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.
Please join the West Side Greens as they decide their nominee for President of the United States.
Join Cranston Ramirez-Knight,
PhD scholar and poet of Afro-Latin descent, to explore internationalism in the
African-American community during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). He will
examine the issue through the lens of two war correspondents, Langston Hughes
Learn the behind-the-scenes stories and hear the music of "Romeo and Juliet." The world's most famous love story finds new dimension in Gounod's deeply romantic music. This is passion personified!
Each month we'll ask you to make two recipes from a designated cookbook: we'll choose the first recipe and ask you to make it at home; you choose the second and bring it to our discussion to share. We'll meet to discuss both recipes and to sample the one you chose.
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.
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.
Join our furry friends from Flying Fox Conservation Fund as they bring the zoo to the library. They will provide a hands-on approach to learning about animals that is both fun and safe. Ages 4+.
Registration with an Oak Park Public Library card necessary.
Children in grades 5-8 can receive information about and assistance with the 2016 Money Smart Kid Essay Contest.
Want to see something amazing, something incredible, something hilarious? Be prepared because Dennis DeBondt delivers. Ages 4+. Registration necessary.
Open play, all ages, all skill levels.
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.
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 1- and 2-year-olds, with a caregiver. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
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