Second Floor - Veterans Room

Rembrandt van Rijn: Overcoming Success

Professor Munman will present an overview of Rembrandt’s career, from the visually bold canvases of his youth, to the magisterial self and group portraits of his maturity, to his deeply felt interpretations of Biblical narratives.

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Practice ACT Test

High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice ACT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. Students will learn what to expect in a test-like environment and receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.

Space is limited so registration is required. Registration begins Saturday, July 19.

Students should bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.

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Learn How Author/Artist Roberta Raymond Created “Amy and the Amaryllis”

Meet Oak Park author/artist Roberta L. Raymond and see her newly published children's book. “Amy and the Amaryllis” was written by Roberta L. Raymond and illustrated in light and lively watercolors with pen and ink. The book is designed by James Groll and is published by the Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest. Books will be available for sale and signing for $20.

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Author Dave Revsine: The Opening Kickoff

Meet Dave Revsine, lead studio host for the Big Ten Network, who will share stories from his book, The Opening Kickoff: The Tumultuous Birth of a Football Nation.

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Frozen Karaoke Sing-Along

Let's sing! We'll play Frozen on the big screen and want to hear you singing along with Anna, Elsa and Olaf. Costumes encouraged, but not required. (PG, 103 minutes)

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Battle of the Bulge: The Forgotten Heroes

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of WWII's Battle of the Bulge which happened in December 1944. Hear the stories and walk in the footsteps of American soldiers who battled against Hitler's forces 70 years ago.

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Barbara Ballinger Lecture

Each year, the Barbara Ballinger Lecture brings an accomplished author to speak in Oak Park. Hosted by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, this public event is free, honoring Ms. Ballinger and her 32 years of library service in Oak Park, including 24 years as head librarian.

2014 Presenter: Marilyn Johnson

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OPRF HS Show Choir Performance

The Oak Park and River Forest High School show choir, Noteworthy, 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!

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Author William Hazelgrove: Marketing Your Book in the Age of Social Media

There’s really only one way to sell your writing today: on the Internet. Best-selling novelist William Hazelgrove has used the power of social media to secure media and build sales for his six novels. William Hazelgrove will show what it takes to get started and how to put – and keep – your name in front of readers.

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Oak Park Writers Read!

Writers from the Oak Park Writers Group which meets twice monthly on Thursday evenings at the Library share readings from their work. The group also sponsors an open mic at the Eastgate Café, 102 E. Harrison Street, Oak Park the second Sunday of each month from 5 – 7 p.m. Writers of all genres, storytellers, acoustic musicians, comedians, and singers are all welcome to perform.

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