Reception and Program: Artist Lindsay Olson with "Manufactured River"

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet Oak Park Artist Lindsay Olson who interviewed scientists, engineers and operators at the world’s largest waste water treatment plant in Stickney, Illinois, to learn the real story about water in a dense urban area. Her art exhibit, "Manufactured River" is a celebration of this live saving service most of us take for granted.

The exhibit continues in the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery through Nov. 29. The gallery is open seven days a week during regular library hours.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

My First Storytime

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am

For babies up to 15 months, 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: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Truth Is Stranger: Nothing to Envy - RESCHEDULED

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Maze Branch Library will be closed due to extreme weather Tuesday, Jan. 28. The Nothing to Envy discussion will take place Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 pm.

This months' book is Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick.Following the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years, Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime in the world today.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Wonderful Ones

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:30am to 10:00am

For children 12-24 months, with a caregiver. Created especially for energetic 1s, this storytime includes short books, lots of fingerplays, and fun props. OPPL card required.

Location: 
First Floor - Storytime Room

Picturebook Playhouse

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm

Ever wished your favorite stories could come to life? In Picturebook Playhouse, they can! Each week a different picture book is selected and re-enacted. A great way to build group cooperation skills and boost imagination through role play! For ages 4+.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

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

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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