Adult Program

Author Matthew Algeo: "Pedestrianism"

Not many people know this, but in the 1870s and 1880s, America’s most popular spectator sport was competitive walking. Join author Matthew Algeo when he shares stories from “Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America’s Favorite Spectator Sport.” The Book Table will have books for sale and signing.

“Pedestrianism” is Alego’s fourth book. A previous book, “Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip,” was named one of the best books of 2009 by the "Washington Post."

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Folk Concert: Cosy Sheridan

Folk musician Cosy Sheridan has been called “one of the era’s finest and most thoughtful singer-songwriters.” She first caught the attention of national folk audiences in 1992 when she won both the Kerrville Folk Festival's NewFolk Award and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest, then released her critically-acclaimed debut CD, "Quietly Led" on Waterbug Records.

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Seminar: Preparing for a Job Interview

Learn the importance of first impressions, and how to present yourself to the potential employer. We will review tips and techniques to help you prepare for job interviews. Presenter: Presenter: Eileen Vesey, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

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Origami Birds

Bring in the budding spring with origami birds. We will fold a traditional crane as well as show you how to make and adjust a bird form into your own unique design. This is a teen and adult event- some folds may be difficult for children.

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Origami Birds

Bring in the budding spring with origami birds. We will fold a traditional crane as well as show you how to make and adjust a bird form into your own unique design. This is a teen and adult event. Some folds may be difficult for children.

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Teen Rockumentaries: "Synth Britannia"

Explore the world of music, have some popcorn and learn about the birth of British synthesizer groups. We will screen "Synth Britannia" (2012, 88 mins), followed by some free time to create your own synth music. Bring some friends and make your own new tunes- Oak Park style! For ages 13+.

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Community Conversation with Executive Director David Seleb

You are invited to join Oak Park Public Library Executive Director David Seleb as the library launches a new initiative aimed at inspiring the Oak Park community to share, to listen, to learn, and to create energy around directing change.

Conversations will be built around the common theme of community aspirations and gaining public knowledge. Seleb will ask specific questions to encourage participants to share, to listen, and to learn from each other.

The library plans to host a series of conversations throughout 2014. Conversations are now scheduled for:

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Terrific Tales

For 2's and 3's, with a caregiver. Created especially for curious little kids, we bring stories to life by sharing delightful books, friendly puppets, music and movement games. This class encourages positive early learning experiences through reading, singing and playing.

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Seminar: Is Social Media Helping Your Job Search?

Learn how to develop your brand using social media, get the most out of Twitter, Facebook, blogs and LinkedIn. You will also learn ways to use personal branding in resumes and cover letters. Presenter: Michael McGuire, a faculty member, Triton College. Learn more about all our services for job seekers.

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French Conversation Hour

Join French Conversation Hour to keep up your French language skills through open conversation with other French speakers. Whether you speak enough to hold a basic conversation, or you can rattle off long stories, all are welcome. No class, no formal lesson - just practice for current French speakers.

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