More Than a Month: Zumba With BFit Fitness

More Than a Month: Zumba With BFit Fitness

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Do you Zumba? Get moving with this heart-healthy and fun workout led by instructors from BFit Fitness Center in Oak Park. Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere using African beats. The natural body is a healthy body! 
This program is part of the library's More Than a Month series, a yearlong health, wellness, and black aesthetics-focused exploration of the African diaspora and its imprint on the contemporary black experience across cultures and continents.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Sculptor Margot McMahon: "The Gift of Art" Workshop

Sculptor Margot McMahon: "The Gift of Art" Workshop

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn to provide young artists with the materials, time, and space to free their creative spirits. Accomplished Oak Park sculptor Margot McMahon will host this workshop for teachers and parents based on her new book, The Gift of Art: Sculpture Ventures for Young Artists. With encouragement, guidance, and materials from adults, young artists can give their creativity a good workout.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Folk Music Concert: Heather Pierson

Folk Music Concert: Heather Pierson

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Seminar: "Uncovering the Hidden Job Market"

Seminar: "Uncovering the Hidden Job Market"

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of a career searching strategy. Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes; creating engaging cover letters; building data sets of potential employers based on skill set, work history, and preferences; and preparing for interviews and interactions through research. Presenter: Nancy Spidle, ReferenceUSA. Register now.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Hemingway: Alive in Oak Park

Hemingway: Alive in Oak Park

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Help keep Ernest Hemingway alive in Oak Park! Join The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park for its first annual birthday benefit at the library, with proceeds supporting the Foundation's site maintenance and endeavors. Tickets purchased for the event include a one-year membership to The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Cinematic Chicago: "The Untouchables"

Cinematic Chicago: "The Untouchables"

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

The Untouchables (1987) is an action film featuring the battle between mobster Al Capone and Prohibition lawman Eliot Ness in the early 1930s. 119 minutes.

This film screening is part of the Cinematic Chicago series. Out of more than 700 movies that have been made in Chicago, film historian Doug Deuchler screens six select films that feature landmarks and neighborhoods, capturing aspects of the gritty Windy City in iconic, evocative, and often magical ways. 

All films in the series will be shown on Wednesdays, 12:30-3 pm, at the Main Library:

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Cinematic Chicago: "Save the Last Dance"

Cinematic Chicago: "Save the Last Dance"

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Save the Last Dance (2001) is a dance film in which a teenage interracial couple work together to train for a big audition. 112 minutes.

This film screening is part of the Cinematic Chicago series. Out of more than 700 movies that have been made in Chicago, film historian Doug Deuchler screens six select films that feature landmarks and neighborhoods, capturing aspects of the gritty Windy City in iconic, evocative, and often magical ways. 

All films in the series will be shown on Wednesdays, 12:30-3 pm, at the Main Library:

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Cinematic Chicago: "In the Good Old Summertime"

Cinematic Chicago: "In the Good Old Summertime"

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

In the Good Old Summertime (1949) is a charming MGM musical starring Judy Garland and Van Johnson. These stars play bickering co-workers in a music shop in 1912 Chicago who become increasingly attracted to each other as anonymous pen pals. (102 minutes)

This film screening is part of the Cinematic Chicago series. Out of more than 700 movies that have been made in Chicago, film historian Doug Deuchler screens six select films that feature landmarks and neighborhoods, capturing aspects of the gritty Windy City in iconic, evocative, and often magical ways. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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