A writers' group for fiction writers of all types and genres. Bring something yummy to share, your words, and words yet to be written. Each writer will get a chance to read their story, poem, or novel chapter and receive feedback from the group. Then we will WRITE! (We also eat since it's a feast!)
Start the month with a bilingual storytime! Jenny Chen from Paper Lantern Language and Cultural Center will share stories and songs in Mandarin. Ages 3-5.
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.
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.
For 1- and 2-year-olds, with a caregiver.
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.
Discover how other countries celebrate the holidays with this very special craft activity. Learn about different cultures, all while creating unique works of art. Best for ages 5+.
Join David Stovall, scholar-activist and professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, for a lively book talk and community Q&A.
Open game play on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Bring your own board games, or just bring yourself.
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 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. Everyone is welcome, no advance registration required. Bring your sack lunch, too! 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.
Come down to the corner store! We have a little bit of everything.
Stop by for an afternoon of messing around and being creative: there will be art, technology, and hip hop pop up programs, as well as space for you to unwind. Every week will be a new experience, and we welcome your ideas!
Explore the extraordinary career of Tom Hanks who was able to form a vibrant connection with film, TV, and stage audiences as well as with critics. Bob Burton, Broadcasting Professor Emeritus, Communications, at Oakton Community College, shares how the personal dramas of Tom Hanks have shaped him into the award-winning actor, producer and director who is far from an Ordinary Man. Enjoy scenes from many of his best films and learn about his on-screen and off-screen lives as told by the people who know him best and the star himself.
Your table is reserved! Stop in while the library is open to find a quiet place to study through the end of finals week. Ask us for space!
Drop in and get crafty! We'll have all sorts of supplies on hand; you bring the creativity and imagination.
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