Children's Program

Angry Birds

Are you a fan of Angry Birds? Come and build your own catapult and try your hand at stopping those thieving pigs by knocking down their walls. Best for ages 5+.

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Guys Read: Attack of the Metal Men

Well, robots can be friendly, too, right? Either way, our July meeting of Guys Read will celebrate androids, be they foe or friend.

Especially for boys going into grades 4 to 6. No pre-reading needed, just show up!

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Guys Read: Science or Fiction, Why Choose?

Like science fiction? Our June edition of Guys Read will focus on things that don’t exist yet…but might in the future! Especially for boys going into grades 4 to 6. No pre-reading necessary, just show up!

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Block Party!

Calling all budding engineers! Use our brand new wooden unit blocks to build whatever your imagination can come up with, from zoos to skyscrapers and everything else. Block play helps kids gain important math skills like counting, shapes, weight, volume, spatial skills, grouping and sorting as well as well as improve hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills. Building also lets kids practice their storytelling and narrative skills, which are important for early literacy. No registration. All ages.

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Block Party!

Calling all budding engineers! Use our brand new wooden unit blocks to build whatever your imagination can come up with, from zoos to skyscrapers and everything else. Block play helps kids gain important math skills like counting, shapes, weight, volume, spatial skills, grouping and sorting as well as well as improve hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills. Building also lets kids practice their storytelling and narrative skills, which are important for early literacy. No registration. All ages.

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Architecture & Nature Photography Workshop

Let’s look at the details in Oak Park’s Pleasant Home (217 Home Ave.) and the surrounding gardens, with local photographer Anne Evans. Come to have fun and explore the property with your digital camera - getting close up, looking at your subject from different angles and finding points of interest in your compositions. Be prepared to take lots of photos during this hour-long session. For kids entering grades 6-8.

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Smarty Pants Big Balloon Show

Fizz Boom Read is almost over, but we're still having fun. Smarty Pants brings his amazing blend of magic, comedy and balloon antics, plus a dose of space science, too. All ages. Oak Park Public Library card required. Register beginning July 16. *Note, please register all attendees, not just children.

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Barbie Club

Have a fab time celebrating everything Barbie. We provide a dream house, lots of fashions, accessories, horses, cars, and a choice of dolls and you simply bring your imagination. No registration.

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Robotics Show and Tell

Drop-in at our demonstration to meet some robots and the cool kids from Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy Robotics Team who built them! Brought to you by Triton College's Engineering Technology department.

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Lego Club

We supply plenty of these popular building blocks so your kids can have creative fun making structures of all shapes and sizes. No registration.

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