Come join Mr. Ian as he shows us some wonderful and easy to make origami patterns. Each month we'll learn a different pattern. Best for ages 7+. Paper will be provided.
Looking for the best kids books to buy this holiday season? Meet our top picks and match them with your friends and family.
EVENT CANCELLED - 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+.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.