Did you receive a new smartphone, eReader, or tablet recently? This class will give you an overview of what you can do with your new device. Requirements: each user must bring their device
Rhymes help kids hear syllables and how words are built, even from a very young age, and nursery rhymes introduce kids to words they may not hear otherwise. Get ready to play with words, rhymes and more! Limit 25.
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.
For 1- and 2-year-olds, with a caregiver. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" is the tale of how award winning author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life - vowing that, for one year, they'd only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or live to learn without it.
Designed for 4 to 8 year olds who are ready for more challenging picture books. Crafts and activities will be matched with the stories in this hands-on session that is a great way to discover both new books and new friends.
We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing a series of enlightening films in January.
- Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
- Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
- Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
- Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Open game play on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Bring your own board games, or just bring yourself.
Hola, bore da ac bienvenue! Books and songs will be presented in English and a variety of languages each week. Limit 25. Oak Park Public Library card required. Designed for kids birth to age four with caregiver support.
This class is designed for one-on-one interactions between caregivers and children birth to 15 months. Short books are paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills. Babies learn to associate books with fun and shared moments with their favorite adults.
For babies up to 15 months, with a car
Drop in each week to socialize with other local homeschooling families. Everyone is welcome, no advance registration required. Bring your sack lunch, too! Best for ages 6+ and siblings.
Celebrate A.A. Milne's birthday with a sweet "Winnie the Pooh" themed party! Join the Sugar Beet Food Co-op to explore the wonder of honeybees, the hive, and their wonderful world of honey. Includes honey tasting and craft. Ages 3+.
Bring your friends to the library for multiplayer MinecraftEdu! Put your skills to the test and or share your tech skills with new players. For grades 2-4. Register now.
Learn how to lay a financial foundation that will last a lifetime! This completely free hands-on workshop series for teens and adults is packed with real-world examples and will help you:
- manage expenses
- avoid job pitfalls
- build capital
- keep (and grow!) the money you make
Celebrate the films developed and created by Chicago teens in classes taught by instructors at CTVN (Community Television Network). Film subjects include documentaries, dramas, poetry, and music and tackle issues of homelessness, teen violence, friendship, and family dynamics.
Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.
Calling all engineers! Use our wooden blocks to build whatever your imagination can come up with
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.
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