Closed for holiday
Thinking about your summer garden and anticipating a bounty of deliciousness? Local home food preservation expert Emily Paster will share her canning and preserving techniques and tips in preparation for spring planting. Be ready to hit the ground running when the first rhubarb and strawberries make their appearance in a few short months. Emily Paster writes about fitting ambitious food into family life on her blog West of the Loop and is the co-founder of the Chicago Food Swap. Join us as she demystifies this culinary experience!
Calling tweens and teens (5th grade and up) for improvisational drama games! Never acted before but always wanted to try? Or are you a seasoned pro who loves moment-to-moment action? Either way, come join us for fun and games that are sure to test your quick-thinking skills. Open to all, no registration required. Warning: hilarity will ensue...
Calling tweens and teens (5th grade and up) for improvisational drama games! Never acted before but always wanted to try? Or are you a seasoned pro who loves moment-to-moment action? Either way, come join us for fun and games that are sure to test your quick-thinking skills. All are welcome, no registration required. Warning: hilarity will ensue...
Warm up over Winter Break with this hot new release! Rated PG, 91 minutes.
No idea what to do this early dismissal day? Despicable! Come watch Gru on the big screen! Rated PG, 98 minutes.
Come join our open playgroup for kids ages 3 and up, with a caregiver. Enjoy toys and music, plus have fun and socialize with other children and adults! All are welcome, no registration required.
Each month we'll ask you to make two recipes from a designated cookbook: we'll choose the first recipe and ask you to make it at home; you'll choose the second and bring it to our discussion to share. We'll meet to discuss both recipes and to sample the one you chose.We'll have a potluck of tasty treats! This month's selection is Foolproof by Ina Garten/Barefoot Contessa, and our recipe choice is Crispy, Mustard Roasted Chicken. Copies of the book are available at Maze one month prior to the discussion.
Learn about the differences and similarities between reptiles and amphibians from the FrogLady. Participants will get to touch and meet 20 animals up close. Register in person, online at oppl.org/events or by calling 708.386.4751 beginning September 21. Space is limited!
In celebration of 10 years in the Main Library and 110 years in Oak Park, the library will host a month-long community art exhibit at all three buildings. Literary Explorations will showcase work inspired by literature. Like the books in our collection, the artwork may evoke strong emotions, celebrate an author, or capture a setting. Three separate artist receptions are planned for Sunday, Oct. 6. Dole Branch and Maze Branch receptions will be from 2 to 4 pm. Main Library reception will be from 3 to 5 pm. Meet the artists and discover if and how your favorite books are represented.