Oak Park Creates Presents: Women Who Write

Oak Park Creates Presents: Women Who Write

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet eight female authors and hear about their books and writing styles. All have written and published new books within the past year. Panelists include:

--Muriel Adams, author of I Love You More

--Joan Bard-Collins, author of Honor Above All

--Julia Buckley, author of the newly released The Big Chili 

--E.C. Diskin, author of The Green Line and the brand-new Broken Grace 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author Jane Morocco: "Trailside Museum: The Legend of Virginia Moe"

Author Jane Morocco: "Trailside Museum: The Legend of Virginia Moe"

Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet River Forest author Jane Morocco and see vintage photographs from her book, Trailside Museum: The Legend of Virginia Moe
The Italianate mansion that is now Trailside Museum was built in 1874 by Abraham Hoffman, a Chicago businessman. Four years later, the Hoffmans established a ladies' seminary for upper-class young women; the mansion later became a boarding school for wayward boys.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Artist Matthew James Collins: The Dream Incarnate: Plein Air Landscape Painting

Artist Matthew James Collins: The Dream Incarnate: Plein Air Landscape Painting

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Matthew James Collins, raised in Oak Park and a graduate of Oak Park-River Forest High School, will share stories from his experience working as an artist and studying and researching the classical techniques of painting and sculpture in Italy over the past 15 years. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Practice ACT Test

Practice ACT Test

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 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 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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Register
Mess Hall: Cosplay 101

Mess Hall: Cosplay 101

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

This is not your teacher's study hall! Drop by for an afternoon of messing around and making stuff. We'll have art projects, video games and board games, and robots to build, as well as space for you to unwind. Every week will be a new experience. 
This week: Meet other fans and get some cosplay tips! Use craft foam and get advice to create a prop to complete your character's outfit.
If you are a fan of comics, anime, movies, or video games, this is for you! 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Film Screening and Discussion: "Schindler's List"

Film Screening and Discussion: "Schindler's List"

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to view and discuss Steven Spielberg's 1993 film, Schindler's List. Winner of seven Oscar awards, including Best Picture, the film follows the true story of Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), who saved more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. There will be an intermission with snacks during the film. (196 minutes).

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Mess Hall: Teen Open Gaming

Mess Hall: Teen Open Gaming

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

This is not your teacher's study hall! Drop by for an afternoon of messing around and making stuff. We'll have art projects, video games and board games, and robots to build, as well as space for you to unwind. Every week will be a new experience. 
This week: Video games! Grab a controller and play Super Smash Bros, NBA 2k, and more.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Mess Hall: Teen Board Games

Mess Hall: Teen Board Games

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

This is not your teacher's study hall! Drop by for an afternoon of messing around and making stuff. We'll have art projects, video games and board games, and robots to build, as well as space for you to unwind. Every week will be a new experience. 
This week: join us to play around with board games. We'll have some favorites, and you're welcome to bring your own. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Parent Workshop: Tech Night with District 97

Parent Workshop: Tech Night with District 97

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

District 97 teacher librarians and Oak Park Public Library children's librarians partner to explore and explain educational apps, online research databases, and more for grade-school students. Bring your own device if possible. Adult registration with an Oak Park Public Library card necessary.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Register

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