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

Idea Box: National Poetry Month

All Day 4/12 - 4/30
Idea Box at Main Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Authors & Books
Event Details:

National Poetry Month was debuted in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. This commemorates poets' pivotal contributions to literature and the arts. The National Poetry Month dis

Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Idea Box
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books
Event Details:
National Poetry Month was debuted in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. This commemorates poets' pivotal contributions to literature and the arts. The National Poetry Month display in the windows of the Main Library Idea Box highlights four Oak P...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.

Art Exhibit: "Abstraction/Subtraction" by Hodges Williams

All Day 4/16 - 5/18
Gallery at Main Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture
Age Group:
Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

From the artist: "The grid comprises a new and ongoing body of work for me, which bridges abstraction and representational elements in my paintings. I also make use of collage in

Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Gallery
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Event Details:
From the artist: "The grid comprises a new and ongoing body of work for me, which bridges abstraction and representational elements in my paintings. I also make use of collage in my work. I configure, borrow, and combine elements from my previous wo...
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

CANCELLED: Planning Your Next Journey

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Veterans Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Health & Wellness
Age Group:
Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Change can be overwhelming. Particularly when it comes to thinking about your Aging in Place plan. But it doesn’t have to be. Planning Your Next J

Cancelled
Required
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Change can be overwhelming. Particularly when it comes to thinking about your Aging in Place plan. But it doesn’t have to be. Planning Your Next Journey is an interactive panel discussion that introduces the many asp...

Tutoring w/ Asia

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
Conference Room at Main Library
Main Library
This is not a library-led event.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Conference Room

Aria Group Shareholder's Meeting

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Small Meeting Room at Main Library
Meeting/Event Description:

Shareholder's Meeting

Main Library
This is not a library-led event.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Meeting/Event Description
Shareholder's Meeting...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Sustainability" group.

Upcycle Earth Day Craft

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Storytime Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Kids & Families, Sustainability
Age Group:
Preschool, Elementary School
Event Details:

Repurpose materials and make a fun craft to celebrate Earth Day!

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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Preschool, Elementary School
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Kids & Families, Sustainability
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event Details:
Repurpose materials and make a fun craft to celebrate Earth Day! ...
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 9-12" group.

MHS: Beyond the Books

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Small Meeting Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Students Grades 6-8, Students Grades 9-12
Age Group:
Middle School, High School
Event Details:

A Greater Good Foundation—together with the library—is offering a comprehensive co-ed mentor program to inspire all students 13-18 to look inward and harness their inhere

Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Students Grades 6-8, Students Grades 9-12
Event Details:
A Greater Good Foundation—together with the library—is offering a comprehensive co-ed mentor program to inspire all students 13-18 to look inward and harness their inherent capabilities and resources to realize their fullest potential. T...

Oak Park Meditation Group

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Maze Branch Meeting Room at Maze Branch Library
Meeting/Event Description:

The Oak Park Meditation Group is open to all who want to learn and practice meditation together. Meditation practice provides a warm, genuine basis for realizing the full potenti

Maze Branch Library
This is not a library-led event.
Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Room: Maze Branch Meeting Room
Meeting/Event Description
The Oak Park Meditation Group is open to all who want to learn and practice meditation together. Meditation practice provides a warm, genuine basis for realizing the full potential of our inherent wisdom and compassion. Through the practice, we lea...

FOPPL Finance

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room at Main Library
Main Library
This is not a library-led event.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Conference Room

Accent care

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Small Meeting Room at Main Library
Main Library
This is not a library-led event.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Storytimes" group.

Baby Lapsit

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Kids & Families, Storytimes
Age Group:
Babies & Toddlers
Baby Lapsit:

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

Event Details:

  #babytoddler

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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Kids & Families, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20

Baby Lapsit

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 paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills. #babytoddler See all upcoming storytimes »

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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

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Program at Virtual
Program Type:
Health & Wellness
Age Group:
Adults, Older Adults
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

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Required
Virtual Event
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.

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Storytime Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Equity & Anti-Racism, Kids & Families, Storytimes
Age Group:
Preschool, Elementary School
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 mo

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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.

Learning Lab

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Creative Studio at Main Library
Main Library
This is not a library-led event.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Creative Studio
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.

Shakespeare Movie Fest: Macbeth

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Veterans Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture
Age Group:
Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

Join in a celebration of Shakespeare's work at this weekly film series. Each week will feature a different film based on a Shakespeare's play. Come to all or any of the series.&nbs

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Required
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 145
Event Details:
Join in a celebration of Shakespeare's work at this weekly film series. Each week will feature a different film based on a Shakespeare's play. Come to all or any of the series.  April 23: Macbeth A thrilling interpretation of one of Shakes...
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.

Be Our Neighbor

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Storytime Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Kids & Families
Age Group:
Preschool, Elementary School
Event Details:

Children learn more when watching educational programming with their caregiver! Structured discussions and activities, paired with an episode of Mr. Rogers’ Neighbor

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Required
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Preschool, Elementary School
Program Type: Kids & Families
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Children learn more when watching educational programming with their caregiver! Structured discussions and activities, paired with an episode of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, will help kids gain social-emotional skills that will prepare th...

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Middle School Space at Main Library
Program Type:
Students Grades 6-8
Age Group:
Middle School
Event Details:

Open space for Middle School student to express themselves through Talking, Education and Art. To receive advice on daily topics from peers and middle school staff. 

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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Middle School Space
Age Group: Middle School
Program Type: Students Grades 6-8
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Open space for Middle School student to express themselves through Talking, Education and Art. To receive advice on daily topics from peers and middle school staff.  ...

Tutoring

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Maze Branch Meeting Room at Maze Branch Library
Maze Branch Library
This is not a library-led event.
Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Room: Maze Branch Meeting Room
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Multicultural" group.

Noche de Loteria/Loteria Night

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Offsite
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Multicultural
Age Group:
Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Noche de Loteria/Loteria Night:

Noche de Loteria ¡Disfruta una noche de Lotería con tu familia y amigos y gana premios! ¡Para todas las edades! Durante la noche hablaremos en español y ingles. Este evento va t

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Required
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Multicultural
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25

Noche de Loteria/Loteria Night

Noche de Loteria

¡Disfruta una noche de Lotería con tu familia y amigos y gana premios! ¡Para todas las edades! Durante la noche hablaremos en español y ingles. Este evento va tomar lugar en el restaurante Tacos '76 ubicado en 838 Madison St., Oak Park.

¿Qué es Lotería? Loteria es un juego similar a bingo. ¡Llena tu tabla primero y ganas!

Loteria Night

Enjoy a few rounds of Loteria with your family and friends and win prizes! For all ages! Throughout the night we will be speaking in Spanish and some English! This event will take place at Tacos ’76 located at 838 Madison St., Oak Park.

What is Loteria? Loteria is a century-old game often referred to as "Mexican Bingo." Fill your card first and you win!

This event is in the "Library Board" group.

Oak Park Public Library Regular Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Scoville Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Library Board
Age Group:
Adults, Older Adults
Board Meeting:

Library board meetings are open to the public. Learn more at oppl.org/board »

Event Details:

Meeting agenda and materials are linked here—and via oppl.org/board

Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Scoville Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Library Board

Board Meeting

Library board meetings are open to the public. Learn more at oppl.org/board »

Event Details:
Meeting agenda and materials are linked here—and via oppl.org/board ...