Genealogy Meet-Up Lecture

Genealogy Meet-Up Lecture

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field. Guest lecturer Ginger Frere will present "Stayin' Local: Using Town and City Records in Your Research."

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Talk to Your Kids About Sex

Talk to Your Kids About Sex

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Have you ever wondered when you should have "the talk" with your kids? What are some things you should talk about? Do you know what you would say? Dr. Stephanie L. Brown, Public Health Specialist at the Oak Park Department of Public Health, will provide you with the tools and info you need to talk to your kids about sex.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Historian/Actress Leslie Goddard: Rachel Carson

Historian/Actress Leslie Goddard: Rachel Carson

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Biologist and author Rachel Carson warned the world of the potentially dire environmental impact of chemical pesticides in her best-selling 1962 book, Silent Spring. In this new living-history program, set in 1963, actress and historian Leslie Goddard portrays Carson as she discusses her childhood love for the living world, her passion for writing, and her work to awaken the world to the beauty and fragility of nature.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Pleasant Home Lecture: "The Lakefront Transformed: George W. Maher in Gary"

Pleasant Home Lecture: "The Lakefront Transformed: George W. Maher in Gary"

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Preservationist and planner Christopher Meyers presents "The Lakefront Transformed: George W. Maher in Gary." This is the final and third lecture of the architecture series presented by the Pleasant Home Foundation, in collaboration with the Oak Park Public Library.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Pleasant Home Lecture: "Silsbee in Polo: A Chicago Architect in a Prairie Town"

Pleasant Home Lecture: "Silsbee in Polo: A Chicago Architect in a Prairie Town"

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Architect Christopher Payne presents "Silsbee in Polo: A Chicago Architect in a Prairie Town." This is the second of three architecture lectures presented by the Pleasant Home Foundation, in collaboration with the Oak Park Public Library.

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

Main: Shake Rattle and Read

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:00am

This energetic program is designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized in this new program that will get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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