Civil War: Leslie Goddard portrays " Civil War Nurse Clara Barton"

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Clara Barton earned fame as the first woman to serve as a nurse on the front lines of a battlefield. This first-person program presented by Leslie Goddard introduces Barton as a tireless worker who faced remarkable challenges in her quest to care for wounded soldiers. Learn about the medical conditions during the American Civil War and about the courage required for a woman who dared to brave the war’s front lines.

Want to learn more? Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War by Stephen B. Oates (1995) is recommended.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Score

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

This program will provide outreach services and mentoring to local businesses on behalf of score.org.

Location: 
First Floor - Community Space
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Score

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

This program will provide outreach services and mentoring to local businesses on behalf of score.org.

Location: 
First Floor - Community Space
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Score

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

This program will provide outreach services and mentoring to local businesses on behalf of score.org.

Location: 
First Floor - Community Space
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My Story Matters: Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Clients of PADS and community members are invited to a weekly writing workshop, Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Main Library. Library staff and people from PADS will lead the group in writing exercises to share stories and experiences. Refreshments will be served

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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My Story Matters: Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Clients of PADS and community members are invited to a weekly writing workshop, Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Main Library. Library staff and people from PADS will lead the group in writing exercises to share stories and experiences. Refreshments will be served

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Rima Lunin Schultz; Women's History

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Rima Schultz, former director of the Jane Addams Hull House, will present a lecture on the historic Congress of Women and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

This program is a collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Oak Park & River Forest and the Oak Park Public Library.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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