The Oak Park Photorama Series: Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 12:00am

Oak Park photographer Mary Vostal has created a photographic walk down the streets of this architecturally rich area of Oak Park. Homes are documented with historical information when available. All photos were taken in the winter/spring of 2012 and each block shows the homes morphed together presenting one view of the entire block. A reception for Mary Vostal will be Thursday, April 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery is open seven days a week during regular library hours.

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November Artist Lindsay Olson: "Manufactured River"

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 12:00am

Oak Park Artist Lindsay Olson interviewed scientists, engineers and operators at the world’s largest waste water treatment plant in Stickney, Illinois, to learn the real story about water in a dense urban area. Her art exhibit, "Manufactured River" is a celebration of this live-saving service most of us take for granted.

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Reception and Program: Artist Lindsay Olson with "Manufactured River"

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Oak Park Artist Lindsay Olson who interviewed scientists, engineers and operators at the world’s largest waste water treatment plant in Stickney, Illinois, to learn the real story about water in a dense urban area. Her art exhibit, "Manufactured River" is a celebration of this live saving service most of us take for granted.

The exhibit continues in the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery through Nov. 29. The gallery is open seven days a week during regular library hours.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

My First Storytime

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am

For babies up to 15 months, with a caregiver. Boost your baby's brain power with simple board books, engaging props, fun rhymes, singing and socializing. This class develops enriched language skills, builds and early love of reading, and connects you with your little one.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Southern Fiction: The Invention of Wings

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at Maze to take a wonderful journey back to our Southern roots!Whether you are from the South and want to go back or if you've always wanted to live there, these books will satisfy that yearning with stories of the history and bravery that many of us wonder if we possess. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.Will wings help these four women break free from their lives in Charleston, South Carolina?

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - The survivors club: the secrets...

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Each second of the day, someone in America faces a crisis, whether it's a car accident, violent crime, serious illness, or financial trouble. Given the inevitability of adversity, we all wonder: Who beats the odds and who surrenders? Why do some people bounce back and others give up? How can I become the kind of person who survives and thrives? The Survivors Club by author Ben Sherwood reveals the hidden side of survival and gives a much needed edge when adversity strikes. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Truth Is Stranger: Nothing to Envy - RESCHEDULED

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Maze Branch Library will be closed due to extreme weather Tuesday, Jan. 28. The Nothing to Envy discussion will take place Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 pm.

This months' book is Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick.Following the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years, Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime in the world today.

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch

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