Come cozy up with a good book! We'll supply carts of awesome titles by African American authors and about African American characters for you to explore. Come in your PJs, build a bedsheet fort, and settle in to find some new favorites.
Do you work from home? Do you crave some creative interaction every once in awhile? Then we're creating a co-working space just for you!
Free yourself from your living room and use the library to create and explore with like-minded entrepreneurs like yourself.
Grab a table and park yourself in the Main Library Small Meeting Room any time between 9 am and 5 pm.
BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer), BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch). We'll provide the coffee!
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.
This class is designed for two- and three-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.
Meet President Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Oak Park's own Kevin Wood! One of our nation's most beloved historical figures will talk about growing up on the frontier and becoming president. Ages 6+
Celebrate Black History Month with a craft focused on harmony and love. Best for ages 4+.
This program will also be held at the Dole Branch Library on February 17th.
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.
Calling kids (grades 1-4) for improvisational drama games! Never acted before but always wanted to try? Looking for a way to build your sharing and cooperation skills? Come join us for fun and games that are sure to test your quick-thinking skills. And remember, in improv, everyone wins! Warning: hilarity will ensue...
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.
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.
Designed for walkers 12 to 36 months with caregiver support. 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 inroduce 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. Everyone age 13-19 is welcome! Ask Rachael or Sharon for more information.
- 1 of 25
- next ›
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.