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This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.
This event is in the "Multicultural" group.

Art Exhibit: "Too Close: Painted Works" by Sharon Lomasney

All Day 6/20 - 7/15
Maze Branch Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Equity & Anti-Racism, Multicultural
Age Group:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

View artist Sharon Lomasney Too Close exhibit display at Maze Branch, June 20-July 15.  From the artist “As an artist deeply rooted in the tapestry of Chicago,...

Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Equity & Anti-Racism, Multicultural
Event Details:

View artist Sharon Lomasney Too Close exhibit display at Maze Branch, June 20-July 15. 

From the artist

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Authors & Books" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.

Art Exhibit: "Tiny Clay Books" by Julie Simon

All Day 7/1 - 7/31
Maze Branch Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Equity & Anti-Racism
Age Group:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

View artist Julie Simon's Tiny Clay Books exhibit on display at Maze Branch, July 1-31. From the artist Inspired by an article in the New York Times featuring tiny foods m...

Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Equity & Anti-Racism
Event Details:

View artist Julie Simon's Tiny Clay Books exhibit on display at Maze Branch, July 1-31.

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

Idea Box: Disability Pride Month

All Day 7/1 - 7/31
Idea Box at Main Library
Program Type:
Equity & Anti-Racism, Kids & Families
Age Group:
Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

This month, we are exploring disability culture, community, and advocacy for Disability Pride Month. About Disability Pride This month celebrates people with disabilities and...

Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Idea Box
Age Group: Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Equity & Anti-Racism, Kids & Families
Event Details:

This month, we are exploring disability culture, community, and advocacy for Disability Pride Month.

About Disability Pride

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

Annual Book Fair

Sunday, July 14, 2024 at 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Friends Board, Sustainability
Age Group:
Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Friends of the Oak Park Public Library:

As a separate 501c3 nonprofit organization, the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library have raised funds and built valuable bridges between the library and community since 1948. Le...

Event Details:

The Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Book Fair returns to the Main Library. Underground garage parking (with the first two hours free) and elevator access are avail...

Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Friends Board, Sustainability

Friends of the Oak Park Public Library

As a separate 501c3 nonprofit organization, the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library have raised funds and built valuable bridges between the library and community since 1948. Learn more, join the Friends at oppl.org/friends »

Event Details:

The Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Book Fair returns to the Main Library. Underground garage parking (with the first two hours free) and elevator access are available. Hours are:

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

Content Corner

Monday, July 15, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
High School Space at Main Library
Program Type:
Students Grades 9-12
Age Group:
High School
Event Details:

A hands-on weekly program for high school students to conquer the latest social media trends while exploring various aspects of content creation. Created to empower students with t...

Library Branch: Main Library
Room: High School Space
Age Group: High School
Program Type: Students Grades 9-12
Event Details:

A hands-on weekly program for high school students to conquer the latest social media trends while exploring various aspects of content creation.

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.

Wednesday Matinee Film Series: "Peanut Butter Falcon"

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Veterans Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Equity & Anti-Racism
Age Group:
High School, Adults, Older Adults
Wednesday Movie Matinee:

Join us each Wednesday for an afternoon film screening at the Main Library!

Event Details:

This week, we are celebrating Disability Pride Month with "Peanut Butter Falcon." This adventure begins when Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from a nursing home...

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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Equity & Anti-Racism
Required
Seats Remaining: 120

Wednesday Movie Matinee

Join us each Wednesday for an afternoon film screening at the Main Library!

Event Details:

This week, we are celebrating Disability Pride Month with "Peanut Butter Falcon." This adventure begins when Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from a nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrest

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

Teen Gaming at Maze

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Maze Branch Meeting Room at Maze Branch Library
Program Type:
Students Grades 6-8, Students Grades 9-12
Age Group:
Middle School, High School
Event Details:

Join us here at the Maze Branch of the Oak Park Public Library for a round of board games, video games and card games! All teens ages 13-18 are welcome to attend and we also encour...

Register now
Required
Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Room: Maze Branch Meeting Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Students Grades 6-8, Students Grades 9-12
Required
Seats Remaining: 65
Event Details:

Join us here at the Maze Branch of the Oak Park Public Library for a round of board games, video games and card games!

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Digital Learning" group.

Cricut Workshop: Vinyl Decals

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:30pm
Creative Studio at Main Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Digital Learning
Age Group:
High School, Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

Learn how to use the Cricut Explore Air 2 to create your own personalized vinyl decal design. You will be guided through each step needed to get your design ready for our cutt...

