NOW March–May 2016 Vol.30 No.1 Oak Lawn Public Library Newsletter Fan Fest: Epic Battles Event on Saturday, May 7. See pg. 9. All ages. Registration not required. From castles and skyscrapers to superheroes and spaceships, the LEGO® Train Show features an amazing display of running trains, pop culture references and original creations. See PG. 9 From the Director ear Community Members, When I presented my first movie at a public library, two patrons attended the “event.” The three of us watched the film – a VHS tape through a VCR - on a boxy, old television strapped to an AV cart. If you join the often 100 guests for a film today at the Oak Lawn Public Library, the movie is purchased and digitally downloaded from an online distributor and projected onto a screen 8 feet by 14 feet. The projector provides bright and clear images, plus the surround sound speakers offer an authentic movie-going experience. With special glasses, you can even enjoy a 3-D film at OLPL. My how things have changed! Recent programs at OLPL have included concerts like Eddie Korosa and the Boys from Illinois, kids’ parties for Pete the Cat and If You Give a Pig a Pancake, Friends trips to the Lyric Opera and Goodman Theater, Snack & Study and movies for high school students in the Teen Room, book discussions at outside locations and in the open Local History area, computer classes in the renovated 12-station Training Lab, and adult literacy tutoring throughout the Library. Many more exciting programs are lined up for this spring. As libraries continue to evolve, it’s our goal to provide the community with programs you want to attend – ones that are informative and entertaining, yet offer great learning opportunities. The Adult & Young Adult Department is hosting three programs in March to celebrate Women’s History Month and six in April for Money Smart Week® - a national collaborative public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This department also planned a special series during May titled, “Act Your Age: Life Lessons for Adults.” Topics range from financial literacy and purchasing a home, to getting (and staying) organized, to writing resumes and preparing for interviews, to navigating the complex health insurance maze. Don’t forget to also mark your calendars for two very special all ages events. During the weekend of April 9 & 10, members of the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club will return to OLPL to display their inventive and detailed creations. Over 2,000 visitors enjoyed the exhibit in spring 2014. There is something special about LEGO blocks that stirs the imaginations from toddlers to retirees. On Saturday, May 7, check out our Fan Fest: Epic Battles. Vendors, artists, performers and collectors will be here to make 2016 bigger and better than last year. There are countless other programs listed within the pages of this newsletter. I encourage you to attend a few of our events. Learn something new and meet new people, or maybe even pick up a new hobby. Connections are happening every day at the Library, so I hope to see you soon! Jim Deiters Director 2 Estate Planning Basics: What You Really Must Know In partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Money Smart Week®, OLPL will host a number of free programs April 23-30 that are designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Shred Day Saturday, April 23, 9am-1pm Protect yourself from identity theft and bring all of your old financial documents to this public shred event. A Cintas truck will be on Raymond Avenue in the parking lot of Oak Lawn Bank & Trust to shred your personal documents on the spot. Limit: Three boxes per person. Please plan to take empty boxes home with you. Shred Day is presented in partnership with Oak Lawn Bank & Trust. Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft Monday, April 25, 7pm In the information age, identity theft is a constant potential threat. Julian Borjas of Western & Southern Life Insurance Company will teach you how to protect yourself, your financial assets and your future. An Investor's Tour of Mutual Funds Tuesday, April 26, 7pm Are mutual funds on your map? Take a detailed look at the features, benefits and risks associated with this type of investment. Guidance will help empower you to explore the multitude of funds available for your long-term financial goals. Presented by Edward Jones. Wednesday, April 27, 7pm Amy Parise Delaney, 1 of 10 Certified Elder Law Attorneys in Illinois, will discuss powers of attorney, living trusts, wills, caring for aging parents, and how estate planning should be drafted to allow for governmental benefits and protection for loved ones needing long-term care assistance. Medicare Made Easy Friday, April 29, 2pm If you are turning 65 or losing your group retiree coverage, this presentation about Medicare benefits, eligibility and enrollment is for you. The standardized Medicare Supplement Plans and how they can help with costs will also be discussed. What Happens After the Paychecks Stop? A Retirement Income Primer Saturday, April 30, 10am A representative from Edward Jones will examine how to budget for retirement