Get ready for the Second Annual Great Maze Branch Chili Cook-Off. Bring an end to the cold season and get ready for Mardi Gras with a nice piping bowl of chili! All entries are welcome, be it an old family recipe, or something new that you just whipped up. Judges will be in attendance and small prizes will be awarded based on categories (TBA based on registration numbers). Register now.
Closed for holiday
Closed for holiday
School's out and fun's in with this mind-boggling show of bubble mastery! Giant bubbles, smoke-filled bubbles, bubbles within bubbles... Ben Jimenez brings art, science and a touch of magic to this show. Ages 4+. Registration with Oak Park Public Library card necessary.
Tony and Jette Castro have traveled to many countries on their birding adventures. They'll regale us with stories and photographs of a variety of the world's birds...warblers, jays, raptors and woodpeckers are among the species they'll present.
Come play! LEGOs and DUPLOs provided. All ages.
Calvin Trillin's fond, wry, and affecting memoir of his father, Abe, looks at a stubborn man who was given to swearing off things -- coffee, tobacco, alcohol, all neckties that were not yellow in color. Although Abe Trillin had a strong vision of the sort of person he wanted his son to be, his explicit advice about how to behave didn't go beyond an almost lackadaisical, "You might as well be a mensch." Somehow, though, Abe's messages got through clearly. Admirers of Calvin Trillin's unerring sense of the American character will be entertained and touched by this quietly powerful memoir.
Patti Smith's "Just Kids" takes us back to New York City and the Chelsea Hotel during the late sixties and seventies. Smith recounts her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe and their initiation into the New York art scene and all that it entailed during those tumultuous years. Join us as we discuss this National Book Award-winner that Joan Didion referred to as "so honest and pure as to count as a true rapture." Books are available one month before the discussion at Maze Branch.
Please join us for our first memoir discussion, "One Writer's Beginnings" by Eudora Welty. Ms. Welty recounts how her family and her surroundings contributed to the shaping not only of her personality but of her writing. Books are available one month before the discussion at Maze Branch.
Tweet! Tweet! Welcome Spring by creating a perfect home for a little bird. Ages 5+.