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.
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.
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.
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
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+.
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.
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 teens 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.
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.