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.
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
Kids and their caregivers are invited to the Oak Park Arms to hear stories and make patriotic crafts to celebrate the Olympics with seniors. Studies have shown that kids and older adults benefit from intergenerational connections, and it's fun for all! Best for ages 3+. Registration of children and caregivers necessary.
NOTE: This event will be held at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302.
Open play, all ages, all skill levels.
In Los Angeles of the late 1940s, Easy Rawlins, a black war veteran, has lost his job when a man walks in offering good money if he will simply locate a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs. This book won several awards for best first novel.
Detection by Daylight is devoted to reading and discussing detective mysteries in series and non-series form. Bring your lunch (if you like), enjoy cookies and coffee on us, and engage in great discussions. Titles are available at Maze Branch one month before the discussion.
Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve
your quick-thinking skills? Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy.
All skill levels welcome. Warning: hilarity will ensue...
A writers' group for adult and teen fiction writers of all types and genres. Bring your lunch, your words to share, and your words yet to be written. If you're new, bring a bit of flash fiction you are proud of (1,000 words or less) to introduce yourself to the group.
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.
Open game play on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Bring your own board games, or just bring yourself.
Hooray for beach days! Join us for this aquatic-themed storytime, filled with swimmingly wonderful songs, dancing, and crafting. Watch out for sharks! Best for ages 3+.
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