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.
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.
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.
The Book Bike visits Wonder Works Children's Museum during their Nature and Science program, weather permitting. This week's theme is "Bugs in Summer." Community members are encouraged to stop by and see what the Book Bike is all about! Learn more about Oak Park's Book Bike.
Meet Oak Park artist Paul Neumann at a reception for his solo exhibit, MADE MANIFEST. The exhibit will be on display in the Main Library Art Gallery through August 30.
Neumann examines the illusions of history through collage and spatial investigation. He is interested in abstracted historical narratives. His first solo exhibition is about the interplay of things, people, and places. Where do protagonists go when they feel lost? How do objects gain meaning? MADE MANIFEST is an exhibition of visual questions.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, adult African-Americans are 20 percent more likely to report serious psychological distress than adult whites. This made-for-TV movie depicts the story of Paulie Cooper, a former medical student who becomes ill with paranoid schizophrenia.
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.
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.