Adult Program

genre X: Zone One

Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s. October's selection is Zone One by Colson Whitehead.

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

For more information on genre X, visit our website and join our Goodreads group to see a list of upcoming and previous selections.

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Author Bob Sullivan: The Plateau Effect

NBC investigative journalist, Bob Sullivan, will present on his book, "The Plateau Effect: Getting from Stuck to Success." This new book shows how athletes, scientists, therapists, companies, and musicians around the world are learning to break through their plateaus -- to turn off the forces that cause people to “get used to” things -- and turn on human potential and happiness in ways that seemed impossible.

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Oak Park Photography Club

Oak Park Photo Club members meet twice monthly to share digital and print photos. All skill levels welcome. Call Debby Preiser at (708) 697-6915 for more information.

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Lyric Opera Lecture: La Clemenza di Tito

Explore the story and music from "La Clemenza di Tito" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with an experienced Lyric Opera lecturer. Personal and political power plays in Rome take center stage in this musically ravishing and dramatically complex story. This is Mozart at his most modern – with riveting, desperately conflicted characters and extraordinary music for both solo voices and chorus.

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Lyric Opera Lecture: Madama Butterfly

Explore the story and music of "Madama Butterfly" by Giacomo Puccini with an experienced Lyric Opera lecturer. The lovely geisha, Cio-Cio-San,is a child bride who gives up her family, her religion, and her culture to marry the callous American naval officer B. F. Pinkerton. They savor a few nights of ecstasy and then he sails blithely away, leaving her with the hope that one day he’ll return.

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Open Boardgame Play

Open game play on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Bring your own board games, or just bring yourself.

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Open Boardgame Play

Open game play on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Bring your own board games, or just bring yourself.

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Novel Knitters: Beginners Course

Become a knitter! Learn the most basic concepts of knitting including casting on, binding off, the knit stitch, the purl stitch. Registration is required for this two part class. Required materials list will be provided ahead of class.

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Novel Knitters: Beginners Course

Become a knitter! Learn the most basic concepts of knitting including casting on, binding off, the knit stitch, the purl stitch. Registration is required for this two part class. Required materials list will be provided ahead of class.

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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - The Happiness Project

Sitting on the bus one day, author Gretchen Craft Rubin realizes her life is zipping along and wonders if she can't make her days happier. A "Resolution Chart" with specific activities for each month helped her define happiness and become happier with her very good life. The happiness project: why I spent a year trying to sing in the morning, clean my closets, fight right, read Aristotle, and generally have more fun reflects a change of the mind, not a change of location.

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