Second Floor - Veterans Room

Humans Vs. Zombies

The Zombie Apocalypse is here. Help prevent the end of the world as we know it, or possibly help speed it along, by playing as either a human or a zombie in this library-wide after-hours game of tag.

Participants may bring their own blasters, as long as they are brightly colored and won't hurt other participants upon impact.

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Affordable Care Act Information Session

Join Michelle Lydigsen and Katherine Layden from the Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee for a special information session on ACA. Find out which health insurance will serve you best. Michelle and Katherine will explain the different insurance policies offered through ACA, answer questions, and assist you in applying for coverage.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a set of health insurance reforms that started in 2010, and will continue to roll out in 2014 and beyond.

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Fall Natural Hair Meetup

Come out and learn about natural hair tips and techniques from author of Thank God I'm Natural, Chris-Tia Donaldson.

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Affordable Care Act Information Session

Join Michelle Lydigsen and Katherine Layden from the Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee for a special information session on ACA. Find out which health insurance will serve you best. Michelle and Katherine will explain the different insurance policies offered through ACA, answer questions, and assist you in applying for coverage.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a set of health insurance reforms that started in 2010, and will continue to roll out in 2014 and beyond.

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Lego Club

We supply plenty of these popular building blocks so your kids can have creative fun making structures of all shapes and sizes. No registration.

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Dahl-apalooza: The BFG

School's Out! GreatWorks Theatre Company presents a captivating show from Roald Dahl's classic book. When orphan Sophie is snatched from her bed by a Giant, she fears that he’s going to eat her. Although he carries her far away to Giant Country, the Giant has no intention of harming her. He is The Big Friendly Giant! Best for ages 5-12. Register in-person, by calling 708.452.3420 or at oppl.org/events beginning October 1.

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Dahl-apalooza Film Fest

School's out and we're showing our love for Roald Dahl's genius with a mini film fest! Join us for James and the Giant Peach at 1 pm (Rated PG, 79 minutes), followed by Johnny Depp in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory at 3 pm (Rated PG, 115 minutes).

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Anniversary Concert: Latin Suenos Jazz Quartet

Join Steven Hashimoto and the Latin Suenos Jazz Quartet for a free concert in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the "new" Main Library and 110 years of library service to the Oak Park community. This music encompasses the sounds of Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Flamenco and more.

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2013 Barbara Ballinger Lecture with John Searles

Critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling author John Searles will present the 2013 Annual Barbara Ballinger Lecture.

Join us for an evening with the author of best-selling novels "Boy Still Missing" and "Strange but True". Searles, who has appeared regularly as a book critic on NBC’s Today Show and CBS' The Early Show, is also the Editor-at-Large of Cosmopolitan. His essays have been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, Daily Beast and other national publications.

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Spooky Spell Yeah! a spelling bee for grownups

Spell Yeah! is back, with a spooky twist. Join genre X for our 3rd annual spelling bee for grownups.

Registration for spellers is open now, and is highly encouraged. Some drop in spots will be available the night of the event. Doors open at 8 PM, and spelling begins at 8:30 PM.

Top spellers will be rewarded for their smarts with fabulous prizes. Audience members and spellers who sport their spookiest duds could also win.

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