Oak Park Concert Chorale: Early Music Choral Fest

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

Oak Park Concert Chorale Director Paul Lindblad hosts a two-part Early Music Choral Fest for singers who are interested in the experience of singing madrigals, cannons and other early choral music. Session I runs from 10 a.m. to Noon, followed by a short public performance in the library. Singers can bring lunch or go out for lunch on their own between noon and 1:30 p.m. Session II is open only to those singers who attended the morning session. Session II runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. followed by a public performance. Free and open to the public. No experience required.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Mary Alice Monroe: "The Summer's End"

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join former River Forest author Mary Alice Monroe for a reading and signing of her newest book in the bestselling Lowcountry Summer Trilogy titled "The Summer's End." Set in the seaside town of Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, summer is ending and Mamaw's beloved family estate, Sea Breeze, must be sold. Each book in the trilogy focuses on one of the three estranged half-sisters spending a final summer at their grandmother's home. A wild dolphin they name Delphine served as the trilogy's keystone and all their lives are changed by this creature.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Free Music Event: Grupo Cha Cha

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This dynamic Chicago Latin Jazz group promises to take you on a thrilling journey of lively Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba and Latin Jazz beats. The band's focus for this concert will be music by women composers of Latin Music performed by Latin women musicians. Hear music from top feamile composers including Elaine Elias, Andrea Brachfeld and Rebecca Mauleon, along with Chicago's very own, Mujeres Unidas! Grupo Cha Cha are known as the "Sly and Family Stone" of Latin bands because of their gender and ethnic diversity. This free music program is a collaboration by

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Starting Your Nonprofit

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

A workshop for anyone who has started or is thinking of starting a nonprofit organization. The topics covered will include:
-Defining a nonprofit organization
-Filing for nonprofit status with the state
-Developing a board of directors
-Receiving a Federal Employer Identification Number
-Filing for federal tax exemption
-Setting up a bank account
-Filing taxes

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Main: Bouncing Babies

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 9:30am to 10:00am

This lapsit class is designed for 1:1 interactions between caregivers and pre-walking babies, birth to 15 months. Short books are selected to keep baby’s attention, and songs and rhymes are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills. Babies will learn to associate books with fun and shared moments with their favorite adults. Limit: 20. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.

Location: 
First Floor - Storytime Room

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