Sign the Declaration

Visit the Idea Box Feb. 4 through Feb. 26 to read, hear and sign the Declaration for the Right to Libraries. This first-of-its-kind petition drive to support all that libraries offer their local communities is happening across the U.S. It involves libraries collecting signatures to present to Congress during National Library Legislative Day activities in Washington, D.C., on May 5-6. Sign the Declaration and be a part of this historic event!

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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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Online Job Search 101

Learn to use the Internet to find and apply for jobs. Topics include features of major job searching sites as well as formatting choices and tools for resumes.
To attend: must be familiar with basic Internet Explorer functions and have valid email address.

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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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