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.
Film historian Doug Deucher continues the NEA Big Read film series with "The Namesake," a story about the son of Indian immigrants who wants to break free from his family's traditions. This 2006 film is directed by Mira Nair (122 minutes).
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.
Join French Conversation Hour to keep up your French language skills through open conversation with other French speakers. Whether you speak enough to hold a basic conversation or you can rattle off long stories, all are welcome. No class, no formal lesson--just practice for current French speakers.
Meet Luis Alberto Urrea, author of "Into the Beautiful North" and 15 other books. Learn how this acclaimed writer uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore themes of love, loss, and triumph.
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.
This week only: Held in the Storytime Room.
For babies up to 15 months, with a caregiver. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
This month featuring Kilty Pleasure, the acoustic duo of Ron Leaneagh and Denny Davis. Their eclectic repertoire is performed in rich harmonies. https://www.facebook.com/Kilty-Pleasure-1455502638103389/
We have 10 minute slots for anyone who wants to present their latest
creative endeavor! Share your poetry, prose, music, dance - anything
creative - in under 10 minutes.
Treats to share are welcomed! Spectators welcome & appreciated!
Learn about the history of grass roots organizing around healthcare and social reform in the late 1960s in Chicago. Hear how these seemingly disparate urban social activist groups collaborated to create viable and sorely needed health and social support systems for poor Black, Latino and disenfranchised Whites all over working-class Chicago north, south and westside neighborhoods.
Calling all budding 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.
For children 3-5 years. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
Drop in and get crafty! We'll have all sorts of supplies on hand; you bring the creativity and imagination. Best for ages 5+.
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