You don't have to be from Chicago or Irish to fall in love with Bridie, the Gaelic-speaking, fresh-from-Eire heroine of "Bridie's Boy," by Sean Brennan. Sean's parents, Tom and Bridie Brennan moved to Oak Park and settled into a glorious Victorian on South Euclid Avnue. Born the 10th of 11 Brennan children, Sean began his writing career at the dining roo table in Pop's sewing room. Come hear his entertaining stories of growing up in Chicago and Oak Park in the 1950's and 60's. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Donate Blood at Oak Park Library Jan. 15 from Noon to 4 p.m.
Heartland Blood Centers is the sole provider of blood products to Rush Oak Park Hospital, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital and more than 40 other hospitals in the Chicago metro area.
Join us for the Winter Reading Program finale party where you can participate in activities played by children around the world.
School's Out! Chicago's own Reginald McLaughlin combines dazzling performance with enthralling stories about tap dancing's roots. Registration necessary.
Flying Fox Conservation visits with a mini-menagerie of animals and fascinating stories about their work saving endangered species. Best for ages 4+. Registration with an Oak Park Public Library card necessary.
Back by popular demand! We'll play Frozen on the big screen and want to hear everyone singing along with Anna, Elsa and Olaf. Costumes encouraged. (PG, 103 minutes) Registration with an Oak Park Public Library card necessary. *Note, please register all attendees, not just kids.
Rock out with The Boogers, then count down to the stroke of 12! All ages. Registration with an Oak Park Public Library card necessary.
Laura Ingalls Wilder was a real-life pioneer girl and the beloved author of the Little House books. Celebrate her life with games Laura liked to play, old-fashioned treats, Little House trivia, rag dolls, and more! Best for kids 5+. Registration necessary.
A special Pete the Cat storytime, followed by a meet-and-greet with our big blue friend. Best for ages 3+. Registration necessary.
Just when you think youve seen and read everything there is to know about Impressionism and Post-Impressionism at the Art Institute of Chicago, theres something around a corner that stops you in your tracks. Whether its a tambourine where a painting should be, a transformed surface of a recently cleaned canvas, or a pentimenti that suggests a painting beneath a painting, art at the museum is never static: it moves, expands, and takes on new meanings with each rotation, with each new interaction.