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.
Grab your favorite dance partner, put your party clothes on, and join members of Shout Section Big Band and dance educator Margot Toppen for the Valentine's Day Jitterbug Ball. Taking inspiration from her recently published children's book "Jitterbugs!" Margot will provide an all-ages swing dance lesson from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Dancers of every age will have lots of new moves to show off once Shout Section Big Band takes the stage from 3 to 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
The American Writers Museum and Oak Park Public Library invite you to an evening with Chicago media personality Rick Kogan as he interviews best-selling authors Elizabeth Berg and Alex Kotlowitz.
Friday, March 6
Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St., Oak Park, IL 60301.
Doors open at 6:30 pm, program begins at 7 pm.
Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and beverages will be served. Free onsite parking.
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore will offer author titles for sale.
Learn how the Civil War affected Chicago when Loyola University professors and co-authors Ted Karamanski and Eileen McMahon share stories from their new book, "Civil War Chicago/Eyewitness to History."
Teacher librarians from District 97 along with Oak Park Public Library librarians will demonstrate databases and apps for parents of elementary and middle school kids to showcase all that is offered with this joint partnership between the schools and library. Please bring your own device if possible. Registration with an Oak Park Public Library card necessary.
Meet Lee Murdock, broadly acknowledged as the premier interpreter of songs and tales about the Great Lakes. Lee Murdocks work is an anthem to the people who live, work, and play along the freshwater highways of North America. His songs summon the listener to look through the eyes and into the hearts of individuals who have shaped our heritage on and around the Great Lakes. His concerts invoke a sense of place, but it is a universal place, and a timeless repertoire that celebrates the North American people, their triumphs and tragedies, work songs and pastimes.
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 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, January 10.
Students should bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.
Join us for this fundraising event to support the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Fund, an open fund managed by the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation that is used to build bridges between the library and the community.
What you need to know before you register:
- Admission is $50 per person and includes two drink tickets. A cash bar and snack buffet will be provided.
- Space is limited. 21 teams of up to six people per team will be accepted.
- Team costumes are encouraged but not required. Judges will award a prize for "best team costume."
Flying Fox Conservation visits with a mini-menagerie of animals and fascinating stories about their work saving endangered species. Best for ages 4+. Registration with an Oak Park Public Library card necessary.
Just when you think youve seen and read everything there is to know about Impressionism and Post-Impressionism at the Art Institute of Chicago, theres something around a corner that stops you in your tracks. Whether its a tambourine where a painting should be, a transformed surface of a recently cleaned canvas, or a pentimenti that suggests a painting beneath a painting, art at the museum is never static: it moves, expands, and takes on new meanings with each rotation, with each new interaction.