Flip Con Comics & Fandom Expo
It’s time again for the Forest Park Public Library’s annual Flip Con Comics and Fandom Expo, where attendees can enjoy a cosplay makeup event, arcade game station and meet Gene Ha and Trevor Mueller. Fun runs from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 12 at 7555 Jackson Blvd.
Join officials from the Howard Mohr Community Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 23 as they travel to the Cadillac Theatre in Chicago for Kinky Boots, a play that stretches from a shoe factory in Northhampton to the catwalks of Milan. Lunch included at Hamburger Mary’s in Chicago. Cash bar available. $94 residents; $98 non-residents. Reservations required. Call the community center at 708-771-7737 to reserve your space.
Writers’ Circle: Working with an Authentic Voice
Iowa Writers’ Workshop alum Beth Wetmore will lead a workshop for writers of all levels from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 9 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.
Art & Peer Support Group
The Progress Center for Independent Living will hold its monthly peer support and art group from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 10 at 7521 Madison St.
Meeting of the G.K. Chesterton Society of Metropolitan Chicago
Join book lovers for a discussion of “The Man Who Knew Too Much” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 12 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Celebrate 20 years of Shakespeare on Navy Pier by listening to A Midsummer Night’s Dream from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 16 at Navy Pier. Enjoy an early supper at Carson’s after the musical. Cost $95 resident; $99 non-resident. Reservations required. Call the Howard Mohr Community Center at 708-771-7737 to sign up.
Mystery Writers of America Meeting
Join fellow mystery writers for cake, crime and camaraderie at their annual Midwest Holiday Party from 12 to 2 p.m. on Jan. 13 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St.
Avoiding Financial Scams
An SEC official explain how to protect yourself from investment fraud, scams and ways to check out your financial professional from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 15 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.
How to Perform Market Research
Officials from the Forest Park Public Library and the Women’s Business Development Center will review how to perform research methods to discover and size up your market. Fun runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 17 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.
The Making of a Graphic Novel with Michael Moreci
Michael Moreci, writer and creator of graphic novels, will discuss the collaborative process that goes into making a graphic novel from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.
Need a Job?
Discover online tools available at the Forest Park Public Library that will help you bridge your employment gap, explore careers, review your resume and more. Discover library services and resources from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 15 at the Goodwill Workforce Connection Center, 1900 S. Harlem Ave. in North Riverside.
Junction Diner Storytime
Meet staff from the Forest Park Public Library at Junction Diner, enjoy lunch and receive a craft to do at home from 12 to 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 at 7401 Madison St. Ages 3 to 5.
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