Folk Music Concert: Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette

Folk singers Cindy Mangsen and Steve Gillette bring their love of traditional music and wealth of original songs to Oak Park in a free concert. Accompanying themselves with guitars and concertinas, their live performances are known for rich harmony, compelling songs and a good dose of humor. Their five duet albums have appeared on many folk Top Ten lists, including WFMT Radio's Midnight Special.

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Author Robert Elder: "The Best Film You've Never Seen"

Academy award-winning films and giant blockbusters have been memorialized. But what about the movies on the other end of the spectrum: the box office flops, the overlooked gems, the lesser-known art films? In "The Best Film You’ve Never Seen: 35 Directors Champion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love" by Robert K. Elder, these oft-disregarded films receive all the praise they deserve from some of the biggest directors in Hollywood. Meet author Robert Elder, hear his favorite stories and see film clips.

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Magic Show Featuring Gary Kantor!

Gary Kantor's magic has been enjoyed by thousands. The show is packed with vanishing acts, card tricks, mind-reading, and much more! Tons of audience participation and both the kids and adults will be laughing the entire time. Ideal for ALL ages! Register in person, online at oppl.org/events or by calling 708.386.9032 beginning September 21. Space is limited!

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Lizards, Turtles, Frogs and More!

Learn about the differences and similarities between reptiles and amphibians from the FrogLady. Participants will get to touch and meet 20 animals up close. Register in person, online at oppl.org/events or by calling 708.386.4751 beginning September 21. Space is limited!

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Words on Wednesday: Buddha in the Attic

Before World War II, many Japanese mail-order brides came to the U.S. to make a life for themselves. The author depicts a delicate and heartbreaking portrait of these women. Join us to discuss this remarkable book.

Copies of The Buddha in the Attic will be available for pick up on the second floor of Main Library one month before the discussion.

Learn more about all of our monthly book discussions.

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Budget and Finance Committee Meeting

Budget and Finance Committee Meeting

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Seminar: Do I Really Need a Cover Letter?

How important is having a cover letter? According to a recent survey of employers, it’s very important. In this seminar, you will review the components of a cover letter, and what you should and should not be including in one. Presenter: Eileen Vesey, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee.

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Folk Music Concert: Del Rey

Enjoy a free folk music concert by Del Rey. Del Rey started playing guitar when she was four. At the age of 14, she was introduced to the world of traditional acoustic music and recordings, especially those of the great blues guitarist Memphis Minnie. Her guitar playing is influenced by country blues, stride piano, classic jazz and hillbilly boogie-all filtered through the sensibility of an autodidact trailor-park aesthete.

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Choose Your Own Book Adventure

We will be discussing "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" by John Green & David Levithan. Copies will be available at Main & Dole.

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Chess Open Play

Open play, all ages, all skill levels.

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