Events for Adults

May 1, 2020 - 2:00 PM
Ages Adults 18+

Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Lloyd Vogel (IMDB). Popcorn provided. Movie titles subject to change. Rated PG.

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May 4, 2020 - 7:00 PM
Ages Adults 18 and Up

Our brain decides how we perceive everything around us. It finds patterns and solves problems efficiently, except for when it lies to us. In this engaging program, William explores the real science of how our brains trick us into seeing and believing things that don't exist. In the program, you'll experience how optical illusions work, why people fall for scams, and how we make thousands of choices every day that are influenced subconsciously, this includes how we are hard wired to believe fake news, medical scams, etc. William will also give the attendees proven, scientific, actionable techniques to preserve brain health and overcome the logical fallacies we all make. At the end, you may be left wondering if your brain has a mind of its own.

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May 6, 2020 - 7:00 PM
Ages Adults 18+

Need assistance with your genealogy research? Patty Higgins, president of the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society, is available to answer your questions here at Acorn on the first Wednesday of each month between 7 and 8pm!

For more information about SSGHS, visit www.ssghs.org

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May 7, 2020 - 7:30 PM

The Barcodes meet on the first Thursday of each Month at 7:30PM in the library Conference Room. For more information and book titles, contact the Adult Services Department.

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May 11, 2020 - 6:30 PM
Ages All Ages

Bring the whole family for a meet & greet with our city’s Animal Control Officer, Melissa. Many of our Oak Forest residents have all types of pets, and our Animal Control Officer makes sure they are well taken care of, whether it's helping injured animals, lost animals, or educating people on how to care for their animals. Our ACO is also a wildlife rehabilitator! Join us to interact with wildlife, learn what to do if an animal needs assistance, and hear all the cool stories our officer has to share about her job!

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May 13, 2020 - 10:00 AM
Ages 18 and up

Join Rosie Carter of Employment and Employer Services as she provides helpful tips for resume writing and filling out job applications. She will also discuss techniques for a successful interview and common questions interviewers may ask.

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May 15, 2020 - 2:00 PM
Ages Adults 18+

When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie's Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all (IMDB). Popcorn provided. Movie titles subject to change. Rated PG-13.

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May 18, 2020 - 7:00 PM
Ages Adults 18 and Up

After Pearl Harbor was attacked, American troops started traveling across the U.S. for recruitment, induction, training, and deployment. Most servicemen had never been far away from home and certainly not on an over-crowded troop train, destination unknown. You may have heard of the Stage Door Canteen or Hollywood Canteen, where celebrities offered food, dancing, and entertainment to our servicemen. But the real surprise came at train stations all across the country, such as North Platte, NE, Dennison, OH, Reno, NV, and Connellsville, PA, where local women, children, and senior citizens sacrificed their own food and ration stamps to provide a morale boost to hungry, homesick, and frightened soldiers. Come learn about how the Greatest Generation pulled together to help our troops.

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May 20, 2020 - 7:00 PM
Ages 18+

Acorn Movie Club meets the third Wednesday of every month at the library to discuss a variety of films. For more information and movie titles, contact the Adult Services Department.

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May 21, 2020 - 6:30 PM
Ages 18 and up

Love crafting and looking to meet new people? Bring your needlework, or any craft project, to work on, and sit back and enjoy chatting and sharing skills with other crafters. All meetings will be held the third Thursday of each month from 6:30PM-8:30PM

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May 26, 2020 - 10:00 AM
Ages 18 and up

Join us for bingo and light refreshments for a chance to win fun prizes! This program takes place on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 10:00AM.

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May 27, 2020 - 2:00 PM
Ages 18+

Fiction in a Nutshell meets the last Wednesday of every other month at 2p.m. at the Acorn Public Library. For more details and to reserve a book, contact the Adult Services Department.

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