Writober

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

If you're going to run a 5K marathon, you need to train. If you're going to write 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo (or just for yourself), you need to practice. Come in for the Oak Park Public Library's Writober Program to get some tips and tools and time to write!

Location: 
Main Library
First Floor - Community Space

Teen Improv Workshop

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Calling tweens and teens (5th grade and up) for improvisational drama games! Never acted before but always wanted to try? Or are you a seasoned pro who loves moment-to-moment action? Either way, join us for fun and games that are sure to test your quick-thinking skills. Warning: hilarity will ensue...

Location: 
Maze Branch
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Annual Book Fair

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

The 45th Annual Book Fair will be held from 6 to 10 pm on Friday, Aug. 7, and from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, Aug. 8, in the south cafeteria at Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville Ave., Oak Park. There is a $5 admission charge on Friday. Admission is free on Saturday.

Location: 
Offsite
Oak Park-River Forest High School

Practice PSAT Test

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

The PSAT is changing! High school students can learn what to expect by signing up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice PSAT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. Students will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.

The PSAT/NMSQT is the official route of entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Registration begins Saturday, July 25.

Students should bring two No. 2 pencils and a calculator.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Register

Minecraft: The Ultimate Battle (Part Two)

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Celebrate the Summer of the Superhero! In the second of a two-part teen-only after-hours MinecraftEDU extravaganza, survive the ultimate battle between Superheroes and Supervillains set in the world created in Part One on June 26. Pizza! Pixels! Prizes!

Where: Main Library Second Floor Computers

Space is limited! Register now.

To help plan and shape this event, submit a volunteer application at oppl.org/teens and indicate you'd like to be an Event Planner.

Location: 
Main Library
Event Type: 
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Sports & Games in Scoville Park: Capture the Flag

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Join us every Friday, July 10-31, for a grab bag of games and sports to keep you moving this summer. All ages are invited to meet up in Scoville Park to play Capture the Flag on July 17.

This event is co-sponsored by the Park District of Oak Park.

Rain location: Veterans Room, Second Floor

Location: 
Offsite
Scoville Park

Interactive Film Screening: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm

Put on your '80s gear and get ready to skip school! We'll provide complimentary Fun Packs with props you can use at strategic points throughout the film. Arrive by 6:45 pm for the Fun Pack run-through. Members of Oak Park Festival Theatre will be present to talk about their John Hughes-style take on "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" and will raffle off free tickets to their summer production in Austin Gardens.

Teens: To help plan and shape this event, complete a volunteer application at oppl.org/teens and indicate you'd like to be an Event Planner.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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