The Business of Humanity: Starting a Social Enterprise, Part 1 of 3

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Find your business niche and make a difference! Join us for a three-part series of weekly business start-up gatherings to be held in the Main Library Lobby.

As enterprises like Tom's Shoes, Ashoka, Ten Thousand Villages, Warby Parker and others are solving problems and changing the system, learn how to create entrepreneurial businesses with social impact.

Part 1: Starting a Business in Illinois
Oct. 15, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Presenter: Melissa Brown, Executive Director, Joseph Center, Illinois Small Business Development Center

Location: 
First Floor - Community Space
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Ebook Boot Camp

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Learn how to check out ebooks from the library's two ebook platforms, 3M and Overdrive! To attend: you must bring your current Oak Park Public Library card and PIN number.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Steckman School of Music African Drum Workshop

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Come hear the Steckman Studio of Music Saturday African Drum Class, OutLoud, perform traditional rhythms, from Guinea, West Africa, as part of an African Drum Workshop on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Scoville Park Stage, corner of Oak Park Avenue and Lake Street. This workshop by Steckman Studio of Music African Drum Class is part of the Humanity 101 series hosted by the Oak Park Public Library. This event is free and open to all ages! In case of rain or inclement weather, the Drum Workshop will move to the Community Space in the Main Library Lobby, 834 Lake Street.

Location: 
Scoville Park
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So You Want to Be a Tutor? (Session 4 of 4)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Get certified as a tutor! In collaboration with Triton College, we're offering a free, four-part training course in tutoring and mentoring to interested teens and adults.

The training is nationally accredited in cooperation with the College Reading and Learning Association. It covers topics from active listening to ethics and will benefit new and experienced tutors alike.

After completing 10 hours of training and at least 25 hours of tutoring, you may qualify for certification that will be recognized by colleges and other agencies.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Block Party!

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Calling all budding engineers! Use our brand new wooden unit blocks to build whatever your imagination can come up with, from zoos to skyscrapers and everything else. Block play helps kids gain important math skills like counting, shapes, weight, volume, spatial skills, grouping and sorting as well as improve hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills. Building also lets kids practice their storytelling and narrative skills, which are important for early literacy. No registration. All ages.

Location: 
First Floor - Storytime Room
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Read & Reflect: "Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey"

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In this month's selection, fans of the series "Downton Abbey" will be lured in by a peek into the British aristocracy. Through diaries, letters, photographs and more, the author and current resident of Highclere Castle (where the series is filmed), the Countess of Carnarvon takes us on a journey through one family's history. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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So You Want to Be a Tutor? (Session 1 of 4)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Get certified as a tutor! In collaboration with Triton College, we're offering a free, four-part training course in tutoring and mentoring to interested teens and adults.

The training is nationally accredited in cooperation with the College Reading and Learning Association. It covers topics from active listening to ethics and will benefit new and experienced tutors alike.

After completing 10 hours of training and at least 25 hours of tutoring, you may qualify for certification that will be recognized by colleges and other agencies.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Register

Mysterious History of England: Full Dark House

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us to discuss Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler. A present-day bombing rips through London and claims the life of
eighty-year-old detective Arthur Bryant. For his partner John May, it
means the end of a partnership that lasted over half-a-century and an
eerie echo back to the Blitz of World War II when they first met. This
is the first in the Bryant & May series.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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