The Oak Park Photorama Series: Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District

Oak Park photographer Mary Vostal has created a photographic walk down the streets of this architecturally rich area of Oak Park. Homes are documented with historical information when available. All photos were taken in the winter/spring of 2012 and each block shows the homes morphed together presenting one view of the entire block. A reception for Mary Vostal will be Thursday, April 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery is open seven days a week during regular library hours.

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Baby Playgroup

Come join our open playgroup for babies and 1s, with a caregiver. Enjoy toys and music, plus have fun and socialize with other babies and adults!

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Baby Playgroup

Come join our open playgroup for babies and 1s, with a caregiver. Enjoy toys and music, plus have fun and socialize with other babies and adults!

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My First Storytime

For babies up to 15 months, with a caregiver. Boost your baby's brain power with simple board books, engaging props, fun rhymes, singing and socializing. This class develops enriched language skills, builds and early love of reading, and connects you with your little one.

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My First Storytime

For babies up to 15 months, with a caregiver. Boost your baby's brain power with simple board books, engaging props, fun rhymes, singing and socializing. This class develops enriched language skills, builds and early love of reading, and connects you with your little one.

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Southern Fiction: The Invention of Wings

Join us at Maze to take a wonderful journey back to our Southern roots!Whether you are from the South and want to go back or if you've always wanted to live there, these books will satisfy that yearning with stories of the history and bravery that many of us wonder if we possess. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.Will wings help these four women break free from their lives in Charleston, South Carolina?

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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - The survivors club: the secrets...

Each second of the day, someone in America faces a crisis, whether it's a car accident, violent crime, serious illness, or financial trouble. Given the inevitability of adversity, we all wonder: Who beats the odds and who surrenders? Why do some people bounce back and others give up? How can I become the kind of person who survives and thrives? The Survivors Club by author Ben Sherwood reveals the hidden side of survival and gives a much needed edge when adversity strikes. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Maze Nonfiction Book Discussion: Jane Addams: Spirit in Action

Join us at Maze to discuss Jane Addams: Spirit in Action by Louise W. Knight.Jane Addams was a leading statesperson in an era when few imagined such possibilities for women. Starting in Chicago as a co-founder of the nation's first settlement house, Hull House--a community center where people of all classes and ethnicities could gather--Addams became a grassroots organizer and a partner of trade unionists, women, immigrants, and African Americans seeking social justice.

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Words on Wednesday: "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena"

In rural Checnya, a young girl watches as her father is taken in the night by Russian soldiers. At a nearby hospital, a world-class surgeon tends to soldiers and rebels injured by landmines. In A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, readers slip in and out of their lives and back and forth in time as author Anthony Marra explores what it means to survive in a time of war. Join us to discuss this remarkable book.

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

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The Mysterious History of England : Death and the Chapman

Bring your lunch and join us in our discussion of Death and the Chapman by Kate Sedley. Set in 1471 during the reign of Edward IV. Roger Chapman (failed monastic turned itinerant peddler) stumbles upon the disappearance of several men from the same tavern, finds himself caught up in the mystery and incurs the indebtedness of the king and his brother, the Duke of York.

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