Planning session for the "Writing Matters" event Sept. 13 with author Betsy Woodman.
Oak Parkers: A Portrait of a Villageexhibit by Eileen Molony will be on display at the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery from Sept. 2-29. Oak Parkers is a series of 52 images that capture who and what Oak Park is but could be Anywhere, USA, according to Molony, an Oak Park resident herself.
Newly restored paintings by Oak Park artist Reginald Mars (1901-1973) featuring sports activities will be on display in the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery in August. Originally installed in Ridgeland Common in 1968, these paintings depict sporting events within the community and were commissioned around 1962 when local architect Jack Barclay designed the building at Ridgeland Common. As time passed and the facilities were remodeled, the paintings were eventually put in storage.
Girls entering grades 4-7 are invited to join our fabulous new STEM club. We will dream big, get messy, tinker with tech, and engineer our own inventions together. Activities include Candy Bridges, Spa Science, Crazy Contraptions and more! Meet some friends and discover how science is a BLAST! Space is limited. Register beginning July 3. Find more information at gemsclub.org.
For children with special needs and a caregiver. This program is designed for kids who may have a hard time sitting still or focusing in big groups. Stories, songs, and movement activities will be included. Best for ages 3+.
Meet artist/photographers Kari Neuliep, Bryan Northup and Jerry Olejniczak who have an exhibit of photographs titled "TRESPASS: Exploring Urban Decay" in the Library Gallery through July. The gallery is open seven days a week during regular library hours.
A reception for the artists will be Sunday, July 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
What options are available to assist your aging parent? Where can mom and dad move and how will they get there?
These questions and more will be addressed by Engaging With Aging, a straightforward look at whats involved in getting older and the types of resources that are available to help people manage the process at their own speed.
Learn about the Lyric Opera presentation of "Porgy and Bess" by George Gershwin from an experienced Lyric Opera lecturer. "Porgy and Bess" is the great American opera bursting with iconic songs that have moved easily into the worlds of jazz and pop, becoming hits again for generation after generation. Six years after its triumphant Lyric debut, Francesco Zambello's big, beautiful, epic production returns with its finely etched portrait of life in Catfish Row a vibrant but impoverished African-American community on the South Carolina coast.
Learn about the Lyric Opera, "Don Giovanni" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from an experienced Lyric Opera lecturer. With a list of conquests longer than a phonebook, Don Giovanni travels the world, snaring princesses and peasant girls alike. This time, his victim is the virtuous Donna Anna. And when her father tries to save her, the Don murders him. But the lecherous killer has finally gone too far and his victims want revenge.