Oak Park Regional Housing Center: Community Conversations

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Rob Breymaier in a Community Conversation to talk about development of the StoryCorps project that was discussed at the December meeting for Community Conversations.

We will work on 1) determining some of the prompts we could use as questions, 2) considering which events we would ask questions at, 3) determining what technical things we need, 4) working out best how to post videos online, 4) marketing the project to the community, 5) considering how people could submit their own interviews.

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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Lyric Opera Lecture: "Tosca"

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn about the Lyric Opera's production of "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini from an experienced Lyric Opera lecturer.

A fiery diva, the rebel artist who claims her heart, and the sadistic police chief before whom all Rome trembles — for more than a hundred years, audiences have watched and listened spellbound as the cat-and-mouse game between Tosca and Scarpia plays to its deadly conclusion. Will she submit to his lust to save her lover from the firing squad?

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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My Story Matters: Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Clients of PADS and community members are invited to a weekly writing workshop, Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Main Library. Library staff and people from PADS will lead the group in writing exercises to share stories and experiences. Refreshments will be served.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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My Story Matters: Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Clients of PADS and community members are invited to a weekly writing workshop, Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Main Library. Library staff and people from PADS will lead the group in writing exercises to share stories and experiences. Refreshments will be served.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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My Story Matters: Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Clients of PADS and community members are invited to a weekly writing workshop, Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Main Library. Library staff and people from PADS will lead the group in writing exercises to share stories and experiences. Refreshments will be served.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Exam Cram

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 12:00am

Your spot at a quiet table has been reserved. Stop by starting December 9 and ask for space to study alone or with a group. Brain fuel will periodically be provided.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Rosalind Cummings-Yeates: Travel Blog Workshop

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn how to create a travel blog from an experienced travel writer, Rosalind Cummings-Yeates. Rosalind is a journalist and arts critic with an MS degree in journalism from Roosevelt University. She writes a monthly blues column for the "Illinois Entertainer."

Rosalind has been an adjunct professor at Columbia College-Chicago for more than 10 years. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Society of American Travel Writers.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room

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