Barbie Club

Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Have a fab time celebrating everything Barbie. We provide a dream house, lots of fashions, accessories, horses, cars, and a choice of dolls and you simply bring your imagination. No registration.

First Floor - Storytime Room
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T-Rexplorers: Dinosaur Discovery

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hold dinosaur bones like the ones in museums? Or make a discovery like a Paleontologist? Hear all about it from an experienced fossil hunter and get your hands on actual dinosaur fossils! Best for ages 5+. Oak Park Public Library card required. Register beginning June 12. *Note, please register everyone attending, not just children.

Second Floor - Veterans Room
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May Artist: Robert K. Elder: "Rockers, Writers & Filmmakers"

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 12:00am

Before Robert K. Elder became an author and editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, he cut his teeth as arts photographer in the 1990s. Slinging a Pentax K1000 camera with a broken light meter, Elder found himself photographing artists such as U2, Pearl Jam, Beck, Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Marilyn Manson, Rage Against the Machine and Sarah McLachlan. The young photographer's odyssey led him to take portraits of writers such as Neil Gaiman, Ken Kesey, Studs Terkel and filmmaker Oliver Stone, who had just published his first novel.

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Words on Wednesday: "The Optimist’s Daughter"

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Set in the South, this story explores class, death and values through the conflict between Laurel, a middle-aged daughter of a judge, and her stepmother Fay. Join us to discuss this Pulitzer-Prize winning novel.

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

Second Floor - Book Discussion Room


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