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 oppl.org/teens.

Program runs June 8 through July 25.

For more information, contact Rachael Bild, Teen Services Librarian, at 708.452.3471 and rbild@oppl.org

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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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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