Peter Stamatis: Dandelions for Dinner

Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

What happens to a family already on the brink of disaster when the world around them crumbles? "Dandelions for Dinner: Greece at War and a Family's Dreams of America" presents a memoir set in the small town of Gargaliani, Greece. Told through the eyes of a 13-year-old boy, the story unfolds from the end of the 19th century throuh the Greek Civil War of the 1940s. It is an epic tale of youth, family, poverty, war and unjust loss. "Dandelions for Dinner" is the surprising story of what remains when everything else is lost.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room

Humans Vs. Zombies

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Affordable Care Act Information Session

Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

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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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Affordable Care Act Information Session

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Lego Club

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Dahl-apalooza: The BFG

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 10:30am to 11:15am

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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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Dahl-apalooza Film Fest

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm

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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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Anniversary Concert: Latin Suenos Jazz Quartet

Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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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Second Floor - Veterans Room

2013 Barbara Ballinger Lecture with John Searles

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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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Second Floor - Veterans Room

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