Black Out Poetry Slam

Black Out Poetry Slam

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Listen up as youth poets from across Chicagoland take to the stage to compete and speak out about issues of social justice.
This event is organized by Oak Park youth.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Improv Playhouse Presents: "Little Red Riding Hood"

Improv Playhouse Presents: "Little Red Riding Hood"

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Everyone knows the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood, but you haven't seen one this wacky and entertaining! Join Improv Playhouse on their up close and personal exploration of the classic story, filled with music and merriment. Register now.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Barbara Brotman: "The Journalism of God"

Barbara Brotman: "The Journalism of God"

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Writer Barbara Brotman, formerly of
the Chicago Tribune, will talk about using journalism, which prizes documentable
facts, to explore such undocumentable subjects as people's relationships to God.
She will discuss using journalism techniques in stories ranging from the
decision of whether to become a priest to a man's crisis of faith in the face of
death.

Barbara was a writer and columnist at the Tribune for 38 years,
until she left the paper in November. She wrote news features and columns, most

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Seminar: "Preparing for a Job Interview"

Seminar: "Preparing for a Job Interview"

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn the importance of first impressions, and how to present yourself to the potential employer. We will review tips and techniques to help you prepare for job interviews. Presenter: David Preciado, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Register now.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Geralyn Hesslau Magrady: "Lines--"

Author Geralyn Hesslau Magrady: "Lines--"

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Geralyn Hesslau Magrady, local author of "Lines--," and 2016 winner of the "Soon to Be Famous" competition sponsored by Illinois Library Association. Hear stories of Chicago around the time of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. The class struggles that were evident prior to the fire will be strengthened during the city's rebirth, and Livia Haas must find her own strength during the transition. Book will be for sale and signing.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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International Games Day

International Games Day

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come out and play! This is a chance to connect with your community and the rest of the world through games. Tabletop games, video games, and big games are all possibilities -- more details to come in August!
Have ideas or want to help? Call us and ask for Rachael.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Corner Store (Teens Only)

Corner Store (Teens Only)

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Come down to the corner store! We have a little bit of everything. 
Stop by for an afternoon of messing around and being creative: there will be art, technology, and hip hop pop up programs, as well as space for you to unwind. Every week will be a new experience, and we welcome your ideas!

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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