This energetic program is designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized in this new program that will get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm.
For babies up to 15 months, with a caregiver. Boost your baby's brain power with simple board books, engaging props, fun rhymes, singing, and socializing.
For babies up to 15 months, with a caregiver. Hands-on and age appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
Drop in each week to socialize with other local homeschooling families. Sack lunches welcome. Best for ages 6+ and siblings.
All are welcome to join a group of avid readers who meet to discuss
books while they knit and crochet blankets and scarves to donate to
various charities. No knitting experience needed.
THIS EVENT IS RESCHEDULED for Thursday, May 19, at 3 pm.
Want to find out more about how Original Medicare works? Join licensed insurance agent Lawanda Shelton to get answers.
This event has been cancelled.
What's after high school for you? Do you really need to go to college to get that paycheck? What do you need to do to get what you want?
The No-Shush Salon is a monthly open mic for all creative types who want to share their works in progress or even their newly finished endeavors. Share your poetry, prose, music, dance--anything creative--in one of our 10-minute time slots.
We often begin with a featured reader/performer or a theme. April's featured performer is Paula Ngo, a bellydancer. Check out her website at sepiatribal.com.
Meet author Tyra Manning, author of Where the Water Meets the Sand. Through a reading and short discussion, she will share her journey of recovery from alcoholism, bulimia, cutting, and depression--and the hope that made it all possible. Nina Allen, President and CEO of Thrive Counseling Center (Oak Park and River Forest's community mental health center) will join Manning to answer questions as well as share information about Thrive's programs and services available to the community.
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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.
For children 3 to 5 years. Hands-on and age appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 5, 1:30-2:30 PM.
Learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of a career searching strategy. Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes; creating engaging cover letters; building data sets of potential employers based on skill set, work history, and preferences; and preparing for interviews and interactions through research. Presenter: Nancy Spidle, ReferenceUSA. Register now.
Conversation Cafe: Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County
This energetic program is designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized in this program that will get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm.
If you like to knit, scrapbook, sew, or pursue some other craft, you probably have plenty of "leftovers" including yarn, paints, buttons, and fabrics. Why not donate items you no longer use on Saturday, April 23, and come back on Saturday, April 30 for "new-to-you" materials?
Do you Zumba? Join us for this heart-healthy and fun workout led by instructors from BFit Fitness Center in Oak Park. Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere using African beats. The natural body is a healthy body! Register starting February 1.
This class is designed for one-on-one interactions between caregivers and children birth to 24 months. Short books are paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills. Walkers love to wander and listen while they explore, and caregivers can help them participate while on the move. Babies learn to associate books with fun and shared moments with their favorite adults.
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Library programs and classes are often photographed and/or recorded for promotional purposes. Please let us know if you prefer not to be photographed or videotaped. Your name (and your child’s name) will never be used without your written consent.