Civil War: Leslie Goddard portrays Civil War Nurse Clara Barton

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Clara Barton earned fame as the first woman to serve as a nurse on the front lines of a battlefield. This first-person program presented by Leslie Goddard introduces Barton as a tireless worker who faced remarkable challenges in her quest to care for wounded soldiers. Learn about the medical conditions during the American Civil War and about the courage required for a woman who dared to brave the war’s front lines.

Want to learn more? "Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War" by Stephen B. Oates (1995) is recommended.

Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Guys Read: Comics

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Pictures and words and stories, oh my! Matt Streets, who runs a comic book store, is back to talk all sorts of comics--funny, fantasy, adventure, and more--and help you make your own. No need to pre-read anything; just show up! For guys in grades 4-6.

First Floor - Storytime Room
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SCORE Small Business Counseling Sessions

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Free business counseling/mentoring for start-ups, existing small businesses, and budding entrepreneurs provided by business professionals from SCORE, a nonprofit association and resource partner of the Small Business Administration. The private, hourlong counseling sessions are held by appointment only on the second Tuesday of every month in Third Floor Group Study Rooms C and D at 9:30 am, 10:30 am, and 11:30 am. Appointments can be made online at (Choose “Oak Park Public Library” from the drop-down list of locations) or by phone at 312.353.7724.

Third Floor - Group Study Room D
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