Adult Improv Workshop

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 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...

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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6th Annual Smartypants Trivia Night

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 6:15pm to 10:15pm

Join us for this fundraising event to support the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Fund, an open fund managed by the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation that is used to build bridges between the library and the community.

What you need to know before you register:
- Admission is $50 per person and includes two drink tickets. A cash bar and snack buffet will be provided.
- Space is limited. 21 teams of up to six people per team will be accepted.
- Team costumes are encouraged but not required. Judges will award a prize for "best team costume."

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Art Institute's Gloria Groom: "New Light on Some Old (and New) Favorites"

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Just when you think you’ve seen and read everything there is to know about Impressionism and Post-Impressionism at the Art Institute of Chicago, there’s something around a corner that stops you in your tracks. Whether it’s a tambourine where a painting should be, a transformed surface of a recently cleaned canvas, or a pentimenti that suggests a painting beneath a painting, art at the museum is never static: it moves, expands, and takes on new meanings with each rotation, with each new interaction.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Financial Aid Certification: FAFSA Made Easier

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Session 1 of 3 of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)'s 2014-15 Annual Financial Aid Certification Program

Who is a "parent" for financial aid purposes? Who can certify that a student is "at-risk of being homeless?" Find answers to these questions and many more by attending this line-by-line review of the FAFSA. Special emphasis is placed on dependency questions, untaxed income, and how to avoid common mistakes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Heartland Blood Drive: Walk-ins Welcome

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Help save a life. Blood donations in Chicago are down 40% this January. You can donate blood Jan. 15 from Noon to 4 p.m. at the Main Library.

Heartland Blood Centers is the sole provider of blood products to Rush Oak Park Hospital, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital and more than 40 other hospitals in the Chicago metro area.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Civil War 150: "The General"

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss “The General,” a 1926 silent film. This silent comedy classic, starring Buster Keaton, combines inventive humor with exciting action. When Union spies steal an engineer’s beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly, straight through enemy lines.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Lyric Opera Lecture: "Tosca"

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn about the Lyric Opera's production of "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini from an experienced Lyric Opera lecturer.

A fiery diva, the rebel artist who claims her heart, and the sadistic police chief before whom all Rome trembles — for more than a hundred years, audiences have watched and listened spellbound as the cat-and-mouse game between Tosca and Scarpia plays to its deadly conclusion. Will she submit to his lust to save her lover from the firing squad?

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Financial Aid Certification: Special Student Populations

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Session 3 of 3 of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)'s 2014-15 Annual Financial Aid Certification Program

Do you have students with unique circumstances? In this session, we will cover how to help at-risk and high-need students apply for financial aid. Special emphasis is placed on homelessness, undocumented students, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), students in DCFS care, and applying for Professional Judgment.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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