For children 2 to 6 years, with their special guy. Designed for dads to have an opportunity to read, play, sing, and share fun storytime experiences with your kids in a relaxing environment. Moms are also welcome.
Local artist, Maggie Leininger,will be spinning a giant pile of wool into yarn using both a spinning wheel and an assortment of drop spindles. The project revolves around the literary connection of cloth making in our fairy tales such as Rumpelstiltskin.
Meet Robert Raymond and hear how she keeps her creative spark alive. The childrens book "Amy and the Amaryllis" was written and illustrated by the Oak Park author and artist. The book is designed by James Groll and is published by the Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest. The Magic Tree will have books available for sale and signing.
For children 3 to 5 years. Through longer picture books and concept games, children build important pre-reading skills in this fun and enriching session. This class builds skills and supports school success.
Meet Chuck McCutcheon, co-author of "Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang and Bluster of American Political Speech." McCutcheon explains that his book is a guide to the language of politics by two veteran observers, not only defining terms and phrases but explaining their history and etymology; who uses them against whom, and why; and revealing the most telling, infamous, amusing and shocking examples of their recent use.
For children 3 to 5 years. Through longer picture books and concept games, children build important pre-reading skills in this fun and enriching session. This class builds skills and supports school success. OPPL card required at Main Library.
For 1s and 2s, with a caregiver. Created especially for curious wanderers, we bring stories to life by sharing delightful books, friendly puppets, music, and movement games. OPPL card required at Main Library.