Anniversary Concert: Latin Suenos Jazz Quartet

Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join Steven Hashimoto and the Latin Suenos Jazz Quartet for a free concert in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the "new" Main Library and 110 years of library service to the Oak Park community. This music encompasses the sounds of Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Flamenco and more.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Folk Music Concert: Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Folk singers Cindy Mangsen and Steve Gillette bring their love of traditional music and wealth of original songs to Oak Park in a free concert. Accompanying themselves with guitars and concertinas, their live performances are known for rich harmony, compelling songs and a good dose of humor. Their five duet albums have appeared on many folk Top Ten lists, including WFMT Radio's Midnight Special.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Magic Show Featuring Gary Kantor!

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Gary Kantor's magic has been enjoyed by thousands. The show is packed with vanishing acts, card tricks, mind-reading, and much more! Tons of audience participation and both the kids and adults will be laughing the entire time. Ideal for ALL ages! Register in person, online at oppl.org/events or by calling 708.386.9032 beginning September 21. Space is limited!

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Author Simon Winchester: "The Men Who United the States"

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

The acclaimed New York Times best-selling author of "Atlantic" and "the Professor and the Madman," delivers his first book about America: A fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect and bond the citizenry and georgraphy of the U.S.A. from its beginnings.

Tickets are $10. Each ticket may be redeemed on the night of the event for $10 off the cover price of "The Men Who United the States."

Location: 
Unity Temple - Oak Park

Author Stephen Kinzer: "The Brothers"

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Award-winning foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer, returns to Oak Park to discuss his latest book, "The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War." Admission is $10; each ticket can be redeemed for $10 off the cover price of "The Brothers" on the night of event.

Location: 
Unity Temple - Oak Park

Anniversary After-hours Party

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Enjoy concerts, an in-the-library Instagram scavenger hunt, complimentary treats, sweets and cash bar for wine and beer. First concert begins at 7:15 p.m. with The Boogers playing rock and roll for kids, followed by R-Gang specializing in Motown and Rhythm & Blues at 8:15 p.m.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Literary Explorations

Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

In celebration of 10 years in the Main Library and 110 years in Oak Park, the library will host a month-long community art exhibit at all three buildings. Literary Explorations will showcase work inspired by literature. Like the books in our collection, the artwork may evoke strong emotions, celebrate an author, or capture a setting. Three separate artist receptions are planned for Sunday, Oct. 6. Dole Branch and Maze Branch receptions will be from 2 to 4 pm. Main Library reception will be from 3 to 5 pm. Meet the artists and discover if and how your favorite books are represented.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Literary Explorations

Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

In celebration of 10 years in the Main Library and 110 years in Oak Park, the library will host a month-long community art exhibit at all three buildings. Literary Explorations will showcase work inspired by literature. Like the books in our collection, the artwork may evoke strong emotions, celebrate an author, or capture a setting. Three separate artist receptions are planned for Sunday, Oct. 6. Dole Branch and Maze Branch receptions will be from 2 to 4 pm. Main Library reception will be from 3 to 5 pm. Meet the artists and discover if and how your favorite books are represented.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Eric Rohmann Author Visit & Picnic

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Families are invited to hear Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator Eric Rohmann talk about how he creates picture books. Come ready with your questions for our local star! Bring a picnic lunch and we'll provide the lemonade and cookies. Part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration. No registration required.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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