Stay and Play

Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child. An OPPL card is not required.

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Preschool Pals

For children 3 to 5 years. Through longer picture books and concept games, children build important pre-reading skills in this fun and enriching session. This class builds literacy and listening skills and encourages your child to develop a love of reading to prepare for school success. OPPL card required.

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Open Gaming

Kick back and play a video game or two. Teens only.

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January Artist: Beth Ryza

Oak Park Artist Beth Ryza will display paintings in an exhibit titled "Flower Power" from Jan. 2 through Jan. 29 at the Oak Park Public Library Art Gallery. The Gallery is open seven days a week during regular library hours.

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February Artist: Photographer James Caulfield

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Home and Studio by seeing “Frank Lloyd Wright – The Oak Park Years” Exhibit in the Oak Park Library Gallery in February. A reception for the artist will be Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

In the past several years, photographer James Caulfield, in collaboration with architectural writer Patrick F. Cannon, has produced four books with contemporary images of the exteriors and interiors of the buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright and other Chicago-area architects.

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School's Out: Kids Dance Class

Get up and get moving with teachers from TranscenDance Studios! Best for ages 5+. Register beginning January 13.

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Snackadium Smack Down

Get ready for the Super Bowl by building a football stadium out of the finest football snacks. We'll laugh, we'll construct, we'll eat. Join us!

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March Artists: The Printmakers of Oak Park Art League

See the exhibit titled "Printmakers of Oak Park Art League" featuring the prints of 23 artists curated by Oak Park artist and printmaker Nancy Fong. A reception for the artists will be held on Sunday, March 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. The Oak Park Art League collaborates with Expressions raphics to offer classes in printmaking. For more information, see www.oakparkartleague.org.

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New Year's Eve with Circus Boy

Bobby Hunt, AKA Circus Boy, has been astonishing audiences worldwide for 25 years, from Ringling Brothers to Ripley's Believe It or Not. His show is hilarious, amazing and fun for all ages. Register beginning December 16. *Please register all attendees, not just children.

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Family Event: Radio Sound Effects Workshop

A long, long time ago...in a galaxy far, far away...there was...radio! Learn about what was used to produce radio sound effects and help us recreate an old-time radio show at the library! Best for ages 8+. Register in person, online at oppl.org/events or by calling 708.386.4751 beginning December 17.

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