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.
If you like to knit, scrapbook, sew, or pursue some other craft, you probably have plenty of "leftovers." Why not trade those things you no longer use for "new to you" materials?
To celebrate Money Smart Week, crafters are invited to bring craft supplies in good condition to the Main Library Lobby on Saturday mornings, April 11 and 18, between 10 a.m. and noon. Donors will receive a coupon good to redeem for "new to you" materials at the Craft Supply Swap on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to noon.
This lapsit class is designed for 1:1 interactions between caregivers and pre-walking babies, birth to 15 months. Short books are selected to keep babys attention, and songs and rhymes are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills. Babies will learn to associate books with fun and shared moments with their favorite adults. Limit: 20. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.
Parents, you are your child's first teacher! Everything you share with them, from stories to songs to playtime, is getting them on the path to reading. Learn how you can incorporate the 7 Days/7 Ways Very Ready Reading principles for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers into your daily life (and have fun with it!), just like we do in storytime. Registration necessary.
A workshop for anyone who has started or is thinking of starting a nonprofit organization. The topics covered will include: -Defining a nonprofit organization -Filing for nonprofit status with the state -Developing a board of directors -Receiving a Federal Employer Identification Number -Filing for federal tax exemption -Setting up a bank account -Filing taxes
Are you looking for highly interactive early learning apps? Children's Librarian Anne Bensfield will walk you through several apps that you can play with your little one to have hours of endless fun. Best for parents of children up to age 6. Registration necessary.
This class is designed for 1:1 interactions between caregivers and walkers up to 24 months. One-year-olds love to wander and listen while they explore, and caregivers can help them participate while on the move. Short books are paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills. Limit: 20. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.
This class is designed for three and four year olds, to prepare for a school environment. Children are learning how to participate in groups and engage independently, while listening to longer books and more challenging concept games. Caregivers are encouraged to attend. Limit: 30. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.
Calling kids (grades 1-4) for improvisational drama games! Never acted before but always wanted to try? Looking for a way to build your sharing and cooperation skills? Come join us for fun and games that are sure to test your quick-thinking skills. And remember, in improv, everyone wins! Warning: hilarity will ensue...
Clara Barton earned fame as the first woman to serve as a nurse on the front lines of a battlefield. This first-person program presented by Leslie Goddard introduces Barton as a tireless worker who faced remarkable challenges in her quest to care for wounded soldiers. Learn about the medical conditions during the American Civil War and about the courage required for a woman who dared to brave the wars front lines.
Want to learn more? "Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War" by Stephen B. Oates (1995) is recommended.
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.