Rima Lunin Schultz; Women as Peacemakers: Maternal Thinking Redefined

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Using a biographical and historical approach, Dr. Rima Lunin Schultz, Oak Park historian of social movements and women's history, argues that concrete social justice concerns, rather than abstract idealism or popularly held sentimental notions of motherhood and woman's nature, motivated three American peacemakers: Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), Jane Addams (1860-1935), and Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962).

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Detection by Daylight : "The Alienist" by Caleb Carr

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us at Maze to read and discuss mysteries, mostly detective mysteries, in both series and non-series form. Bring your lunch if you wish. Cookies and coffee served along with great discussions. This month's book is The Alienist by Caleb Carr.

Copies of The Alienist will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Zelda Fitzgerald: "This Side of Paradise" Her Story

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Lynn Rymarz as she steps into the shoes of Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of best-selling novels like "This Side of Paradise" and "The Great Gatsby." Hear about their love story, how they rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous, including Ernest Hemingway, and how she haunted her husband's famous fiction. The Fitzgeralds had it all, living the American dream, until their paradise began to crumple and their beautiful world fell apart. You will see books, letters and photos from Zelda's glamorous life.

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Author Kathryn Atwood: Women of World War I

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Learn about World War I heroines from local author Kathryn Atwood. She'll share 70 archival photos, many of them included in her book, Women Heroes of World War I, and tell how women worldwide mobilized for the war effort in a variety of ways. In the process, these women became powerful symbols both in their government's propaganda efforts as well as the women's rights movements of their day. Atwood will define the concept of hero in both world wars while illustrating how some heroines of the World War I directly inspired those who participated in World War II.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Money Smart Week: Craft Supply Swap Collection

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

If you like to knit, scrapbook, sew or pursue some other craft, you probably have plenty of "leftovers." Why not trade those things you no longer use for "new to you" materials?

To celebrate Money Smart Week, crafters are invited to bring craft supplies in good condition to the Main Library Lobby on Saturday mornings, April 11 and 18, between 10 a.m. and Noon. Donors will receive a coupon good to redeem for "new to you" materials at the Craft Supply Swap on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to Noon.

Location: 
First Floor - Community Space
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Money Smart Week: Craft Supply Swap Collection

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

If you like to knit, scrapbook, sew or pursue some other craft, you probably have plenty of "leftovers." Why not trade those things you no longer use for "new to you" materials?

To celebrate Money Smart Week, crafters are invited to bring craft supplies in good condition to the Main Library Lobby on Saturday mornings, April 11 and 18, between 10 a.m. and Noon. Donors will receive a coupon good to redeem for "new to you" materials at the Craft Supply Swap on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to Noon.

Location: 
First Floor - Community Space
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Money Smart Week: Craft Supply Swap

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

If you like to knit, scrapbook, sew or pursue some other craft, you probably have plenty of "leftovers." Why not trade those things you no longer use for "new to you" materials?

To celebrate Money Smart Week, crafters are invited to bring craft supplies in good condition to the Main Library Lobby on Saturday mornings, April 11 and 18, between 10 a.m. and Noon. Donors will receive a coupon good to redeem for "new to you" materials at the Craft Supply Swap on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to Noon.

Location: 
First Floor - Community Space
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Applications open for Teen Summer Volunteer Program

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 9:00am

Calling all Oak Park teens ages 13 through 18 who want to build skills, engage talents, and give back to the community this summer. Come create, perform, and help others!

From April 3 through May 3, learn more and apply online for the library's Teen Summer Volunteer Program at oppl.org/teens.

Program runs June 8 through July 25.

For more information, contact Rachael Bild, Teen Services Librarian, at 708.452.3471 and rbild@oppl.org

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