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Author Michele Weldon: Parenting by the Book

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Just in time for the holidays, get an honest dose of parenting experiences turned to prose. Award-winning author and journalist Michele Weldon will read from her latest ebook, “Just Me and My Three Sons.” But there’s more! Writers of all ages and experiences are invited to submit their own 300-word story about your parents, your life as a parent or caring for your parents. Deadline for submitted stories is Friday, Nov. 21. Email your 300-word parenting story to Debby Preiser at dpreiser@oppl.org.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Teen Open Mic Night

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

You're so talented, you deserve an audience. Bring your poems, songs, stand-up comedy, or just yourself. Come out and show us what you can do!! Or sit back and prepared to be amazed.

Food and drinks provided. Teens only.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Heartland Blood Drive

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

Donate Blood at Oak Park Library Jan. 15 from Noon to 4 p.m.

Heartland Blood Centers is the sole provider of blood products to Rush Oak Park Hospital, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital and more than 40 other hospitals in the Chicago metro area.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Saturday Sensory Storytime

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Designed for kids with special needs 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.

Location: 
First Floor - Storytime Room

Block Party!

Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

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.

Location: 
First Floor - Storytime Room
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