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Idea Box: What Grows With Restorative Justice?

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Main Library
Library-wide
Share your thoughts with us now in the Main Library Idea Box!

Restorative justice is a call for healing, both for individuals and communities. Think of something that grows out of restorative justice, then:
  1. Write it on a leaf (Post-It)
  2. Add it to our community's tree
What is restorative justice? Learn more (pdf) »

Also, join us on Saturday, October 6, and Sunday, October 7, for the Restorative Justice Youth Conference at the Main Library. Register now »

Learn more about the Idea Box at oppl.org/idea-box.
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OPRF Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Group

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room

Women in Business is a group of strong, smart and supportive business professionals who meet twice a month to network and grow.  Different professional development topic each meeting, facilitated by a group member or local expert.  Open to all women members of the Chamber.

  • Meets on the first and third Friday of every month from 9am - 10:30am.
  • Occasional evening social gatherings as well - watch the calendar for details
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SCORE Small Business Counseling Sessions

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Main Library - Study Rooms
Study Room A
Free, private counseling sessions provided by SCORE, a nonprofit association and resource partner of the Small Business Administration. By appointment only at scorechicago.org/request-meeting or 312.353.7724
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Main: Young & Restless

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
This class is designed for one-on-one interactions between caregivers and children birth to 24 months.  Babies learn to associate books with fun and shared moments with their favorite adults. One-year-olds love to wander and listen while they explore, and caregivers can help them participate while on the move. Short books are paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills. Limit: 20. Oak Park Public Library card required at the Main Library.
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Time Exchange Coalition

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Spaces Reservation

Dole: Shake, Rattle and Read

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
An energetic program designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized to get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm.
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Dole: All Ages Playgroup

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
For children 0-5 years. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
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Read & Reflect: Magellan: Over the Edge Of The World

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
  
The first European expedition to circle the globe, ended on September 6, 1522 when a battered ship with 18 malnourished sailors appeared on the coast of Spain.  Originally five ships and 260 sailors set out in 1519.  What happened to the ships and men, including Magellan?  The answer is an amazing and horrific tale of mutiny, murder and triumph.

In Read & Reflect, we read and discuss a thoughtful selection of nonfiction titles ripe for meaningful discussion. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

Learn more about all of our monthly book discussions.
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Book Bike: Irving Elementary School

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Offsite
Book Bike
Join the Book Bike at Irving Elementary School for Garden Club at dismissal! (Weather permitting.) 

Check out books, sign up for library cards, and see what the Book Bike is all about! We'll be stocked with autumn harvest and Halloween-themed library materials to celebrate the season.

Learn more about Oak Park's Book Bike and follow along on social media with #OPbookbike. 
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Registration is closed

Culture Vultures Book Discussion

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Join Leading Edge partner with A Greater Good Foundation, and TRIUMPH facilitate a book Circle around Culture Vultures.

Historically, the barber has played an important role in American culture. Besides being the person who gives a fresh cut, he is often the confidant, listening ear, and even sounding board for his clients. Just imagine being a fly on the wall as one of America's most talented barbers interviews one of the most charismatic, controversial, and successful CEO's.

Culture Vultures is an inside look at the creative genius behind some of America's greatest talents and fashion lines. Through a series of candid interviews, Kenyatta Griggs asks compelling and insightful questions that help to shed light on the music mogul, the father, and the man better known as Damon Dash.

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Spaces Reservation

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Spaces Reservation

Supported Yoga and Stories

4:00 PM - 4:03 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Join Natalie from Talk Toomey Háblame Speech Pathology Services for a literacy and movement class geared toward those with speech, language, and special needs. The class will offer opportunities to enhance vocabulary, comprehension and explore yoga poses, no experience is necessary. Best for kids ages 3-13 welcome with a caregiver. Siblings welcome. 
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SAT Practice Test

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice SAT test sponsored by Huntington Learning Center. Students will learn what to expect in a test-like environment and will receive an analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses. 

Space is limited, so registration is required. 

Students should bring two No. 2 pencils and a calculator. 
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VOICE

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Spaces Reservation

Conversation Cafe: Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Conversation Cafe: Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County
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Legendary Locals: Oak Park's Influence on Illinois and Beyond

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Special Collections
Come see items in Special Collections and the Hemingway Archives that highlight Oak Park's contribution to Illinois history and beyond. 
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Main: Stories on Saturday

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Drop-in family storytime. Children aged 2 to 6 and their caregiver attend at 10am for a big, lively storytime that is full of favorites. Children birth to 24 months attend Young & Restless at 11am with a caregiver for short books paired with songs and rhymes modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills.
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Saint Martin's Episcopal Church

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Spaces Reservation

TPL-Oak Park Chapter

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Spaces Reservation

Main: Stories on Saturday: Young & Restless

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Drop-in family storytime. 

Children ages 2 to 6 and their caregiver attend at 10 am for a big, lively storytime that is full of favorites.

Children birth to 24 months attend Young & Restless at 11 am with a caregiver for short books paired with songs and rhymes modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills.
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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - TXZ Chapter

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Spaces Reservation

Star Creations

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Conference Room
Spaces Reservation

Beto O'Rourke for US Senate

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Spaces Reservation
Registration is open

CANCELLED: Business 101 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED.
Interested in launching your own business? In this 2 hour course you will learn:
  • What is Entrepreneurship?
  • Economics - Why Small Businesses are Needed
  • Funding
  • What Goes in a Proper Business Plan
  • The Value of a Sellable Comprehensive Business Strategy
  • Your Business Mission, Vision and Value Proposition
  • A Relevant Business Case Study

A partnership with Chatman Lewis Flaggs Group and The Economic Growth Initiative.

Register on the OPPL Website or by phone at 630.613.7210.

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Life Changers Women's Bible Study

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Spaces Reservation