expenses with your potential sources of retirement income. You will also discover how to identify risks to your retirement income and ways to address them. Act Your Age: Life Lessons for Adults It’s not easy being an adult! We can all use some fresh tips or skills to succeed in the real world. Homebuyers’ Workshop Resume Workshop Interviewing Workshop Wednesday, May 11, 7pm Attention, first time homebuyers! Standard Bank & Trust will review the essentials of insurance, credit score information, new programs with low down payments and how to access up to $26,000 in free down payment assistance. Saturday, May 14, 1pm Presenter Bob Schlacks, who has conducted workshops for the last 15 years at the Illinois workNet Center in Aurora, reviews the five categories of information your resume must contain for you to land your dream job! To review your resume at the end of the program, bring a hard copy. Saturday, May 21, 1pm You’ve landed the interview – now what? Presenter Bob Schlacks will cover the “soft skills” companies are looking for; what to do before, during and after an interview; the most commonly asked questions; and the five different kinds of interviews. C.A.R.E. Financial Literacy Tuesday, May 24, 7pm An introduction to health insurance basics, including terms such as deductible and coinsurance. This session will provide helpful tips and cover how to prepare for a doctor’s visit and how to read an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) Statement. Get Organized, Stay Organized and Save Money! Thursday, May 12, 7pm Do you ever run to the grocery store (again!) to pick up a few things that you forgot the last time you shopped? These practices cost you time and money. Beth Randall of Joe Organizer, LLC will teach you to stay organized and save money in the process. Wednesday, May 18, 7pm Increase your knowledge of important financial topics, such as establishing good credit and saving money. Volunteers from the Chicagoland C.A.R.E. Program will discuss credit cards, credit reports, credit scores and more. Now That You Have Health Insurance... 3 Storytimes Baby Goose Preschool Art The Wild Bunch (Ages 3-18 months, with adult) Tuesdays, 10-10:20am March 8, 15 & 22 and April 12, 19 & 26 Registration begins 10 days before each date. This music-filled program uses rhymes, songs & fingerplays to practice early literacy skills with your baby. (Ages 4-5) Wednesdays, 11-11:30am March 9, 16 & 23 and April 13, 20 & 27 Registration begins 10 days before each date. Hear a story, sing, make a processoriented art project and dance! Aprons are provided. (Ages 5-7) Monday, March 14, 3:45-4:30pm Registration not required. Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! Get ready for a rootin’, tootin’ Wild West storytime. Yee-haw! Kindergarten Here I Come! Baby & Toddler Time! (Ages 5-7) Wednesday, March 23 3:45-4:30pm Registration not required. Don’t let the monsters catch you! Come ready to laugh, be silly and make a shape monster. (Ages 4-5) Tuesdays, 11-11:30am March 8, 15 & 22 and April 12, 19 & 26 Registration begins 10 days before each date. Help your child get ready for Kindergarten with educational stories, songs & learning activities. Tiny Tot Art (Ages 16-23 months, with adult) Wednesdays, 9:30-10am March 9, 16 & 23 and April 13, 20 & 27 Registration begins 10 days before each date. Hear a story, sing, make a processoriented art project and dance! Aprons are provided. Toddler Art (Ages 2-3, with adult) Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45am March 9, 16 & 23 and April 13, 20 & 27 Registration begins 10 days before each date. Hear a story, sing, make a processoriented art project and dance! Aprons are provided. 4 (Ages 6 months-3 years, with adult) Thursdays, 9:30-11am March 10, 17 & 24 and April 14, 21 & 28 Registration not required. Stop in with babies and toddlers for stories, music & some fun free play. Shimmy & Shake! There’s a Monster Under My Bed! Little Critters & Things That Wiggle! (Ages 5-7) Thursday, March 10 3:45-4:30pm Registration not required. Break free from the winter blues! We’ll read books and sing songs to get you moving. (Ages 5-7) Thursday, April 14, 3:45-4:30pm Registration not required. Ants, worms and bugs … gross! Listen to stories about wiggly things and make one to take home. Sensory Storytime For Children of All Abilities (Ages 5-7) Tuesday, April 19, 3:45-4:30pm Registration not required. Learn the secrets of the ninja when you sneak into this storytime. Hear stories and master ninja skills while playing games. (All ages, with adult) Saturdays, March 12 & April 16, 10-10:45am Registration not required. Children of all abilities and their siblings are invited to join us for this inclusive storytime program filled with stories, music, rhymes & playtime. Ninja Night Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Ages 5-7) Monday, April 25, 3:45-4:30pm Registration not required. It’s spring! Listen to some sunny stories and make a special craft. Youth Programs Super STEAM Saturdays Saturdays, March 19 (Mars) & April 30 (Plants) Ages 2-3, with adult: 10-10:30am Ages 4-6: 11-11:45am Ages 7-9: 1-1:45pm Ages 10-14: 2-3pm Registration begins 10 days before each date. Students will complete handson activities that utilize Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) principles. Great for homeschooled children, too. Family Movies (All ages) Registration not required for these family flicks. “ Paul Blart: Mall Cop” (2009) Friday, March 25, 10am-Noon PG. 91 min. “ Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” (2014) Friday, April 22, 10am-Noon PG. 81 min. Butterflies & Blooms (Ages 3-8, with adult) Wednesday, March 30 1:30-2:30pm Registration begins Sunday, March 20. Are you on Spring Break? Head over to Lakeshore Park, check out the new book at the StoryWalk, play games, make a craft and enjoy the outdoors. Meet at Lakeshore Park, 9610 E. Shore Drive. