Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? Celebrate the life and work of filmmaker John Hughes, who directed or scripted some of the most beloved and successful films of the 1980’s on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Hughes, who was born on Feb. 18 and died in 2009, created funny and touching movies, full of suburban teen confusion, unrequited love and near-absurd humor. Stop by and check in on some old friends – like Ferris and Sloan; Jake and Samantha; and the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess and the criminal. Popcorn and light refreshments will be provided. Movie screenings will be held from 9:30am to 5pm.
- Pretty in Pink @ 9:30am
- Sixteen Candles @ 11:30am
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off @ 1:30pm
- The Breakfast Club @ 3:30pm – Celebrating the 30th anniversary of its release
Sunday with Friends Concert Series: Spanish Guitar Duo
Embrace the romance of flamenco as Spanish Guitar Duo members Diego Alonso and Carlo Basile perform original and traditional instrumental pieces on the Spanish guitar at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Avenue, on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2pm. The duo will also entertain with some classical, contemporary and flamenco dance numbers. Sunday with Friends shows are sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library.
Free Movie Screening: Get on Up (2014)
Visit the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Avenue, on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 1pm and 6pm for a free movie screening of “Get On Up.” A chronicle of James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd and Viola Davis. PG-13. 139 min.
Chess Club (Ages 8-14)
Come to the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Avenue, and play chess with others on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 4-5 p.m. Beginners as well as experienced players are welcome. Bring your own chess set and clock if you have one. Instructions will be provided. Registration not required.
Snowed In @ the Library – High School Teens
Warm up with a good book during the Winter Reading Program and then join us for an after-hours lock-in on Friday, Feb. 27 from 5-11pm at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Participation is limited to the first 25 high school students who register at Adult & Young Adult Services.
Teen Tech Week
Libraries are for making! Celebrate Teen Tech Week, March 8-14, at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Make something with our 3D printer and choose from designs curated by the Teen Advisory Board (TAB). High School students who show their school ID in the Computer Center will receive one free print this week.
Career Paths and Coffee
Interested in preparing for high demand jobs, transitioning to a new career or improving job skills for career advancement? A representative from Moraine Valley Community College will present info about the school’s programs and resources on Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave.
“Man Is A Disaster, Air Conditioning is Divine” with Mitchell Karbi
Author Mitchell Karbin will discuss his mystery novel “Man Is a Disaster, Air Conditioning is Divine,” read selections from the book and talk about his writing process on Thursday, March 5 at 7pm at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave.
Free Movie Screening: When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
Visit the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Avenue, on Friday, March 6 at 1pm for a free movie screening of “When the Game Stands Tall.” The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. Starring: Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis. PG. 115 min.
Job Search Strategies Workshop
Career consultant and certified professional resume writer Laina Krisik will re-invigorate your job search and put you on the path to success. This comprehensive workshop will be presented on Monday, March 9 at 6:30pm at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave.
Request Book Sale Donations
Donate your “gently used” books, magazines, CDs and videos to the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library Ongoing Book Sale at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Due to space limitations, the Friends will not accept Readers Digest Condensed Books, encyclopedias and older text books. The donation drop-off area is near the Library’s Cook Avenue entrance. Interested parties may fill out a short form at the Customer Service desk to receive a tax letter by mail that acknowledges their donation.
The Friends Ongoing Book Sale provides an ever-changing variety of books, magazines and other forms of media at bargain prices. Hardcover books cost 50 cents each, paperbacks are 25 cents and magazines cost 10 cents each. Audio visual items are priced as indicated. Funds collected from the book sale support library programming and purchases that are beyond their regular budget.
For more information about these and other programs, call (708) 422-4990 or visit www.olpl.org.