Spell Yeah! An Adult Spelling Bee

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Get your spell on! And bring your F-R-I-E-N-D-S to C-H-E-E-R you on. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and spelling starts at 7 pm. Cash bar, 21+.

Spectate:
All are welcome to come and cheer on spellers as they attempt spelling glory. No need to register to cheer! First drink is on the house, then enjoy a cash bar.

Participate:
Can't wait to start spelling? Be sure to register now. Additional spelling spots will be available at the door. Two free drinks if you're brave enough to take the stage.

This event is put on by the new group Zeitgeist: Passionate about Pop Culture.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Oak Park Creates Presents: Author Muriel E. Adams: "I Love You More!"

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet Oak Park Creates author Muriel E. Adams, a restorative justice practitioner and a Governors State University adjunct faculty member, and learn how she came to write "I Love You More! A Bedtime Story and Word Game."

Adams wrote the story, which follows a family's beloved bedtime routine, after her husband passed away. She wanted her sons, who were 6 and 10 when their father died, to remember him and the family the way it was, as a foursome.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Ernest Hemingway Birthday Lecture and Celebration

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Bill Hillmann, author of "Mozos," has been running with the bulls in Spain for 10 years. Learn how Hemingway inspired this Chicago journalist and novelist, whose journey of self-discovery has included a Golden Gloves championship and an infamous goring by a bull named Bravito.

Register now for this free event with the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Charles Laughton Film Screening: "Witness for the Prosecution"

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Tortured but brilliant, Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was one of the most recognizable and talented actors of his time. Since his portly figure and decidedly unhandsome face meant that leading-man roles were not open to him, Laughton carved a career out of playing a variety of monsters and misfits in films like "The Private Life of Henry VIII" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Through Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 pm, join Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler on Wednesday afternoons to screen and discuss some of Charles Laughton's most unforgettable films.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Interactive Film Screening: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm

Put on your '80s gear and get ready to skip school! We'll provide complimentary Fun Packs with props you can use at strategic points throughout the film. Arrive by 6:45 pm for the Fun Pack run-through. Members of Oak Park Festival Theatre will be present to talk about their John Hughes-style take on "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" and will raffle off free tickets to their summer production in Austin Gardens.

Teens: To help plan and shape this event, complete a volunteer application at oppl.org/teens and indicate you'd like to be an Event Planner.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Oak Park Photo Club

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Oak Park Photo Club members meet twice monthly to share digital and print photos. All skill levels welcome. Call Debby Preiser at 708.697.6915 for more information.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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A Liar's Workshop: Learn Humor Writing Techniques (Part 2)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Humor is central to helping people connect with and remember an idea, message, or point. In this free two-part Humor Writing Workshop, try five easy-to-learn techniques taught by Debra Schwartz, a writing instructor at Arizona State University.

This is the second session of a two-part series. Reservations are preferred. Call 708.697.6915.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Charles Laughton Film Screening: "The Big Clock"

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Tortured but brilliant, Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was one of the most recognizable and talented actors of his time. Since his portly figure and decidedly unhandsome face meant that leading-man roles were not open to him, Laughton carved a career out of playing a variety of monsters and misfits in films like "The Private Life of Henry VIII" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Through Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 pm, join Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler on Wednesday afternoons to screen and discuss some of Charles Laughton's most unforgettable films.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 

A Liar's Workshop: Learn Humor Writing Techniques (Part 1)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Humor is central to helping people connect with and remember an idea, message, or point. In this free two-part Humor Writing Workshop, try five easy-to-learn techniques taught by Debra Schwartz, a writing instructor at Arizona State University.

This is the first in a two-part series. The second session is on Wednesday, July 8, 7-9 pm. Reservations are preferred. Call 708.697.6915.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
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Charles Laughton Film Series: "This Land Is Mine"

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Tortured but brilliant, Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was one of the most recognizable and talented actors of his time. Since his portly figure and decidedly unhandsome face meant that leading-man roles were not open to him, Laughton carved a career out of playing a variety of monsters and misfits in films like "The Private Life of Henry VIII" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Through Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 pm, join Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler on Wednesday afternoons to screen and discuss some of Charles Laughton's most unforgettable films.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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