Second Floor - Veterans Room

Annual Chess Tournament

Love chess? We invite kids and teens age 5-18 to compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies.

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Practice ACT Test

High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice ACT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. Students will learn what to expect in a test-like environment and receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.

Space is limited so registration is required. Registration begins Saturday, July 19.

Students should bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.

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Practice ACT Test

High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice ACT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. Students will learn what to expect in a test-like environment and receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.

Space is limited so registration is required. Registration begins Saturday, October 11.

Students should bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.

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Oak Park Author Emma Gates: "Praying for Rain"

Meet award-winning Oak Park writer Emma Gates who will discuss her craft and read from her books. Learn how a serious novelist gets her ideas, maintains focus and gets published. Find out how the right writers’ group can help a writer grow and stay positive.

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"S.O.S.! Sculpture Saves the Trees" with Margot McMahon

Ten sculptors, including Margot McMahon from Oak Park, worked with Chicago Sculpture International and the Chicago Park District to keep dead trees from being removed by sculpting them. McMahon suspended 13 flying song birds and perched an owl on her Jackson Park tree along Lake Shore Drive south of 57th Street. These sculptures are supported by Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and the City of Chicago to bring attention to the number of trees expected to die over the next few years.

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From Amortentia to Veritiserum: Hands On Harry Potter Potions

Happy birthday, Hermione Granger! Channel your inner witch or wizard and explore the subtle science that is potion-making. Best for ages 7+. Register beginning September 5.

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Oak Park Writers Read!

Writers from the Oak Park Writers Group which meets twice monthly at the Library share readings from their work.

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Little Free Library Community Conversation

Are you a steward of a Little Free Library in Oak Park? Please join your fellow Oak Park stewards and Executive Director David Seleb for a Community Conversation at the Main Library.

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Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture

Join panelists Ytasha L. Womack and Bill Campbell for an introduction and celebration of black culture in the world of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Book sells provided by Afi-Ware.

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Beach Blankets and Books

There’s something for everyone in this big and lively storytime, full of favorites. Best for ages 2-6. No library card required.

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