Tales of a Retired Private Detective

Monday, May 16, 2 – 3:15 p.m., in person at Forest Park Public Library

Local author John Rice will talk about how to become a private detective and the pros and cons of the job illustrated by stories gleaned from the 12,000 assignments he has handled. He will also read from his book, The Doll with the Sad Face: The Adventures of a Family Man Detective. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park

Samina Hadi-Tabassum

Asian Heritage Month: Mini-Poetry Writing Workshop

Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

For AAPIHM (Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month), the library will be celebrating Asian American artists with a poetry writing program inspired by poets of Asian descent. Poems will be read and written, with creations read to the class at the end. Exercises will be prepared to get attendees in the creative writing mood. Featured special guest poet: Samina Hadi-Tabassum. Attendees may enter a raffle to win Samina’s book of poetry. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

An Evening With Michelle Zauner

Wednesday, May 18, 7 p.m., virtually through Forest Park Public Library

Michelle Zauner (Photo by David Lee)

Michelle Zauner is best known as a singer and guitarist who creates dreamy, shoegaze-inspired indie pop under the name Japanese Breakfast. She has just released her first book, Crying In H-Mart. She will be joined by Jessica Hopper, a renowned author, critic and producer. Register online at Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Illinois Libraries Present: An Evening with Michelle Zauner. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

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.

Meg & the Wheelers

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

This local country combo plays an outdoor daytime show on the FitzGerald’s patio. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

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.