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Let’s Dance Sunday, April 24 Ages 18 months-3 years: 2-2:30pm Ages 4-5: 3-3:30pm Registration not required. Shake and move to your favorite songs during a fun-filled storytime all about dancing. Please stop in, call 708-422-4990 or visit www.olpl.org to register for free programs. Space may be limited. Oak Lawn residents and students who attend Oak Lawn schools will be given priority. Programs with low registration may be canceled. Registrations are for each individual session and begin 10 days before each date, unless otherwise noted. Programming for Special Needs Students The OLPL strives to serve the diverse populations of our community, especially by developing targeted programs and services for patrons with special needs. Our Youth Services Senior Librarian Michele Freese is dedicated to developing many initiatives and programs for special needs students and adults in the surrounding communities. With more than 35 years professional experience working with the blind and physically and developmentally disabled, Ms. Freese is always looking for new outreach avenues and has helped countless students to use materials within the Library and to create valuable connections and opportunities for after high school. To learn more about OLPL’s special needs movies, storytimes or crafts listed below or to discuss a recommendation, contact Ms. Freese at 708-422-4990. Monthly Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities (See pg. 4 for dates). Volunteers from Transitional programs (Reavis High School and Evergreen Park High School). Weekly programs (books/ stories, crafts, review of Library materials) for groups from Park Lawn, a nonprofit organization in Oak Lawn serving individuals with developmental disabilities. Monthly movies for Transitional students and developmentally disabled adults. Movies also available to various Transitional organizations at their request. Tours and programs for various age groups (preschool through adults) from schools or Transitional organizations. 5 Middle School Programs Simmons Middle School Drama and Band Presents "Shrek" Junior Friends (Ages 11-14) Monday, March 21, 6:30pm Simmons Middle School Drama and Band students present songs from the musical “Shrek, Jr.,” which will open Thursday, May 5 at the Simmons Auditorium. “Shrek, Jr.” is based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture and the book by William Steig. Feb. 29-March 27 Orientation: Monday, Feb. 22, 4-4:30pm. Registration began Friday, Feb. 12. April–May 1 Orientation: Monday, March 28, 4-4:30pm. Registration begins Friday, March 18. Middle school students seeking service hours may earn three or four hours by assisting weekly in the Youth Services Department. Limit: 10 per session. Group Volunteering (Ages 11-15) Friday, March 25, 1-3pm: Registration begins Tuesday, March 15. Wednesday, March 30, 1-3pm: Registration begins Sunday, March 20. Saturday, April 2, 1-3pm: Registration begins Wednesday, March 23. Students seeking two hours of service may register for a group volunteering session in which many students will work together on large projects. Space is limited. Middle School Advisory Board (Ages 11-14) Wednesday, March 2, 7-8pm: Registration begins Sunday, Feb. 21. Wednesday, April 6, 7-8pm: Registration begins Sunday, March 27. Help plan future programs, a new Middle School area in the Library and more. Service hours awarded for full participation. 6 Beginner Anime Club (Ages 10-14) Wednesdays, March 23 & April 27, 7-8:30pm Registration not required. By popular demand! Join our new middle school Anime and Manga Club. Help us decide what to do and what to watch. Middle School Gaming: Mario Kart (Ages 11-14) Wednesday, April 13, 7-8pm Registration not required. Are you a master driver or a pro mushroom thrower? Prove your driving skills. High School Programs Anime Club Cosplay Club Open to teens in grades 9-12 Thursdays, March 3 & April 7, 7-8:30pm Watch anime, munch on Japanese snacks and make fun stuff! New fans and anime experts welcome. Premium streaming provided by www.crunchyroll.com. Wednesdays, March 9 & April 13, 6:30-8:30pm It’s comic convention season! Bring your costume materials and supplies to the MakerSpace in the Teen Room and work on your creations with other cosplay enthusiasts. Sewing machine, hot glue and scissors will be provided. All programs are held in the Teen Room, unless otherwise specified. Teen Tech Week Sunday, March 6 through Saturday, March 12 Create It @ Your Library! Celebrate Teen Tech Week and make a project in the Teen Room. 3D printing, vinyl cutting, button making and more. Movie Nights (Schedule available in the Teen Room) Watch the latest teen movies when they are released. Coming this spring: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2,” “The 5th Wave” and more. