One Book, One Oak Park: What Is the Future of Integration in Oak Park?

One Book, One Oak Park: What Is the Future of Integration in Oak Park?

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Oak Park Regional Housing Center and others in Oak Park have promoted and sustained integration in the community over the past 40 years. But the future of integration is not guaranteed. The region surrounding us has seen segregation worsen. That pattern affects our community and perceptions of where people believe it is best to live. Recent research shows that we can't pin our hopes on the millennial generation being post-racial. Attitudes about housing choice have not changed. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
OPRF HS Show Choir Performance

OPRF HS Show Choir Performance

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Noteworthy, the award-winning show choir of Oak Park and River Forest High School, is a highly selective group of singers, dancers, and live band members. Join us for a performance sure to make you want to stand up and cheer!

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: "Out of Darkness" Film Screening

More Than a Month: "Out of Darkness" Film Screening

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, adult African-Americans are 20 percent more likely to report serious psychological distress than adult whites. This made-for-TV movie depicts the story of Paulie Cooper, a former medical student who becomes ill with paranoid schizophrenia.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Seminar: "Tips for Submitting Online Job Applications"

Seminar: "Tips for Submitting Online Job Applications"

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Did you know that online applications are run through a tracking system used as a screening tool by employers? Learn what to watch out for and how to answer questions, as well as tips and techniques for optimizing your resume for an Applicant Tracking System. Presenter: David Preciado, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Register now.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Film Screening and Sing-Along: "Kiss Me, Kate"

Film Screening and Sing-Along: "Kiss Me, Kate"

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for a screening of Kiss Me, Kate, the 1953 MGM film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name. Inspired by Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, it tells the tale of musical theater actors, Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi, who were once married and are now performing opposite of each other in the roles of Petruchio and Katherine in a Broadway-bound musical version of William Shakespeare's play.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: "State of Denial" Film Screening

More Than a Month: "State of Denial" Film Screening

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

State of Denial, a 2003 documentary film about AIDS in Africa, follows the stories of HIV-positive South Africans and the careers of AIDS activists in that country. The film shines a light on the harrowing statistics of the AIDS epidemic, and captures the desperation and growing discontent of average South Africans infected with and affected by the disease.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Dance for the Win: A Special Shake, Rattle, and Read

Dance for the Win: A Special Shake, Rattle, and Read

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Explore the basics of ballet with up-and-coming Salt Creek Ballet company members and get a chance to learn what it takes to be a ballet dancer! Kids will get an opportunity to interact with male ballet dancers and learn some basic ballet training.

This energetic program is designed for children ages 3-6, 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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