Black History Workshop

Black History Workshop

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Come learn and discuss different historical aspects of the African diaspora with Chicago community activist Ronnie Hatcher. This program is designed for tweens, teens and adults that wish to gain more knowledge and explore the histories of African people.  

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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One Book, One Oak Park: Gifts & Challenges of Our Diversity

One Book, One Oak Park: Gifts & Challenges of Our Diversity

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

How can we examine our own unconscious biases as an important step in understanding the roots of stereotypes and prejudice in our society? How can our individual actions transform our collective impact on the diversity we value? 
Please join this forum, facilitated by Corrie Wallace, as we explore unconscious bias, stereotypes, discrimination, racism and privilege which play out through micro-aggressions in our daily lives and even within our community.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Celebrate National Small Business Week

Celebrate National Small Business Week

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Do you have a business idea but don't know where to start? Do you have a business you'd like to grow?
It's National Small Business Week so come learn from local business owners about what it takes to start, market and grow a successful business. After the lecture, stay and network where you'll get the opportunity to pitch and talk over your business strategy.
Refreshments will be provided. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Heartland Blood Drive

Heartland Blood Drive

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Donate blood and help safe a life! Successful donors will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at Noodles and Company. Heartland Blood Centers will
hold a Blood Drive on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from  Noon to 4 p.m. Heartland Blood Centers is the sole provider of blood products to Rush Oak Park
Hospital, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital and
more than 40 other hospitals in the Chicago metro area.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Authror Kory Stamper: "Word by Word - The Secret Life of Dictionaries"

Authror Kory Stamper: "Word by Word - The Secret Life of Dictionaries"

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Kory Stamper, lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, and hear how Kory cracks open the compliex, obsessive world of lexicography -- from the agonizing decisions about what and how to define, to the knotty questions of usage in an ever-changing language.

Kory's a rock star among word mavens, with her own Facebook Fan Club and "Ask the Editor" video series. The book is less of a memoir and more of a tell-all about how words are defined and dictionaries get created, told through Kory's hilarious and distinctive voice.  The Book Table will sell books.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Community Mini-Health & Wellness Fair

Community Mini-Health & Wellness Fair

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Come and find more information about health and wellness. There will be blood pressure screenings, flu shots, shingles testing available, as well as community resources for teens and older adults. There will be behavioral health information and resource surrounding substance abuse, Alzheimer's disease, tutoring, parenting, etc. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Eyes on the Prize: Ain't Scared of Your Jails"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Eyes on the Prize: Ain't Scared of Your Jails"

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "What Happened, Miss Simone?"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "What Happened, Miss Simone?"

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Selma"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Selma"

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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