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Get a text reminder on the day of the showing by visiting remind.com/join/olpl. ' How to Adult' Series Mastering Student Loans Wednesday, March 16, 7-8:30pm Lawyers from the Chicago C.A.R.E. Program will help you prepare for student loans and financial aid. Life After High School Wednesday, April 20, 7-8:30pm A panel of experts will give you the inside scoop on life after high school by discussing budgeting, fine-tuning your resume and living on your own. All of your questions will be answered in this repeat presentation! Snack & Study Monday, May 16 through Wednesday, May 25 Attention, high school students! Are you studying for finals? Do you wish you had some snacks? Bring your books and your friends to Snack & Study. Extra supplies and snacks will be available. Monday–Thursday: 3-9pm Friday: 2-5pm Saturday: 9am-5pm Sunday: 1-5pm *Dates subject to change based on potential snow days. “The 5th Wave” Book Discussion Wednesday, March 23, 7-8:30pm After the 1st Wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th Wave, only one rule applies: Trust no one. Now is the dawn of the 5th Wave. The first five high school students to check in at the Teen Room, starting Tuesday, March 1 will get a FREE copy of “The 5th Wave.” 7 Around the Library Genealogy Boot Camp Thursdays, March 24 & 31 and April 7, 11am-12:30pm In-person registration (at Adult Services Desk) for three-session class begins Tuesday, March 15 and ends Tuesday, March 22. Session topics include: Tracing Your American Roots, Census and Military Records, Ship Passenger Lists, Internetbased Resources (such as Ancestry and Rootsweb), and more. Limit: 12. Tuesdays in the Lobby How valuable is your Library card? On Tuesdays in March, our Library staff will be in the lobby demonstrating some of our favorite resources that you might not be aware of or have always wondered how to use. Library Databases – Tuesday, March 1 from 12-6pm. Receive reading recommendations for your next read with Novelist and discover the many databases available for finding information, from car repair to consumer data. Digital Magazines & eBooks – Tuesday, March 8 from 12-6pm. Download free digital magazines using Zinio and explore eBook downloads with Media on Demand and Axis 360. Mango – Tuesday, March 15 from 12-6pm. Have fun while learning a new language online with Mango. Beyond Books – Tuesday, March 22 from 12-6pm. From musical instruments and umbrellas to projectors and binoculars, discover the many unusual and useful items in our Beyond Books Collection. Genealogy & Local History Online – Tuesday, March 29 from 12-6pm. Review the best online resources for genealogy and local history research. 8 The title for our “One Book, One Oak Lawn” community-wide read for fall 2016 will be announced in April! Whether the winning book is “Much Ado About Nothing”, “The Boys in the Boat” or “Ready Player One,” each has different, appealing characteristics to provide lively discussions and programming possibilities. Plan to pick up, reserve or download a copy of the book and enjoy sharing the experience of reading and discussing the same book at one time. New Electronic Items for Beyond Books Collection March is Women’s History Month Hell Hath No Fury: The Wild, Wonderful & Wicked Women of the Windy City Monday, March 7, 7pm For every male giant who trod Chicago’s streets, there was a feminine counterpart who was equally impressive. Join entertainer/historian/storyteller Clarence Goodman for an exciting virtual tour of how the other half has lived. Preserve family memories and music with some new additions to the Beyond Books Collection. Your cherished home VHS movies can be transferred to DVD formats and saved forever with the DVD/VCR Recorder. The Vinyl Album to MP3 Turntable Converter changes records to MP3 recordings. VHS to DVD Roxio Cables are also available for converting video and music arrangements in Windows and Mac formats. To learn more, see pg. 13 for upcoming Transform Workshop classes. The Mystery of Living: Packing for Syria with Agatha Christie Borrow Materials with ILL Thursdays, March 3, 24 & 31, 7pm Explore the beginnings of second wave feminism, women of the world rising up and the power of women in religion. Films are not rated and may contain mature situations. Are you looking for a book, CD or DVD that OLPL doesn’t own? Request and borrow items within the Interlibrary Loan system (ILL) at catalog.olpl.org. If the item you want can’t be found, the Library’s ILL staff can search other libraries in Illinois for no charge for Oak Lawn residents. The items are sent to OLPL for pick up. Wednesday, March 16, 7pm Betsey Means from WomanLore brings to life