Join the Oak Park Public Library and One Earth Film Festival in celebrating sustainability during the Festival's 5th annual run March 5-6. See and discuss A Farmer's Road (2015, 74 minutes), both geared for adult and teen audiences. Meet an Illinois goat farmer who sells his goat cheese in Oak Park.
Oak Park Concert Chorale Director Paul Lindblad will host a two-part Early Music Choral Fest for singers who are interested in the experience of singing madrigals, canons, and other early choral music. No experience required. A short public performance in the library will take place at the end of the two sessions. Session 1 from 10 a.m. to Noon. Session 2 from 1:30 -3:30 p.m.
Celebrate Women's History Month and 97 years of women voting in Illinois. Hear a guest speaker discuss the role of Illinois women in securing the right to vote, then stay to watch Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan star in Suffragette (2015, PG-13, 106 minutes), a film written and directed by women, about the protest movement in England to secure equal voting rights.
The cost of college tuition increases every year, leaving many families wondering how they will be able to afford college. Wouldn't it be great if you could live worry-free by locking in the cost of today's college tuition? Well, you can! The College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Plan is designed to help families keep college tuition at affordable rates by purchasing semesters of college now at today's plan rates, allowing Illinois families to reduce uncertainty about future tuition increases.
John McKinnon, Program Director of the Society for Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, will demonstrate how an artwork can be analyzed in three
distinct ways: production, the object, and reception. The overview will include
Donate a pint of blood at the Oak Park Public Library Blood Drive on Tuesday, Jan. 26, between Noon and 4 p.m. and receive a $5 Dunkin' Donuts Card. Heartland Blood Centers need 30 pints of blood from the Oak Park Blood Drive. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-7TO-GIVE (1-800-786-4483). Please join us. Bring a friend! Photo ID required.
Do you Zumba? Get moving with this heart-healthy and fun workout led by instructors from BFit Fitness Center in Oak Park. Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere using African beats. The natural body is a healthy body! Register starting February 1.
Meet Oak Park author Indya Mcgrone and see her new children's book, Zoey and Cloey's Big Fruit Juice Adventure. Mcgrone is an accomplished writer who has been featured in seven different poetry anthologies and previously wrote A journal written with love. She taught at a preschool for several years. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Meet Derek Cressman, author of When Money Talks. After the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision in 2010, many Americans want to know how they can fight back against the use of special-interest money in political campaigns. In his book, Cressman provides the tools, both intellectual and tactical.
Meet Dave Ekstrom, a life-long coin collector and retired school teacher, who will present a short program on the value of old coins and gold jewelry. What are wheat-back pennies worth? How about old silver dollars? What is a pennyweight of gold? Following the presentation, Dave will appraise your coins and gold jewelry (not including precious stones) for free. No buying or selling will take place at the program. It's like Antiques Roadshow, but just for old coins and gold jewelry.