5th Annual Pie-Off!

Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Get a head start on your holiday goodies at this year's Pie-Off! baking contest.

This event is open to bakers of all skill levels. Bakers and their pies should arrive at 1 pm for check-in. Doors will open to the general public at 2:30 pm. Judges will rate each pie based on taste, appearance, and creativity.

Register beginning October 7.

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Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Genealogy Meet-Up Lecture

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field.

Guest lecturer Thomas MacEntee will present "Building Your Research Toolbox."

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Book Buzz

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Attention, book lovers! Want to learn about future best-sellers before they become best-sellers? How about a chance to read books before they are published? Our library is hosting a Penguin Random House representative who will buzz about forthcoming books and give readers the inside scoop on Spring 2016 titles. Excerpt samplers, book catalogs, and tote bags will be available for attendees.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Michele Weldon: "Escape Points: A Memoir"

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Michele Weldon for the launch of her newest book, "Escape Points: A Memoir." Free and open to the public. Deftly lacing heartbreak with humor and insight, Michele Weldon provides a potent antidote to the crazy, harried, single-mom stereotype in Escape Points. With the help of family, friends and local high school wrestling coach, Mike Powell, Weldon relates the challenges and triumphs of the years as she raised three growing sons alone in the face of cancer, with an ambitious career and in the shadow of her ex.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Practice PSAT Test

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

The PSAT is changing! High school students can learn what to expect by signing up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice PSAT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. Students will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.

The PSAT/NMSQT is the official route of entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Registration begins Saturday, July 25.

Students should bring two No. 2 pencils and a calculator.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Spell Yeah! An Adult Spelling Bee

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Get your spell on! And bring your F-R-I-E-N-D-S to C-H-E-E-R you on. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and spelling starts at 7 pm. Cash bar, 21+.

Spectate:
All are welcome to come and cheer on spellers as they attempt spelling glory. No need to register to cheer! First drink is on the house, then enjoy a cash bar.

Participate:
Can't wait to start spelling? Be sure to register now. Additional spelling spots will be available at the door. Two free drinks if you're brave enough to take the stage.

This event is put on by the new group Zeitgeist: Passionate about Pop Culture.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Oak Park Creates Presents: Author Muriel E. Adams: "I Love You More!"

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Oak Park Creates author Muriel E. Adams, a restorative justice practitioner and a Governors State University adjunct faculty member, and learn how she came to write "I Love You More! A Bedtime Story and Word Game."

Adams wrote the story, which follows a family's beloved bedtime routine, after her husband passed away. She wanted her sons, who were 6 and 10 when their father died, to remember him and the family the way it was, as a foursome.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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