Conversation Cafe: Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County
Come write with us! We'll provide the space, motivation, and assistance of all sorts; you'll come up with the words. Take the challenge and write 50,000 words this November!
For more information, visit http://nanowrimo.org.
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.
Open play, all ages, all skill levels.
During the 2015-16 school year, Dr. Carol Kelley will host an online Superintendent's Book Club for the entire community that will feature selections that highlight her educational philosophy and approach to managing District 97.
Each month, the aMAZEing Art program displays the work of an artist in the Maze Branch Library, providing inspiration for our community.
Expressions Graphics is a nonprofit printmaking cooperative and will be sharing the work of its members with our patrons during December.
This class is designed for 2-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 children up to 36 months, with a caregiver. Created especially for curious wanderers. We bring stories to life by sharing delightful books, friendly puppets, music, and movement games.
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.
For 1- and 2-year-olds, with a caregiver. Hands-on and age appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
For children 3-5 years. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
Help with a variety of projects including planning teen events, crafting for local organizations, boxing books, and organizing materials on library shelves.
Teen volunteers will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm, as often as their schedules allows. Sign up today.
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...
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