Adult Program

Parallel Paths: The Poetry of Carl Sandburg, the Music of Chris Vallillo

Hear Illinois award-winning folksinger and songwriter Chris Vallillo pair Sandburg's poetry with his own original songs and instrumentals as well as several of the songs Sandburg himself collected as a folklorist. This program was created for the 2012 Carl Sandburg Days Festival. It is funded in part by the Illinois Humanities Council.

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Aspirations Conversations with Executive Director David Seleb

Have 10 minutes for the future of Oak Park? Come share your aspirations for your community with the library's executive director.

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Aspirations Conversations with Executive Director David Seleb

Have 10 minutes for the future of Oak Park? Come share your aspirations for your community with the library's executive director.

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Family Craft: Make Your Own Mother's Day Gift

Give her something homemade this year. Accordion books, finished with
decorative papers and satin ribbon, can be used as photo albums or
scrapbooks. We'll provide the materials and show you how to make a
memorable gift for the mom in your life. Ages 10+. Register beginning April 20. OPPL card required.

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Family Craft: Recycled Journals

Don't go out and buy a new journal. Make your own with with recycled materials! Drop in and use cereal boxes to make trendy notebooks. Ages 9+. Register beginning March 31.

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Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Annual Meeting

Join the Friends of the Library at their Annual Member Meeting, open to everyone. Friends president Chet Taranowski will share an overview of the past year, and a look at the future of the Friends. Enjoy refreshments, mingle, and talk with Friends of the Library officers, board members and other library supporters.

Learn more about the Friends.

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Facebook 101

Learn how to use this popular social networking service and get started with your own account. To attend: a current email account required.

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Celebrating Seniors: Healthy Brain, Healthy Memory

Would you like to keep your brain working well as long as possible? Dr. Linda Sasser can help you learn about your brain and learn activities which can help you maintain and even improve brain function. Learn how memory works, how memory changes with age, and strategies for improving retention and recall.

Linda Sasser holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and has more than 25 years of experience as a professor of educational and cognitive psychology. For more information, see www.brainandmemoryhealth.com.

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Genealogy Online

Explore the best free sites and databases available for genealogical research. To attend: must have basic computer skills.

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An Evening with Fab Four FAQ: The Beatles Performing Years 1957-1966

Learn more about the Beatles' musical journey between 1957 and 1966. Join Robert Rodriguez to see a 50-minute documentary which
traces the origins of the group, from their skiffle days as The Quarry Men through the decision to cease touring in 1966, amidst controversies as the group segued into becoming a studio act. The mini-documentary includes rare photos, interviews, concert segments and promos - as well as an audio recording made of The Quarry Men on the very day that John and Paul were introduced.

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