Weird Science Summer School Edition

Weird Science: A Science Fair For Adults is back! Wishing to create a baking soda volcano, or potato clock? Get that middle school redemption you always wanted by participating in "Weird Science," our adult science fair. Space is limited for scientists so register your experiment starting May 10. All science lovers 21+ welcome as spectators.

This event is 21+ with cash bar.

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Curbside Splendor Pop-Up Book Fair

Curbside Splendor's Annual Pop-Up Book Fair moves to Oak Park. Meet and browse the works of Chicago area's finest independent publishers. The afternoon will include readings, writing, and family friendly fun.

Pop-Up Book Fair special guest panels:

Noon - Conversation with Chris Ware and Hilary Chute, presented by 57th Street Books
1 pm - Local author William Hazelgrove reads from his book, The Pitcher. Q & A to follow. 2 pm - The Fictional Ernest Hemingway, presented by Don Evans of Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

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Words + Music: a Pop-Up Book Fair After-Party

Curbside Splendor's WORDS + MUSIC pops up at Oak Park Public Library. Enjoy readings from Curbside authors, live music, and bookish camaraderie, plus a cash bar. 21+

Words by :
Susan Lanier (author of The Game We Play)
Bill Hillmann (author of The Old Neighborhood)
Daniela Olszewska (author of Citizen J)
James Tadd Adcox (author of Does Not Love)

Music by: Paul Cary

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Audiovisual Information & Discussion Group (AVID)

Professional librarians networking group meeting.

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Maze Nonfiction Book Discussion: 1776

Join us at Maze to discuss 1776 by David McCullough. 1776 tells two gripping stories: how a group of squabbling, disparate colonies became the United States, and how the British Empire tried to stop them. A story with a cast of amazing characters from George III to George Washington, this exhilarating book is one of the great pieces of historical narrative.
Copies of 1776 will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion.Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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Maze Nonfiction Book Discussion:Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science o

Join us at Maze to discuss Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer.This book records Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory.

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The Mysterious History of England : The Queen’s Head

Join us at Maze to discuss The Queen’s Head by Edward Marston. 1588, the year of the Spanish Armada, is a time of terror and triumph, not just for Queen Elizabeth and her court but for the whole of England. The turmoil is reflected in its theatres like London’s “The Queen’s Head” where Lord Westfield’s Men perform. The scene there grows even more tumultuous when one of the actors is murdered by a mysterious stranger during a brawl and Nicholas Bracewell starts to investigate.

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The Mysterious History of England: Dissolution

This month's mystery is Dissolution by C. J. Sansom. Henry VIII has ordered the dissolution of the monasteries. At the monastery of Scarnsea, events have spiraled out of control with the murder of the king’s commissioner and Matthew Shardlake, a lawyer, is sent to investigate.
Copies of Dissolution will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. This book discussion is part of our lunchtime series "The Mysterious History of England" Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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Exam Cram

Your spot at a quiet table has been reserved. Stop by starting May 19 and ask for space to study alone or with a group. Brain fuel will periodically be provided.

New! Lemonade & Popcorn Stand:
Main Library Veterans Room
Tuesday, May 27
6-7 pm

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Exam Cram

Your spot at a quiet table has been reserved. Stop by starting May 19 and ask for space to study alone or with a group. Brain fuel will periodically be provided.

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