Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Girls Outside the Box

'Codes of Gender' is the third film in the 'Girls Outside the Box' series. This film explores the role of gender in our everyday lives and how the use of advertising influences ideas about masculinity and femininity.

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Girls Outside the Box

What does it mean to be a girl in 2014? Women experience gender-based discrimination and violence, and are bombarded with negative messages about not living up to the female 'ideal.' Through films, activities and discussion, adolescent girls will explore gender roles, stereotypes and develop some tools to successfully navigate through the challenges of being a young woman in the 21st Century.

The movie, 'A Girl's Life' explores today's challenges for teen girls, including bullying, social stress and media messages. Please join us for this powerful film.

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Oak Park Tax Talk with Ali ElSaffar

Join us for a discussion on affordable taxes after retirement. Oak Park Township assessor Ali ElSaffar will address the issue of rising taxes and how best to avoid the financial liabilities. This special community conversation is open for all to attend.

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Robot Storytime & Craft

Calling all androids...Join Ms. Jenny & Mr. Ian for robot-themed stories, with a fun craft to follow. Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto! Best for ages 3+.

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Superhero Science

Join us as we explore the science behind some of our favorite superhero characters, and create tools and gadgets similar to the ones they use in their stories. Ages 8+. Register beginning July 16.

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Yarns & Yarn

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.

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Yarns & Yarn

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.

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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - Home Game

When author Michael Lewis became a father, he decided to keep a written record of what happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. Feeling like a stranger in a strange land, he often felt puzzled at the gap between what he thought he should be feeling and what he actually felt. While he expected to be overcome by joy, he often felt puzzled; expecting to feel worried over a child's illness or behavior, instead he often felt indifferent.

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Read & Reflect - Moonwalking with Einstein

If experience is the sum of our memories and wisdom the sum of experience, what does it mean that we've supplanted our own natural memory with a vast superstructure of technological crutches? It means we are in danger of losing our imagination, creativity, and identities. After a year of memory training, author Joshua Fore learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by Medieval scholars to memorize entire books.

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Brown Bag - Decoded

The top-secret Chinese intelligence agency Unit 701 has one purpose, counterespionage and code breaking. When Rong Junzhen, an autistic math genius is forced to abandon his academic pursuits to become China’s greatest cryptographer, he learns that things are not quite as they appear to be. After trying to solve one of the most difficult and complex codes, the Purple Code, Rong soon finds out that the mastermind behind this code is his former teacher, best friend, and now enemy of China.

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