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
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AARP Life Reimagined

AARP Life Reimagined

Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:45am

We all wonder "What's next?" But often, we're not sure where to start and how to make it real. That's why AARP brought together the top thinkers to help create Life Reimagined, an innovative new program that helps each of us identify and achieve our goals, no matter where we are in life.

Whether it's starting a new career, building a new business, or living a dream, Life Reimagined provides real help to pursue our possibilities and connect with a community to make it happen.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author Michele Weldon: "Escape Points: A Memoir"

Author Michele Weldon: "Escape Points: A Memoir"

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Michele Weldon for the launch of her newest book, Escape Points: A Memoir. Deftly lacing heartbreak with humor and insight, Weldon provides a potent antidote to the crazy, harried single-mom stereotype. With the help of family, friends, and the local high school wrestling coach, Weldon relates the challenges and triumphs of the years she spent raising three growing sons alone in the face of cancer, with an ambitious career, and in the shadow of her ex-husband.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Artists on Film: "Frida"

Artists on Film: "Frida"

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for Artists on Film, a six-week series that continues through November 11. 
This week's film is Frida, directed by Julie Taymor. Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina portray larger-than-life Mexican painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. (2002, 123 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Artists on Film: "Artemisia"

Artists on Film: "Artemisia"

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for Artists on Film, a six-week series that continues through November 11. 
This week's film is Artemisia, directed by Agnes Merlet. Valentina Cervi plays Italian Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653), one of the first well-known women painters. (1997, 97 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Artists on Film: "Moulin Rouge"

Artists on Film: "Moulin Rouge"

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six biographical feature films in Artists on Film, a six-week series beginning October 7 and continuing through November 11. 
This week's film is Moulin Rouge, directed by John Huston. Jose Ferrer portrays French Impressionist painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, an embittered, crippled loner in 1890s Paris. (1952, 119 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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