This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Storytimes" group.

Shake, Rattle & Read

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
Registration closed
Required
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Kids & Families, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
An energetic program designed for children up to age 5, with caregiver support. Get ready to sing, dance, and listen to great stories! Register for each class you will attend. No need to fill out the form for each family member, just once per grou...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

Masks for everyone age 2+ are encouraged while attending this program.

This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Storytimes" group.

Shake, Rattle & Read at Lindberg Park

10:00am - 10:30am
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Kids & Families, Storytimes
Event Details:
We’re partnering with the Park District of Oak Park to bring the library to your neighborhood! Share books, songs, and play with fun storytimes in our parks. Best for families with kids 0-5. Weather permitting.  See all upcoming storytimes » ...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

Masks for everyone age 2+ are encouraged while attending this program.

This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Storytimes" group.

Young & Restless at Scoville Park

10:00am - 10:30am
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Kids & Families, Storytimes

Young & Restless

This class is designed for one-on-one interactions between caregivers and children birth to 24 months. Babies learn to associate books with fun and shared moments with their favorite adults. One-year-olds love to wander and listen while they explore, and caregivers can help them participate while on the move. Short books are paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills. See all upcoming storytimes »

Event Details:
Takes place in Scoville Park. Weather permitting.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

Masks for everyone age 2+ are encouraged while attending this program.

This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

VIRTUAL: Chair Yoga

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
Registration closed
Required
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited

Chair Yoga

Calm and center your mind while moving your body through intentional poses and sequences. Chair yoga can improve your flexibility, concentration, and strength, while boosting your mood, and reducing stress and joint strain. Now is a great time to start a practice or revisit one.

What to know before you join

  • Chair yoga and meditation are accessible and open for all
  • Dress comfortably
  • Find a location where you can focus and dedicate 30 minutes to you
  • You are not required to keep your camera on
  • Prepare to take time to match your movement and motion and have a little fun
  • Have a chair that can be stationary

About the instructor
Instructor DuShaun Branch is focused on bringing yoga to as many BIPOC and plus-sized communities as possible. She believes people not only need rest and relaxation, but resistance. Yoga is a powerful way to tap into the balance of ease and positive effort. DuShaun teaches through the lens of equity and trauma-informed, hosting classes in “nontraditional” settings all over the city. She intends on taking down as many barriers as possible to bring yoga to those who are looking for calm and relaxed minds. DuShaun truly believes yoga is for all, and shares that throughout Chicago and beyond.

Disclaimer(s)

Virtual Program

After you register (below), you will receive an email with a specific Zoom link to join the event.

By registering, you agree to library policy and understand that no conduct is permitted that may reasonably be expected to create a disturbance or otherwise interfere with the safe use and enjoyment of the library and program by others. All times are listed in Central time.

Physical Activity

By joining this class, you declare that you are physically fit and ready to participate and understand any physical activity may involve some risk of injury. You may rest at any time during the class. It is your responsibility to consult with your physician with respect to any past or present injury, illness, health problem, or any other condition or medication that may affect your participation.

The participant assumes all risks of injury and illness that may result from such participation. The participant agrees to waive and release the Oak Park Public Library, its officers, employees, trustees, and agents and shall hold such persons/entity harmless from any and all liability for any claim, suit, or other cause of action which might arise from injuries, illness, damages, or loss which may occur on account of participation in such activities.

The Community Blood Center: Blood Drive

12:30pm - 5:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:
Community Blood Center Blood Drive More information will be shared at a later date.  You also may call 800-280-4102. Appointments are required to ensure appropriate social distancing, and Photo ID is also required.  ...
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL: Memory Cafe

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness

Memory Cafe

Designed for individuals living with memory loss and their care partners to have a safe space in the community to connect through conversation and enjoyable activities, Memory Cafe is a partnership of Oak Park Township Senior Services, River Forest Public Library, and Oak Park Public Library.

Event Details:
This event will be held both virtually via Zoom and in-person, at the Oak Park Township Senior Services office, 130 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. Please register for this event with the Oak Park Senior Services office by calling 708.725.91...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

Masks for everyone age 2+ are encouraged while attending this program.

This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Storytimes" group.

Supported Storytime

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Dole Branch Library
Registration closed
Required
Library Branch: Dole Branch Library
Room: Dole Branch Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool, Elementary School
Program Type: Equity & Anti-Racism, Kids & Families, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Designed for children with disabilities ages 3+ with caregiver support. Classes are structured with visual schedules and include fun picture books and songs, with fine and gross motor movement activities. Sensory supports like lap weights and fidget ...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

Masks for everyone age 2+ are encouraged while attending this program.

This event is in the "Students Grades 9-12" group.

Girls on The Rise Mentoring

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: High School
Program Type: Students Grades 9-12
Event Details:
Professional mentorship for high school girls to receive social-emotional learning and guidance. Through this Oak Park Township program, 9-12 grade girls learn the skills to combat obstacles specific to their experience. ...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Digital Learning" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 9-12" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: High School Space
Age Group: High School
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Digital Learning, Students Grades 9-12
Event Details:
Hey, high school students! Looking for a way to show your scary side? Just want something that feels like fall? Learn to use software to design a t-shirt costume for Halloween or just autumn-themed, then use a vinyl cutting machine to cut it ...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

Masks for everyone age 2+ are encouraged while attending this program.

This event is in the "Students Grades 6-8" group.

Tea Talk

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Middle School Space
Age Group: Middle School
Program Type: Students Grades 6-8
Event Details:
A place for middle schoolers to drink tea while getting the tea they need to succeed!  ...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Multicultural" group.

Spanish Conversation Hour / Conversación en español ¡EN PERSONA!

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Registration closed
Required
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Multicultural
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21

Spanish Conversation Hour

Join us for a casual hour of open conversation with other Spanish speakers. Whether you speak enough to hold a basic conversation or can rattle off long stories, all levels are welcome. No class, no formal lesson—just practice for current Spanish speakers.

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

Masks for everyone age 2+ are encouraged while attending this program.

This event is in the "Authors & Books" group.

IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL: "Tender Lions" Authors Visit: Brian & Jeff Becker

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Registration closed
Required
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 53
Event Details:
Father-son team Brian and Jeff Becker, co-authors of Tender Lions, discuss the silent epidemic of fatherlessness and its devastating societal ramifications. More than 20 million children live in a home without the physical presence of a father, an...

Disclaimer(s)

Virtual & In-Person Program

After you register (below), you will receive an email with information about attending in person and a specific link to join the event virtually.

Please indicate whether you plan to attend the event in person or virtually when you register. By registering, you agree to library policy and understand that no conduct is permitted that may reasonably be expected to create a disturbance or otherwise interfere with the safe use and enjoyment of the library and program by others. All times are listed in Central time.

Reservation

Habakkuk Rehearsal

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Maze Branch Library
This is not a library-led event.
Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Room: Maze Branch Meeting Room
Meeting/Event Description
Rehearsal...
Reservation

Board Meeting

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library
This is not a library-led event.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Conference Room
Meeting/Event Description
Board of Directors Meeting...
Reservation

Free Breastfeeding Support - La Leche League of OPRF

8:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library
This is not a library-led event.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Lobby Community Space
Meeting/Event Description
Join us each third Tuesday of each month from 8-9pm (drop-in) for an evening of community and breastfeeding discussion. Ask questions, find support, and meet other local breastfeeding parents. Parents, expecting parents, and support persons are welco...