Adult Program

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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Celebrating Seniors: Download Free Music and Indie Films

Did you know that you can download free music and independent films onto your computer, Ipad or any Smart Phone to enjoy at your leisure? All you need is your Oak Park Public Library card and pin number.

At this free session on May 23,learn how to utilize these free services from Gretchen Rings of Oak Park Public Library's Digital Services Department.

Through Freegal (sounds like “legal”) which is now available on the Oak Park Public Library’s website, you can stream and download music and music videos.

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Author Janis Johnston: "It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent"

Meet Janis Johnston, an Oak Park family psychologist, who will share ideas from her book,"It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent: Stories of Evolving Child and Parent Development." Learn a step-by-step path to enhanced parenting. Not only can children benefit from this approach, but parents can find renewal in their own potential along the journey.

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Jack Bishop: "The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook"

Meet Jack Bishop of America's Test Kitchen and learn about the cookbook that will revolutionize gluten-free cooking. Admission is $29 to this ticketed event. Each ticket holder will receive a FREE copy of "The How Can it Be Gluten Free Cookbook" at the event. See www.thebooktable.net for tickets and more information.

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Lego Club

We supply plenty of these popular building blocks so your kids can have creative fun making structures of all shapes and sizes! All ages welcome.

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Myanmar Today: Changing Images

Explore Myanmar(formerly known as Burma)through photos and stories with Oak Park travelers. Myanmar is changing rapidly due to political and social influences and aspirations. The itineraries of many visitors focus on seeing Buddhist temples and shrines, but they allow for glimpses of village life with evidence of how people are striving to better themselves and their families. Sandra Wilcoxon, Mena Boulanger and Carrie Kalina share pictures and impressions of their recent trip to Myanmar and Laos.

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“More than Mona”: The Portraits of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo

Join Professor Munman,Italian Renaissance historian, to view the portraits of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Learn about the parallels and differences of the artists and how its reflected in their artwork.

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Money Smart Week: "How I Saved $5,000 a Year Using My Public Library"

Single and savvy library super user Laura Bruzas will offer her suggestions in a new program titled “How I Saved $5,000 a Year Using My Public Library and You Can Too.” This Money Smart Week program is free and open to the public.

“My library card is the most valuable card in my wallet,” says Bruzas. “It's priceless. It is a recession buster, a boredom breaker, a knowledge builder, a confidence booster, and trail blazer. It opens up an endless world of possibilities for me."

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