Sticks and Skeins

A monthly knitting group for new knitters, experienced knitters and even lapsed knitters. We'll knit, chat and solve the world's problems! Bring your project, and we'll provide the technical support to help you along to completion!

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Sticks and Skeins

A monthly knitting group for new knitters, experienced knitters and even lapsed knitters. We'll knit, chat and solve the world's problems! Bring your project, and we'll provide the technical support to help you along to completion!

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Fairy Tale Storytime & Craft

Ready to be enchanted? Join Mr. Ian & Ms. Jenny for some classic tales, with a fun craft to follow! Best for ages 4+.

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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

For babies and 1s with a caregiver. This interactive, fun-filled, lapsit storytime uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process.

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Family Craft: Papermaking with Zenith Art Studio

Ever wonder what it takes to make paper? Join us as Zenith Art Studio demystifies the art of papermaking, step by step. Then, make your very own paper using fabric we've provided. Ages 8+. Register beginning July 23. Weather contingent.

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Reception for "TRESPASS: Exploring Urban Decay"

Meet artist/photographers Kari Neuliep, Bryan Northup and Jerry Olejniczak who have an exhibit of photographs titled "TRESPASS: Exploring Urban Decay" in the Library Gallery through July. The gallery is open seven days a week during regular library hours.

A reception for the artists will be Sunday, July 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

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LGBTQ Film Festival

The library's 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) film festival highlights some of the best in independent film making. Films run four consecutive Sundays in September and October, starting at 2 pm in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Sept. 21 - "Zenne Dancer" (2012) 99 min. Turkey. Winner of the Antalya Golden Orange and Nuremberg film festivals, "Zenne Dancer" tells the story of a trio of gay men, whose different perspectives on gay culture in conservative Turkey tell a poignant and emotional story.

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One Book, One Oak Park Celebration Party

You are invited to join your neighbors, friends, and to video chat with author Joshua Foer as we celebrate connections we’ve all made. Let’s talk about our first community’s reading experience, play memory games, and enjoy brain-boosting foods.

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Blinding Me with Science! Parenting Workshop

Are you interested in doing science with your kids, but just don't know where to start? Feeling overwhelmed about all the supplies you'll need to do experiments? Do you wish you had more knowledge about how to explain basic scientific principles to kids? This workshop will explain all of our best tips and tricks for getting children engaged and excited about math and science. You'll go home with lots of amazing ideas for successful and fun science experiments that you can do at home easily and with confidence. Dress for mess! Register beginning June 17.

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Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Annual Book Fair

The fair typically offers more than 100,000 books in every conceivable category. With funds raised, the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library continues its tradition of helping the library benefit and engage all of Oak Park.

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