Big Week: Feb. 12-18

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The Transformative
Power of Art

Join the League of Women Voters for another Drinks and Dialogue presentation, featuring local artist Guillermo Delgado. Delgado will share his journey teaching poetry, art and yoga to incarcerated men and youth. Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Francesca's Fiore, 7407 Madison St.

Census 2020 Job Info Sessions

The Forest Park Public Library is hosting Census job informational sessions on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the community room of the library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. Learn about the U.S. Census Bureau's national recruitment effort to hire temporary workers to help conduct the 2020 Census. Jobs include full-time, part-time, field and work-from-home positions. The Cook County pay scale is $26.50 to $29.50 per hour. For more information visit 2020census.gov/jobs. 

Teen Valentine's Day Party

Come on out to the young adult lounge at the Forest Park Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd, on Friday, Feb. 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. for a healthy dose of self-love, positive affirmations and an actual bag of chips. Because we think you're all that… and a bag of chips. More information can be found here: tinyurl.com/rvxotzd

Valentine's Day Karaoke 

Celebrate your Friday the 14th at Blueberry Hill, 427 Desplaines Ave., from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Sing your favorite love or anti-love songs! Singing starts at 9 p.m., and drink specials will be available.

Teens & Tweens After Hours at the Roos

Kids in 5th through 8th grade are invited to come to the Roos Recreation Center, 7329 Harrison St., Feb. 15 from 8 to 10 p.m. for a special night. A PG or PG-13 movie will be shown, the gym will be open, and pizza, popcorn and a beverage will be served. Come hang out with friends or make new ones! $7 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Visit pdofp.org/tween-teen-movie-night/ for more information. 

Grownup Game Night

Spend an evening at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd., playing a variety of board and card games. Either compete against each other, or work with one another, playing games like Scrabble, Exploding Kittens and Flash Point, or bring your own! Monday, Feb. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Austin Room.

Meet the Authors

Jack Fredrickson, author of The Black Cage and Michael Wiley, author of Trouble in Mind will be discussing and signing their books on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Centuries and Sleuths, 7419 Madison St.

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