Instructors from Terra Incognito will help you make your own clay masterpiece! Best for ages 5+. Registration necessary.
Each month the aMAZEing Art program displays the work of a local artist providing inspiration for our community. In addition to sharing her artwork with us, Cheryl Ann Spran will host a Family Program - Painting with Pastels on Saturday, March 21. Learn more and register now at http://oppl.org/calendar
Conducting condominium board/association business.
The Oak Park Area Arts Council has asked Tieshka Smith to present her "Introduction to Grant Writing" Workshop for the public on Friday, Feb. 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Small Meeting Room.
This session is designed to provide participants with a helpful roadmap on how to plan and write competitive program or project grants. By the end of the workshop, participants will have the tools to:
-Identify appropriate sources of funding support
-Document community need for a proposal program
-Document the important aspects of their program's design
The Oak Park Friends will be discussing Parker Palmer's "A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life".
This class is designed for two year olds with caregiver support. Two year olds are learning how to sit, listen and interact with the storyteller, and often still need assistance from caregivers to feel successful. Longer books and imaginative games are paired with more complex stories and rhymes to reinforce at home. Limit: 25. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.
Board of Library Trustees: Regular Meeting - open to the public
Rebecca Folsom writes inspiring tales of human heartbreak, redemption, and freedom, and she shares those songs with exquisite intimacy in her solo acoustic performances. She has performed on BBC Radio and Television in Northern Ireland; on Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, Opryland, and Tin Pan South stages; and at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in her home state of Colorado. Her latest CD, "Reunion," is a fusion of songs, paintings, and poetry that Boulder Magazine described as "achingly beautiful."
Using a biographical and historical approach, Dr. Rima Lunin Schultz, Oak Park historian of social movements and women's history, argues that concrete social justice concerns, rather than abstract idealism or popularly held sentimental notions of motherhood and woman's nature, motivated three American peacemakers: Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), Jane Addams (1860-1935), and Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962).
Join us at Maze to read and discuss mysteries, mostly detective mysteries, in both series and non-series form. Bring your lunch if you wish. Cookies and coffee served along with great discussions. This month's book is The Alienist by Caleb Carr.
Copies of The Alienist will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.