Dahl-apalooza: The BFG

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 10:30am to 11:15am

School's Out! GreatWorks Theatre Company presents a captivating show from Roald Dahl's classic book. When orphan Sophie is snatched from her bed by a Giant, she fears that he’s going to eat her. Although he carries her far away to Giant Country, the Giant has no intention of harming her. He is The Big Friendly Giant! Best for ages 5-12. Register in-person, by calling 708.452.3420 or at oppl.org/events beginning October 1.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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My First Storytime

Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 11:00am to 11:30am

for babies and 1's, with a caregiver. Boost your baby's brain power with simple board books, engaging props, fun rhymes, singing, and socializing. This class develops enriched language skills, builds and early love of reading, and connects you with your little one.

Location: 
First Floor - Storytime Room

Dahl-apalooza Film Fest

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm

School's out and we're showing our love for Roald Dahl's genius with a mini film fest! Join us for James and the Giant Peach at 1 pm (Rated PG, 79 minutes), followed by Johnny Depp in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory at 3 pm (Rated PG, 115 minutes).

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Terrific Tales

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am

For 2's and 3's, with a caregiver. Created especially for curious little kids, we bring stories to life by sharing delightful books, friendly puppets, music, and movement games. This class encourages positive early learning experiences through reading, singing, and playing. OPPL card required.

Location: 
First Floor - Storytime Room

Doctor Who Anniversary Party

Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Fans of all ages are invited to celebrate the Doctor's 50th anniversary with us! The fun includes an episode screening courtesy of BBC Home Entertainment, button making, a costume contest, Doctor Who games of all sorts, and snacks. Are you ready to write your name in Gallifreyan? Want to try your hand at some trivia? Join us and meet lots of like-minded Whovians. Best for ages 7 and up. No registration.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

StoryWalk at Cheney Mansion

Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 12:00am

In collaboration with the Park District of Oak Park, the Oak Park Public Library StoryWalk® at Cheney Mansion features "Oh, No!" by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann.

The month-long event kicks off with an opening reception and refreshments on Saturday, Sept. 7, and runs through Oct. 5 (whenever the grounds are open) at the Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park.

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Parent Workshop: Creatively Overcoming Communication Barriers

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Is communication challenging for your child with special needs? Join Oak Park speech-language pathologist Dr. Jill E. Senner and our own Shelley Harris for a show and tell workshop highlighting creative adaptations for communication, especially in areas difficult for augmentative communication users, such as in the pool, garden, bed and more. Dr. Senner, founder of Technology and Language Center, Inc., has almost 20 years of experience working with with children with complex communication needs. Register beginning October 7.

Location: 
First Floor - Storytime Room
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Lego Club

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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

Location: 
First Floor - Storytime Room
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