Words on Wednesday: “A Separation” 

Wednesday, May 18, 1-2 p.m., Main Library Book Discussion Room

This book discussion centers around Katie Kitamura’s A Separation. Separating from her faithless husband, only to be drawn into the investigation of his disappearance, a young woman travels to a remote region of the southern Peloponnese, where she traces the failure of the relationship and discovers how little she knew about the man she once loved. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings Q&A

Monday, May 16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Oak Park Main Library Book Discussion Room

Join Duly Health and Care for a free blood pressure reading and take a step toward ensuring a healthy future. A licensed physician will be present to discuss your results. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

“Bob’s Choice” Film Screening

Wednesday, May 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Main Library Veterans Room

Bob Fuller

Oak Park End-of-Life Options Coalition presents a Wednesday matinee of the acclaimed documentary Bob’s Choice. Bob Fuller was the founder of the Seattle Men’s Chorus, gave back through his AA involvement, and was a nurse working in the King County Jail. In the final months of his terminal cancer diagnosis, he decided to take meds to end his life peacefully with friends and family by his side. Wednesday Journal movie critic Doug Deuchler will facilitate the discussion after the movie. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

Restoring Your Gut Health: Digestive Wellness Tips

Tuesday, May 17, 6-7 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

At this interactive workshop, learn how to keep your immune system healthy. Gut health is a close relation to overall health. Learn the common causes and symptoms of stomach discomfort; foods that are healing for the gut; breathing practices for improving digestion, movements and stretches that support gut health. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

Exam Cram

May 16-24, 3-6:30 p.m., Main Library

Oak Park and River Forest High School finals start May 24! The week leading up to finals, spaces are reserved for students who need space to study. Snacks will be provided. Learn more at oppl.org/calendar

Leading Edge Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Sunday, May 15, 4-5 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

Looking to gain strong leadership skills, self-advocacy skills, and have a community voice? The Leading Edge Teen Advisory Board (LETAB) is for you. Learn more about joining LETAB at oppl.org/teens and register to attend the meeting as a guest at oppl.org/calendar.

Illinois Libraries Presents: An Evening With Michelle Zauner

Wednesday, May 18, 7-8 p.m., virtually through Illinois Libraries Present

Michelle Zauner (Photo by David Lee)

Join us for an evening with musician and author Michelle Zauner as she discusses her music career and her beloved bestselling memoir, Crying in H Mart. Jessica Hopper joins her in conversation. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries—including Oak Park Public Library—offering high-quality events. Register now at https://bit.ly/May18_MichelleZauner.

Live & Lucky: Live Band Burlesque 

Saturday, May 14, 8 p.m., Outta Space 

Some of today’s finest bump-and-grinders like Dahlia Fatale, Jezebelly, Miss Nyxon and Ruby Spencer do their thing while Mr. Lucky & His Orchestra provide accompaniment. $15 (tipping is encouraged), 6840 32nd St., Berwyn.

Meg & the Wheelers

Sunday, May 15, 11:30 a.m., FitzGerald’s

This local country combo plays an outdoor daytime show on the FitzGeralds patio. 6615 Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn.

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