Second Floor - Veterans Room

Lego Club

We supply plenty of these popular building blocks so your kids can have creative fun making structures of all shapes and sizes. No registration.

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Dahl-apalooza Film Fest

School's out and we're showing our love for Roald Dahl's genius with a mini film fest! Join us for the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at 1 pm (Rated G, 100 minutes), followed by Matilda at 3 pm (Rated PG, 102 minutes).

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Open Gaming

Kick back and play a video game or two. Teens only.

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Eric Rohmann Author Visit & Picnic

Families are invited to hear Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator Eric Rohmann talk about how he creates picture books. Come ready with your questions for our local star! Bring a picnic lunch and we'll provide the lemonade and cookies. Part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration. No registration required.

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Jim Gill Concert

Oak Park's own Jim Gill has been entertaining kids and parents for 20 years as an award-winning musician and author! Join him for plenty of clapping, jumping, singing and playing for families to enjoy together. Part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration. No registration required.

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Juggling Funny Stories with Chris Fascione

You’ll be laughing out loud as nationally-known family entertainer (and Oak Parker!) Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performance. Full of energy, humor and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling. Part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration. No registration required.

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Artist Receptions: "Literary Explorations"

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.

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One-act Play: French Artist Vigee Le Braun

See Oak Park writer/artist Bobbie Raymond and actress Sara Nichols present a one-act play titled “Imaginary Interview with Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun."

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Broadway to Hollywood: "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"

Maggie Smith won an Oscar playing a self-deluded teacher in a 1930s British girls' school in this 1969 film directed by Ronald Neame.

From the dawn of sound, motion pictures audiences have enjoyed movie versions of dramatic works by significant playwrights. Join local
reviewer and film historian Doug Deuchler for a series featuring seven classic movies that made the transition from stage to screen.

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Broadway to Hollywood: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

A Tennessee Williams drama focusing on marital problems between beautiful, unfulfilled Elizabeth Taylor and heavy drinker Paul Newman. Richard Brooks directed this 1958 film.

From the dawn of sound, motion pictures audiences have enjoyed movie versions of dramatic works by significant playwrights. Join local reviewer and film historian Doug Deuchler for a series featuring seven classic movies that made the transition from stage to screen.

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