Co-working Commons

Co-working Commons

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Do you work from home? Do you crave some creative interaction every once in awhile? Then we're creating a co-working space just for you!
Free yourself from your living room and use the library to create and explore with like-minded entrepreneurs like yourself. 
Grab a table and park yourself in the Main Library Small Meeting Room any time between 9 am and 5 pm. 
BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer), BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch). We'll provide the coffee!

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Co-working Commons

Co-working Commons

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Do you work from home? Do you crave some creative interaction every once in awhile? Then we're creating a co-working space just for you!
Free yourself from your living room and use the library to create and explore with like-minded entrepreneurs like yourself. 
Grab a table and park yourself in the Main Library Small Meeting Room any time between 9 am and 5 pm. 
BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer), BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch). We'll provide the coffee!

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Event Type: 
OPRF Chamber of Commerce Working From Home Affinity Group

OPRF Chamber of Commerce Working From Home Affinity Group

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

If you run your business from your home, the Chamber's newest Affinity Group is for you! Whether you are contemplating this business model, or are a seasoned pro who has navigated the challenges of operating out of your home environment, please join us!  We are prepared to discuss relevant topics and issues, providing a supportive environment to learn and help each other with new ideas.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Event Type: 
OPRF Chamber of Commerce Working From Home Affinity Group

OPRF Chamber of Commerce Working From Home Affinity Group

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

If you run your business from your home, the Chamber's newest Affinity Group is for you! Whether you are contemplating this business model, or are a seasoned pro who has navigated the challenges of operating out of your home environment, please join us!  We are prepared to discuss relevant topics and issues, providing a supportive environment to learn and help each other with new ideas.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Biopic Film Series: "Trumbo"

Biopic Film Series: "Trumbo"

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for this Biopic series to view and discuss six popular and critically well received films. The series continues on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. through Feb. 27. A biopic is a film that dramatizes the life of a historically based  person or people. The term is a combination of the words "biography" and "picture." Biopics tell their stories with varying degrees of accuracy.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Author Wayne Hanson: "You're Retiring to Ecuador? Are You Loco?"

Author Wayne Hanson: "You're Retiring to Ecuador? Are You Loco?"

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Former Oak Park resident and medical researcher Wayne Hanson and his wife Estee retired to Ecuador -- and what a story he has to tell! When the Hansons decided to retire and move from north Oak Park to Ecuador, their friends reacted with a mixture of amused disbelief, folded in with incredulity and a touch of anger by some. "Are you out of your minds" was a frequently voiced sentiment.

According to Wayne, the couple moved to Ecuador for climate and adventure -- and to escape Oak Park's high taxes.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Drop-In Teen Volunteers

Drop-In Teen Volunteers

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Teens who have been accepted as part of the summer drop-in volunteer program will meet to complete tasks to support the library's service to the community.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Artist Nick Bridge: "Guatemalan Sojourn"

Artist Nick Bridge: "Guatemalan Sojourn"

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Oak Park artist Nick Bridge and see his exhibit, Guatemalan Sojourn. The exhibit will continue in the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery through Wednesday, June 29.

A common concern throughout Nick Bridge's work has been light, regardless of media or genre. "My desire to paint has manifested itself in exploration of the textures and juxtapositions of the urban landscape, remnants of our native prairie, the imagery of popular culture, still life and the human figure," notes Bridge.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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