Everything is awesome! Come check out Emmett on the big screen. (PG, 2014, 100 minutes)
Join us for a discussion on affordable taxes after retirement. Oak Park Township assessor Ali ElSaffar will address the issue of rising taxes and how best to avoid the financial liabilities. This special community conversation is open for all to attend.
Calling all androids...Join Ms. Jenny & Mr. Ian for robot-themed stories, with a fun craft to follow. Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto! Best for ages 3+.
Raccoon brothers Bingo and J'miah are the eyes and the ears of the Sugar Man Swamp. Unfortunately, catastrophic news is afoot! World-class alligator wrestler Jaeger Stitch wants to drain the swamp and turn it into the Alligator World Wrestling Arena and Theme Park. When the raccoon brothers team up with twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn, the struggle begins to save the swamp, and all of the other animals that call it home. Join us for a discussion of this imaginative book, with a terrarium craft to follow. For kids going into 4th, 5th, or 6th grade.
Comic book-obsessed, self-defined cynic Flora Belle Buckman's life is forever changed after rescuing a squirrel from a vacuum cleaner. However, this rodent turns out to be far from typical--he begins to exhibit astonishing feats of flying and strength, and has a gift for writing poetry as well! Join us for a discussion of this 2014 Newbery Medal winner, with a journal-making craft to follow. For kids going into 4th, 5th, or 6th grade.
How many spots does a ladybug have? As many as you want! Join us as we use paint to transform rocks into these pretty insects. Best for ages 3+.
We supply plenty of these popular building blocks so your kids can have creative fun making structures of all shapes and sizes! All ages welcome.
Sky rockets in flight! Join us as we repurpose plastic bottles to create our own rockets. Then we'll launch them outside using baking soda and vinegar. How far will yours go? For ages 8+. Register beginning June 10.
Whether you are from the South and want to go back or if you've always wanted to live there, these books will satisfy that yearning with stories of the history and bravery that many of us wonder if we possess. This month we will read The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson. What secrets and lies do these folks of Mississippi have, and will they come to light?
Copies of The Secret of Magic will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.
Join French Conversation Hour to keep up your French language skills through open conversation with other French speakers. Whether you speak enough to hold a basic conversation, or you can rattle off long stories, all are welcome. No class, no formal lesson - just practice for current French speakers.