Teens are invited to experiment and learn with various kinds of technology, including a 3D printer and laser cutter.
Celebrate Pride Month with books, songs, and dancing! Best for ages 3+.
Enjoy music from the Great American Songbook with baritone balladeer and jazz vocalist Pharlis James, pianist Bobby Schiff and bassist Scott Mason. This trio performs the songs of Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Bobby Darin and more.
This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field. Lecture TBA.
Meet Mark Farina, author of "Casey and the Flying Fortress: The True Story of a World War II Bomber Pilot and Crew." This is a story of Farina's father, a young man from Chicago who became copilot of a bomber in Europe during World War II-from training, to the assembly of his B-17 crew, the men's struggles after becoming prisoners of war, and the discovery some 60 years later of details his surviving family and fellow crew members never knew.
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to experiment and learn with new technology, including a 3D printer and laser cutter.
Additional dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24.
Learn how American art museums amassed prestigious world-renown art collections, how museums preserve art and what museums are doing to stay relevant in the 21st century. Oak Park resident Paul Neumann has a Masters in Museum Studies from Georgetown University and has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection in New York City. Neumann currently works at historic Pleasant Home in Mills Park.
Regularly scheduled closings
- Two Fridays each year, library buildings open to the public at 2 pm so that the morning can be dedicated to staff training and engagement.
The zoo is coming to the library! Learn about some of the most unique creatures from around the world, including two of our very favorite sloths, Steve and Eve! Children will gain a greater understanding about animal life and conservation through this interactive program. Ages 4+