Oak Park Photo Club members meet twice monthly to share digital and print photos. All skill levels welcome. Call Debby Preiser at (708) 697-6915 for more information.
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.
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.
Regular Library Board Meeting and Dinner with Leadership Team
Move beyond Word 2007 basics in this intermediate-level class. If you have mastered basic computer skills and want to learn to create a table, merge letters or lists, we will get you comfortable on this mighty word processing program.
Meet Chuck McCutcheon, co-author of "Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang and Bluster of American Political Speech." McCutcheon explains that his book is a guide to the language of politics by two veteran observers, not only defining terms and phrases but explaining their history and etymology; who uses them against whom, and why; and revealing the most telling, infamous, amusing and shocking examples of their recent use.
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.
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+.
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.
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.