Second Floor - Veterans Room

Author Event: Doug Deuchler with "Legendary Locals of Oak Park"

Meet Oak Park author Doug Deuchler and see what local "stars" are included in his newly published "Legendary Locals of Oak Park" book.

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Folk Music Concert: Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette

Folk singers Cindy Mangsen and Steve Gillette bring their love of traditional music and wealth of original songs to Oak Park in a free concert. Accompanying themselves with guitars and concertinas, their live performances are known for rich harmony, compelling songs and a good dose of humor. Their five duet albums have appeared on many folk Top Ten lists, including WFMT Radio's Midnight Special.

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Author Robert Elder: "The Best Film You've Never Seen"

Academy award-winning films and giant blockbusters have been memorialized. But what about the movies on the other end of the spectrum: the box office flops, the overlooked gems, the lesser-known art films? In "The Best Film You’ve Never Seen: 35 Directors Champion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love" by Robert K. Elder, these oft-disregarded films receive all the praise they deserve from some of the biggest directors in Hollywood. Meet author Robert Elder, hear his favorite stories and see film clips.

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Seminar: Do I Really Need a Cover Letter?

How important is having a cover letter? According to a recent survey of employers, it’s very important. In this seminar, you will review the components of a cover letter, and what you should and should not be including in one. Presenter: Eileen Vesey, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee.

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Folk Music Concert: Del Rey

Enjoy a free folk music concert by Del Rey. Del Rey started playing guitar when she was four. At the age of 14, she was introduced to the world of traditional acoustic music and recordings, especially those of the great blues guitarist Memphis Minnie. Her guitar playing is influenced by country blues, stride piano, classic jazz and hillbilly boogie-all filtered through the sensibility of an autodidact trailor-park aesthete.

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Doctor Who Anniversary Party

Fans of all ages are invited to celebrate the Doctor's 50th anniversary with us! The fun includes an episode screening courtesy of BBC Home Entertainment, button making, a costume contest, Doctor Who games of all sorts, and snacks. Are you ready to write your name in Gallifreyan? Want to try your hand at some trivia? Join us and meet lots of like-minded Whovians. Best for ages 7 and up. No registration.

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Seminar: The Importance of a Strong Resume

Learn the components of a strong resume, and what keywords or phrases to use that will help move your resume to the top of the stack. Presenter: Eileen Vesey, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee.

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Friends Pizza Party

This is an annual pizza party for Friends Volunteers to thank them for their help with the Book Fair.

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Friends Pizza Party

This is an annual pizza party for Friends Volunteers to thank them for their help with the Book Fair.

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Anniversary After-hours Party

Enjoy concerts, an in-the-library Instagram scavenger hunt, complimentary treats, sweets and cash bar for wine and beer. First concert begins at 7:15 p.m. with The Boogers playing rock and roll for kids, followed by R-Gang specializing in Motown and Rhythm & Blues at 8:15 p.m.

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