Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Annual Book Fair

The fair typically offers more than 100,000 books in every conceivable category. With funds raised, the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library continues its tradition of helping the library benefit and engage all of Oak Park.

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Jackson

Smock, Brush & Your Imagination = Masterpiece. Go Jackson on it in this month's Idea Box. July 3 - July 28.

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The Laboratory

Get your control group ready. Mad scientists welcome in this month's Idea Box. June 6 - June 26.

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Affordable Care Act Information Session

Join Katherine Layden and Gabriella Meltzer from the Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee for a information session on ACA Special Enrollment Period (SEP). Open enrollment for 2014 Marketplace coverage is over, but you may qualify for a SEP if you couldn't enroll before March 2014.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a set of health insurance reforms that started in 2010 and will continue to roll out in 2014.

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LGBT Film Festival

The Oak Park Public Library is proud to sponsor the 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) film festival, highlighting some of the best in independent film making. Films run four consecutive Sundays in September and October, starting at 2 pm in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Sept. 21 - "Zenne Dancer" (2012) 99 min. Turkey. Winner of the Antalya Golden Orange and Nuremberg film festivals, "Zenne Dancer" tells the story of a trio of gay men, whose different perspectives on gay culture in conservative Turkey tell a poignant and emotional story.

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LGBT Film Festival

The Oak Park Public Library is proud to sponsor the 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) film festival, highlighting some of the best in independent film making. Films run four consecutive Sundays in September and October, starting at 2 pm in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Sept. 21 - "Zenne Dancer" (2012) 99 min. Turkey. Winner of the Antalya Golden Orange and Nuremberg film festivals, "Zenne Dancer" tells the story of a trio of gay men, whose different perspectives on gay culture in conservative Turkey tell a poignant and emotional story.

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LGBT Film Festival

The Oak Park Public Library is proud to sponsor the 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) film festival, highlighting some of the best in independent film making. Films run four consecutive Sundays in September and October, starting at 2 pm in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Sept. 21 - "Zenne Dancer" (2012) 99 min. Turkey. Winner of the Antalya Golden Orange and Nuremberg film festivals, "Zenne Dancer" tells the story of a trio of gay men, whose different perspectives on gay culture in conservative Turkey tell a poignant and emotional story.

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Words of Wisdom: Oral Histories of Rural Illinois Women

Psychologist Jane Samuelson interviewed older women in Champaign County, Illinois, who experienced life as a farmer's wife for many decades and shared their stories.

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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: The Guns of August

Join us to discuss The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman.
As we begin to commemorate the centennial of the First World War, read this Pulitzer Prize winning history which brings to life the people and events which led up to war -- how the war started and why, and why it couldn't be stopped.
This discussion is part of our nonfiction series, Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction. Copies of The Guns of August will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: The Color of Water

Join us to discuss The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride. This book is a testament to one woman's true heart, solid values, and indomitable will. Ruth Jordan battled not only racism but also poverty to raise her children and, despite being sorely tested, never wavered.
This discussion is part of our nonfiction series, Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction. Copies of The Color of Water. will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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