Big Week: May 20-27

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Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 25, 10 a.m., Zoom  

The annual event at the Peace Triumphant Memorial in Scoville Park may look different in 2020, but it will go on. Join the History Signers, "Abraham Lincoln," Army Chaplain Hedlund and others to pay tribute to service members.  Author and historian Kathryn Atwood will deliver remarks reflecting on the end of World War II.  Zoom meeting ID: 865 4038 4086, password: kilroywas. Or Zoom by phone; call 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 865 4038 4086, password: 310933.

 

Wright Sites

Thursdays, Noon
Livestream on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 

Virtually visit Frank Lloyd Wright-designed public sites closed due to COVID-19. Access via social sites or websites. Previous visits can also be viewed. Free. Brought by Unity Temple Restoration Foundation. More: utrf.org/wrightvirtualvisits/

May 21-Beth Sholom Synagogue, Pennsylvania

May 28-Darwin E. Martin House, New York

 

Middle School Book Group:
"They Called us Enemy" 

Friday, May 29, 4 to 5 p.m.,
Zoom with the Oak Park Public Library

Students in grades 5 to 8 meet virtually and share thoughts and opinions on the graphic memoir by George Takei. In it, Takei reveals the story of his family's incarceration during the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. The book is available through Hoopla with a library card. Register: oppl.org/calendar.

 

Pro Musica Mini-Performance

Premieres Friday, May 22, 5 p.m.,
and available for later viewing online

See the Youth Chorus as they sing a 3-song mini-concert under the direction of Artistic Director Bill Chin. The group has been rehearsing via Zoom during quarantine and is ready to share their talent with the community. To view the premiere live or watch later, go to:
promusicayouthchorus.org 

 

Grief Journaling Workshop

Sunday, May 24, 2 to 4 p.m., Zoom

Have you experienced the loss of a loved one? Or, are you experiencing ambiguous loss (loss without closure, such as infertility or a loved one with Alzheimer's) or anticipatory grief? Sessions begin with prompts followed by time to journal. At the end, there is time to share (optional). Resources for grief, where to get help, writing and more is provided. All welcome. Register: oppl.org/calendar.

 

Sunday Morning Zen 

Sunday, May 24, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Zoom

Join Zen Life & Meditation Center for free meditation (9:30 - 9:45) and weekly talk. This week – celebrate Poetry Month with group poetry reading. Up next, May 31, Death, Grief and Gratitude during Difficult Times. Email for Zoom link: info@zlmc.org. Questions/more: 708-689-1220, zlmc.org

 

Tips for Submitting
Online Job Applications

Wednesday, May 27, 2 to 4 p.m.,
Zoom with the Oak Park Library

Online job applications are run through a tracking system used as a screening tool by employers. Learn what to watch for and how to answer questions, along with tips and techniques for optimizing your resume for an Applicant Tracking System. Register: oppl.org/calendar.

 

Virtual Book Club:
"The Revisioners"

Thursday, May 28, 7 to 8 p.m.,
Zoom with the River Forest Library 

Read the critically acclaimed book by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton about women, showcasing the impact of racism over time. Then join others for a live discussion. All welcome; it is not necessary to be a RF resident. This title is available for checkout on Hoopla. Register: riverforestlibrary.librarymarket.com/events/virtual-book-club-0

Mindful Middle-Schoolers 

6:30 – 7:45 p.m., Zoom

Take part in one or more virtual community talks designed to support resiliency skills for anxiety, depression, executive functioning. Presented by DePaul University, Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township, and District 97.

Wednesday, May 20Strategies to Support Executive Functioning & Self-Regulation 

Wednesday, May 27Mindfulness-based Strategies & Their Applications in Academic & Home Settings

Thursday, May 28Understanding Anxiety in Youth & Strategies for Treatment and Support

Wednesday, June 3Technology & Mental Health: Strategies to Promote Mindful Digital Citizenship

Wednesday, June 10Understanding Depression in Youth & Strategies for Treatment & Support

More/register: oakparktownship.org/download/mindful-middle-schoolers-program-may-june-2020/

Read, Listen, & Watch: What's Next

Wednesday, May 27, 1 to 1:30 p.m., Zoom with the Oak Park Library

Hear what librarians are reading, listening to and watching while at home. Join the chat to share or to ask for recommendations. Register: oppl.org/calendar.

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