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.
Hands-on and age-appropriate activities for you to share with your child.
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.
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.
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, 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. All teens are 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.
Are you a new library cardholder who's interested in seeing behind the scenes and learning more about the library's role in our community? Register to join your like-minded neighbors as Community Relations Coordinator Debby Preiser takes you on an hour-long, behind-the-scenes tour of the Main Library. Hear about library history, get details about accessing the fullest benefits with your library card, and meet more dedicated library staff.
Strengthening your Child's "Mind Muscle" is a two-part parent workshop with Stefanie Frank.
In this workshop learn how to use this alternative option to store and retrieve content anytime. During this workshop we will cover how you use Google Drive for organizing your documents and use to create Microsoft Office resources including Word documents, Excel sheets, and Powerpoint slides.
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 1- and 2-year-olds, with a caregiver.
Film historian Doug Deucher continues the NEA Big Read film series with "The Namesake," a story about the son of Indian immigrants who wants to break free from his family's traditions. This 2006 film is directed by Mira Nair (122 minutes).
Designed for 4 to 8 year olds who are ready for more challenging picture books. Crafts and activities will be matched with the stories in this hands-on session that is a great way to discover both new books and new friends.
Meet Luis Alberto Urrea, author of "Into the Beautiful North" and 15 other books. Learn how this acclaimed writer uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore themes of love, loss, and triumph.
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