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. Limit: 20. Oak Park Public Library card required at the Main Library.
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.
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 children 3-5 years. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
For 1- and 2-year-olds, with a caregiver. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
The murder investigation of the death of a maid in a Victorian household is handled by the young Inspector Thomas Pitt who finds no one above suspicion. He is drawn to the pretty Charlotte Ellison, when a romance between a society girl and a lowly policeman was considered impossible. First in the series.
Help with a variety of projects, which will include working with library materials, crafting for library programs and displays, and completing service projects for local organizations. Have an idea for a project? Let us know!
Teen volunteers will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm, as often as their schedules allows. All teens (age 13-18) are welcome! Ask Rachael or Sharon for more information.
This class is designed for children with special needs ages 3 and up 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.
Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve
your quick-thinking skills? Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy.
All skill levels welcome. Warning: hilarity will ensue...
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 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.
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