This class is designed for children with special needs ages 3+, 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.
For children ages 3-5. 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.
Tortured but brilliant, Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was one of the most recognizable and talented actors of his time. Since his portly figure and decidedly unhandsome face meant that leading-man roles were not open to him, Laughton carved a career out of playing a variety of monsters and misfits in films like "The Private Life of Henry VIII" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Through Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 pm, join Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler on Wednesday afternoons to screen and discuss some of Charles Laughton's most unforgettable films.
For independent readers of all ages, this book club is about the awesomeness of comics and graphic novels. Each week, we'll celebrate a theme, enjoy refreshments, swap reviews and recommendations, play a game, and of course check out some new reading! Registration is not required; bring a book to show off or something super to share.
Humor is central to helping people connect with and remember an idea, message, or point. In this free two-part Humor Writing Workshop, try five easy-to-learn techniques taught by Debra Schwartz, a writing instructor at Arizona State University.
This is the first in a two-part series. The second session is on Wednesday, July 8, 7-9 pm. Reservations are preferred. Call 708.697.6915.
This class is designed for one-to-one interactions between caregivers and children birth to 24 months. Short books are selected to keep baby's 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.