Second Floor - Veterans Room

Teen Freestyle Friday

You're so talented, you deserve an audience. Do you sing, dance, rap, etc.? Come out and show us what you can do!! Or just sit back and prepared to be amazed.

Food and drinks provided. Teens only.

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Learn to Sing Madrigals with Oak Park Concert Chorale

Do you love to sing? The Oak Park Concert Chorale is offering a free madrigal workshop to local residents who enjoy singing. After the workshop, the community madrigal singers will perform a short concert at approximately 4 p.m.

The Oak Park Concert Chorale is one of the Midwest's leading choral ensembles featuring both a cappella and accompanied performances. Led by Director Paul Lindblad, the Chorale consists of approximately 30 singers who offer highly artistic performances of varied and exciting choral music.

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Community Conversation with Executive Director David Seleb

You are invited to join Oak Park Public Library Executive Director David Seleb as the library launches a new initiative aimed at inspiring the Oak Park community to share, to listen, to learn, and to create energy around directing change.

Conversations will be built around the common theme of community aspirations and gaining public knowledge. Seleb will ask specific questions to encourage participants to share, to listen, and to learn from each other.

The library plans to host a series of conversations throughout 2014. Conversations are now scheduled for:

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Oak Park Photography Club--THIS EVENT IS CANCELED

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.

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"In Our Own Backyard: Masterpieces of the Art Institute of Chicago"

Terah Walkup of the Art Institute of Chicago will present "In Our Own Backyard: Masterpieces of the Art Institute of Chicago." This free program is a collaboration with the Community Art Associates of Oak Park and the Library. The Art Institute of Chicago houses work from around the globe representing over 5,000 years of human artistic creation.

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Open Gaming

Kick back and play a video game or two. Teens only.

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Open Gaming

Kick back and play a video game or two. Teens only.

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Author Jeanne Nolan: "From the Ground Up"

Meet Jeanne Nolan, author of "From the Ground Up: A Food Growers Education, in Life, Love and Movement That's Changing the Nation." Nolan has designed and cultivated more than 650 farms and food gardens in and around Chicago. She is the designer and project manager for The Edible Gardens at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo, part of the nationwide initiative urging us to change the way we think about our food. The Book Table will sell books.

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Practice ACT Test-FULL REGISTRATION

High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length (about 3.5 hours) 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.

All openings for this event have been filled. But feel free to sign up for the wait list, and we will notify you if any spots become available.

Students should bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.

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Created Equal Panel Discussion: What Did It Take to Integrate Oak Park Schools?

Join Robert Giles, Galen Gockel and Marion Hogenboom to learn how 45 Oak Park citizens came together in the 1970s to create a plan to successfully integrate Oak Park's elementary schools. Giles wrote his EdD dissertation on this plan after attending dozens of school board meetings and citizen committee meetings. Gockel recognized that Oak Park's elementary school district was not prepared for the pending in-migration of African-American children to what was in 1971 an all-white and very conservative town.

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