Oak Parkers: A Portrait of a Villageexhibit by Eileen Molony will be on display at the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery from Sept. 2-29. Oak Parkers is a series of 52 images that capture who and what Oak Park is but could be Anywhere, USA, according to Molony, an Oak Park resident herself.
Newly restored paintings by Oak Park artist Reginald Mars (1901-1973) featuring sports activities will be on display in the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery in August. Originally installed in Ridgeland Common in 1968, these paintings depict sporting events within the community and were commissioned around 1962 when local architect Jack Barclay designed the building at Ridgeland Common. As time passed and the facilities were remodeled, the paintings were eventually put in storage.
Join us as we explore the science behind some of our favorite superhero characters. Then, do activities and crafts related to their stories. Ages 8+. Register beginning July 16.
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.
Learn the importance of first impressions, and how to present yourself to the potential employer. We will review tips and techniques to help you prepare for job interviews. Presenter: Presenter: Eileen Vesey, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.
Artist/photographers Kari Neuliep, Bryan Northup and Jerry Olejniczak will have an exhibit of photographs titled "TRESPASS: Exploring Urban Decay" in the Library Gallery in 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. in the Library Gallery.
Ten sculptors, including Margot McMahon from Oak Park, worked with Chicago Sculpture International and the Chicago Park District to keep dead trees from being removed by sculpting them. McMahon suspended 13 flying song birds and perched an owl on her Jackson Park tree along Lake Shore Drive south of 57th Street. These sculptures are supported by Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and the City of Chicago to bring attention to the number of trees expected to die over the next few years.
For children with special needs and a caregiver. This program is designed for kids who may have a hard time sitting still or focusing in big groups. Stories, songs, and movement activities will be included. Best for ages 3+.
The library's 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) film festival highlights some of the best in independent film making. Films run four consecutive Sundays in September and October, starting at 2 pm in the Main Library Veterans Room.
Sept. 21 - "Zenne Dancer" (2012) 99 min. Turkey. Winner of the Antalya Golden Orange and Nuremberg film festivals, "Zenne Dancer" tells the story of a trio of gay men, whose different perspectives on gay culture in conservative Turkey tell a poignant and emotional story.
You are invited to join your neighbors, friends, and to video chat with author Joshua Foer as we celebrate connections weve all made. Lets talk about our first communitys reading experience, play memory games, and enjoy brain-boosting foods.