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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 "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 "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.

Chess Open Play for Kids

Monday, July 15, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Storytime Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Kids & Families
Age Group:
Elementary School
Event Details:

Drop in and play chess with other kids looking for a game! This is not an instructional session, so players should be able to play independently. 

Register now
Required
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Elementary School
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Kids & Families
Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:

Drop in and play chess with other kids looking for a game!

This is not an instructional session, so players should be able to play independently. 

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

Adult Improv

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Maze Branch Meeting Room at Maze Branch Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture
Age Group:
Adults, Older Adults
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: Hil...

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Required
Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Room: Maze Branch Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Required
Seats Remaining: 53

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 »

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

Book Bike: Thursday Night Out

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Offsite
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Kids & Families
Book Bike:

The Book Bike brings the library to you and your neighbors by popping up throughout the village—April through October, weather permitting! Learn more about Oak Park’s Book Bike »

Event Details:

The Book Bike visits Downtown Oak Park for Thursday Night Out, weather permitting. Downtown Oak Park restaurants offer a variety of drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts on...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Offsite
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Kids & Families

Book Bike

The Book Bike brings the library to you and your neighbors by popping up throughout the village—April through October, weather permitting! Learn more about Oak Park’s Book Bike »

Event Details:

The Book Bike visits Downtown Oak Park for Thursday Night Out, weather permitting. 

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 "Arts & Culture" group.

Scrabble Club

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Small Meeting Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture
Age Group:
Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

Join us for a friendly game of Scrabble. All skills levels and ages are welcome.

Register now
Required
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:

Join us for a friendly game of Scrabble. All skills levels and ages are welcome.

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

Wednesday Matinee Film Series: "Everything Everywhere All At Once"

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:45pm
Veterans Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Equity & Anti-Racism
Age Group:
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 "Everything Everywhere All At Once." When an interdimensional rupture threatens to unravel reality, the fate of the w...

Register now
Required
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: 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 "Everything Everywhere All At Once." When an i

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 "Kids & Families" group.

Book Bike: Thursday Night Out

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Offsite
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Kids & Families
Book Bike:

The Book Bike brings the library to you and your neighbors by popping up throughout the village—April through October, weather permitting! Learn more about Oak Park’s Book Bike »

Event Details:

The Book Bike visits Downtown Oak Park for Thursday Night Out, weather permitting. Downtown Oak Park restaurants offer a variety of drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts on...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Offsite
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Kids & Families

Book Bike

The Book Bike brings the library to you and your neighbors by popping up throughout the village—April through October, weather permitting! Learn more about Oak Park’s Book Bike »

Event Details:

The Book Bike visits Downtown Oak Park for Thursday Night Out, weather permitting. 

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 "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 "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Careers & Businesses" group.
This event is in the "Civic Learning" group.
This event is in the "Digital Learning" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.
This event is in the "Multicultural" group.
This event is in the "Sustainability" group.

Understanding AI

Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Creative Studio at Main Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Careers & Businesses, Civic Learning, Digital Learning, Equity & Anti-Racism, Multicultural, Sustainability
Age Group:
Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

Join Creative Technology Specialist Kay and Health & Wellness Specialist Claire for a discussion of the social and ethical issues surrounding AI. We will explore common uses an...

Register now
Required
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Creative Studio
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Careers & Businesses, Civic Learning, Digital Learning, Equity & Anti-Racism, Multicultural, Sustainability
Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:

Join Creative Technology Specialist Kay and Health & Wellness Specialist Claire for a discussion of the social and ethical issues surrounding AI.

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Required

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

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 "Arts & Culture" group.

Virtual: Adult Improv

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual Program at Virtual
Program Type:
Arts & Culture
Age Group:
Adults, Older Adults
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: Hil...

Register now
Required
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited

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 »

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.

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.

Wednesday Matinee Film Series: "Elemental"

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Veterans Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Kids & Families
Age Group:
Adults, Older Adults
Wednesday Movie Matinee:

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

Event Details:

This week Elemental: Disney and Pixar’s “Elemental” is an all-new, original feature film set in Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air residents live together. The s...

Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Kids & Families

Wednesday Movie Matinee

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

Event Details:

This week Elemental: Disney and Pixar’s “Elemental” is an all-new, original feature film set in Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air residents live together.

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Multicultural" group.

VIRTUAL: French Conversation Hour

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Program at Virtual
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Multicultural
Age Group:
Adults, Older Adults
French Conversation Hour:

Join us for a casual hour of open conversation with other French speakers. Whether you speak enough to hold a basic conversation or you can rattle off long stories, all are welcome...

Register now
Required
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Multicultural
Required
Seats Remaining: 19

French Conversation Hour

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

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.

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

Book Bike: Thursday Night Out

Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Offsite
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Kids & Families
Book Bike:

The Book Bike brings the library to you and your neighbors by popping up throughout the village—April through October, weather permitting! Learn more about Oak Park’s Book Bike »

Event Details:

The Book Bike visits Downtown Oak Park for Thursday Night Out, weather permitting. Downtown Oak Park restaurants offer a variety of drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts on...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Offsite
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Kids & Families

Book Bike

The Book Bike brings the library to you and your neighbors by popping up throughout the village—April through October, weather permitting! Learn more about Oak Park’s Book Bike »

Event Details:

The Book Bike visits Downtown Oak Park for Thursday Night Out, weather permitting. 

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

Wednesday Matinee Film Series: "20 Feet From Stardom"

Wednesday, August 7, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Veterans Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture
Age Group:
Adults, Older Adults
Wednesday Movie Matinee:

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

Event Details:

This week's film: The inspiring documentary 20 Feet From Stardom profiles backup singers who have performed for superstars such as Stevie Wonder, Sting and Bruce Springsteen.

Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture

Wednesday Movie Matinee

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

Event Details:

This week's film: The inspiring documentary 20 Feet From Stardom profiles backup singers who have performed for superstars such as Stevie Wonder, Sting and Bruce Springsteen.

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

Author Visit: "We Are the Culture: Black Chicago's Influence on Everything" With Arionne Nettles

Wednesday, August 7, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Veterans Room at Main Library
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Multicultural
Age Group:
Adults, Older Adults
Event Details:

Join us for a lively evening with We Are the Culture: Black Chicago's Influence on Everything author Arionne Nettles. Pop culture expert Arionne Nettles takes u...

Register now
Required
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Multicultural
Required
Seats Remaining: 69
Event Details:

Join us for a lively evening with We Are the

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

Book Bike: Thursday Night Out

Thursday, August 8, 2024 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Offsite
Program Type:
Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Kids & Families
Book Bike:

The Book Bike brings the library to you and your neighbors by popping up throughout the village—April through October, weather permitting! Learn more about Oak Park’s Book Bike »

Event Details:

The Book Bike visits Downtown Oak Park for Thursday Night Out, weather permitting. Downtown Oak Park restaurants offer a variety of drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts on...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Offsite
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Kids & Families

Book Bike

The Book Bike brings the library to you and your neighbors by popping up throughout the village—April through October, weather permitting! Learn more about Oak Park’s Book Bike »

Event Details:

The Book Bike visits Downtown Oak Park for Thursday Night Out, weather permitting.