You can be a magician! The Chicago chapter of the Society of American Magicians will present an astounding show, then teach kids the basics of conjuring. For ages 6+. Register beginning September 13.
EVENT CANCELLED: Code Play Learn is here with an introduction to computer coding! Use MIT's Scratch programming platform and start building the skills that will allow you to create your own interactive media, including stories, games and animations. Registration necessary.
NEW DATE! Drop-in at our hands-on demonstration to play with robots who can dive and swim! Brought to you by Triton College's Engineering Technology department. Best for ages 5+.
Get in touch with our natural surroundings as Grow Studio takes us on a seed hunt at the library! Track down and learn how to identify the variety of seeds found just outside our doors. Then make a living piece of art by designing a seed quilt patch to plant at home. Ages 6+. Registration with Oak Park Public Library card necessary.
Looking for the best kids books to buy this holiday season? Meet our top picks and match them with your friends and family.
Would you like to try time travel? Books set in the past might be just your speed! In this month's Guys Read, we'll focus on historical stories, both about real people or just set in a different time. No need to pre-read--just show up! For guys in 4th-6th grade.
Girls are invited to join our fabulous STEM club (it stands for Girls Excelling in Math and Science), meet some friends and discover how science is a BLAST! This month, we'll be joined by Andrea Blaylock and professors from Triton's Engineering Technology department to build robots that we can control with a smartphone. Find out more at gemsclub.org. Registration necessary.
Parents, you are your childs first teacher! Everything you share with them, from stories to songs to playtime, is getting them on the path to reading. Learn how you can incorporate the 7 Days/7 Ways Ready to Read principles for babies, toddlers and preschoolers into your daily life (and have fun with it!), just like we do in storytime. Registration necessary for this adults-only event.
In the mood for a spine-tingling, leave-the-lights-on-at-night kind of story? Then this Guys Read is for you! We'll talk about books that scare. No need to pre-read anything, just show up! For guys in 4th-6th grade.
Designed for kids who may have a hard time sitting still or focusing in big groups. This class features stories, songs, and movement activities along with sensory supports and schedules. Best for ages 3 and up, with a caregiver. Siblings welcome.