Pleasant Home Foundation Lecture Series: Rise of the Revivals

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In partnership with the Pleasant Home Foundation, join us for this Thursday night lecture series at Main Library.

Thursday, Feb. 19, 7pm
Laurie Petersen, editor of the American Institute of Architects Guide to Chicago, will discuss Revival Style architecture found throughout the city of Chicago.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 7pm
Kris Hartzell, director at the Charles Gates Dawes House, will speak about Prairie Style architects that made the transition to the Revival Styles after World War I.

Thursday, March 5, 7pm

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Pleasant Home Foundation Lecture Series: Rise of the Revivals

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In partnership with the Pleasant Home Foundation, join us for this Thursday night lecture series at Main Library.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 7pm
Kris Hartzell, director at the Charles Gates Dawes House, will speak about Prairie Style architects that made the transition to the Revival Styles after World War I.

Thursday, March 5, 7pm
Nick Kalogeresis, an expert in historic preservation, will discuss architecture of the estate sections in River Forest, especially the Revival Styles after World War I.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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7th Annual Oscarthon

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Our Oscarthon is back, and bigger than ever! Join us in the week leading up to the 87th Academy Awards to watch some of this year’s contenders in multiple categories and enjoy popcorn, trivia, and prizes!

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 6:30 pm, Maze Branch: "Guardians of the Galaxy" (PG-13, 121 minutes)

Thursday, Feb. 19, 6:30 pm, Dole Branch: "The LEGO Movie" (PG, 100 min)

Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 am-5 pm, Main Library (estimated start times listed)

- 9 am "The Judge," (R, 141 minutes)

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

The Pre-Valentine's Day Jitterbug Ball: Live Music and Dance Lessons for All

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Grab your favorite dance partner, put your party clothes on, and join members of Shout Section Big Band and dance educator Margot Toppen for the Valentine's Day Jitterbug Ball. Taking inspiration from her recently published children's book "Jitterbugs!" Margot will provide an all-ages swing dance lesson from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Dancers of every age will have lots of new moves to show off once Shout Section Big Band takes the stage from 3 to 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Parent Workshop: Tech Night with District 97

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Teacher librarians from District 97 along with Oak Park Public Library librarians will demonstrate databases and apps for parents of elementary and middle school kids to showcase all that is offered with this joint partnership between the schools and library. Please bring your own device if possible. Registration with an Oak Park Public Library card necessary.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Free Folk Concert: Lee Murdock

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Lee Murdock, broadly acknowledged as “the premier interpreter of songs and tales about the Great Lakes.” Lee Murdock’s work is an anthem to the people who live, work, and play along the freshwater highways of North America. His songs summon the listener to look through the eyes and into the hearts of individuals who have shaped our heritage on and around the Great Lakes. His concerts invoke a sense of place, but it is a universal place, and a timeless repertoire that celebrates the North American people, their triumphs and tragedies, work songs and pastimes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Practice ACT Test

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

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 receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.

Space is limited so registration is required. Registration begins Saturday, January 10.

Students should bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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6th Annual Smartypants Trivia Night

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 6:15pm to 10:15pm

Join us for this fundraising event to support the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Fund, an open fund managed by the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation that is used to build bridges between the library and the community.

What you need to know before you register:
- Admission is $50 per person and includes two drink tickets. A cash bar and snack buffet will be provided.
- Space is limited. 21 teams of up to six people per team will be accepted.
- Team costumes are encouraged but not required. Judges will award a prize for "best team costume."

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Art Institute's Gloria Groom: "New Light on Some Old (and New) Favorites"

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Just when you think you’ve seen and read everything there is to know about Impressionism and Post-Impressionism at the Art Institute of Chicago, there’s something around a corner that stops you in your tracks. Whether it’s a tambourine where a painting should be, a transformed surface of a recently cleaned canvas, or a pentimenti that suggests a painting beneath a painting, art at the museum is never static: it moves, expands, and takes on new meanings with each rotation, with each new interaction.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Author Greg Archer: "Grace Revealed, A Memoir"

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Seventy-five years after Joseph Stalin's reign of terror across Eastern Europe, entertainment journalist Greg Archer takes a step back from Hollywood and examines his Polish family's mind-bending odyssey of the 1940s. In the process, he exposes one of the most under-reported events of the 20th Century: Stalin's mass deportation of nearly two million Polish citizens to the Siberian gulags and the life-shattering events that followed.

For more information, see gracerevealedbook.com

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Second Floor - Veterans Room
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