Through a multimedia experience combining footage from the Historical Society's Tale of the Tombstones Cemetery Walk, which focused on the Civil War with live re-enactors portraying Oak Park citizens, hear first-person tales from Oak Park citizens.
Each month the aMAZEing Art program displays the work of a local artist providing inspiration for our community. In addition to sharing his artwork with us, Daniel Fliehler will host a program - Basics of Nature Photography on Wednesday, April 22 at 7 pm. Learn more at http://oppl.org/calendar
High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice SAT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. Students will learn what to expect in a test-like environment and will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.
Space is limited, so registration is required. Registration begins Saturday, March 14.
Students should bring two No. 2 pencils and a calculator.
Remember those marvelous performers who delighted audiences in nightclubs, theaters, and Hollywood films from the 1950s to the 1970s.
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 female 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 the Family Stone of Latin bands because of their gender and ethnic diversity.
If you like to knit, scrapbook, sew, or pursue some other craft, you probably have plenty of "leftovers." Why not trade those things you no longer use for "new to you" materials?
To celebrate Money Smart Week, crafters are invited to bring craft supplies in good condition to the Main Library Lobby on Saturday mornings, April 11 and 18, between 10 a.m. and noon. Donors will receive a coupon good to redeem for "new to you" materials at the Craft Supply Swap on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Panel discussion on federal background checks for gun owners/purchasers.
Children's Lit Submission Fest: Bring your polished children's book manuscripts or illustrations, laptops, list of publishers, notes, envelopes and stamps (or email addresses) and meet up to encourage one another as we research publishing houses and write submission letters. Some folks might venture out to a local watering hole after to celebrate and socialize.
DUE TO A FAMILY EMERGENCY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Please contact Debby Preiser at 708.697.6915 to arrange for your ticket refund. The library and American Writers Museum will determine if and when the event will be rescheduled.
Proceeds were to benefit the Oak Park Public Library and the creation of the American Writers Museum, set to open in Chicago in 2016 as the nation's first museum dedicated to celebrating American writers and their influence on our history, our identity, our culture, and our daily lives.
Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Annual Meeting