy in her solo acoustic performances. She has performed on BBC Radio and Television in Northern Ireland; on Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, Opryland, and Tin Pan South stages; and at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in her home state of Colorado. Her latest CD, "Reunion," is a fusion of songs, paintings, and poetry that Boulder Magazine described as "achingly beautiful."

Second Floor - Veterans 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).

Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Kathryn Atwood: Women of World War I

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Learn about World War I heroines from local author Kathryn Atwood. She'll share 70 archival photos, many of them included in her book, Women Heroes of World War I, and tell how women worldwide mobilized for the war effort in a variety of ways. In the process, these women became powerful symbols both in their government's propaganda efforts as well as the women's rights movements of their day. Atwood will define the concept of hero in both world wars while illustrating how some heroines of the World War I directly inspired those who participated in World War II.

Second Floor - Veterans Room

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


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