Conversation Cafe: Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County
Learn to provide young artists with the materials, time, and space to free their creative spirits. Accomplished Oak Park sculptor Margot McMahon will host this workshop for teachers and parents based on her new book, The Gift of Art: Sculpture Ventures for Young Artists. With encouragement, guidance, and materials from adults, young artists can give their creativity a good workout.
Teens who have been accepted as part of the summer drop-in volunteer program will meet to complete tasks to support the library's service to the community.
Start your week right with stretching and relaxation! We'll show kid-friendly beginning yoga videos to follow along with. Best for ages 3+.
All sessions start at 9:15 am at the Main Library:
- Monday, June 13
- Monday, June 20
- Monday, June 27
- Monday, July 11
- Monday, July 18
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.
For children of all ages. Hands-on pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
The Book Bike visits the Ryan Farrelly Apartments June 27, July 25 and August 22, weather permitting.
Let the hilarity begin, as we play fun and unique games with a 60-second time limit. Best for ages 8+.
Open play, all ages, all skill levels.
The Oak Park Photography Clubs meets twice monthly on the second and fourth Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Main Library. All skill levels are welcome. Photographers share digital images most of the meetings; some meetings are reserved for print night.
For more information, contact Debby Preiser, 708, 697-6915.
Do you want to practice your footwork, bang out beats, and show off your rhymes? We'll provide space, people who want to collaborate, and some equipment. All you need to bring is the noise.
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.
Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on American history and ideals to explore the most intimate concerns of a father for his son. He offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crises. Join us to discuss this National Book Award-winning title.
Learn more about One Book, One Oak Park, the library's community reading program connecting neighbors, families, and friends over one great title.
For children of all ages. Hands on pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
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