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.

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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.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Practice ACT Test

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice ACT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. Students will learn what to expect in a test-like environment and will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Registration begins Saturday, September 5.

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

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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CANCELED: Why Oak Park? Regional Housing Center Renters Share Their Stories

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

****THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED BECAUSE OF SCHEDULING CONFLICTS.****

Join us to see how newcomers to our village worked with the Oak Park Regional Housing Center to find a great new home. People who sought help from the Housing Center to find apartments in Oak Park will share their stories about why they chose Oak Park as their new address.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Mini Comic Con

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

We're celebrating our love of comics with fun for everyone at the Main Library! In the Veterans Room, artist Gene Ha talks about how to draw anything, working for DC Comics, self-publishing, and more. On the first floor, kids can learn archery with Hawkeye, basic action rolls with Spiderman, challenge themselves at the Superhero Training Academy, make fantastic crafts and much more. . Costumes are encouraged, and keep an eye out for special character guests!

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Oak Park Creates Presents: Holy Goat Percussion

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Oak Parker Michael Taylor of Holy Goat Percussion shares his love of djembe drumming by giving hands-on instruction and talking about how he came to his craft. Participation is encouraged and questions are welcomed.

Taylor's "Remembering How to Drum: A Study of Traditional Djembe Technique" DVD is part of Oak Park Creates, the library's special collection of works by local creators. Learn more about Oak Park Creates.

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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.

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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."

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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