Shake, Rattle, and Read

Shake, Rattle, and Read

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:30am

An energetic program designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized to get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm. Held in Main Library Veterans Room.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Youth Social Justice Conference

Youth Social Justice Conference

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

In this youth-directed conference featuring a panel discussion, 5-7 breakout sessions, and an open mic, teens and adults will explore issues including restorative justice, creating empowering youth spaces through art, confronting racism through theater, and addressing micro-aggression in the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop and call-and-response, and merging real stories with theory, research, and practice. "We want it to be engaging and fun, very spirited, and equally welcoming to
youth and adults," said Middle School Services Librarian Jose Cruz. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Understanding the World of Islam: Media Representations and Negative Stereotyping of Islam, Muslims, and the Middle East

Understanding the World of Islam: Media Representations and Negative Stereotyping of Islam, Muslims, and the Middle East

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Gain deeper understanding and appreciation, expand your knowledge base, and reconsider some ideas you might already have about Islam at a new academic lecture series starting this fall, in partnership with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago.

Bring your questions to the discussion, or email them in advance to communications@oppl.org.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Martin Luther King Jr. Day program

Martin Luther King Jr. Day program

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Learn songs that gained popularity in the 60's and helped shape the Civil Rights Movement. Sing along with Bill Brickey from the Old Town School of Folk Music, who will be performing his show "Freedom Songs" in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. All ages.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author Mary Diab: <em>All Kinds of Love</em>

Author Mary Diab: <em>All Kinds of Love</em>

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

River Forest poet and writer Mary Diab (who writes as Maraki) will share stories from her first novel, All Kinds of Love, inspired by her upbringing in the small, ethnically diverse Ohio town of Stubenville, Ohio, and her Greek heritage.  In the book, Frankie avenges his sister's rape with murder, and then takes the pregnant girl to Chios, an island in Greece with help of Dimitri, a wealthy ship owner. Frankie is tortured by the murder he had committed and by the fact that he kept the truth from his mother.

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

SAT Practice Test

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

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

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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