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Required
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Creative Studio
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Digital Learning
Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:

Learn how to use the Cricut Explore Air 2 to create your own personalized vinyl decal design. You will be guided through each step needed to get your design ready for our cutting plotter.

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.

Mural Makers

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
High School Space at Main Library
Program Type:
Students Grades 9-12
Age Group:
High School
Event Details:

A monthly locker decorating program designed to transform the second-floor lockers in our high school space into vibrant and inspiring murals. Students will have the opportunity to...

Library Branch: Main Library
Room: High School Space
Age Group: High School
Program Type: Students Grades 9-12
Event Details:

A monthly locker decorating program designed to transform the second-floor lockers in our high school space into vibrant and inspiring murals.

Summer Pop-Up Shop

Friday, July 19, 2024 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library
Age Group:
High School, Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

Visit us to purchase new branded merchandise (or shop online anytime at oppl.org/store). All sales are final; no refunds, no exchanges. For online orders: pick-up is ava...

Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

Visit us to purchase new branded merchandise (or shop online anytime at oppl.org/store).

All sales are final; no refunds, no exchanges.

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

Content Corner

Monday, July 22, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
High School Space at Main Library
Program Type:
Students Grades 9-12
Age Group:
High School
Event Details:

A hands-on weekly program for high school students to conquer the latest social media trends while exploring various aspects of content creation. Created to empower students with t...

Library Branch: Main Library
Room: High School Space
Age Group: High School
Program Type: Students Grades 9-12
Event Details:

A hands-on weekly program for high school students to conquer the latest social media trends while exploring various aspects of content creation.

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Digital Learning" group.

Audio Production for Podcasting and Audiobooks

Monday, July 22, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Creative Studio at Main Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Digital Learning
Age Group:
High School, Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

Want to know how to edit your podcast or audiobook recordings so they're ready for sharing? Join us for this workshop on the basics of mixing and mastering audio for podcasts and a...

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Required
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Creative Studio
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Digital Learning
Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:

Want to know how to edit your podcast or audiobook recordings so they're ready for sharing? Join us for this workshop on the basics of mixing and mastering audio for podcasts and audiobooks.

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

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

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Authors & Books" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.

Art Exhibit: "Suffrage Song" by Caitlin Cass

All Day 7/23 - 8/24
Gallery at Main Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Equity & Anti-Racism
Age Group:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

Suffrage Song is a graphic novel and art exhibition that seeks to understand how the radical call for universal suffrage led by the American Equal Rights Association after the...

Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Gallery
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Equity & Anti-Racism
Event Details:

Suffrage Song is a graphic novel and art exhibition that seeks to understand how the radical call for universal suffrage led by the American Equal Rights Association after the Civil War became caught in a mire of racist and sexist id

This event is in the "Students Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 9-12" group.

Teen Gaming at Maze

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Maze Branch Meeting Room at Maze Branch Library
Program Type:
Students Grades 6-8, Students Grades 9-12
Age Group:
Middle School, High School
Event Details:

Join us here at the Maze Branch of the Oak Park Public Library for a round of board games, video games and card games! All teens ages 13-18 are welcome to attend and we also encour...

Register now
Required
Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Room: Maze Branch Meeting Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Students Grades 6-8, Students Grades 9-12
Required
Seats Remaining: 65
Event Details:

Join us here at the Maze Branch of the Oak Park Public Library for a round of board games, video games and card games!

Summer Pop-Up Shop

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library
Age Group:
High School, Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

Visit us to purchase new branded merchandise (or shop online anytime at oppl.org/store). All sales are final; no refunds, no exchanges. For online orders: pick-up is ava...

Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

Visit us to purchase new branded merchandise (or shop online anytime at oppl.org/store).

All sales are final; no refunds, no exchanges.

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Authors & Books" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.

Artist Talk & Reception: "Suffrage Song" by Caitlin Cass

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Veterans Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Equity & Anti-Racism
Age Group:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

Artist Caitlin Cass will discuss her work and will have copies of her graphic novel, Suffrage Song, available for purchase and signing. Suffrage Song is a graphic nove...

Register now
Required
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Equity & Anti-Racism
Required
Seats Remaining: 124
Event Details:

Artist Caitlin Cass will discuss her work and will have copies of her graphic novel, Suffrage Song, available for purchase and signing.

This event is in the "Digital Learning" group.

Laser Cutter Workshop: Hand-Drawn Acrylic LED Lamps

Friday, July 26, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Creative Studio at Main Library
Program Type:
Digital Learning
Age Group:
High School, Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

Learn how to use the Glowforge laser cutter to hand-draw your own personalized design for an Acrylic LED lamp that can light up and change colors at the press of a button! You will...

