Main: Terrific Twos

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 9:30am to 10:00am

This class is designed for two year olds with caregiver support. Two year olds are learning how to sit, listen and interact with the storyteller, and often still need assistance from caregivers to feel successful. Longer books and imaginative games are paired with more complex stories and rhymes to reinforce at home. Limit: 25. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.

Location: 
First Floor - Storytime Room

Main: Sensory Storytime

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

This class is designed for children with special needs ages 3 and up, with caregiver support. Classes are structured with Boardmaker schedules and include fun picture books and songs, along with fine and gross motor movement activities. Special supports like lap weights and fidget toys are available to help children be successful. Siblings welcome.

Location: 
First Floor - Storytime Room

Detection by Daylight : "Promised Land" by Robert B. Parker

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us at Maze to read and discuss mysteries, mostly detective mysteries, in both series and non-series form. Bring your lunch if you wish. Cookies and coffee served along with great discussions. This month's book is Promised Land by Robert B. Parker.

Copies of Promised Land 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.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Brown Bag: "Raven Black"

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above...So begins this suspenseful series debut by Ann Cleeves featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, a very private and perceptive man whose bailiwick is a remote hamlet in the Shetland Islands. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Brown Bag: "Haunted Ground"

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

A grisly discovery is made deep in an Irish peat bog -- the perfectly preserved severed head of a red-haired young woman. Has she been buried for decades, centuries, or longer? Who is she and why was she killed? American pathologist Nora Gavin and archaeologist Cormac Maguire are called in to investigate, only to find that the girl's violent death may have shocking ties to the present in this dazzling crime novel debut by Erin Hart. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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Read and Reflect: "A Spy Among Friends"

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War--while he was secretly working for the enemy. Told with heart-pounding suspense and keen psychological insight, and based on personal papers and never-before-seen British intelligence files, "A Spy Among Friends" is Ben Macintyre's best book yet, a high-water mark in Cold War history telling. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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