What's Wrong With You!

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Oak Park resident, Omar Yamini’s road to incarceration was not paved with neglect, abuse, or stints in juvenile detentions or group homes. Yamini was raised in a two parent suburban home with his five siblings. His positive home life could not detour him from the poor choices that would eventually land him in an Illinois penitentiary for 15 years. Yamini has chronicled his imprisonment in a power new book, What’s Wrong with You: What You, Your Children and Our Students Need to Know about My 15 year Imprisonment from Age 20-35. Join him as he shares his compelling and powerful story.

Location: 
First Floor - Community Space

The Business of Humanity: Starting a Social Enterprise, Pt..3

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Find your business niche and make a difference! Join us for the first workshop in a series of 3 weekly business 'start-up' gatherings in the library open lobby space.

As enterprises like Tom's Shoes, Ashoka, Ten Thousand Villages, Warby Parker and others are solving problems and changing the system, learn from Small Business Association presenters, Melissa Brown and Mark Ferguson, just how to create entrepreneurial businesses that have social impact.

​October 15-Pt.1
9:30 am - 11:30 am
"Starting a Business in Illinois"

Location: 
First Floor - Community Space
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The Business of Humanity: Starting a Social Enterprise, Part 2 of 3

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Find your business niche and make a difference! Join us for a three-part series of weekly business start-up gatherings to be held in the Main Library Lobby.
As enterprises like Tom's Shoes, Ashoka, Ten Thousand Villages, Warby Parker and others are solving problems and changing the system, learn how to create entrepreneurial businesses with social impact.
Part 1: Starting a Business in Illinois
Oct. 15, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Presenter: Melissa Brown, Executive Director, Joseph Center, Illinois Small Business Development Center
Part 2: Access to Capital

Location: 
First Floor - Community Space
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The Business of Humanity: Starting a Social Enterprise, Part 1 of 3

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Find your business niche and make a difference! Join us for a three-part series of weekly business start-up gatherings to be held in the Main Library Lobby.

As enterprises like Tom's Shoes, Ashoka, Ten Thousand Villages, Warby Parker and others are solving problems and changing the system, learn how to create entrepreneurial businesses with social impact.

Part 1: Starting a Business in Illinois
Oct. 15, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Presenter: Melissa Brown, Executive Director, Joseph Center, Illinois Small Business Development Center

Location: 
First Floor - Community Space
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Steckman School of Music African Drum Workshop

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Come hear the Steckman Studio of Music Saturday African Drum Class, OutLoud, perform traditional rhythms, from Guinea, West Africa, as part of an African Drum Workshop on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Scoville Park Stage, corner of Oak Park Avenue and Lake Street. This workshop by Steckman Studio of Music African Drum Class is part of the Humanity 101 series hosted by the Oak Park Public Library. This event is free and open to all ages! In case of rain or inclement weather, the Drum Workshop will move to the Community Space in the Main Library Lobby, 834 Lake Street.

Location: 
Scoville Park
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So You Want to Be a Tutor? (Session 4 of 4)

Tuesday, October 28, 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
Register

So You Want to Be a Tutor? (Session 3 of 4)

Tuesday, October 21, 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
Register

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