Co-working Commons

Co-working Commons

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Do you work from home? Do you crave some creative interaction every once in awhile? Then we're creating a co-working space just for you!
Free yourself from your living room and use the library to create and explore with like-minded entrepreneurs like yourself. 
Grab a table and park yourself in the Main Library Veterans Room any time between 9 am and 5 pm.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author George Swimmer: "Railroad Collisions - A Deadly Story of Mismanaged Risk"

Author George Swimmer: "Railroad Collisions - A Deadly Story of Mismanaged Risk"

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Citizen-advocate George Swimmer spent 20 years investigating the causes behind railroad collisions. What he discovered is a tangled mess of both inadvertent and intentional mismanagement. Celebrate Railroad Safety Week. Meet George Swimmer and hear his findings reported in "Railroad Collisions: A Deadly Story of Mismanaged Risk."

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Justin Gordon: "Holocaust Postal History"

Author Justin Gordon: "Holocaust Postal History"

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Justin Gordon, author of "Holocaust Postal History: Harrowing Journeys Revealed through the Letters and Cards of the Victims." Gordonnotes that his book "represents a dual journey -- one into the childhood delight of stamp collecting and the other into the adult horrors of Holocaust history."

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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History in Fiction and Non-Fiction: Books for the Post-Truth Age: Authors Bellinger and Rulli

History in Fiction and Non-Fiction: Books for the Post-Truth Age: Authors Bellinger and Rulli

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Steve Bellinger, author of the science fiction/time travel novel, The Chronocar, and Joseph Rulli, self-proclaimed history nerd and author of The Chicago Haymarket Affair, who will share information about historical research in fiction and non-fiction. Designed for both readers and writers, their presentation will help researchers and writers learn to tell a fuller, more objective story of past events for the betterment of life today.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Hallyu Club

Hallyu Club

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Hallyu is the wave of interest in Korean pop culture. Are you a fan of Kpop? Do you love watching Korean dramas? Want to discuss your favorites with other fans? Join us!
Play fun games, meet awesome people in your community, enjoy screenings of movies and dramas, take part in Kpop dance parties, and more! Tell us what YOU want to see!

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Chicago Caribbean Film Festival:"My Father's Land"

Chicago Caribbean Film Festival:"My Father's Land"

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

My Father's Land (2015, 62 min)See and discuss films showcasing Caribbean directors and screenwriters, in the third annual Chicago Caribbean Film Festival at the Oak Park Public Library. Held in conjunction with the Caribbean American Heritage Council and Diaspora Filmworks.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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OPRF HS Show Choir Performance

OPRF HS Show Choir Performance

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Noteworthy, the award-winning show choir of Oak Park and River Forest High School, is a highly selective group of singers, dancers, and live band members. Join us for a performance sure to make you want to stand up and cheer!

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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