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.

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.

Book Discussions

Oak Lawn offers 6 different Read, Gather, Discuss book discussions for readers of all types. Look for all these clubs virtually through Google Meet. You can find dates for these groups on the Library calendar HERE. Click on the book cover to view book discussion information for upcoming titles.

Creative Programs

 You can find dates for these groups on the Library calendar HERE. 

 

 

Refreshing Reads

One of our offsite clubs, Refreshing Reads covers timely topics and popular books. Meets at Avenue Wine Bar in Oak Lawn (10632 S. Cicero Ave.) Hosted by Melissa Apple

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 7:30pm
“Ask Again, Yes”
by Mary Beth Keane

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Tuesday, Feb. 22, 7:30pm
“Such a Fun Age”
by Kiley Reid

 

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20│30-ish

For anyone between the ages of 20 and 39, 20│30-ish offers books from all over the spectrum, including fiction and non-fiction. Meets in the Book Club Nook in the Library. Hosted by Izabel Gronski

"White Ivy" book coverThursday, Jan. 20, 7pm
“White Ivy” by Susie Yang

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Thursday, Feb. 17, 7pm
“Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating” by Adiba Jaigirdar

 

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Everything Irish

Everything Irish meets in Study Room 1 in the Library. Hosted by Kathy O’Leary

Thursday, Jan. 20, 1:30pm
“The Glorious Heresies” by Lisa McInerney

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Thursday, Feb. 17, 1:30pm
“Waiting for Godot”
by Samuel Beckett

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Mysteries in the Morning

If you like a red herring or an airtight alibi, Mysteries in the Morning will be the discussion for you. Meets in the Teen Room in the Library.  Hosted by Julia Churchill

Friday, Jan. 21, 9:30am
“Clark and Division”
by Naomi Hirahara

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Friday, Feb. 18, 9:30am
“The Silver Pigs: A Marcus Didius Mystery”
by Lindsey Davis

 

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Graphically Speaking

Graphically Speaking meets in the Library Book Nook on the 2nd floor and covers a new comic or graphic novel each month. Hosted by Jenny Bean

Wednesday, Jan. 12, 7pm
“Blankets”
by Craig Thompson

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Wednesday, Feb. 9, 7pm
“Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred: a Graphic Novel
Adaptation” by Damian Duffy

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Paging Through History

One of our offsite clubs, Paging Through History meets in the Library Book Nook on the 2nd floor and covers historical novels and fiction each month. Hosted by Jean Crockett

Thursday, Feb. 10, 7pm
“The Pioneers”
by David McCullough

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Always Virtual Book Discussion

One of our offsite clubs, Always Virtual Book Discussion, covers timely topics and popular books. Hosted by Emily Bettcher

Monday, Jan. 17, 7:15pm
“Oona Out of Order”
by Margarita Montimore

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Monday, Feb. 21, 7:15pm
“The Book of Two Ways”
by Jodi Picoult

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After-Hours Holiday Make and Take Craft Night

Friday, Dec. 10, Doors open at 6:30pm, event begins at 7pm
Enjoy an after-hours evening with expert-crafter Holly Dean and learn how to create a decorative winter terrarium. Use it as a display for the season or give it as a homemade gift to a loved one! All supplies provided. Because space is limited, call or visit the Adult Services Desk from Nov. 29-Dec. 3 to enter your name (and a plus one) in the lottery. Winners will be notified no later than Monday, Dec. 6.

Trivia Night – Winter Holidays (Virtual only)

Friday, Dec. 17, 6:30pm
Grab your family, your favorite beverage and hop online to join us for virtual trivia with a winter holiday theme. Smart device needed to play. Join the Google Meet at meet.google.com/nim-itvy-duu.

Chair Yoga and Meditation (In-Person or Virtual)

Wednesday, Dec. 1 & 15, Jan. 5 & 19, Feb. 2 & 16, 6pm
Join instructor Isabel Raci, C-IAYT, online for a gentle session of guided meditation and chair yoga. Have a sturdy, armless chair ready and wear comfortable clothes with no socks. Registration required. Program link will be emailed to registrants. Because this is a quiet, reflective class, we ask that you join by 6:05pm to be admitted.

A Crash Course in Crystal and Stone Healing

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 7pm
Grounded Goodwife mother/daughter duo Ehris and Velya will rock your world with a lesson on healing stones. Learn how to cleanse, charge and set intentions for your stones, healing properties of specific crystals, and how to determine which crystals and stones speak to you. Registration required to receive the meeting link by email.

Financial Aid 101 (Virtual only)

Thursday, Jan. 27, 7pm
Parents and high school students: get all of the basics on financial aid that you need to know. Presented by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Join the Google Meet at meet.google.com/aqe-ucbq-viq.

Home Buyer’s Seminar (Virtual only)

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 7pm
Buying a home is an overwhelming process. Let realtors from the Molly Mann Group of Keller Williams break it down for you so you can make that big purchase with confidence.

Restoring Our Environment (In-Person or Virtual) with Native Plants

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 7pm
Speakers from the Sag Moraine Native Plant Community will talk about why native plants are the key to protecting our environment and food chain. You’ll also learn how you can use native plants in your own landscape to help make a big impact on our local ecosystem.

“The Essential Six” Estate Planning Basics (In-Person or Virtual)

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 7pm
The Law Offices of Eileen Kerlin Walsh present on the six things you need for a basic estate plan. Learn how to put together your last will and testament, trusts, powers of attorney, end of life instructions and ethical will/legacy letter.

Virtual Trivia Night

Every other Friday, grab your family, your favorite beverage and hop online to join us for virtual trivia on a variety of topics. Smart device will be needed to play. Join on Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/nim-itvy-duu

Crochet Club

Join us virtually on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month to chat with fellow crafters, show off projects, or get advice on a tricky stitch. No registration necessary. Join in on Google meet: https://meet.google.com/nwc-ftda-qcr