Kids Cooking 101 with Marc Sievers

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Calling all young chefs...Learn about safe kitchen practices and the basics of cooking with author, and Bobby Flay-awarded "Best Home Cook in Chicago," Marc Sievers. Marc will walk us through some tasty, no-cook, peanut-free recipes that can be easily duplicated at home. Then he'll send us with some tasty treats for the road. Ages 7+. Registration with Oak Park Public Library card necessary.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Author Greg Archer: "Grace Revealed, A Memoir"

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Seventy-five years after Joseph Stalin's reign of terror across Eastern Europe, entertainment journalist Greg Archer takes a step back from Hollywood and examines his Polish family's mind-bending odyssey of the 1940s. In the process, he exposes one of the most under-reported events of the 20th Century: Stalin's mass deportation of nearly two million Polish citizens to the Siberian gulags and the life-shattering events that followed.

For more information, see gracerevealedbook.com

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Financial Aid Certification: FAFSA Made Easier

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Session 1 of 3 of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)'s 2014-15 Annual Financial Aid Certification Program

Who is a "parent" for financial aid purposes? Who can certify that a student is "at-risk of being homeless?" Find answers to these questions and many more by attending this line-by-line review of the FAFSA. Special emphasis is placed on dependency questions, untaxed income, and how to avoid common mistakes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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What's Cooking?

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Each month we'll ask you to make two recipes from a designated cookbook: we'll choose the first recipe and ask you to make it at home; you choose the second and bring it to our discussion to share. We'll meet to discuss both recipes and to sample the one you chose. We'll have a potluck of tasty treats! This month's selection is "The Essential NY Times Cookbook" by Amanda Hesser, and our recipe choice is James Beard's Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Heartland Blood Drive: Walk-ins Welcome

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Help save a life. Blood donations in Chicago are down 40% this January. You can donate blood Jan. 15 from Noon to 4 p.m. at the Main Library.

Heartland Blood Centers is the sole provider of blood products to Rush Oak Park Hospital, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital and more than 40 other hospitals in the Chicago metro area.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Civil War 150: "The General"

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss “The General,” a 1926 silent film. This silent comedy classic, starring Buster Keaton, combines inventive humor with exciting action. When Union spies steal an engineer’s beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly, straight through enemy lines.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Oak Park Regional Housing Center: Community Conversations

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Rob Breymaier in a Community Conversation to talk about development of the StoryCorps project that was discussed at the December meeting for Community Conversations.

We will work on 1) determining some of the prompts we could use as questions, 2) considering which events we would ask questions at, 3) determining what technical things we need, 4) working out best how to post videos online, 4) marketing the project to the community, 5) considering how people could submit their own interviews.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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