Second Floor - Veterans Room

Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Annual Meeting

Join the Friends of the Library at their Annual Member Meeting, open to everyone. Friends president Chet Taranowski will share an overview of the past year, and a look at the future of the Friends. Enjoy refreshments, mingle, and talk with Friends of the Library officers, board members and other library supporters.

Learn more about the Friends.

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Celebrating Seniors: Healthy Brain, Healthy Memory

Would you like to keep your brain working well as long as possible? Dr. Linda Sasser can help you learn about your brain and learn activities which can help you maintain and even improve brain function. Learn how memory works, how memory changes with age, and strategies for improving retention and recall.

Linda Sasser holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and has more than 25 years of experience as a professor of educational and cognitive psychology. For more information, see www.brainandmemoryhealth.com.

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An Evening with Fab Four FAQ: The Beatles Performing Years 1957-1966

Learn more about the Beatles' musical journey between 1957 and 1966. Join Robert Rodriguez to see a 50-minute documentary which
traces the origins of the group, from their skiffle days as The Quarry Men through the decision to cease touring in 1966, amidst controversies as the group segued into becoming a studio act. The mini-documentary includes rare photos, interviews, concert segments and promos - as well as an audio recording made of The Quarry Men on the very day that John and Paul were introduced.

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Money Smart Week: Download Free Music and Indie Film

Did you know that you can download free music and independent films onto your computer, Ipad or any Smart Phone to enjoy at your leisure? All you need is your Oak Park Public Library card and pin number.

At this free session,learn how to utilize these free services from Gretchen Rings of Oak Park Public Library's Digital Services Department.

Through Freegal (sounds like “legal”) which is now available on the Oak Park Public Library’s website, you can stream and download music and music videos.

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Author Michael Lotus with "America 3.0"

Learn how Oak Park attorney Michael Lotus believes that America is now making a transition to a new world with greater productivity and rapid technological progress. Lotus is the co-author of "America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century -- Why America's Greatest Days are Yet to Come."

Lotus holds a BA in economics from the University of Chicago and a JD from Indiana University-Bloomington.

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Seminar: Things About the Job Search You May Not Know … But Should

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.

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Seminar: Tips for Submitting Online Job Applications

Did you know that online job applications are used as a screening tool for employers? Learn what to watch out for, how to answer questions, and techniques for completing online applications. Presenter: David Grier, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

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Seminar: Preparing for a Job Interview

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: Presenter: David Grier, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

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Seminar: Do I Really Need a Cover Letter?

How important is having a cover letter? According to a recent survey of employers, it’s very important. In this seminar, you will review the components of a cover letter, and what you should and should not be including in one. Presenter: David Grier, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee.

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Seminar: The Importance of a Strong Resume

Learn the components of a strong resume, and what keywords or phrases to use that will help move your resume to the top of the stack. Presenter: David Grier, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee.

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