LinkedIn 101

Learn to set up your account and connect with other professionals in your industry. To attend: must be familiar with basic Internet Explorer functions. This class is hands-on using wireless laptops. You may bring your laptop if you prefer. First-come, first-seated.

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Open Gaming

Kick back and play a video game or two. Teens only.

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Open Gaming

Kick back and play a video game or two. Teens only.

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Author Jeanne Nolan: "From the Ground Up"

Meet Jeanne Nolan, author of "From the Ground Up: A Food Growers Education, in Life, Love and Movement That's Changing the Nation." Nolan has designed and cultivated more than 650 farms and food gardens in and around Chicago. She is the designer and project manager for The Edible Gardens at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo, part of the nationwide initiative urging us to change the way we think about our food. The Book Table will sell books.

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Artist Reception:

Meet artist/photographers Artist/photographers Kari Neuliep, Bryan Northup and Jerry Olejniczak who have an exhibit of photographs titled "TRESPASS: Exploring Urban Decay" in the Library Gallery through July. The gallery is open seven days a week during regular library hours.

A reception for the artists will be Sunday, July 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

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Practice ACT Test-FULL REGISTRATION

High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length (about 3.5 hours) 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.

All openings for this event have been filled. But feel free to sign up for the wait list, and we will notify you if any spots become available.

Students should bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.

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January Artist: Beth Ryza

Oak Park Artist Beth Ryza will display paintings in an exhibit titled "Flower Power" from Jan. 2 through Jan. 29 at the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery. The Gallery is open seven days a week during regular library hours.

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Created Equal Panel Discussion: What Did It Take to Integrate Oak Park Schools?

Join Robert Giles, Galen Gockel and Marion Hogenboom to learn how 45 Oak Park citizens came together in the 1970s to create a plan to successfully integrate Oak Park's elementary schools. Giles wrote his EdD dissertation on this plan after attending dozens of school board meetings and citizen committee meetings. Gockel recognized that Oak Park's elementary school district was not prepared for the pending in-migration of African-American children to what was in 1971 an all-white and very conservative town.

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Created Equal Panel Discussion: Why Oak Park Needs a Housing Center in 2014

Join Rob Breymaier, Executive Director of the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, along with Morgan Davis, Executive Director of the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance, and former Housing Center Board President Glenn Brewer, to learn the crucial role the Housing Center still plays today in Oak Park.

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Local Author Kathryn Atwood: "Code Name Pauline"

Celebrate Women's History Month! Learn about one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters when local author Kathryn Atwood shares stories from the book, "Code Name Pauline." Pearl Witherington, age 29, parachuted into France to aid the French Resistance as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) in September, 1943. Eventually, she rose to command 3,500 French Resistance fighters. This book contains never-before-published photographs from Pearl's personal collection.

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