Doctor Who Anniversary Party

Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Fans of all ages are invited to celebrate the Doctor's 50th anniversary with us! The fun includes an episode screening courtesy of BBC Home Entertainment, button making, a costume contest, Doctor Who games of all sorts, and snacks. Are you ready to write your name in Gallifreyan? Want to try your hand at some trivia? Join us and meet lots of like-minded Whovians. Best for ages 7 and up. No registration.

Second Floor - Veterans Room

Author Simon Winchester: "The Men Who United the States"

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

The acclaimed New York Times best-selling author of "Atlantic" and "the Professor and the Madman," delivers his first book about America: A fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect and bond the citizenry and georgraphy of the U.S.A. from its beginnings.

Tickets are $10. Each ticket may be redeemed on the night of the event for $10 off the cover price of "The Men Who United the States."

Unity Temple - Oak Park

StoryWalk at Cheney Mansion

Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 12:00am

In collaboration with the Park District of Oak Park, the Oak Park Public Library StoryWalk® at Cheney Mansion features "Oh, No!" by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann.

The month-long event kicks off with an opening reception and refreshments on Saturday, Sept. 7, and runs through Oct. 5 (whenever the grounds are open) at the Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park.

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BFFs: Best Friends Forever

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 12:00am

November's aMAZEing artist, Steve Fisher, will display portraits of library patrons' pets! This heartwarming display will be on exhibit through the end of the month.

To particpate: Submit your request with a digital image of you and your pet to Steve will select 20 images to paint. All submissions must be received by Sunday, Sept 1.

Learn more about Art in the Library

Maze Branch
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Anniversary After-hours Party

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Enjoy concerts, an in-the-library Instagram scavenger hunt, complimentary treats, sweets and cash bar for wine and beer. First concert begins at 7:15 p.m. with The Boogers playing rock and roll for kids, followed by R-Gang specializing in Motown and Rhythm & Blues at 8:15 p.m.

Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Parent Workshop: Creatively Overcoming Communication Barriers

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Is communication challenging for your child with special needs? Join Oak Park speech-language pathologist Dr. Jill E. Senner and our own Shelley Harris for a show and tell workshop highlighting creative adaptations for communication, especially in areas difficult for augmentative communication users, such as in the pool, garden, bed and more. Dr. Senner, founder of Technology and Language Center, Inc., has almost 20 years of experience working with with children with complex communication needs. Register beginning October 7.

First Floor - Storytime Room
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