Free Music Event: Grupo Cha Cha

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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.

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First Floor - Community Space
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CANCELED - An evening with Rick Kogan, Elizabeth Berg, and Alex Kotlowitz

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

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.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Applications close for Teen Summer Volunteer Program

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 5:00pm

Calling all Oak Park teens ages 13 through 18 who want to build skills, engage talents, and give back to the community this summer. Come create, perform, and help others!

From April 3 through May 3, learn more and apply online for the library's Teen Summer Volunteer Program at oppl.org/teens.

Program runs June 8 through July 25.

For more information, contact Rachael Bild, Teen Services Librarian, at 708.452.3471 and rbild@oppl.org

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