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.
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.
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 introduce pre-literacy skills.
For children 3-5 years. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
For 1- and 2-year-olds, with a caregiver. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
What are you old coins or gold jewelry worth? Find out on Tuesday, April 25 at 11 a.m. when Dave Ekstrom presents a free program on coin collecting and how to determine values. Afterwards, have your old coins and gold jewelry appraised for free. This is Money Smart Week event.
Are you interested in learning more about the estate planning process? If so, this program is for you!
Join us to learn about estate planning terms, wills, how trusts work, estate and other taxes, powers of attorney, living wills, and the planning process.
Presented by staff from the Chicago Estate Planning Council.
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 (age 13-18) 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.
Following our regular Sensory Storytime, kids will have an opportunity to interact with our Madeline costumed character in an intimate, controlled environment best for kids who have difficulty with crowds and noise.
Meet Kory Stamper, lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, and hear how Kory cracks open the complex, obsessive world of lexicography -- from the agonizing decisions about what and how to define, to the knotty questions of usage in an ever-changing language.
Kory's a rock star among word mavens, with her own Facebook Fan Club and "Ask the Editor" video series. The book is less of a memoir and more of a tell-all about how words are defined and dictionaries get created, told through Kory's hilarious and distinctive voice. The Book Table will sell books.
Come enjoy an energetic bilingual Spanish and English story time with Jose Cruz packed with fingerplays, songs, and fun books. Don't forget to bring an adult along! Ages 2-6.
This workshop introduces attendees to Microsoft PowerPoint and its most common uses and applications. Topics include basic navigation and slide creation/editing. Knowledge of computer basics is required.
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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