Parent Workshop: Tech Night With D97

Parent Workshop: Tech Night With D97

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Oak Park Elementary School District 97 teacher-librarians and Oak Park Public Library children's librarians partner to explore and explain educational apps, online research databases, and more for grade-school and middle-school students. Bring your own device if possible. Adult registration with an Oak Park Public Library card necessary. Register Now. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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NEA Big Read Film Series: "The Magnificent Seven"

NEA Big Read Film Series: "The Magnificent Seven"

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Film historian Doug Deucher will kick off the NEA Big Read Film Festival with "The Magnificent Seven," the film which inspires the young girl in "Into the Beautiful North" to head to the United States.   Living in a small Mexican town with very few men left, this girl gathers her friends and heads north to find her father and other men. They want to bring them back  home.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
NEA Big Read Film Series: "El Norte"

NEA Big Read Film Series: "El Norte"

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Film historian Doug Deucher continues the NEA Big Read series of films with "El Norte," the story of two indigenous
Mayan teens who flee war-torn Guatamala and attempt to slip into
California without documentation.
This 1983 film is directed by Gregory Nava. (139 minutes).

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
NEA Big Read Concert: Latin Suenos Jazz Quartet

NEA Big Read Concert: Latin Suenos Jazz Quartet

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Composed of some of Chicago's finest jazz and Latin musicians and led by bassist/composer Steven Hashimoto, the group has been active in Chicago's vital jazz scene for 10 years and combines jazz improvisation with Latin and Caribbean rhythms. This NEA Big Read program is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Contemporary Issues in Immigration: Attorneys Robert Ahlgren, Mony Ruiz-Velasco & Carlina Tapiai-Ruano

Contemporary Issues in Immigration: Attorneys Robert Ahlgren, Mony Ruiz-Velasco & Carlina Tapiai-Ruano

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm

Explore contemporary issues of immigration, particularly those that affect Oak Park, River Forest and our neighboring communities, with experienced immigration attorneys Robert Ahlgren, Mony Ruiz-Velasco and Carlina Tapia-Ruano. Learn where most immigrants come from when they arrive in the Midwest and why so many immigrants come here. Discover why there are so many undocumented immigrants in the U. S. now and why the government is stepping up efforts to deport them now. Find out what people of Oak Park can do to help.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Shake, Rattle and Read

Shake, Rattle and Read

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:00am

An energetic program designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized to get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm. Held in Main Library Veterans Room.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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