Conversation Cafe: Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County
Drop-in family storytime. Children aged 2 to 6 and their caregiver attend at 10am for a big, lively storytime that is full of favorites. Children birth to 24 months attend Young & Restless at 11am with a caregiver for short books paired with songs and rhymes modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills.
Let's celebrate Poland, one of many cultures represented in the library's new Multicultural Collection.
Lajkonik Song and Dance Ensemble will share a vibrant and colorful performance of national and regional Polish dances, and then showcase Polish costumes and winter holiday traditions.
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. Limit: 20. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.
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 class is designed for two- and three-year-olds with caregiver support. Two-year-olds are learning how to sit, listen and interact with the storyteller, and often still need assistance from caregivers to feel successful. Longer books and imaginative games are paired with more complex stories and rhymes to reinforce at home. Limit: 25. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.
For babies up to 15 months, with a caregiver.
Kids and their caregivers are invited to the Oak Park Arms to hear stories and make snowflake crafts with seniors. Studies have shown that kids and older adults benefit from intergenerational connections, and it's fun for all! Best for ages 3+. Registration of children and caregivers necessary.
Designed for 4- and 5-year olds and their caregivers. Children learn more when watching educational programming with their caregivers. Structured discussions and activities, paired with an episode of Mr.
New Era Chicago (NEC) is committed to uniting and empowering the black community in Chicago using innovative tactics. Come learn about the work that NEC is doing to achieve community self-determination.
Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.
Open play, all ages, all skill levels.
The Oak Park Photography Clubs meets twice monthly on the second and fourth Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Main Library. All skill levels are welcome. Photographers share digital images most of the meetings; some meetings are reserved for print night.
For more information, contact Debby Preiser, 708, 697-6915.
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.
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