Word for Beginners

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Get to know Word 2007 in this beginners-level class. If you have basic computer skills and want to type a letter, resume, fax, or list, we will get you started on this mighty word processing program.
To attend: must have basic computer skills.

Location: 
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
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Girls Outside the Box: "A Girl's Life"

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

"A Girl's Life" explores 21st Century challenges for teen girls including bullying, social stress and media messages. What does it mean to be a girl in 2014? Women experience gender-based discrimination and violence, and are bombarded with negative messages about not living up to the female "ideal." Through film, activities and discussion, adolescent girls will explore gender roles and stereotypes and develop tools to successfully navigate the challenges of being a young woman in the 21st Century. Ages 13+.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Magic Workshop

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

You can be a magician! The Chicago chapter of the Society of American Magicians will present an astounding show, then teach kids the basics of conjuring. For ages 6+. Register beginning September 13.

Location: 
First Floor - Storytime Room
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Oak Park Writers Read!

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Members of OPWG will read selections of their original works including poetry, short stories, and essays. The group includes novice writers as well as published authors. This year Chicago poet Al DeGenova, author of "A Good Hammer" as well as publisher and editor of the literary/arts journal, "After Hours," will appear as a guest reader.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Senior SoundBoard: Thrive - A Holiday Survivors Guide

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

What is the status of homeless in Oak Park and west Cook County today? How can we continue to be involved as a community to support those in housing crisis? Congregational Liaison for PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) Mandy Gwaf (AmeriCorps) will come to give a talk about the new programs available for those people in need of shelter and resources.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Senior SoundBoard: PADS-Charity to Change

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

What is the status of homeless in Oak Park and west Cook County today? How can we continue to be involved as a community to support those in housing crisis? Congregational Liaison for PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) Mandy Gwaf (AmeriCorps) will come to give a talk about the new programs available for those people in need of shelter and resources.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Seed Hunting Workshop with Grow Studio

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Get in touch with our natural surroundings as Grow Studio takes us on a seed hunt at the library! Track down and learn how to identify the variety of seeds found just outside our doors. Then make a living piece of art by designing a seed quilt patch to plant at home. Ages 6+. Registration with Oak Park Public Library card necessary.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Adult Improv Workshop

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve your quick-thinking skills? Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy. All skill levels welcome. Warning: hilarity will ensue...

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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