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.

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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.

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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Reception for "A Family Affair: Art x 4"

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet River Forest artists Judy and Bob Steed, along with daughters Bridget and Kathryn, who will be showcasing the family's art talent in an exhibit titled "A Family Affair: Art x 4" in the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery through December. A reception for the Steed family artists will be Saturday, Dec. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. While Bob Steed concentrates on portraiture, his wife Judy Steed makes stained glass mosaics. Bridget Steed is a painter and Kathryn Steed is a photographer. The artwork will be available for purchase.

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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room

So You Want to Be a Tutor? (Session 4 of 4)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Get certified as a tutor! In collaboration with Triton College, we're offering a free, four-part training course in tutoring and mentoring to interested teens and adults.

The training is nationally accredited in cooperation with the College Reading and Learning Association. It covers topics from active listening to ethics and will benefit new and experienced tutors alike.

After completing 10 hours of training and at least 25 hours of tutoring, you may qualify for certification that will be recognized by colleges and other agencies.

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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Divergent Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Celebrate the release of the last Divergent book by participating in a Library Scavenger Hunt. The grand prize will involve a copy of "Allegiant." For ages 13 and up. Please bring a digital camera or smartphone to use during the game. Registration begins October 3.

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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Author Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond: "Powder Necklace"

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Author Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond shares stories about her contemporary debut novel, "Powder Necklace," as well as her writing process. Far from the classic finding-your-roots story, this tale about a British teen’s return to her parents’ Ghana homeland is unsettling drama, with no clear coming home. That is what makes the wry, honest first-person narrative so memorable and so surprising, according to Booklist. Brew-Hammond draws on her own American Ghanaian identity to dramatize the hardship and the rich diversity of a multicultural heritage. AfriWare Inc. will sell books.

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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room

Seminar: The Importance of a Strong Resume

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn the components of a strong resume, and what keywords or phrases to use that will help move your resume to the top of the stack. Presenter: Eileen Vesey, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

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Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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