Come play! LEGO and DUPLO provided.
Conversation Cafe: Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County
This class is designed for one-on-one interactions between caregivers and children from 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 while babies learn to associate books with fun and shared moments with their favorite adults. Limit: 20. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.
Free business counseling/mentoring for start-ups, existing small businesses, and budding entrepreneurs provided by business professionals from SCORE, a nonprofit association and resource partner of the Small Business Administration. The private, hourlong counseling sessions are held by appointment only on the second Tuesday of every month in Third Floor Group Study Rooms C and D at 9:30 am, 10:30 am, and 11:30 am. Appointments can be made online at www.scorechicago.org (choose "Oak Park Public Library" from the drop-down list of locations) or by phone at 312-353-7724.
For children 3-5 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 2-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 the 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.
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 including planning teen events, crafting for local organizations, boxing books, and organizing materials on library shelves. Volunteers will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm as often as their schedules allows.
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.
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 children up to 36 months, with a caregiver. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
It's our weekly after-school program for kids ages 8+! Activities include crafts, movies, and games.
College-aged adults that wish to engage high school students in structured mentoring relationships are meeting to prepare for service starting September 23.
For September's meeting, we'll be talking about podcasts, so unplug your headphones to talk about your favorite podcasts and listening habits.
Can't stop bingeing on Netflix? Are you putting holds on DVDs that aren't even released yet? Do podcasts eat up your data plan? Us too!
We're passionate about pop culture. We're Zeitgeist: the new library group capturing the spirit of our times. Join us on the second Wednesday of every month to connect over must-watch TV and movies, music and podcasts we can't stop listening to, and books we can't get enough of.
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