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
Event Type: 
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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
Event Type: 
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7th Annual Oscarthon

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

The Oscarthon is back and bigger than ever with popcorn, trivia, prizes, and showcasing a film screening each day the week before the 87th Academy Awards.

• Monday February 16, 6:30pm – 9pm: Maze, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Tuesday February 17, 6:30pm – 9pm: Dole, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Wednesday, February 18, 6:30pm – 9pm: Maze, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Thursday, February 19, 6:30pm – 9pm: Dole, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 

7th Annual Oscarthon

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Oscarthon is back and bigger than ever with popcorn, trivia, prizes, and showcasing a film screening each day the week before the 87th Academy Awards.

• Monday February 16, 6:30pm – 9pm: Maze, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Tuesday February 17, 6:30pm – 9pm: Dole, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Wednesday, February 18, 6:30pm – 9pm: Maze, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Thursday, February 19, 6:30pm – 9pm: Dole, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

7th Annual Oscarthon

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Oscarthon is back and bigger than ever with popcorn, trivia, prizes, and showcasing a film screening each day the week before the 87th Academy Awards.

• Monday February 16, 6:30pm – 9pm: Maze, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Tuesday February 17, 6:30pm – 9pm: Dole, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Wednesday, February 18, 6:30pm – 9pm: Maze, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Thursday, February 19, 6:30pm – 9pm: Dole, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Event Type: 

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