Oak Park Elementary School District 97 teacher-librarians and Oak Park Public Library children's librarians partner to explore and explain educational apps, online research databases, and more for grade-school and middle-school students. Bring your own device if possible. Adult registration with an Oak Park Public Library card necessary.
Rumble, grumble...listen to those hungry bellies! We'll use fun songs, rhymes, stories, vocal play, instrument play, and focused listening activities to explore the theme of food, food, food. So get your musical appetite ready!
Pat Larson from the Kindermusik studio at 137 N. Oak Park Ave., Room 107, will lead this program. Ms. Pat has been teaching children's music and movement classes for six years. She has a degree in music and works professionally as an organist and church choir director.
Film historian Doug Deucher continues the NEA Big Read series of films with "In America," a film about an undocumented Irish family who struggles to start a new life in New York City. This 2003 film is directed by Jim Sheridan (105 minutes).
Film historian Doug Deucher continues the NEA Big Read series of films with "Avalon," a film which focuses on a Polish Jewish family building a better future for themselves in Baltimore of the late 1940s and 1950s. This 1990 film is directed by Harry Levinson (126 minutes).
Film historian Doug Deucher continues the NEA Big Read film series with "The Namesake," a story about the son of Indian immigrants who wants to break free from his family's traditions. This 2006 film is directed by Mira Nair (122 minutes).
Looking for a job has changed dramatically over the past few years; however, many still follow the rules of yesterday. Learn how to modernize your search in a way that works best with your own personal style. Presenter: Richard Williams, Career Services, Triton College. Register now.
Seventy-five years ago, three young men from a
small town in West Virginia were among the American forces participating in
D-Day, changing the fortunes of the war with one bold stroke. How is that moment
aboard a Navy ship as it barrels toward the Normandy shore related to the death
of an old man in an Appalachian nursing home?
Life is crazy enough, but when Nancy Nau Sullivan suddenly finds herself caring for two children, grappling with her mother's death, and caring for her ailing father while navigating a contentious divorce and long-simmering sibling rivalries, she wonders how she can keep herself sane. Learn how things got a lot more complicated for this Chicago writer when her siblings accuse her of "kidnapping" their father and carting him -- and his Cadillac -- off to Anna Maria Island, Florida. And then came Hurricane Josephine.
If you were unable to attend some of the many More Than a Month series events from 2016, fear not! We'll be re-visiting several of this year's programs, book discussions, events and we will screen the documentary, "More Than a Month", in the Veterans Room. You'll also get a 'sneak peek' at 2017 More Than a Month programs.