Show off at our Chili Cook-Off, and more

New Maze Branch Library events for everyone

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By Oak Park Public Library

A cozy, "community living room" in south-central Oak Park, Maze Branch Library is not to be missed. With fresh, fun new programs for everyone, it's time you check out Maze Branch if you haven't already.

This week, food and movie lovers are in for a treat.

For foodies: Join us Saturday, March 1 from 12:30 to 3 pm, for The Great Maze Chili Cook-Off. Submissions are welcome for the library's first chili competition. Show off your best recipe, or enter something new-to-you. You must register to compete, and prizes will be awarded in multiple categories, to be determined based on submissions. To participate, and sample the tasty competition, register today at Maze, or call 708.386.4751.

Foodie fun continues Sunday, March 2, at 2 pm, with The Local Epicurean - a new series featuring local food writers and chefs sharing experiences, tips, demonstrations and more. Chicago Food Swap co-founder and home food preservation expert Emily Paster shares canning and preserving techniques and tips in preparation for spring planting.Read Emily's food writing at West of the Loop, where she writes about fitting ambitious food into family life.

For film lovers: The 6th Annual Oscarthon moves to Maze Branch on Thursday, Feb. 27. Beginning at 10 am, enjoy a day of Oscar-nominated films with popcorn, trivia and prizes. What better Stop in to see one film, or stay to see them all. What better way to prepare for Hollywood's big day? This year's lineup:

10 am - Gravity (91 minutes)
11:45 am - Blue Jasmine (98 minutes)
1:30 pm - Dallas Buyers Club (117 minutes)
3:45 pm - Captain Phillips (134 minutes)

Also new at Maze Branch in 2014, join monthly discussions of ethics with your neighbors at our new salon series, Justice: What's the Right Thing to do?, second Thursdays at 7 pm. Teens are invited to explore music with Rockumentaries, featuring music documentaries, popcorn, and a little time to unwind and perform, Oak Park style. Find more great programs popping up at Maze Branch, as well as your old favorites, on our event calendar.

Learn more about Maze Branch, and stop in to visit soon.


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