One Earth Film Festival:  "A Farmer's Road"

One Earth Film Festival: "A Farmer's Road"

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm

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.

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Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Oak Park Concert Chorale Early Music Workshop

Oak Park Concert Chorale Early Music Workshop

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Suffragette & The Women's Right To Vote in Illinois

Suffragette & The Women's Right To Vote in Illinois

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:15pm

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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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College Savings Night

College Savings Night

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Heartland Blood Drive

Heartland Blood Drive

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Zumba With BFit Fitness

More Than a Month: Zumba With BFit Fitness

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Oak Park Creates: Indya Mcgrone

Oak Park Creates: Indya Mcgrone

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author Derek Cressman: "When Money Talks"

Author Derek Cressman: "When Money Talks"

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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How Much Are Your Old Coins and Gold Jewelry Worth?

How Much Are Your Old Coins and Gold Jewelry Worth?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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