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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Birds of the World

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Tony and Jette Castro have traveled to many countries on their birding adventures. They'll regale us with stories and photographs of a variety of the world's birds...warblers, jays, raptors and woodpeckers are among the species they'll present.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Resumes and Cover Letters for Your First Job

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

What do you list as "experience" when you don't have any? This workshop will give participants a thorough overview of the basic building blocks needed to construct a resume, how to describe your skills, and what will help you stand out to employers.

Presented by Cosette Deal from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. The session is designed especially for high school students and recent graduates.

Location: 
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
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How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Have you ever wondered when you should have "the talk" with your kids? What are things you should talk about? Do you know what you would say? Dr. Stephanie L. Brown, Public Health Specialist of the Oak Park Health Department, would like to provide you with the tools and info you need to "Talk To Your Kids About Sex."

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Words on Wednesday: "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

A captivating story about two people with little in common who find themselves catapulted in each other's lives. Blending humor and heartbreak, Moyes has crafted the perfect love story. Join us to discuss this remarkable novel.

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

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Teen Open Mic Night

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

You're so talented, you deserve an audience. Bring your poems, songs, stand-up comedy, or just yourself. Come out and show us what you can do!! Or sit back and prepared to be amazed.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Get that scholarship!

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Clueless about where to begin the scholarship search? Learn where to look for college scholarships and how to make your application shine! Cosette Deal from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will guide you through online resources that will help you get you the college funds you need.

This session is designed for high school juniors, seniors, and their parents. It will be repeated on Tuesday, March 10: see http://oppl.org/events/get-scholarship-0

Space is limited! Register now.

Location: 
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
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Get that scholarship!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Clueless about where to begin the scholarship search? Learn where to look for college scholarships and how to make your application shine! Cosette Deal from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will guide you through online resources that will help you get you the college funds you need.

This session is designed for high school juniors, seniors, and their parents. This session is also being held on Thursday, February 26: see http://oppl.org/events/get-scholarship

Space is limited! Register now.

Location: 
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
Event Type: 
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Civil War Tales: True Stories from Oak Park

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Hear first-person tales from Oak Park citizens including Ernest Hemingway's two grandfathers who fought in the Civil War, Major Wilbur Crummer who was left for dead at Vicksburg, a young man who lied about his age to help the Union, and a grieving widow. This multi-media experience combines footage from the Historical Society's Tale of the Tombstones Cemetery Walk which focused on the Civil War with live re-enactors portraying Oak Park citizens.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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The Great Maze Chili Cookoff

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Get ready for the 2nd annual Maze Branch Chili Cook-Off. Bring an end to the cold season and get ready for Mardi Gras with a nice piping bowl of chili! All entries are welcome, be it an old family recipe, or something new that you just whipped up. Judges will be in attendance and small prizes will be awarded based on categories (TBA based on registration numbers). Register in person at the Maze desk, or online.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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