Register now
Required
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Creative Studio
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Digital Learning
Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Learn how to use the Glowforge laser cutter to hand-draw your own personalized design for an Acrylic LED lamp that can light up and change colors at the press of a button!

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

Film Screening: "Dislecksia: The Movie"

Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 11:00am - 1:00pm
Veterans Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Equity & Anti-Racism, Kids & Families
Age Group:
High School, Adults
Event Details:

Get on board with Emmy award-winning filmmaker Harvey Hubbell V and his crew as they explore the unique nature of how each of us learn. Join Hubbell, dyslexic superstars Billy Bob ...

Register now
Required
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: High School, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Equity & Anti-Racism, Kids & Families
Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:

Get on board with Emmy award-winning filmmaker Harvey Hubbell V and his crew as they explore the unique nature of how each of us learn.

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.

IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL: Understanding ADHD and Autism

Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Veterans Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Equity & Anti-Racism, Kids & Families
Age Group:
Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

When you think about autism or ADHD, do you picture a boy in a school? Are you or your neurodivergent family member looking for support to help explain your needs? Curious about ne...

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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Equity & Anti-Racism, Kids & Families
Required
Seats Remaining: 60
Event Details:

When you think about autism or ADHD, do you picture a boy in a school? Are you or your neurodivergent family member looking for support to help explain your needs? Curious about neurodivergence in general?

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.

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

Grief Journaling

Sunday, July 28, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Scoville Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Health & Wellness
Age Group:
High School, Adults, Older Adults
Grief Journaling Workshop:

Have you experienced the loss of a loved one (a partner, family member, mentor, friend, etc.)? Are you experiencing ambiguous loss or anticipatory grief? Even if you don’...

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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Scoville Room
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Required
Seats Remaining: 19

Grief Journaling Workshop

Have you experienced the loss of a loved one (a partner, family member, mentor, friend, etc.)? Are you experiencing ambiguous loss or anticipatory grief? Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, you are welcome to join us on this journey of journaling. Each session will begin with prompts and/or a guided meditation followed by time to journal. At the end of each session, we will set aside time to share, if you feel so moved. Feel free to come to any or all workshops.

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.

Dole Branch closed

All Day 7/29 - 8/5
Dole Branch Library

Dole Branch Library will be closed for new window installation from Monday, July 29 through Monday, August 5. To change your holds pickup location or to cancel a hold: Foll...

Closing
Branches:
Dole Branch Library
Description:

Dole Branch Library will be closed for new window installation from Monday, July 29 through Monday, August 5.

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

Content Corner

Monday, July 29, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
High School Space at Main Library
Program Type:
Students Grades 9-12
Age Group:
High School
Event Details:

A hands-on weekly program for high school students to conquer the latest social media trends while exploring various aspects of content creation. Created to empower students with t...

Library Branch: Main Library
Room: High School Space
Age Group: High School
Program Type: Students Grades 9-12
Event Details:

A hands-on weekly program for high school students to conquer the latest social media trends while exploring various aspects of content creation.

This event is in the "Students Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 9-12" group.

Teen Gaming at Maze

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Maze Branch Meeting Room at Maze Branch Library
Program Type:
Students Grades 6-8, Students Grades 9-12
Age Group:
Middle School, High School
Event Details:

Join us here at the Maze Branch of the Oak Park Public Library for a round of board games, video games and card games! All teens ages 13-18 are welcome to attend and we also encour...

Register now
Required
Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Room: Maze Branch Meeting Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Students Grades 6-8, Students Grades 9-12
Required
Seats Remaining: 65
Event Details:

Join us here at the Maze Branch of the Oak Park Public Library for a round of board games, video games and card games!

This event is in the "Students Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 9-12" group.

Teen Gaming at Maze

Wednesday, August 7, 2024 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Maze Branch Meeting Room at Maze Branch Library
Program Type:
Students Grades 6-8, Students Grades 9-12
Age Group:
Middle School, High School
Event Details:

Join us here at the Maze Branch of the Oak Park Public Library for a round of board games, video games and card games! All teens ages 13-18 are welcome to attend and we also encour...

Register now
Required
Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Room: Maze Branch Meeting Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Students Grades 6-8, Students Grades 9-12
Required
Seats Remaining: 65
Event Details:

Join us here at the Maze Branch of the Oak Park Public Library for a round of board games, video games and card games!