Oak Park Photography Club welcomes photographers of all skill levels. OPPC meets the second and fourth Monday evenings of each month to share digital images and/or printed photographs. For more information, call Debby Preiser at (708) 697-6915
Come celebrate comics and fandom of all types, and take home comics for free! We'll have classes, contests, games, and more. Everyone is welcome at this library-wide extravaganza!
us to learn about saving money for your child's future college tuition.
Representatives from the Illinois Students Assistance Commission will
join us to talk about College Illinois! and FAFSA, and a representative from the Illinois State Treasurer's office will speak about Bright Start College Savings accounts.
Meet eight female authors and hear about their books and writing styles. All have written and published new books within the past year. Panelists include:
--Muriel Adams, author of I Love You More
--Joan Bard-Collins, author of Honor Above All
--Julia Buckley, author of the newly released The Big Chili
--E.C. Diskin, author of The Green Line and the brand-new Broken Grace
Meet River Forest author Jane Morocco and see vintage photographs from her book, Trailside Museum: The Legend of Virginia Moe.
The Italianate mansion that is now Trailside Museum was built in 1874 by Abraham Hoffman, a Chicago businessman. Four years later, the Hoffmans established a ladies' seminary for upper-class young women; the mansion later became a boarding school for wayward boys.
Join renowned transgender activist Buck Angel for a screening and discussion of his documentary film Mr. Angel (NR, 2013, 68 min.), which details his experiences as a female-to-male transgender man. Buck Angel's commitment to living an authentic life, even when faced with significant challenges, inspires self-reflection, compassion, and respect.
Matthew James Collins, raised in Oak Park and a graduate of Oak Park-River Forest High School, will share stories from his experience working as an artist and studying and researching the classical techniques of painting and sculpture in Italy over the past 15 years.
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 will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.
Space is limited, so registration is required. Register now. Students should bring two No. 2 pencils and a calculator.
This is not your teacher's study hall! Drop by for an afternoon of messing around and making stuff. We'll have art projects, video games and board games, and robots to build, as well as space for you to unwind. Every week will be a new experience.
This week: Meet other fans and get some cosplay tips! Use craft foam and get advice to create a prop to complete your character's outfit.
If you are a fan of comics, anime, movies, or video games, this is for you!
Join film historian Doug Deuchler to view and discuss Steven Spielberg's 1993 film, Schindler's List. Winner of seven Oscar awards, including Best Picture, the film follows the true story of Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), who saved more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. There will be an intermission with snacks during the film. (196 minutes).