author Agatha Christie – the prolific English “Queen of Crime.” This onewoman theatrical performance is adapted from personal writings and complete with authentic costumes and designs! Film Series: “This is What a Feminist Looks Like!” AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists AtoZdatabases - with 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business and executive profiles, and 1.1 million healthcare professionals - is now available. This database is perfect for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, and finding friends and relatives. To learn more, visit www.olpl.org or stop by the Adult Services Desk on the second floor. Calling all nerds, geeks and fans (including aspiring ones). Celebrate pop culture and Free Comic Book Day with Fan Fest: Epic Battles at the OLPL! Free comic books will be available for every kid, teen and adult (while supplies last). During this all ages event, don’t miss out on the Exhibit Hall, featuring local artists/ creators and vendors (9am-4pm); panels (11am-3:30pm); face painting (11am-3pm); cosplay showcase (3:30pm); performances from Tonks & the Aurors, a Harry Potter-inspired wizard rock band, and Time Crash, a Doctor Who band (12 & 4pm); and after-hours adult trivia (7pm). A photo booth, crafts and retro gaming lounge will be available throughout the day. For more information as event details are confirmed, visit www.olpl.org. SATURDAY, MAY 7 9am-5pm #olplfanfest 9 Adult Programs Make & Take Crafts Mini Health Fair Tuesdays, March 1, April 5 & May 3, 7pm Learn to make a new craft that you can take home. All levels of creativity welcome; all materials provided. Doors open at 6:45pm. Limit: 20. Wednesday, April 13, 10am-Noon The Oak Lawn Community Partnership will hold a Mini Health Fair at the Library. Free blood pressure screenings, hearing tests (limit 15), glaucoma tests, knee screenings (limit 8) and physical therapy screenings will be offered on this day. Crochet Club Tuesdays, March 8, April 12 & May 10, 2-3pm All skill levels are invited. Bring your H hooks, skeins of yarn and any current projects or questions. No advance registration required. To donate yarn, crochet hooks or craft supplies, contact Patty Lerner in the Computer Center at 708-422-4990. Cowboy Legends Color Yourself Calm: Coloring for Adults Thursday, April 28, 7pm Do you love taking those BuzzFeed quizzes to see if you remember Alf, He-Man and all of the members of N*Sync? Gear up for a live version and test your skills with our childhood trivia night just for Millennials! Gather your friends, your favorite libations and all of those memories for a fun night of trivia. BYOB. Must be 21 and over. Mondays, March 14, April 11 & May 9, 7pm Coloring isn’t just for kids; it’s also a soothing, engaging activity for adults. Color your stress away with a relaxing evening of coloring and conversation. Supplies and coloring books for adults will be provided. Please bring your own pencils or coloring crayons, if you wish. Must be 18 and over. Tuesday, April 19, 2pm Larry and Clare Bergnach return to reminisce about your favorite cowboy legends, including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, Lone Ranger, John Wayne, Tex Ritter, Dale Evans, Annie Oakley and more. Millennial Trivia Night Open Mic Readings Wednesday, May 4, 7pm Local writers are invited to share their original poetry and short stories. Five minute time limit per reader. Light refreshments will be served. Read It and Eat Kick-Off Meeting Wednesday, May 25, 7pm May is Cookbook Challenge Month! Choose a cookbook from our display, pick a recipe and then attempt to make it. Bring those results—in the form of food to share or some thoughts about the recipe—to the first meeting of our Cookbook Club, “Read It and Eat.” We’ll pick a theme for the fall meeting, choose some more cookbooks and talk about our love of cooking. 10 Is Your Weight An Issue? The Effect of Weight on Diabetes Thursday, March 10, 6:30pm Dr. Jeffrey Rosen, MD General Surgeon, and Donna Ellis, Diabetes Advanced Practice Nurse, from Advocate Christ Medical Center will present the facts on obesity and how it increases your chances of developing diabetes, plus ways to change your lifestyle to lose weight and get back on track to better health. Lung Cancer: Who Should Be Screened? Wednesday, April 6, 6:30pm Presented by Advocate Christ Medical Center, this seminar will discuss the various types of lung cancer, as well as the causes, symptoms, treatment choices and criteria for screening. Create a Healthy First Aid Kit For Your Family Thursday, April 14, 7pm Learn how to create a healthy first aid kit using nutritional supplements and essential oils while learning how to use them safely and effectively! Stroke: A Fast Overview Wednesday, April 20, 6:30pm Melvin Wicher, chairman of the Department of Neurology at Advocate Christ Medical Center, will discuss different types of strokes, the signs and symptoms, what treatments are available, and your risk factors. Smart Driver Course Series 1: Monday & Tuesday, March 14 & 15, 12:30-4:30pm In-person registration begins Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Adult