If you have arthritis, migraines, or cancer, you understand how disruptive pain can be to daily living. Oak Park Public Library has invited medical experts with diverse perspectives, including representatives from Rush Oak Park Hospital, to discuss pain management options and the use of medical marijuana in alleviating pain. Learn more about various approaches in tackling pain during this informative discussion.
?In collaboration with the Oak Park Public Library, clinicians from Rush Oak Park Hospital celebrate the Season of Giving by going into the community and giving back. The hospital will be providing health information and free blood pressure screenings at the library on December 1 and December 16, the findings of which can be useful tools in maintaining or improving your health.
High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice ACT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. Students will learn what to expect in a test-like environment and will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.
Space is limited, so registration is required. Register now. Students should bring two No. 2 pencils and a calculator.
Beyond getting enough sleep and eating a good breakfast, what can you do to score well on the ACT? Join professional tutor Chris Bench to learn strategies to try and pitfalls to avoid.
Meet Oak Park author Jeremy Falcon and hear about his new novel. The Book of Wisdom is the first book in his four-volume series, The Harmony of the Spheres.
Copies will be available for purchase, and Jeremy will be happy to sign them. The book is also available at The Book Table and The Looking Glass bookstores in Oak Park.
About The Book of Wisdom
Meet Dave Ekstrom, a life-long coin collector and retired school teacher, who will present a short program on the value of old coins and gold jewelry. What are wheat-back pennies worth? How about old silver dollars? What is a pennyweight of gold? Following the presentation, Dave will appraise your coins and gold jewelry (not including precious stones) for free. No buying or selling will take place at the program. It's like "Antique Road Show," but just for old coins and gold jewelry.
As one of Chicago's premier song stylists, Jamie O'Reilly is known for the lilting cry in her voice and powerful interpretations of ballads and songs for the stage. Jamie will be joined by Michael Smith, Chicago singer/songwriter who has collaborated with Jamie on many theatrical and musical projects, and Peter Swenson, guitarist, composer and musical arranger. Belinda Bremner of Festival Theatre will read poetry in a celebration of Jamie's new "I Know Where I'm Going" remasterd CD which includes 11 Irish folk and art songs .
Heather Pierson is an award-winning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, arranger, bandleader, and performer. From New Orleans-style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives, Heather's live performances move effortlessly from one style to the next. A growing number of wildly divergent CD releases reflects her boundless creativity.
Biologist and author Rachel Carson warned the world of the potentially dire environmental impact of chemical pesticides in her best-selling 1962 book, "Silent Spring." In this new living-history program, set in 1963, actress and historian Leslie Goddard portrays Carson as she discusses her childhood love for the living world, her passion for writing, and her work to awaken the world to the beauty and fragility of nature.