Steckman School of Music African Drum Workshop

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Come hear the Steckman Studio of Music Saturday African Drum Class, OutLoud, perform traditional rhythms, from Guinea, West Africa, as part of an African Drum Workshop on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Scoville Park Stage, corner of Oak Park Avenue and Lake Street. This workshop by Steckman Studio of Music African Drum Class is part of the Humanity 101 series hosted by the Oak Park Public Library. This event is free and open to all ages! In case of rain or inclement weather, the Drum Workshop will move to the Community Space in the Main Library Lobby, 834 Lake Street.

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Scoville Park
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So You Want to Be a Tutor? (Session 4 of 4)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Get certified as a tutor! In collaboration with Triton College, we're offering a free, four-part training course in tutoring and mentoring to interested teens and adults.

The training is nationally accredited in cooperation with the College Reading and Learning Association. It covers topics from active listening to ethics and will benefit new and experienced tutors alike.

After completing 10 hours of training and at least 25 hours of tutoring, you may qualify for certification that will be recognized by colleges and other agencies.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Register

Block Party!

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Calling all budding engineers! Use our brand new wooden unit blocks to build whatever your imagination can come up with, from zoos to skyscrapers and everything else. Block play helps kids gain important math skills like counting, shapes, weight, volume, spatial skills, grouping and sorting as well as improve hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills. Building also lets kids practice their storytelling and narrative skills, which are important for early literacy. No registration. All ages.

Location: 
First Floor - Storytime Room
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Read & Reflect: "Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey"

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In this month's selection, fans of the series "Downton Abbey" will be lured in by a peek into the British aristocracy. Through diaries, letters, photographs and more, the author and current resident of Highclere Castle (where the series is filmed), the Countess of Carnarvon takes us on a journey through one family's history. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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So You Want to Be a Tutor? (Session 1 of 4)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Get certified as a tutor! In collaboration with Triton College, we're offering a free, four-part training course in tutoring and mentoring to interested teens and adults.

The training is nationally accredited in cooperation with the College Reading and Learning Association. It covers topics from active listening to ethics and will benefit new and experienced tutors alike.

After completing 10 hours of training and at least 25 hours of tutoring, you may qualify for certification that will be recognized by colleges and other agencies.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Register

Mysterious History of England: Full Dark House

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us to discuss Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler. A present-day bombing rips through London and claims the life of
eighty-year-old detective Arthur Bryant. For his partner John May, it
means the end of a partnership that lasted over half-a-century and an
eerie echo back to the Blitz of World War II when they first met. This
is the first in the Bryant & May series.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Maze Mystery Discussion : Fer-de-Lance

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us to discuss Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout. As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-lance is among the most
dreaded snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to
Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he's getting dreadully close to
solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college
president. This is the first Nero Wolfe mystery.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Straight Talk About the N-Word with Dr. Neal Lester

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Like no other word in the English language, the N-word spawns leading news headlines particularly when celebrities utter it: comedian Michael Richards, Dog the Bounty Hunter, John Mayer, Mel Gibson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Barbara Walters, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, or Jesse Jackson, Sr. This word shows up in American childhood rhymes and ditties, in minstrel songs that are now popular Disney children’s songs and in commercial advertisements. It punctuates some rap songs, is euphemized, buried in mock funerals, and bleeped from media broadcasts.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

"UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry"

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Take a look into the phenomenon of UFOs and how governments the world over have dealt with sightings, speculation and controversy. Author and public speaker Richard Thieme will share information from "UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry" which he co-authored as part of the UFO History Group.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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