Dahl-apalooza Film Fest

School's out and we're showing our love for Roald Dahl's genius with a mini film fest! Join us for the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at 1 pm (Rated G, 100 minutes), followed by Matilda at 3 pm (Rated PG, 102 minutes).

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Preschool Playgroup

For children 3-5 years, with a caregiver. 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 Pageturners

for children 3 to 5 years, with or without a caregiver. 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. After the storytime, stay for Preschool Playgroup, with hands-on age-appropriate pre-literacy activities! OPPL card required.

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Toddler Tales

for 2's and 3's, with a caregiver. Created especially for curious toddlers, we bring stories to life by sharing delightful books, friendly puppets, music, and movement games. This class encourages positive early learning experiences through reading, singing, and playing. After the storytime, stay for Toddler Playgroup, with hands-on age-appropriate pre-literacy activities! OPPL card required.

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Halloween Storytime Special

Join Ms. Lori as she celebrates the holiday with a sort-of-scary storytime! Best for ages 2+. Open to all, no registration required.

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Kids Craft: Black Cats

Get ready for Halloween with this spooky black cat craft. Perfect for Halloween and animal lovers…Meow! Best for ages 3+. Register in person, online at oppl.org/events or by calling 708.386.9032 beginning October 15.

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Enchanted Halloween: Trick or Treat with Your Favorite Book Characters!

Ever wondered how your favorite book characters would celebrate Halloween? Join us for games, crafts, stories and refreshments in a family-friendly atmosphere. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Best for ages 4-10 with an adult.

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School's Out: Roald Dahl Dream Jar Craft

Need a place to store your dreams? Join us as we create our very own dream jars, inspired by the Roald Dahl classic, "The BFG." Best for ages 5+. Register in person, online at oppl.org/events or by calling 708.386.9032 beginning September 27.

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Teen Read Week Debate: The Book vs. The Movie

Which was better, the book or the movie? Come prepared to argue your side at the Teen Read Week Debate! The candidates are "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," "The Hunger Games," and "The Golden Compass." Copies of the books and movies will be available for checkout at the Maze Branch Library one month prior to the event. Best for ages 13+. Register in person, online at oppl.org/events or by calling 708.386.4751 beginning October 2.

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Teen Craft: Cover Art Mosaics

Come make a paper mosaic of a popular teen book cover! Best for ages 13+. Register in person, online at oppl.org/events or by calling 708.386.4751 beginning October 15.

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