Services Desk. Series 2: Monday & Tuesday, May 23 & 24, 12:30-4:30pm In-person registration begins Saturday, April 30 at the Adult Services Desk. A refresher course designed to meet the needs of drivers age 50 and up. Many insurance companies offer discounts to those who complete the course. Advance in-person registration and payment of fee required to participate. Fee: $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You must present a current AARP card at the time of registration to receive the discount. Limit: 30 students per series. Participants must attend their entire series to receive a certificate of completion. Coffee and snacks will be provided. For other AARP driving courses, call 1-888-227-7669. Heart Valve Disease: What You Need to Know Tuesday, May 10, 6:30pm Dr. Paul Silverman, cardiologist at Advocate Christ Medical Center, will discuss the different types of heart valve disease, causes, symptoms and treatment choices. Irregular Heartbeats, Atrial Fibrillation, V-Tach … What’s It All About? Monday, May 16, 6:30pm Dr. Erik Wissner, cardiac electrophysiologist at Advocate Christ Medical Center, explains the facts on atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias, as well as the best treatments for these heart disorders. Sunday with Friends Concerts Brian Fowler’s Nowstalgia! Sunday, March 20, 2pm Reminisce with Brian Fowler and his singing entertainers as they cover some of the great standards from the Swing Era to favorites from the early years of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Motown in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. The Mo’ Beat Blues Show Sunday, April 17, 2pm Renowned blues harmonica virtuoso and entertainer Samuel Lozada and his wife, Janice, deliver a unique blend of jazz, blues, R&B, swing and country. Bel Sonore Chamber Ensemble Sunday, May 22, 2pm Bel Sonore - a woodwind trio of flute, oboe and bassoon with soprano voice will perform arias of the Italian Baroque to the jazz standards of Duke Ellington. Movie Screenings “The Intern” (2015) Friday, March 11, 1pm PG-13. 121 min. “The Walk” (2015) Tuesday, March 29, 1 & 6:30pm PG. 123 min. “The Longest Ride” (2015) Monday, April 4, 1pm PG-13. 128 min. “Bridge of Spies” (2015) Thursday, April 21, 1 & 6:30pm PG-13. 142 min. “Everest” (2015) Wednesday, May 11, 1pm PG-13. 121 min. “Miss You Already” (2015) Thursday, May 26, 1 & 6:30pm PG-13. 112 min. Meet Robert Kurson Author of 'Shadow Divers' Tuesday, April 12, 7pm We’re celebrating National Library Week with a visit from Robert Kurson, author of the 2004 bestselling book “Shadow Divers” - the true story of two Americans who discover a World War II German U-boat sunk 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey. His 2015 release, “Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship,” is a “New York Times” bestseller. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a chat with this well-known author! 11 Local History New Annual Exhibit Debuts April 9 Local History invites you to visit its latest annual exhibit, “Hitting the Road: An Historic Trip Down 95th Street.” Featuring over 100 images and dozens of artifacts, the display highlights the important role 95th Street has played in Oak Lawn since the Village’s founding more than a century ago. Be sure to stop by the second floor Local History Room and view this exciting new exhibit when it opens Saturday, April 9. ‘Full Steam Ahead’ Since 1881, rail service has given Oak Lawn travelers the opportunity to venture beyond the Village while also bringing in visitors and commerce. See the new gallery exhibit - “Full Steam Ahead: The Railroad in Oak Lawn” - when it debuts Saturday, March 5. Featuring nearly 40 unique images, the new display will be available for viewing in the second floor Local History Room. Take a Historic Walking Tour of Oak Lawn Saturdays, May 14 & 21, 10-11:30am Sundays, May 15 & 22, 2-3:30pm Phone registration begins Thursday, April 14 (15 spots available for each date). With roots dating back to the 19th Century, Oak Lawn is filled with historic structures and landmarks. Join Local History Coordinator Kevin Korst as he leads a walking tour through the heart of Oak Lawn, focusing on some of the homes, schools, churches and businesses that neighbor the Library and Village Municipal Center. Participants will be walking on uneven sidewalks and crossing several busy intersections over a 1.6 mile route. Each tour will begin promptly from the Village Green located just north of the Library. 