Join Jonathan Tavares, associate curator of arms and armor for "Saints and Heroes: Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe." In March 2017, after four years in the making, the Art Institute will open new galleries of Medieval and Renaissance art, arms and armor. Among the display's 425 pieces, armors for war and the joust will be mounted on newly sculpted horses, reproductions of renaissance costumes will be hand stitched and princely swords, armor and firearms cleaned, conserved and mounted.
Math, counting, science and nature are just a few of the topics we'll dig into as we learn about the world around us. Limit 25. Oak Park Public Library card required. Designed for kids birth to age four with caregiver support.
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
Join film historian Doug Deuchler for this Biopic series to view and discuss six popular and critically well received films. The series continues on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. through Feb. 27. A biopic is a film that dramatizes the life of a historically based person or people. The term is a combination of the words "biography" and "picture." Biopics tell their stories with varying degrees of accuracy.
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.
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.
Rhymes help kids hear syllables and how words are built, even from a very young age, and nursery rhymes introduce kids to words they may not hear otherwise. Get ready to play with words, rhymes and more! Limit 25.
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.
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.
Donate blood and help safe a life! Successful donors will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at Noodles and Company. Heartland Blood Centers will
hold a Blood Drive on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from Noon to 4 p.m. Heartland Blood Centers is the sole provider of blood products to Rush Oak Park
Hospital, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital and
more than 40 other hospitals in the Chicago metro area.
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. Everyone age 13-19 is 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.
Come learn and discuss different historical aspects of the African diaspora with Chicago community activist Ronnie Hatcher. This program is designed for tweens, teens and adults that wish to gain more knowledge and explore the histories of African people.
Did you receive a new smartphone, eReader, or tablet recently? This class will give you an overview of what you can do with your new device. Requirements: each user must bring their device
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Library programs and classes are often photographed and/or recorded for promotional purposes. Please let us know if you prefer not to be photographed or videotaped. Your name (and your child’s name) will never be used without your written consent.