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Leading Edge Barbershop

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Idea Box

Historically, the barbershop has played an important role in American culture.

In addition to being the place to get a fresh cut, barbershops are also traditionally known as spaces where there is confidentiality, all patrons have a voice, and candid conversations are had.

With Barbershop Mondays, Stephen Jackson of the library's Teen Services Department will use a barbershop format to facilitate conversations and connections. In the space, the team will offer free haircuts and host various community members and professionals to engage those library patrons who drop in with meaningful conversation and relevant information.

While there is no online registration, a sign-up sheet will be available in the Idea Box on the Mondays the barbershop is open. The program is tentatively scheduled to continue on the second and third Mondays throughout 2019.

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Kid's Multicultural Craft: Sugar Skulls

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Learn about Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) by exploring artifacts from our Multicultural Collection. Continue the learning, by creating an inspired craft.

Best for ages 5+.
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French Conversation Hour / Heure de Conversation Française

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Join French Conversation Hour to keep up your French language skills through open conversation with other French speakers. Whether you speak enough to hold a basic conversation or you can rattle off long stories, all are welcome. No class, no formal lesson--just practice for current French speakers.
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Dia De Los Muertos

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room

Join us in celebration of el Día de los Muertos

(the Day of the Dead)

It is a time when families and friends welcome back the souls of their deceased loved ones for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration.


1:00-1:30

Día de los Muertos Storytime

(1st Floor Storytime Room)

 

1:30-3:30

Watch the movie Coco - PG, 2017, 109 minutes

(2nd Floor Veterans Room)

 

3:30-4:30

Learn more about Día de los Muertos folklore and traditions around the world & make crafts

(1st Floor Storytime Room)

 

4:30-5:00

Watch the Folkloric Dance Club Performance

(2nd Floor Veterans Room)

 

Also, enjoy the Art show by D97 Elementary Students!


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Leading Edge Barbershop

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space

Historically, the barbershop has played an important role in American culture.

In addition to being the place to get a fresh cut, barbershops are also traditionally known as spaces where there is confidentiality, all patrons have a voice, and candid conversations are had.

With Barbershop Mondays, Stephen Jackson of the library's Teen Services Department will use a barbershop format to facilitate conversations and connections. In the space, the team will offer free haircuts and host various community members and professionals to engage those library patrons who drop in with meaningful conversation and relevant information.

While there is no online registration, a sign-up sheet will be available in the Idea Box on the Mondays the barbershop is open. The program is tentatively scheduled to continue on the second and third Mondays throughout 2019.

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Ending Violence Against Arab and Muslim Women: Strategies for Inclusion, Social Justice and Solidarity

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
This presentation will cover Arab and Arab American feminist perspectives on "gender violence" and the strategies these feminists are using to achieve gender justice and women's liberation. 

Based upon research and her own lived experience in countries like Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and Palestine, Dr. Naber will provide a grassroots analysis that challenges current misconceptions about Arab and Muslim women. She will also touch upon viable strategies our local Oak Park community can consider in order to support Arab and Muslim women who are fighting for social justice, racial justice, and gender justice in their homelands and in America.
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Leading Edge Barbershop

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space

Historically, the barbershop has played an important role in American culture.

In addition to being the place to get a fresh cut, barbershops are also traditionally known as spaces where there is confidentiality, all patrons have a voice, and candid conversations are had.

With Barbershop Mondays, Stephen Jackson of the library's Teen Services Department will use a barbershop format to facilitate conversations and connections. In the space, the team will offer free haircuts and host various community members and professionals to engage those library patrons who drop in with meaningful conversation and relevant information.

While there is no online registration, a sign-up sheet will be available in the Idea Box on the Mondays the barbershop is open. The program is tentatively scheduled to continue on the second and third Mondays throughout 2019.

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French Conversation Hour / Heure de Conversation Française

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Join French Conversation Hour to keep up your French language skills through open conversation with other French speakers. Whether you speak enough to hold a basic conversation or you can rattle off long stories, all are welcome. No class, no formal lesson--just practice for current French speakers.
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Holidays Around the World

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Discover world holidays through crafts, games, books and artifacts from the Multicultural Collection. Best for ages 5+. 
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Community Kwanzaa Celebration

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Join members of the community to celebrate Kwanzaa, a celebration of family, community, and culture. 
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Leading Edge Barbershop

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Idea Box

Historically, the barbershop has played an important role in American culture.

In addition to being the place to get a fresh cut, barbershops are also traditionally known as spaces where there is confidentiality, all patrons have a voice, and candid conversations are had.

With Barbershop Mondays, Stephen Jackson of the library's Teen Services Department will use a barbershop format to facilitate conversations and connections. In the space, the team will offer free haircuts and host various community members and professionals to engage those library patrons who drop in with meaningful conversation and relevant information.

While there is no online registration, a sign-up sheet will be available in the Idea Box on the Mondays the barbershop is open. The program is tentatively scheduled to continue on the second and third Mondays throughout 2019.

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