Second Floor - Veterans Room

Author William Hazelgrove: Marketing Your Book in the Age of Social Media

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Celebrating Seniors: Healthy Brain, Healthy Memory

Would you like to keep your brain working well as long as possible? Dr. Linda Sasser can help you learn about your brain and learn activities which can help you maintain and even improve brain function. Learn how memory works, how memory changes with age, and strategies for improving retention and recall.

Linda Sasser holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and has more than 25 years of experience as a professor of educational and cognitive psychology. For more information, see www.brainandmemoryhealth.com.

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Seminar: Tips for Submitting Online Job Applications

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: David Grier, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

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Seminar: Preparing for a Job Interview

Learn the importance of first impressions, and how to present yourself to the potential employer. We will review tips and techniques to help you prepare for job interviews. Presenter: Presenter: David Grier, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

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Seminar: Do I Really Need a Cover Letter?

How important is having a cover letter? According to a recent survey of employers, it’s very important. In this seminar, you will review the components of a cover letter, and what you should and should not be including in one. Presenter: David Grier, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee.

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Seminar: What are Hiring Managers Looking For?

You’ve had job interviews, and haven’t gotten an offer. In this seminar, "What are Hiring Managers Looking For?: How to Market Yourself," you'll learn what qualities, in addition to job skills, you'll learn to better prepare and boost your chances of obtaining a job offer. Presenter: Edward T. Ozga, Job Readiness Manager, Prevail.

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Free Concert: The Windsom Quintet

Enjoy a free concert by The Windsom Quintet which features a flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet and french horn, then ask questions about the instruments and the music. The quintet is made up of area music teachers. This special concert is hosted by the Oak Park chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota (an international music fraternity for women) in collaboration with the Oak Park Public Library. The program is open to music students, teachers and the general public. A reception will follow the concert and program.

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Celebrating Seniors with Film: "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to view and discuss "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." This 2011 film follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.

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Celebrating Seniors: Download Free Music and Indie Films

Did you know that you can download free music and independent films onto your computer, Ipad or any Smart Phone to enjoy at your leisure? All you need is your Oak Park Public Library card and pin number.

At this free session on May 23,learn how to utilize these free services from Gretchen Rings of Oak Park Public Library's Digital Services Department.

Through Freegal (sounds like “legal”) which is now available on the Oak Park Public Library’s website, you can stream and download music and music videos.

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Author Janis Johnston: "It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent"

Meet Janis Johnston, an Oak Park family psychologist, who will share ideas from her book,"It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent: Stories of Evolving Child and Parent Development." Learn a step-by-step path to enhanced parenting. Not only can children benefit from this approach, but parents can find renewal in their own potential along the journey.

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