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."
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).
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.
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 oppl.org/teens.
Program runs June 8 through July 25.
For more information, contact Rachael Bild, Teen Services Librarian, at 708.452.3471 and email@example.com
Join members of the Oak Park-River Forest League of Women Voters to reclaim the original meaning of Mothers Day which was founded as a day for women to protest further wars.
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.
This is an annual pizza party for Friends Volunteers to thank them for their help with the Book Fair.
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
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.
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.