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

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Straight Talk About the N-Word with Dr. Neal Lester

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Like no other word in the English language, the N-word spawns leading news headlines particularly when celebrities utter it: comedian Michael Richards, Dog the Bounty Hunter, John Mayer, Mel Gibson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Barbara Walters, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, or Jesse Jackson, Sr. This word shows up in American childhood rhymes and ditties, in minstrel songs that are now popular Disney children’s songs and in commercial advertisements. It punctuates some rap songs, is euphemized, buried in mock funerals, and bleeped from media broadcasts.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

"UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry"

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Take a look into the phenomenon of UFOs and how governments the world over have dealt with sightings, speculation and controversy. Author and public speaker Richard Thieme will share information from "UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry" which he co-authored as part of the UFO History Group.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Creativity after 70: Author/Artist Roberta Raymond

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Robert Raymond and hear how she keeps her creative spark alive. The children’s book "Amy and the Amaryllis" was written and illustrated by the Oak Park author and artist. The book is designed by James Groll and is published by the Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest. The Magic Tree will have books available for sale and signing.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Oak Park Writers Read!

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Members of OPWG will read selections of their original works including poetry, short stories, and essays. The group includes novice writers as well as published authors. This year Chicago poet Al DeGenova, author of "A Good Hammer" as well as publisher and editor of the literary/arts journal, "After Hours," will appear as a guest reader.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Senior SoundBoard: Thrive - A Holiday Survivors Guide

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

What is the status of homeless in Oak Park and west Cook County today? How can we continue to be involved as a community to support those in housing crisis? Congregational Liaison for PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) Mandy Gwaf (AmeriCorps) will come to give a talk about the new programs available for those people in need of shelter and resources.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Senior SoundBoard: PADS-Charity to Change

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

What is the status of homeless in Oak Park and west Cook County today? How can we continue to be involved as a community to support those in housing crisis? Congregational Liaison for PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) Mandy Gwaf (AmeriCorps) will come to give a talk about the new programs available for those people in need of shelter and resources.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Oak Park Area Arts Council Art Reception

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Oak Park Area Arts Council will present a Member's Art Show during October to celebrate Arts & Humanities in Illinois Month.
This reception is for the participating artists. The reception is free and open to the public.

The show will feature the work of 25 artists for the first two weeks and then another 25 artists will have the opportunity to showcase their work in the art gallery. For more information, contact Camille Wilson White at 708.358.5692.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Adult Improv Workshop

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve your quick-thinking skills? Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy. All skill levels welcome. Warning: hilarity will ensue...

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Ebook Boot Camp

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Learn how to check out ebooks from the library's two ebook platforms, 3M and Overdrive! Bring along your Kindle, iOS, or Android device, or use one of the computers provided by the library for this hands-on class
To attend: you must bring your current Oak Park Public Library card and PIN number.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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