Second Floor - Veterans Room

Folk Music: Lauren Heintz

Come hear folk singer/songwriter Lauren Nicole Heintz perform a free concert. Lauren is quickly becoming known for intricate and effortless finger-style guitar, distinctively deep vocals, and heartfelt and hope-filled original songs. Earlier this year, Lauren amazed the judges and audiences at the South Florida Folk Festival singer/songwriter competition and won the 2014 Vic Heyman songwriting award. Presented by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library.

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Author Janis Kearney: "Sundays with TJ"

Meet presidential diarist, newspaper publisher and author Janis F. Kearney and hear stories from her newly published book, "Sundays with TJ: 100 Years of Memories of Varner Road." Kearney writes of her father, Thomas James "TJ" Kearney, who grew up in rural southeast Arkansas in the early 1900s. His purpose-filled life included an impoverished childhood, early years as a drifter and vagabond traveling the country by train and foot, and then 70 years of working and raising 19 children on the 8-mile gravel strip called Varner Road.

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AARP Finances 50+

Every day hardworking people are struggling to make ends meet. In fact, according to research by AARP, almost 20 million people 50 and older in America are feeling overwhelmed by mounting debt, poor credit or lack of savings.

Learn to make better financial choices and to sustain good financial habits. Finances 50+ is a financial capability program designed to motivate and empower participants between 50 and 64 years old to take charge of their financial future. This two-part workshop began Sept. 15 and continues on Sept. 29.

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AARP Finances 50+

Every day hardworking people are struggling to make ends meet. In fact, according to research by AARP, almost 20 million people 50 and older in America are feeling overwhelmed by mounting debt, poor credit or lack of savings.

Learn to make better financial choices and to sustain good financial habits. Finances 50+ is a financial capability program designed to motivate and empower participants between 50 and 64 years old to take charge of their financial future. This two-part workshop begins Sept. 15 and continues on Sept. 29.

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Author Rosalind Cummings-Yeates: Exploring Chicago's Blues

Blues history is steeped in Chicago's sidewalks; it floats out of its restaurants, airport lounges and department stores. Let Rosalind Cummings-Yeates, author of "Exploring Chicago Blues: Inside the Scene, Past and Present," take you inside the Checkerboard and Gerri's Palm Tavern, where folks like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon and Ma Rainey transformed Chicago into the blues mecca. Explore the contemporary blues scene and discover the best spots to hear the purest sounds of Sweet Home Chicago. The Book Table will sell books.

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So You Want to Be a Tutor? (Session 2)

Get certified as a tutor! In collaboration with Triton College, we're offering a free, 2-day training course in tutoring and mentoring to interested teens and adults.

The training is nationally accredited in cooperation with the College Reading and Learning Association and covers topics from active listening to ethics and will benefit new and experienced tutors alike.

After completing 10 hours of training and at least 25 hours of tutoring, you can receive certification that will be recognized by colleges and other agencies.

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So You Want to Be a Tutor? (Session 1)

Get certified as a tutor! In collaboration with Triton College, we're offering a free, 2-day training course in tutoring and mentoring to interested teens and adults.

The training is nationally accredited in cooperation with the College Reading and Learning Association and covers topics from active listening to ethics and will benefit new and experienced tutors alike.

After completing 10 hours of training and at least 25 hours of tutoring, you can receive certification that will be recognized by colleges and other agencies.

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Barbara Ballinger Lecture

Barbara Ballinger Lecture

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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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Explore Art Making with Beth Ryza

Join Oak Park artist Beth Ryza for a hands-on workshop and explore making art with various media like pastels, water colors, and tissue. No previous experience is necessary. Ages 18+.

Beth Ryza is an experienced Oak Park artist who exhibited recent paintings titled “Flower Power” at the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery, this past January. Ryza’s large acrylic paintings emphasize organic shape, energetic movement, and vibrant color.

Register below, in person, or by calling 708.452.3440

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