One Earth Film Festival: "Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story"

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows,
culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be
throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food
waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own
fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that has been discarded.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

Parent Workshop: Tech Night with District 97

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Teacher librarians from District 97 along with Oak Park Public Library librarians will demonstrate databases and apps for parents of elementary kids to showcase all that is offered with this joint partnership between the schools and library. Registration with an Oak Park Public Library card necessary.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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One Earth Film Festival: Children's Films

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

Families with children ages 3 to 6+ and children 7 to 10+ are invited to two separate film screenings. From 10 to 10:45 a.m., families and children ages 3 to 6+ are invited to see three short films and engage in a craft activity. The films are "Blackout," "Bear Has a Story to Tell," and "Cloudette." Films run a total of 28 minutes.

Families with children ages 7 to 10 years+ are invited to two film screenings about waste and recycling, followed by post-film discussion and activities. Both "Flip Flotsam," and Here's My Question" are each 26 minutes long.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

The Valentine's Day Jitterbug Ball

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Join dance teacher Margot Toppen to learn swing dance -- all ages welcome! Dress fancy; vintage clothes welcome. A River Forest resident, Margot is the author of the children's book, JITTERBUGS! is inspired by real-life 1930s Lindy Hop dancers George Snowden ( Shorty George ) and Beatrice Gay ( Big Bea ) who used their height difference to advantage to win contests at places like the famed Savoy Ballroom in Harlem New York.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Oak Park Concert Chorale: Early Music Choral Fest

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 12:00am

Oak Park Concert Chorale Director Paul Lindblad hosts a two-part Early Music Choral Fest for singers who are interested in the experience of singing madrigals, cannons and other early choral music. Session I runs from 10 a.m. to Noon, followed by a short public performance in the library. Singers can bring lunch or go out for lunch on their own between noon and 1:30 p.m. Session II is open only to those singers who attended the morning session. Session II runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. followed by a public performance. Free and open to the public. No experience required.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Have you ever wondered when you should have "the talk" with your kids? What are things you should talk about? Do you know what you would say? Dr. Stephanie L. Brown, Public Health Specialist of the Oak Park Health Department, would like to provide you with the tools and info you need to "Talk To Your Kids About Sex."

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Teen Open Mic Night

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

You're so talented, you deserve an audience. Bring your poems, songs, stand-up comedy, or just yourself. Come out and show us what you can do!! Or sit back and prepared to be amazed.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Civil War Tales: True Stories from Oak Park

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Hear first-person tales from Oak Park citizens including Ernest Hemingway's two grandfathers who fought in the Civil War, Major Wilbur Crummer who was left for dead at Vicksburg, a young man who lied about his age to help the Union, and a grieving widow. This multi-media experience combines footage from the Historical Society's Tale of the Tombstones Cemetery Walk which focused on the Civil War with live re-enactors portraying Oak Park citizens.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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7th Annual Oscarthon

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

The Oscarthon is back and bigger than ever with popcorn, trivia, prizes, and showcasing a film screening each day the week before the 87th Academy Awards.

• Monday February 16, 6:30pm – 9pm: Maze, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Tuesday February 17, 6:30pm – 9pm: Dole, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Wednesday, February 18, 6:30pm – 9pm: Maze, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Thursday, February 19, 6:30pm – 9pm: Dole, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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7th Annual Oscarthon

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

The Oscarthon is back and bigger than ever with popcorn, trivia, prizes, and showcasing a film screening each day the week before the 87th Academy Awards.

• Monday February 16, 6:30pm – 9pm: Maze, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Tuesday February 17, 6:30pm – 9pm: Dole, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Wednesday, February 18, 6:30pm – 9pm: Maze, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Thursday, February 19, 6:30pm – 9pm: Dole, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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