Former long-time Oak Park resident and artist, Pat Allen, will share stories from her novel, Cronation. Set in the near future, her book is populated by characters whose mission is to midwife the birth of a new era of creative partnership and community collaboration in gratitude, joy and celebration.
Women are the fastest
growing segment of the U.S. prison population. Most of these women are in
prison for nonviolent offenses, and many are pregnant at the time of their
imprisonment. The vast majority of women in prison are mothers of young
children. When women go to prison, families often fall apart.
Do you Zumba? Join us for 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.
This event has been cancelled.
What's after high school for you? Do you really need to go to college to get that paycheck? What do you need to do to get what you want?
Learn to provide young artists with the materials, time, and space to free their creative spirits. Accomplished Oak Park sculptor Margot McMahon will host this workshop for teachers and parents based on her new book, The Gift of Art: Sculpture Ventures for Young Artists. With encouragement, guidance, and materials from adults, young artists can give their creativity a good workout.
Learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of a career searching strategy. Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes; creating engaging cover letters; building data sets of potential employers based on skill set, work history, and preferences; and preparing for interviews and interactions through research. Presenter: Nancy Spidle, ReferenceUSA. Register now.
Help keep Ernest Hemingway alive in Oak Park! Join The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park for its first annual birthday benefit at the library, with proceeds supporting the Foundation's site maintenance and endeavors. Tickets purchased for the event include a one-year membership to The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park.
The Untouchables (1987) is an action film featuring the battle between mobster Al Capone and Prohibition lawman Eliot Ness in the early 1930s. 119 minutes.
This film screening is part of the Cinematic Chicago series. Out of more than 700 movies that have been made in Chicago, film historian Doug Deuchler screens six select films that feature landmarks and neighborhoods, capturing aspects of the gritty Windy City in iconic, evocative, and often magical ways.
All films in the series will be shown on Wednesdays, 12:30-3 pm, at the Main Library: