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Pro Bono Network

9:00am - 11:30am
Main Library
This is not a library-led event.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Storytimes" group.

Baby Lapsit

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Kids & Families, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Welcome, infants and crawlers! This storytime is designed for one-on-one interactions between caregivers and babies who are not yet walking. Babies learn to associate books with fun and shared moments with their favorite adults. Short books are paire...

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
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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.

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The Itinerant Adventurer Book Club

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library
This is not a library-led event.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Conference Room
Meeting/Event Description
The intention of the Itinerant Adventurers Book Club is to explore the world around us. We will discover a few new authors and through their writings go on an amazing journey of discovery. We will read fiction and non-fiction – any genre that speaks...
This event is in the "Careers & Businesses" group.

VIRTUAL: The Importance of a Strong Resume

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Careers & Businesses
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Learn the components of a strong resume, and what keywords or phrases to use that will help move your resume to the top of the stack. Presented by Christopher Loverix, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Workforce & Community Initiative. ...
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Children's Services Area
Age Group: Preschool, Elementary School
Program Type: Kids & Families
Event Details:
Drop in and make a snow craft to take home! We'll have snow-related arts and crafts activities on weekdays, all month long, in the Main Library Children's Services Area. Best for grades preK-5. ...
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
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime 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 6-8" group.

Tea Talk

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Middle School Space
Age Group: Middle School
Program Type: Students Grades 6-8

Tea Talk

A place for middle school students to drink tea while getting the "tea" they need to succeed.

This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 9-12" group.

You, Me, We: Co-Ed Mentoring Program

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library
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Required
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Equity & Anti-Racism, Health & Wellness, Students Grades 6-8, Students Grades 9-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 32
Event Details:
A mentoring program for everyone! You, Me, We meets bi-monthly on Tuesdays, January 24–May 30. A Greater Good Foundation (AGGF) will provide a comprehensive Restorative Social Emotional program that will help students in grades 6-12 gain self-awarene...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.

Adult Improv

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Maze Branch Library
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Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Room: Maze Branch Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 58

Adult Improv

Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve your quick-thinking skills? Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy. All skill levels welcome. Warning: Hilarity will ensue.

Adult Improv is held both in person at the Maze Branch Library and virtually every month; see all upcoming Adult Improv events »

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Breastfeeding Basics & Building Your Support System

7:15pm - 8:30pm
Main Library
This is not a library-led event.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Meeting/Event Description
This FREE meeting will focus on breastfeeding basics for expecting and new parents. We will discuss the art of breastfeeding and how to build your breastfeeding support system. Bring your babies, bumps, and partner to Oak Park Main Library from 7:30p...
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Mosque Committee Meeting #6

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Dole Branch Library
This is not a library-led event.
Library Branch: Dole Branch Library
Room: Dole Branch Meeting Room
Meeting/Event Description
Continued discussion towards establishing a mosque in the Oak Park area....