12 Computer Center March Classes April Classes May Classes Registration begins Feb. 15 Registration begins March 15 Registration begins April 15 About Windows 10 – Free Thursday, March 3, 9-11am Registration not required. Excel Basics - $10 (Test Required) April 4, 5, 6 & 7, 1-3pm Excel Basics - $10 (Test Required) May 2, 9, 16 & 23, 7-9pm Word Processing I - $6 Monday, April 4, 7-8:30pm About Windows 10 – Free Wednesday, May 4, 11am-1pm Registration not required. Transform Workshop – Free Sunday, March 6, 2-4pm Excel Basics - $10 (Test Required) March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 7-9pm About Windows 10 – Free Tuesday, March 8, 7-9pm Registration not required. About Windows 10 – Free Friday, April 8, 9-11am Registration not required. Mail Merge Fundamentals - $6 Sunday, April 10, 2-4pm Computer Boot Camp - $50 March 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24, 1-3pm Creating Charts & Sparklines in Excel - $6 Wednesday, March 9, 7-9pm Using Pivot Tables in Excel - $6 Thursday, March 10, 7-9pm Working with Images in Word - $6 Thursday, March 17, 9-11am PowerPoint Essentials - $6 Tuesday, March 22, 9-11am Picasa Pointers - $6 Wednesday, March 30, 11am-1pm Word Processing II - $6 Monday, April 11, 7-8:30pm Photo Workshop – Free Tuesday, April 12, 7-9pm 3D Workshop – Free Wednesday, April 13, 7-9pm Creating a Photo Book - $6 Thursday, April 14, 7-9pm Creating Tabs in Word - $6 Monday, April 18, 7-8:30pm Creating a Flyer in Publisher - $6 Tuesday, April 19, 11am-1pm Internet Intro - $6 Wednesday, April 20, 11am-1pm Registration is required for classes. Sign up online or in the Computer Center. Payment is required at the time of registration; no refunds. For details on each class, visit www.olpl.org or call 708-422-4990. Drop-In Topics April 6 iPad Basics 20 Mobile Device Tips 27 Chrome How to Create a Personal Budget in Excel - $6 Tuesday, May 10, 7-9pm Using Windows Paint - $6 Wednesday, May 11, 1-3pm Transform Workshop – Free Wednesday, May 11, 7-9pm Email Basics - $6 Thursday, May 12, 1-3pm Using Pivot Tables in Excel - $6 Thursday, May 12, 7-9pm Computer Boot Camp - $50 May 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26, 1-3pm File Organization Workshop – Free Thursday, May 19, 9-11am Lunch with 'Apples' Fridays, March 4, April 1 & May 6, Noon Bring your lunch and gather with other iPad and iPhone users to share ideas, tips and tricks. Registration not required. Did You Know? Different topics on Wednesdays from 9-10:30am in the Computer Classroom. Registration not required. March 2 Microsoft Account 16 About Craigslist 30 Selling on Craigslist Working with Images in Word - $6 Thursday, May 5, 9-11am May 4 Firefox 18 OS X Basics 25 YouTube We have laptops and Microsoft Surfaces available for patron use in the Library. Find your favorite spot and browse the Internet or work on a school project. Limit: two hours per day. For more information, visit the Computer Center on the second floor or call 708-422-4990. 13 Book Discussions The fall discussions for “Read Gather Discuss” have concluded, but this series will continue through April. Booklets with full descriptions are available throughout the Library and at www.olpl.org. Pick up a copy and plan your reading for the cold winter months; then join us for a discussion. We welcome all, whether you have attended before or not. The discussions are led by OLPL staff. Copies of the books will be available approximately four weeks before each discussion. Mysteries in the Morning Day Reads/Night Reads Irish Fiction There is much to like in these gentle and often humorous books that are referred to as “cozy mysteries.” Held in the Mary Nelson Room at 9:30am. Back by popular demand! A variety of fiction and non-fiction titles; each selection will be discussed once in the afternoon and once in the evening. Held in the Local History Room at 2 & 7pm. You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy these great reads. They embody the rich cultural heritage of literature and storytelling in Ireland. Held in the Mary Nelson Room at 1:30pm. “Redeployment” by Phil Klay – Thursday, March 3 “After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story” by Michael Hainey – Thursday, April 7 “House of Splendid Isolation” by Edna O’Brien – Wednesday, March 16 “Black Lake” by Johanna Lane – Wednesday, April 20 After-Hours Adventures 20|30ish Book Club Refreshing Reads Enjoy some armchair travel with books that have a strong sense of place and an interesting setting. Quarterly discussions will be held at the Library at 6pm (after closing on Fridays), with food and drink of the region. Must be 21 or older. Attention, 20-and-30-somethings! Looking for a night out with drinks and a chance to discuss the books everyone is talking about? This club is for you. Held at Homestead Barr, 9306 S. Central Avenue, at 7:30pm. Popular books brimming with character issues and moral choices that are ripe for a lively discussion over a refreshment. Formerly known as Book & Brew. Held at Avenue Wine Bar, 9306 S. Cicero Avenue, at 7:30pm. “The City of Falling Angels” by John Berendt – Friday, April 29 “Everything, Everything” by Nicola Yoon – Thursday, March 17 “Bitch Planet” by Kelly Sue DeConnick – Thursday, April 21 “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith – Tuesday, March 22 “After You” by Jojo Moyes – Tuesday, April 26 “The J. Alfred Prufrock Murders” by Corinne Holt Sawyer – Friday, March 18 “The Winter Widow” by Charlene Weir – Friday, April 22 14 Friends of the Oak Lawn Library Upcoming Spring Trip Are You a Friend? More than 450 people each year join the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library. Now is the time to renew your membership or join for the first time. Dues are $5 for an individual and $8 for a