View historical painter Kay Smith's collection of Ernest Hemingway-related paintings in the Art Gallery through July 29. The exhibit, titled "Hemingway in Water Color -- from his own words" can be seen daily during regular library hours. A reception for Kay Smith will be Saturday, July 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. The artist will speak about her work at 3 p.m.
The Book Bike visits the Ryan Farrelly Apartments June 27, July 25 and August 22, weather permitting.
Open play, all ages, all skill levels.
The Oak Park Photography Clubs meets twice monthly on the second and fourth Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Main Library. All skill levels are welcome. Photographers share digital images most of the meetings; some meetings are reserved for print night.
For more information, contact Debby Preiser, 708, 697-6915.
Bang out beats and show off your rhymes! Or just come to listen and celebrate what we've recorded this summer.
Teens who have been accepted as part of the summer drop-in volunteer program will meet to complete tasks to support the library's service to the community.
Join French Conversation Hour to keep up your French language skills through open conversation with other French speakers. Whether you speak enough to hold a basic conversation or you can rattle off long stories, all are welcome. No class, no formal lesson--just practice for current French speakers.
Join film historian Doug Deuchler for a screening of Kiss Me, Kate, the 1953 MGM film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name. Inspired by Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, it tells the tale of musical theater actors, Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi, who were once married and are now performing opposite of each other in the roles of Petruchio and Katherine in a Broadway-bound musical version of William Shakespeare's play.
All are welcome to join a group of avid readers who meet to discuss books while they knit and crochet blankets and scarves to donate to various charities. No knitting experience needed.
July's featured reader is Nathan Beauchamp. Check out his website: Official Author Page
The No-Shush Salon is a monthly open mic for all creative types who want to share their latest creative endeavors! Share your poetry, prose, music, dance--anything creative--in under 10 minutes.
This event is cancelled.
Celebrate the program's close with a special panel discussion featuring author and Columbia College professor emeritus George Bailey; journalist, Columbia College professor, author, and filmmaker Stan West; author and Chicago State University assistant professor of history Dr. Lionel Kimble; and Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Roosevelt University professor John Fountain.
Join us for an interactive film screening of 10 Things I Hate About You (97 minutes), which is a retelling of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. We'll supply props, hijinx, and popcorn; you'll bring your enthusiasm and energy.
This film screening is a collaboration with Oak Park Festival Theatre, which will present the stage play The Taming of the Shrew in Austin Gardens July 23-August 27.
Conversation Cafe: Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County
Cool off and unwind with some adult coloring. We'll provide the snacks and supplies, you provide the fun. Participants are also welcome to bring their own supplies.
Find more adult and teen coloring sessions sessions with the Color Me Relaxed series at Dole Branch:
- Wednesday, June 8, 6 pm
- Wednesday, July 13, 6 pm
- Wednesday, August 10, 6 pm
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Library programs and classes are often photographed and/or recorded for promotional purposes. Please let us know if you prefer not to be photographed or videotaped. Your name (and your child’s name) will never be used without your written consent.