Illinois Regiments in the Civil War

Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn the important role that Illinois soldiers played in fighting for the Union in the Civil War. Civil War re-enactors Brian and Daniel Flora re-count the stories about the men from this state and the battles they fought to preserve the union. The Library offers this special program which includes photographs and lecture in collaboration with the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest.

Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Gallery Artists: Oak Park Photography Club

Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 12:00am

See photographs from more than 20 local photographers of the Oak Park Photography Club in the Library Gallery through September. The Gallery is open seven days a week during regular Library hours.

The Oak Park Photography Club, founded in January 2004, welcomes photographers of all skill levels to their meetings in the Oak Park Public Library on the second and fourth Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Gallery Artists: Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 12:00am

Oak Park artists Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes present “Multiplicity,” a new exhibit based on the geometry and patterning they have found in the residential architecture of Oak Park. The exhibit will be shown in the Oak Park Public Library Gallery from July 2 through July 30. This is the first two-person collaborative project between Burtonwood and Holmes since 2008. A reception for the artists will be Sunday, July 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Gallery at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street. The exhibit is open during regular library hours. The Library is closed July 4.

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Night Sky

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 12:00am

Join us for a constellation installation! We'll light up the Idea Box with a special touch wall that you can use to design your own constellation.

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R.A.W. (Real Art Work)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 12:00am

Local artists will be on exhibition as they create their artwork in Oak Park Public Library’s glass-walled Idea Box. The RAW (Real Art Work) exhibit will be at the Main Library May 29 through June 15 during regular library hours. All RAW artwork will be available for purchase at the closing reception on Saturday, June 16 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

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