Words on Wednesday: "The Sun Also Rises" by Hemingway

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Journey with Oak Park local, Ernest Hemingway to 1920s Paris and Spain, visiting cafes, fishing in streams, and witnessing the running of the bulls. Traveling with a cast of characters, Hemingway gives us a glimpse into the lives of "the lost generation."

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Words on Wednesday: "Americanah"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, Chimananda Ngozi Adiche's, Americanah , explores the experiences of culture shock, lost love, hardships, and racism of a well-educated Nigerian immigrant, Ifemelu, in America.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Intermediate Word

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 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: 
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
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Practice ACT Test

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice ACT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. Students will learn what to expect in a test-like environment and 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, October 11.

Students should bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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FAFSA Completion Workshop

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in for help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Bring your tax forms and sit down at a computer. A financial aid professional will be available to answer any financial aid questions and help you complete your FAFSA at no charge.

You will need the following information about the student and parents (for dependent students):

* Social Security Number or Alien Registration Number if student is not a US citizen.

Location: 
Third Floor - Computer Classroom

Seminar: Tips for Submitting Online Job Applications

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Did you know that online job applications are used as a screening tool for employers? Learn what to watch out for, how to answer questions, and techniques for completing online applications. Presenter: Eileen Vesey, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Teen Freestyle Friday

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

You're so talented, you deserve an audience. Bring your poems, songs, stand-up comedy, or just yourself. Come out and show us what you can do!! Or sit back and prepared to be amazed.

Food and drinks provided. Teens only.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Teen Freestyle Friday

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

You're so talented, you deserve an audience. Bring your poems, songs, stand-up comedy, or just yourself. Come out and show us what you can do!! Or sit back and prepared to be amazed.

Food and drinks provided. Teens only.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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