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 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 new program that will get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm.
For babies up to 15 months, with a caregiver. Hands-on and age appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
Drop in each week to socialize with other local homeschooling families. Sack lunches welcome. Best for ages 6+ and siblings.
Learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of a career searching strategy. Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes; creating engaging cover letters; building data sets of potential employers based on skill set, work history, and preferences; and preparing for interviews and interactions through research. Presenter: Nancy Spidle, ReferenceUSA. Register now.
Celebrate Leo Lionni's birthday with a fun storytime and fish craft. Ages 3+.
This is not your teacher's study hall! Drop by for an afternoon of messing around and making stuff. We'll have art projects, video games and board games, and robots to build, as well as space for you to unwind. Every week will be a new experience.
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Cassie and Maggie MacDonald encompass everything you could ask for in a musical act, and their talent is surpassed only by the joy with which they so generously share it. While still staying true to their Celtic roots, they have explored and tested the boundaries of traditional music, bringing a breath of fresh air to the genre with their original compositions and arrangements. Sisters, cohorts, and collaborators, Cassie and Maggie have been enchanting audiences far and wide with their infectious energy, driving rhythms, and lilting melodies.
Drop in and get crafty with your little ones! We'll have all sorts of supplies on hand; you bring the creativity and imagination. Best for ages 3+.
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 children 3 to 5 years. Hands-on and age appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
Come play! LEGO and DUPLO provided.
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.
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.
Meet Oak Park author Indya Mcgrone and see her new children's book, Zoey and Cloey's Big Fruit Juice Adventure. Mcgrone is an accomplished writer who has been featured in seven different poetry anthologies and previously wrote A journal written with love. She taught at a preschool for several years. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Explore the writers' process using the acclaimed Story Workshop Method with writer, Columbia College associate professor, and former Oak Park Public Library trustee, Gary Johnson.
Develop your imagination and voice in this lively 2 1/2-hour workshop through seeing-in-the-mind imagery, reading and telling aloud, abstract word exercises, and in-class writing and read back. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry and script forms. Please bring writing materials.
Limited to 15 participants, high school juniors and above. Register to attend.
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.
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