Adult Program

Oak Park Author Emma Gates: "Praying for Rain"

Meet award-winning Oak Park writer Emma Gates who will discuss her craft and read from her books. Learn how a serious novelist gets her ideas, maintains focus and gets published. Find out how the right writers’ group can help a writer grow and stay positive.

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"S.O.S.! Sculpture Saves the Trees" with Margot McMahon

Ten sculptors, including Margot McMahon from Oak Park, worked with Chicago Sculpture International and the Chicago Park District to keep dead trees from being removed by sculpting them. McMahon suspended 13 flying song birds and perched an owl on her Jackson Park tree along Lake Shore Drive south of 57th Street. These sculptures are supported by Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and the City of Chicago to bring attention to the number of trees expected to die over the next few years.

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Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture

Join panelists Ytasha L. Womack and Bill Campbell for an introduction and celebration of black culture in the world of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Book sells provided by Afi-Ware.

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Sticks and Skeins

A monthly knitting group for new knitters, experienced knitters and even lapsed knitters. We'll knit, chat and solve the world's problems! Bring your project, and we'll provide the technical support to help you along to completion!

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Sticks and Skeins

A monthly knitting group for new knitters, experienced knitters and even lapsed knitters. We'll knit, chat and solve the world's problems! Bring your project, and we'll provide the technical support to help you along to completion!

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Fairy Tale Storytime & Craft

Ready to be enchanted? Join Mr. Ian & Ms. Jenny for some classic tales, with a fun craft to follow! Best for ages 4+.

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Barbie Club

Have a fab time celebrating everything Barbie. We provide lots of fashions, accessories, horses, cars, and a choice of dolls and you simply bring your imagination. All ages welcome.

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Family Craft: Papermaking with Zenith Art Studio

Ever wonder what it takes to make paper? Join us as Zenith Art Studio demystifies the art of papermaking, step by step. Then, make your very own paper using fabric we've provided. Ages 8+. Register beginning July 23. Weather contingent.

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genre X: Night Film

genre X is on tour! Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s, now popping up at a new location each month. July's selection is Night Film by Marisha Pessl. Join us to discuss at Piggyback Tavern, 410 Circle Ave., Forest Park.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

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Reception for "TRESPASS: Exploring Urban Decay"

Meet artist/photographers Kari Neuliep, Bryan Northup and Jerry Olejniczak who have an exhibit of photographs titled "TRESPASS: Exploring Urban Decay" in the Library Gallery through July. The gallery is open seven days a week during regular library hours.

A reception for the artists will be Sunday, July 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

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