Job Search Basics

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

In this seminar, you will learn tips about networking, interviewing, job applications, and Oak Park Public Library’s job search related online tools. Join us for an interactive seminar to enhance your job seeking skills. Presenter: Nancy Spidle from ReferenceUSA.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Practice ACT Test

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

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 receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.

Space is limited so registration is required. Registration begins Saturday, October 11.

Students should bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Seminar: Tips for Submitting Online Job Applications

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Did you know that online job applications are used as a screening tool for employers? Learn what to watch out for, how to answer questions, and techniques for completing online applications. Presenter: Eileen Vesey, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Straight Talk About the N-Word with Dr. Neal Lester

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Like no other word in the English language, the N-word spawns leading news headlines particularly when celebrities utter it: comedian Michael Richards, Dog the Bounty Hunter, John Mayer, Mel Gibson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Barbara Walters, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, or Jesse Jackson, Sr. This word shows up in American childhood rhymes and ditties, in minstrel songs that are now popular Disney children’s songs and in commercial advertisements. It punctuates some rap songs, is euphemized, buried in mock funerals, and bleeped from media broadcasts.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

"UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry"

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Take a look into the phenomenon of UFOs and how governments the world over have dealt with sightings, speculation and controversy. Author and public speaker Richard Thieme will share information from "UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry" which he co-authored as part of the UFO History Group.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Creativity after 70: Author/Artist Roberta Raymond

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Robert Raymond and hear how she keeps her creative spark alive. The children’s book "Amy and the Amaryllis" was written and illustrated by the Oak Park author and artist. The book is designed by James Groll and is published by the Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest. The Magic Tree will have books available for sale and signing.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Oak Park Writers Read!

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Members of OPWG will read selections of their original works including poetry, short stories, and essays. The group includes novice writers as well as published authors. This year Chicago poet Al DeGenova, author of "A Good Hammer" as well as publisher and editor of the literary/arts journal, "After Hours," will appear as a guest reader.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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