Adult Program

Family Craft: Make Your Own Mother's Day Gift

Give her something homemade this year. Accordion books, finished with
decorative papers and satin ribbon, can be used as photo albums or
scrapbooks. We'll provide the materials and show you how to make a
memorable gift for the mom in your life. Ages 10+. Register beginning April 20. OPPL card required.

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Author Thomas Dyja: The Third Coast

Hear author Thomas Dyja share stories from "The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream," named on the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013. While it seems today as if all American culture comes out of New York and Los Angeles, much of what defined the nation as it grew into a superpower was produced in Chicago.

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Folk Concert: Bill Staines

The Friends of the Oak Park Public Library present a free folk concert with Bill Staines. Anyone not familiar with Bill Staines is in for a special treat. For more than 40 years, Bill has traveled North America, singing his songs at festivals, colleges, concerts and coffeehouses. A new England native, Staines got his start with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960s. Now, well into his fifth decade as a folk performer, he has gained an international reputation as a gifted songwriter and performer.

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Public Forum with Village President Anan Abu-Taleb

Meet Oak Park Village President Anan Abu-Taleb, ask questions, get answers at this public forum.

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Words on Wednesday: "The Optimist’s Daughter"

Set in the South, this story explores class, death and values through the conflict between Laurel, a middle-aged daughter of a judge, and her stepmother Fay. Join us to discuss this Pulitzer-Prize winning novel.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

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Oak Park Tax Talk with Ali ElSaffar

Join us for a discussion on affordable taxes after retirement. Oak Park Township assessor Ali ElSaffar will address the issue of rising taxes and how best to avoid the financial liabilities. This special community conversation is open for all to attend.

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Robot Storytime & Craft

Calling all androids...Join Ms. Jenny & Mr. Ian for robot-themed stories, with a fun craft to follow. Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto! Best for ages 3+.

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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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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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The Book vs. The Movie Debate: Part Deux

Let your voice be heard at the second installment of our friendly book/film debate. This time we'll discuss which was better: the book or the movie of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." - BONUS - We will also talk about the upcoming film adaptation of John Green's "The Fault In Our Stars," and will be giving away two tickets to the premiere! Copies of both books and the movie will be available for checkout at the Maze Branch Library one month prior to the event. Best for ages 13+.

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