For children 3-5 years. Through longer picture books and concept games, children build important pre-reading skills in this fun and enriching session. This class builds skills and supports school success.
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Ring in the Year of the Monkey with a bilingual storytime. Jenny Chen from Paper Lantern Language and Cultural Center will share stories and songs in Mandarin. Ages 3-5.
For children 3-5 years. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice ACT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. Students will learn what to expect in a test-like environment and will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.
Space is limited, so registration is required. Register beginning January 2. Students should bring two No. 2 pencils and a calculator.
Conversation Cafe: Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County
This energetic program is designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized in this program that will get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm.
For more than 20 years, George Bailey (a.k.a. Corporal Gideon Prince, 9th United States Cavalry) has been fascinated by the exploits of the Buffalo Soldiers. His enthusiasm for sharing the relatively unknown historical contributions of African-American cavalrymen during the post-Civil War era has motivated him to research, develop, and portray a character that represents and interprets the life of a frontier cavalryman of the 9th Regiment of United States Cavalry. All ages welcome.
View this screening of the documentary More Than a Month, a first-person narrative of one filmmaker's quest to understand the implications of Black History Month. For more about the film, visit morethanamonth.org.
This film screening marks the start of the library's More Than a Month series, a yearlong health, wellness, and black aesthetics-focused exploration of the African diaspora and its imprint on the contemporary black experience across cultures and continents.
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 babies up to 15 months, with a caregiver. Boost your baby's brain power with simple board books, engaging props, fun rhymes, singing, and socializing.
This class is designed for one-on-one interactions between caregivers and children birth to 24 months. Short books are paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills. Walkers love to wander and listen while they explore, and caregivers can help them participate while on the move. 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.
For babies up to 15 months, with a caregiver. Hands-on and age appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
Kids and their caregivers are invited to the Oak Park Arms to make Valentines cards and 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.
Open play, all ages, all skill levels.
Oak Park Photography Club welcomes photographers of all skill levels. OPPC meets the second and fourth Monday evenings of each month to share digital images and/or printed photographs. For more information, call Debby Preiser at (708) 697-6915.
Set 30 chairs. Table in back.
This lapsit class is designed for 1:1 interactions between caregivers and pre-walking babies, birth to 15 months. Short books are selected to keep baby's attention, and songs and rhymes are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills. Babies will learn to associate books with fun and shared moments with their favorite aduls. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.
For children 3 to 5 years. Through longer picture books and concept games, children build important pre-reading skills in this fun and enriching session. This class builds skills and supports school success.
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.
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