After the Bell

It's our weekly after-school program for kids ages 8+! Activities include crafts, movies, games, and contests.

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Kids Improv Workshop

Calling kids (1st-4th grade), for improvisational drama games! Never acted before but always wanted to try? Looking for a way to build your sharing and cooperation skills? Come join us for fun and games that are sure to test your quick-thinking skills. And remember, in improv, everyone wins! Warning: hilarity will ensue...

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Toddler Scribble Time

Know any Doodle Monsters? Join us as we transform the floor into their canvas. Draw and cut out your child's silhouette or let them create their own designs! For 2s and 3s with caregiver.

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Baby Bowling

Is your little one a terror on the lanes? Find out at our bowling playdate! For babies up to 15 months, with a caregiver.

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Free Concert: The Windsom Quintet

Enjoy a free concert by The Windsom Quintet which features a flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet and french horn, then ask questions about the instruments and the music. The quintet is made up of area music teachers. This special concert is hosted by the Oak Park chapter of the Sigma Alpha Iota (an international music fraternity for women) in collaboration with the Oak Park Public Library. The program is open to music students, teachers and the general public. A reception will follow the concert and program.

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Celebrating Seniors with Film: "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to view and discuss "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." This 2011 film follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.

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Celebrating Seniors: Download Free Music and Indie Films

Did you know that you can download free music and independent films onto your computer, Ipad or any Smart Phone to enjoy at your leisure? All you need is your Oak Park Public Library card and pin number.

At this free session on May 23,learn how to utilize these free services from Gretchen Rings of Oak Park Public Library's Digital Services Department.

Through Freegal (sounds like “legal”) which is now available on the Oak Park Public Library’s website, you can stream and download music and music videos.

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Author Janis Johnston: "It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent"

Meet Janis Johnston, an Oak Park family psychologist, who will share ideas from her book,"It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent: Stories of Evolving Child and Parent Development." Learn a step-by-step path to enhanced parenting. Not only can children benefit from this approach, but parents can find renewal in their own potential along the journey.

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Myanmar Today: Changing Images

Explore Myanmar(formerly known as Burma)through photos and stories with Oak Park travelers. Myanmar is changing rapidly due to political and social influences and aspirations. The itineraries of many visitors focus on seeing Buddhist temples and shrines, but they allow for glimpses of village life with evidence of how people are striving to better themselves and their families. Sandra Wilcoxon, Mena Boulanger and Carrie Kalina share pictures and impressions of their recent trip to Myanmar and Laos.

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Mies van Hout "Happy" Hour

Fish, monsters, puppets and pastels! Celebrate Children's Book Week with a lively story time and craft featuring Mies van Hout's "Happy" and "Friends." We'll explore themes of friendship and feelings while making friendly monster puppets and oil pastel fish. Best for ages 3+.

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