Detection by Daylight: The Big Sleep

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us at Maze to read and discuss mysteries, mostly detective mysteries, in both series and non-series form. Bring your lunch if you wish. Cookies and coffee served along with great discussions. This month's book is The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.

Copies of The Big Sleep will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Intermediate Word

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Move beyond Word 2007 basics in this intermediate-level class. If you have mastered basic computer skills and want to learn to create a table, merge letters or lists, we will get you comfortable on this mighty word processing program.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Art Institute's Gloria Groom: "New Light on Some Old (and New) Favorites"

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Just when you think you’ve seen and read everything there is to know about Impressionism and Post-Impressionism at the Art Institute of Chicago, there’s something around a corner that stops you in your tracks. Whether it’s a tambourine where a painting should be, a transformed surface of a recently cleaned canvas, or a pentimenti that suggests a painting beneath a painting, art at the museum is never static: it moves, expands, and takes on new meanings with each rotation, with each new interaction.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Girls Outside the Box: "Codes of Gender" - CANCELED DUE TO ILLNESS

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

“Codes of Gender” explores how the use of the body in advertising influences ideas about masculinity and femininity. What does it mean to be a girl in 2014? Women experience gender-based discrimination and violence, and are bombarded with negative messages about not living up to the female "ideal." Through film, activities and discussion, adolescent girls will explore gender roles and stereotypes and develop tools to successfully navigate the challenges of being a young woman in the 21st Century. Ages 13+.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Financial Aid Certification: Special Student Populations

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

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

Do you have students with unique circumstances? In this session, we will cover how to help at-risk and high-need students apply for financial aid. Special emphasis is placed on homelessness, undocumented students, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), students in DCFS care, and applying for Professional Judgment.

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

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Session 2 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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Animals of the World Show

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Animal Quest introduces us to a variety of mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, insects, and arachnids from around the world! Through an interactive, hands-on presentation, learn about the White-Nosed Coatimundi, the Flemish Giant Rabbit, the Patagonian Cavy, the skinny pig, the Chilean Rose-Haired Tarantula, the Pixie Frog, the Red-Footed Tortoise, the Albino Burmese Python, the Chinese Water Dragon, and the Severe Macaw. Best for ages 4+. Registration with Oak Park Public Library card necessary.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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