Learn how to check out ebooks from the library's two ebook platforms, 3M and Overdrive! To attend: you must bring your current Oak Park Public Library card and PIN number.
Like no other word in the English language, the N-word spawns leading news headlines particularly when celebrities utter it: comedian Michael Richards, Dog the Bounty Hunter, John Mayer, Mel Gibson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Barbara Walters, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, or Jesse Jackson, Sr. This word shows up in American childhood rhymes and ditties, in minstrel songs that are now popular Disney childrens songs and in commercial advertisements. It punctuates some rap songs, is euphemized, buried in mock funerals, and bleeped from media broadcasts.
Take a look into the phenomenon of UFOs and how governments the world over have dealt with sightings, speculation and controversy. Author and public speaker Richard Thieme will share information from "UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry" which he co-authored as part of the UFO History Group.
Meet Robert Raymond and hear how she keeps her creative spark alive. The childrens book "Amy and the Amaryllis" was written and illustrated by the Oak Park author and artist. The book is designed by James Groll and is published by the Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest. The Magic Tree will have books available for sale and signing.
Members of OPWG will read selections of their original works including poetry, short stories, and essays. The group includes novice writers as well as published authors. This year Chicago poet Al DeGenova, author of "A Good Hammer" as well as publisher and editor of the literary/arts journal, "After Hours," will appear as a guest reader.
Girls are invited to join our fabulous STEM club (it stands for Girls Excelling in Math and Science), meet some friends and discover how science is a BLAST! This month, we'll be joined by Andrea Blaylock and professors from Triton's Engineering Technology department to build robots that we can control with a smartphone. Find out more at gemsclub.org. Registration necessary.
School's Out! The new, live-action take on the this classic fairy tale. (PG, 97 minutes)
One of Chicago's favorite musicians for kids, Little Miss Ann's sweet folky-rock sound guarantees a good time for all. Registration required. *Note, please register all attendees, not just kids.
The Toy Story gang encounters scares and mystery at a roadside motel. (TV-G, 30 minutes)
Put on your dancing shoes and come have a howling good time at our Preschool Dance Party. Best for ages 2-6. Costumes encouraged, but not required.