Super Spell Yeah!

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Spell Yeah! is back! Put on your best cape and save the world, one word at a time, in our spelling showdown. Doors will open at 7 pm, and spelling will commence promptly at 7:30 pm. Everyone is encouraged to come in their best superhero attire. Prizes awarded for super spelling and best costumes.

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. Two free drinks to those who cheer in costume.

Participate:

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Interactive Film Screening: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm

Put on your '80s gear and get ready to skip school! We'll provide complimentary Fun Packs with props you can use at strategic points throughout the film. Arrive by 6:45 pm for the Fun Pack run-through. Members of Oak Park Festival Theatre will be present to talk about their John Hughes-style take on "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" and will raffle off free tickets to their summer production in Austin Gardens.

Teens: To help plan and shape this event, complete a volunteer application at oppl.org/teens and indicate you'd like to be an Event Planner.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Charles Laughton Film Series: "This Land Is Mine"

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Tortured but brilliant, Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was one of the most recognizable and talented actors of his time. Since his portly figure and decidedly unhandsome face meant that leading-man roles were not open to him, Laughton carved a career out of playing a variety of monsters and misfits in films like "The Private Life of Henry VIII" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Through Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 pm, join Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler on Wednesday afternoons to screen and discuss some of Charles Laughton's most unforgettable films.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Film Screening: "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Families--school-age children, parents, and grandparents--are invited to join film historian Doug Deuchler and Festival Theatre board member Belinda Bremner to see and discuss "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962, 129 minutes), the film based on the 1960 book by Harper Lee.

Two children in a small southern town are thrust into an adult world of racial bigotry and hatred when their lawyer father chooses to defend a black man unjustly accused of raping a white girl.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Civil War: Leslie Goddard portrays Civil War Nurse Clara Barton

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Clara Barton earned fame as the first woman to serve as a nurse on the front lines of a battlefield. This first-person program presented by Leslie Goddard introduces Barton as a tireless worker who faced remarkable challenges in her quest to care for wounded soldiers. Learn about the medical conditions during the American Civil War and about the courage required for a woman who dared to brave the war’s front lines.

Want to learn more? "Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War" by Stephen B. Oates (1995) is recommended.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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A Liar's Workshop: Learn Humor Writing Techniques (Part 1)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Humor is central to helping people connect with and remember an idea, message, or point. In this free two-part Humor Writing Workshop, try five easy-to-learn techniques taught by Debra Schwartz, a writing instructor at Arizona State University.

This is the first in a two-part series. The second session is on Wednesday, July 8, 7-9 pm. Reservations are preferred. Call 708.697.6915.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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A Liar's Workshop: Learn Humor Writing Techniques (Part 2)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Humor is central to helping people connect with and remember an idea, message, or point. In this free two-part Humor Writing Workshop, try five easy-to-learn techniques taught by Debra Schwartz, a writing instructor at Arizona State University.

This is the second session of a two-part series. Reservations are preferred. Call 708.697.6915.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Seminar: Things About the Job Search You May Not Know...But Should

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Looking for a job has changed dramatically over the past few years; however, many still follow the rules of yesterday. Find out how best to modernize your search in a way that works best with your own personal style. Presenter: Richard Williams, Career Services, Triton College. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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