Join your community in Celebrating Seniors Week, eight days dedicated to honoring, recognizing, and serving seniors in Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park, April 26-May 3. Seniors and their families are invited to join us at your library for a variety of events happening throughout the week.
What Will You Do With Tomorrow?
Thursday, April 26, 2–4 pm, Main Library Veterans Room
Do you have a clear understanding of what you want your life to look like a year from now? Have you ever found yourself wondering where the time has gone? Certified DreamBuilder Coach Tom Wendt suggests that seniors can learn to utilize their time more effectively and create clear, concise, short and long-term meaningful goals.
Pop-up Floral Art Exhibit
Sunday, April 29, 1–4:30 pm, Main Library Small Meeting Room
Chinese-American florist and Oak Park resident I Li Hsiao will present a pop-up floral display with other local florists.
Celebrating Seniors Week Film: Driving Miss Daisy
Monday, April 30, 1:30–4:30 pm, Main Library Veterans Room
Join film historian Doug Deuchler to screen and discuss the 1989 film.
Monday, April 30, 6–8 pm, Main Library Community Engagement Space
All levels welcome.
Folk Music Concert: Diana Jones
Monday, April 30, 7–9 pm, Main Library Veterans Room
Hear American singer-songwriter Diana Jones perform at this folk music concert sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library.
Tech Time Drop-In
Tuesday, May 1, 9–11 am, Main Library Computer Classroom
Learn how technology can enhance your life. Get in-person answers to your tech questions about using devices for downloading ebooks, movies, and music, and understanding online privacy and security.
Wednesday, May 2, 7–8 pm, Main Library Computer Classroom
Learn how to use Craigslist to buy, sell, trade, and more in this class. Plus, tips on safety and privacy. Register now »
Interfaith Dialogue Series
Wednesday, May 2, 7–8:30 pm, Main Library Veterans Room
Join religious leaders to explore the big questions across faith traditions. This month, speakers representing Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, and Jewish perspectives will address the different spiritual practices associated with their faiths.
100 Skulls & the Abstract Grid by Robert Baker
View works by River Forest artist Robert Baker created over a period of six years following a tragic car accident. This body of work began with a series of 100 three-by-three-inch brightly colored skulls that Baker painted in honor of his own. After he became physically able to move on to a larger canvas, he began a series of abstract grids, painted in his own technique that gives many of the pieces a textile appearance.
Exhibit: May 2–30, Main Library Art Gallery
Reception: May 17, 6:30–8:30 pm, Main Library Veterans Room
Italian Conversation Hour
Thursday, May 3, 7–8 pm, Main Library Small Meeting Room
Join us for a casual hour of open conversation with other Italian speakers. All levels are welcome.
See all event listings on the library’s calendar. Plus, pick up this year’s Celebrating Seniors Guide with a calendar of events, 60 Over 60 honorees, advertisers, and senior resources at any library location.
Learn more about Celebrating Seniors Week and see a full list of events in the community at celebratingseniors.net.