Oak Park Tax Talk with Ali ElSaffar

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.

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Robot Storytime & Craft

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+.

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Busy Brains Exhibition

Keep those brains busy this summer! Through a variety of exhibit stations, learn about the principles of rotation, flight, gravity, construction, air/water pressure, and excavation. Best for ages 5+.

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T.O.: "The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp" Book Discussion & Terrarium Make

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.

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T.O.: Flora and Ulysses Book Discussion & Journal-Making Craft

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.

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Kids Craft: Ladybugs

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+.

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Tribune Columnist Rex Huppke: "I Just Work Here"

Meet Chicago Tribune writer Rex Huppke who pens a workplace column called “I Just Work Here.” It’s a humorous weekly foray into the world of work, examining everything from email etiquette and bad bosses to the more significant workplace issues of the day. After the Oak Park resident began writing the column, Huppke jokingly declared himself “America’s Most-Beloved Workplace Advice Columnist.” No one ever questioned that, so he has humbly embraced the title.

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Lego Club

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.

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Baking Soda Rockets

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.

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Barbie Club

Have a fab time celebrating everything Barbie. We provide lots of fashions, accessories, horses, cars, and a choice of dolls and you simply bring your imagination. All ages welcome.

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