family, which includes a spouse and any children under 18. Members receive: •News updates in the fall and spring. •A $5 discount on trip tickets. •Interesting volunteer opportunities. •The fulfillment that comes from supporting your Library and bringing cultural experiences to the community. The King And I' Wednesday, May 18 Rogers and Hammerstein’s beloved classic “The King and I” comes to life at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Witness one of the most popular and groundbreaking musicals of all time, from the vantage point of great floor seats. The King of Siam meets his match in Anna, the feisty Welsh teacher he’s hired to instruct his many wives and children in the ways of the “civilized” West and help him learn to lead his country into the modern world. Based on an inspiring true story, these two strong, passionate people from two very different cultures discuss, debate, disagree and ultimately fall in love to the tune of some of Broadway’s greatest songs, which include “Shall We Dance,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello, Young Lovers,” “I Have Dreamed,” “We Kiss in a Shadow,” “Something Wonderful” and more. Max: 50. Departs: Noon. Returns: 5:30pm. Cost: $75 for members and $80 for nonmembers. In-person registration: Saturday, April 2 from 9:30-10:30am. Must present a current membership card or receipt to receive the $5 discount. Two ticket limit per person; no refunds or exchanges. After the in-person registration, contact the Library at 708-422-4990 to purchase tickets or join the waiting list. Trips sponsored by the Friends of the Library are not wheelchair accessible. Renew Your Membership The Friends of the Oak Lawn Library is a nonprofit organization of volunteers who promote use of the Library, furnish equipment and materials that are beyond the Library’s budget, and bring opportunities for cultural enrichment to area residents. For more information, call 708-422-4990. Friends Membership Form Name __________________________________________ Address ________________________________________ City _________________________ Zip _____________ Phone ( ________ ) _______________________________ Volunteer to Work in the Friends Bookstore The Friends of the Library is accepting applications for bookstore volunteers, which consists of sorting book donations and stocking the store. One four-hour shift per week is required. Volunteer forms are available at the Customer Services Desk on the first floor of the Library. For more information, call Carole Onwiler at 708-422-8646. ___ Individual ($5) ___ Family ($8) Make checks payable to: Friends of the Oak Lawn Library, Membership Drop off at the Customer Services Desk or mail to: Friends of the Oak Lawn Library, Membership 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Oak Lawn, IL 60453 Membership year runs June 1 through May 31 15 Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 166 Oak Lawn, IL 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Oak Lawn, IL 60453 708-422-4990 www.olpl.org Summer Reading Program: 'Read for the Win!' Get ready to "Read for the Win" during the Library’s all ages Summer Reading Program from Wednesday, June 1 through Monday, Aug. 1! Celebrate sports and achievements and let us help you accomplish your personal goals. Attend programs that will challenge your mind and body, read to win cool prizes, and complete activities that will push you to reach the finish line. It all begins with an epic kick-off event on Saturday, June 4 featuring the Jesse White Tumblers. Go, team, go! Oak Lawn Public Library Board of Trustees: 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Oak Lawn, IL 60453 708-422-4990 www.olpl.org Roseann Spoto, President Mike Rummery, Vice President Suzanne Marzano, Secretary Joe Skibinski, Financial Secretary Joan Buschbach Tom March Mike Murphy Library Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm Friday & Saturday: 9am-5pm Sunday: 1-5pm The Library will be closed: EASTER Sunday, March 27 MEMORIAL DAY Monday, May 30 KNOW-Oak Lawn Public Library Newsletter Director Designer Editor Jim Deiters Serafin Lopez Erin Foley The Board will meet Tuesdays, March 15, April 19 and May 17 at 6:45pm in the Oak Lawn Rotary Room. The public is always welcome. Photography The Oak Lawn Public Library reserves the right for staff to photograph and videotape during programs to promote activities, collections and services. Friends of OLPL Bookstore Donations The Friends of the Library are looking for donations of “gently used” books, magazines, VHS tapes, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, books on CD, audio cassettes, puzzles, games and records. The drop-off area is near the Cook Avenue entrance, and donors may fill out a form at the first floor Customer Services Desk to receive a tax letter acknowledgement by mail. The Americans with Disabilities Act The Oak Lawn Public Library is subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you plan to attend a program and need special accommodations, call 708-422-4990 during regular business hours at least seven days prior to the event.
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