My Story Matters: Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, February 9, 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.

Second Floor - Veterans Room

Words on Wednesday: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

A moving tale of an inner-city Newark kid who made it to Yale University, yet succumbed to old demons and economic realities. Join us to discuss this compelling story by bestselling author, Jeff Hobbs.
Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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aMAZEing Art: Tom Javorcic

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 12:00am

Each month, the aMAZEing Art program displays the work of an artist in the Maze Branch Library, providing inspiration for our community. Some artists also lead programs that give an insight into their creative process.

The work of Tom Javorcic will be on display at the Maze Branch Library through December.

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Civil War 150: Major General George Thomas

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Meet Major General George Henry Thomas and his wife to learn how a man born on a slave-holding plantation in Virginia became a graduate of West Point and later fought for the U.S. Army in the Mexican-American War. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Thomas did not resign his commission in the U.S. Army. His decision to remain loyal to the Union created a deep rift with his family, one that would not heal in his lifetime.

Pleasant Home - Oak Park
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Oak Park Concert Chorale: Early Music Choral Fest

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 12:00am

Oak Park Concert Chorale Director Paul Lindblad hosts a two-part Early Music Choral Fest for singers who are interested in the experience of singing madrigals, cannons and other early choral music. Session I runs from 10 a.m. to Noon, followed by a short public performance in the library. Singers can bring lunch or go out for lunch on their own between noon and 1:30 p.m. Session II is open only to those singers who attended the morning session. Session II runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. followed by a public performance. Free and open to the public. No experience required.

Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Birds of the World

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Tony and Jette Castro have traveled to many countries on their birding adventures. They'll regale us with stories and photographs of a variety of the world's birds...warblers, jays, raptors and woodpeckers are among the species they'll present.

Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Resumes and Cover Letters for Your First Job

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

What do you list as "experience" when you don't have any? This workshop will give participants a thorough overview of the basic building blocks needed to construct a resume, how to describe your skills, and what will help you stand out to employers.

Presented by Cosette Deal from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. The session is designed especially for high school students and recent graduates.

Third Floor - Computer Classroom


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