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Virtual Public Art Gallery

The Oak Lawn Public Library is excited to announce the kickoff of our Virtual Public Gallery. We want to provide our Oak Lawn residents of all ages a creative outlet to showcase their artistic talents and share them with the community. Want to be part of the gallery? See the information below…

May 2021 Public Gallery

This month features a variety of artwork from Oak Lawn kids. Click on each image to enlarge it.

Separating the Art from the Artist: A Conversation with Greg Kot, Jim DeRogatis and Althea Legaspi of ‘Sound Opinions’ — and YOU

Friday, Oct. 29, 7-8:30pm
Saint Xavier University: McGuire Hall (Warde Academic Center)
Free parking in Lot 12 (off of 103rd St.)

Since the fall of 2017, the #MeToo movement has shined a bright and long overdue spotlight on sexual harassment and assault in many aspects of American culture, including Hollywood, media and politics. However, the music world has lagged behind. Kelly, Chris Brown, Ryan Adams, Marilyn Manson, and XXXTentacion have all been in the headlines recently for allegations tied to sexual and emotional abuse. And there is a long, troubling history of groupie culture stretching from Elvis to Led Zeppelin to the present. If we listen to their music and support their concerts, are we enabling them to continue inappropriate and destructive behavior?

Jim, Greg and Althea will examine this issue and ask an even bigger question. All of us, in the worlds of journalism, cultural programming and academia are free-speech absolutists. But what is our responsibility if we enjoy – or fail to speak out about – the troubling themes in an artist’s work? If we revel in Woody Allen’s films or Louis C.K.’s comedy, are we muting the women who have told harrowing tales about these men? As fans and critics, can we really separate the art from the artist? And, perhaps more importantly: Should we? We’ll start the discussion and quickly turn it over to a
back-and-forth with you to hear your thoughts and questions, so please join us.

CREATIVE COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

ART GALLERY GUIDELINES

  • The gallery is open to Oak Lawn residents only.
  • Three submissions maximum at this time. We may expand this in the future to display entire “show” of one artist.
  • Submit a digital file of your artwork, in the following formats: JPEG or PDF.  The maximum digital size of each artwork should be 1 MB (one megabyte). No physical artwork will be accepted. Everything must be sent to us digitally.
  • We will display the art for two months.
  • Content must be appropriate for all ages and viewers. We reserve the right to judge the artwork for its suitability for public display.
  • We are open to all types of artwork: paintings, drawings, photography, 3D sculptures, craft pieces, and other media types.
  • By sending digital art into us, you are giving permission to the Oak Lawn Public Library to post it on our website and social media sites.
  • We will not price or sell your artwork. This gallery is for display and public viewing only.

ART SUBMISSIONS

Please mail your images to: Tjavorcic@olpl.org

SUBJECT LINE: OLPL Virtual Gallery Art Submission

  • Attach each file to the email.
  • Include your FULL NAME, TITLE of each artwork, and media used.

ALTERNATIVE LANGUAGE RESOURCES

BOOKS AND ENTERTAINMENT

BUSINESS, LEGAL, AND JOB RESOURCES

DIY: DO IT YOURSELF

GENEALOGY

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES

KIDS AND STUDENTS

LEARNING AND TUTORIALS

NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES

RESEARCH

Alternative Language Resources
World Book: Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (Spanish)
World Book: Banco de Contenidos aulaPlaneta (Spanish) World Book: Kids eLearn (Arabic)

Mango (ESL)

Books and Entertainment
Hoopla
Kanopy
Media on Demand – OverDrive
Novelist

Business, Legal, and Job Resources
AtoZdatabases
Brainfuse: JobNow, VetNow
Business Searching Interface (EBSCO)
“Consumer Reports”: Product rating & reviews
Consumers’ Checkbook: Reviews of local services
Gale LegalForms
Morningstar: Investment data research & ratings
Reference Solutions
Valueline: Investment research on stocks & mutual funds

DIY: Do It Yourself
ALLDATA (in-library use only): automotive & auto repair
AtoZ Food America
AtoZ World Food
Auto Repair Source (EBSCO)
CreativeBug
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Genealogy
Ancestry.com Library Edition (ProQuest) (in-library use only)
FamilySearch
Fold3 Library Edition (ProQuest)
HeritageHub
HeritageQuest (ProQuest)
MyHeritage Library Edition
ProQuest African-American Heritage
ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Health and Wellness
Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO)
Consumer Lab

History and Social Studies
AtoZ the USA
AtoZ World Culture
African American History Online
American Indian History Online
The American Mosaic: The Latino American Experience
History Reference Center (EBSCO)
Points of View (EBSCO)
Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas
World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society

Kids and Students
ABDO Zoom
CultureGrams
Miss Humblebee’s Academy
National Geographic Kids
PebbleGo
PebbleGo Next
The World Almanac for Kids
World Book online

Learning and Tutorials
Brainfuse: HelpNow
Gale Presents: Udemy
Mango: Learn a language

Newspapers and Magazines
Access World News
“Chicago Tribune” (1985-Present)
“Chicago Tribune” Historical Archive (1860-1984)
National Geographic Virtual Library (1888-Present)
Newspapers.com Library Edition (ProQuest)
Media on Demand (OverDrive/Libby)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
“Southtown Star” (Newsbank)

Research
Chicago Record Information Services
EBSCO Discovery Services
Gale Virtual Reference
Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)
Science Reference Center (EBSCO)
World Book online

 

Week of August 2

TO REGISTER FOR A PROGRAM OR VIEW A VIDEO, CLICK ON THE PICTURE. IF REGISTRATION IS FULL, YOU WILL BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST.


Take Home packs

STEM Grab Bag: Go-Go Gadget / Wednesday, July 28
Available in Youth Services while supplies last. Pick up everything you need to build your own functioning flexible hand.


Multi-Library Geocaching: Final Week!

OLPL’s Multi-Library Geocaching competition lasts until August 1.
Watch Emily demonstrate how to participate in this fun approach to treasure hunting in a video HERE

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE GEOCACHING COMPETITION, CLICK HERE

Monday, July 26

Baby Babble: Sunny Summer Days!

Jen brings you a visit from “Mr. Sun,” popping bubbles, and other summery songs and fingerplays

DOWNLOAD THE LYRICS HERE

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Tuesday, July 27

Ferocious Cute Big Mouth Monster

Roger demonstrates how to design a transforming monster with a surprisingly big mouth.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Wednesday, July 28

Music Play Patrol: Kitchen Concerto

Join us on Zoom for 30 minutes of musical fun with Music Play Patrol!
Kids learn to make recycled instruments and demonstrate the concerto! Registration required.

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, July 28

Monarch Magic: Stories from Japan

As the Olympics continue, Tom shares two Monarch nominees from the host nation of Japan.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Thursday, July 29

Baby Babble: Alligators

Jen sings fun songs all about alligators!

DOWNLOAD THE LYRICS HERE

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Thursday, July 29

Drawing with Dan Gogh – Grassland Animals

Artist Dan Gogh shows you how to draw a cheetah, a kangaroo, and a rhinoceros.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
WATCH DAN’S MAGICAL COLOR ZOO VID
EO HERE

Friday, July 30

Kids Create Club: Bumblebee

Bumblebees are welcome visitors to gardens and farms. Mary shows you how to create your own bee using tracing, measuring, and cutting skills.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE