The Illinois Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies meeting with focus on the Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, IL
Artist Marcos Flores is an Oak Park resident who was born in Peru, traveled around the world with the Greek Merchant Marines, married a French woman, and lived in France for 20 years. A self-taught artist, he was inspired by visiting museums, public libraries, and art shows in Paris.
The reception is free and open to the public.
This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field.
July's meet-up will offer the chance for local genealogists to get together to share information, advice, and resources they have gathered in their research.
Bid Pre-Submission Meeting
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.