Community Conversation

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Keep talking Oak Park, we are listening!

Join Children's Librarian Anne Bensfield in the Main Library Idea Box as she leads a Harwood Community Conversation to gather your insights and answers to the question: "what kind of community do you want?"

Everyone is invited to join this open facilitated discussion about community aspirations, "kitchen table conversation" style. An ideal number of participants is 10 to 12 people.

Location: 
First Floor - Idea Box
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Free Folk Concert: Lee Murdock

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Lee Murdock, broadly acknowledged as “the premier interpreter of songs and tales about the Great Lakes.” Lee Murdock’s work is an anthem to the people who live, work, and play along the freshwater highways of North America. His songs summon the listener to look through the eyes and into the hearts of individuals who have shaped our heritage on and around the Great Lakes. His concerts invoke a sense of place, but it is a universal place, and a timeless repertoire that celebrates the North American people, their triumphs and tragedies, work songs and pastimes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Adult Improv Workshop

Tuesday, June 2, 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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Adult Improv Workshop

Tuesday, May 5, 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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Teen Improv Workshop

Thursday, April 2, 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: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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7th Annual Oscarthon

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

Our Oscarthon is back, and bigger than ever! Join us in the week leading up to the 87th Academy Awards to watch some of this year’s contenders in multiple categories and enjoy popcorn, trivia, and prizes!

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 6:30 pm, Maze Branch: "Guardians of the Galaxy" (PG-13, 121 minutes)

Thursday, Feb. 19, 6:30 pm, Dole Branch: "The LEGO Movie" (PG, 100 min)

Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 am-5 pm, Main Library (estimated start times listed)

- 9 am "The Judge," (R, 141 minutes)

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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6th Annual Smartypants Trivia Night

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 6:15pm to 10:15pm

Join us for this fundraising event to support the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Fund, an open fund managed by the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation that is used to build bridges between the library and the community.

What you need to know before you register:
- Admission is $50 per person and includes two drink tickets. A cash bar and snack buffet will be provided.
- Space is limited. 21 teams of up to six people per team will be accepted.
- Team costumes are encouraged but not required. Judges will award a prize for "best team costume."

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Meet a Sloth!

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Flying Fox Conservation visits with a mini-menagerie of animals and fascinating stories about their work saving endangered species. Best for ages 4+. Registration with an Oak Park Public Library card necessary.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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