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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Lyric Opera Lecture: "Tosca"

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn about the Lyric Opera's production of "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini from an experienced Lyric Opera lecturer.

A fiery diva, the rebel artist who claims her heart, and the sadistic police chief before whom all Rome trembles — for more than a hundred years, audiences have watched and listened spellbound as the cat-and-mouse game between Tosca and Scarpia plays to its deadly conclusion. Will she submit to his lust to save her lover from the firing squad?

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Food, Glorious Food Film Series

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join Oak Park Film Historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six delicious films w hich focus on food, cooking and eating. See "The Chef," a 2014 film in which a chef loses his job in a posh restaurant, then opens a food truck while piecing back together his estranged family. 114 minutes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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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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