Adult Program

Yarns & Yarn

All are welcome to join a group of avid readers who meet to discuss books while they knit and crochet blankets and scarves to donate to various charities. No knitting experience needed.

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Brown Bag - The Flanders Panel

When Julia, an art restoration expert, discovers a hidden inscription in the corner of a 15th-century masterpiece, The Game of Chess created by a Flemish master painter; she sets out to solve the riddle Quis Necavit Equitem, Translation: Who killed the knight? As she begins to look for clues, several of her friends in the art world are brutally murdered. Messages left with the bodies suggest a crucial connection between the chess game in the painting, the knight's murder, and the sordid underside of the contemporary art world.

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Brown Bag - Started Early, Took My Dog

Recently retired from the police force, Tracey Waterhouse witnesses a prostitute abusing a child and in a moment of madness offers her cash for the kid. Meanwhile Brodie Jackson, a semi-retired Private Investigator adopts a dog by rescuing it from its abusive owner and then he undertakes a request from a woman in Australia to track down her biological parents. It doesn't take long, however, for both Tracy and Brodie to learn that they are both in way over their heads. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Brown Bag - The Keeper of Lost Causes

Carl Mørck used to be one of Copenhagen’s best homicide detectives. Then a hail of bullets wounded him and destroyed the lives of two fellow cops. Recovering from the gunshot wounds, Carl is transferred to cold case Department Q. He is surprised when a case involving a missing politician vanished without a trace five years earlier and is presumed dead. But she isn’t dead … yet. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Adult Improv Workshop

Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve your quick-thinking skills? Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy. All skill levels welcome. Warning: hilarity will ensue...

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Rainbow Loom Charms

So, you've mastered the bracelets...let's take it to the next level. Accessorize your creations with some cool animal charms! Best for ages 7+.

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Baby Playgroup

Come join our open playgroup for babies up to 15 months, with a caregiver. Enjoy toys and music, plus have fun and socialize with other babies and adults!

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Baby Playgroup

Come join our open playgroup for babies up to 15 months, with a caregiver. Enjoy toys and music, plus have fun and socialize with other babies and adults!

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Free Concert: The Windsom Quintet

Enjoy a free concert by The Windsom Quintet which features a flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet and french horn, then ask questions about the instruments and the music. The quintet is made up of area music teachers. This special concert is hosted by the Oak Park chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota (an international music fraternity for women) in collaboration with the Oak Park Public Library. The program is open to music students, teachers and the general public. A reception will follow the concert and program.

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Celebrating Seniors with Film: "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to view and discuss "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." This 2011 film follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.

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