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TCT Leader

11:30am - 3:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

VIRTUAL: Chair Yoga

12:00pm - 12:30pm
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.

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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 "Civic Learning" group.
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Multicultural" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-12" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Civic Learning, Kids & Families, Multicultural, Students Grades 6-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Long-time human rights activist Billy Brooks will be focusing on youth empowerment and on the importance of youth-led social justice movements. Mr. Brooks will lay emphasis on the power of youth and the need for adults to facilitate their ability to ...
This event is in the "Civic Learning" group.

VIRTUAL: Law at the Library: Cleaning Up Your Credit

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Civic Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Each Law at the Library program features a presentation on Zoom by an experienced attorney, followed by a brief question and answer session. In this presentation, you'll learn: Strategies to tackle credit card debt How to improve a credit ...

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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 "Library Board" group.
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Program Type: Library Board

Board Meeting (virtual)

VIRTUAL MEETING: Agenda and Zoom link to be posted in meeting materials.

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

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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.

Oak Park Holistic Health Meetup Group

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Book Discussion Room
Meeting/Event Description
Discuss the conditions in our bodies that will heal themselves if given the proper raw materials. Chronic disease only occurs when you lose the ability to make new cells that work. The question is what does it take to make new cells that work....
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.

VIRTUAL: Adult Improv

7:00pm - 8:15pm
Virtual
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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Registration 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...

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

VIRTUAL: Shake, Rattle & Read

10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Kids & Families, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited

Shake, Rattle & Read (virtual)

Join your favorite librarians live via Zoom for books, songs, movement, and lots of fun! These storytimes are best for kids up to age 5. See all upcoming storytimes »

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.

Book Evaluation

11:45am - 2:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Book Discussion Room

VIRTUAL: The Importance of a Strong Resume

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
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. Presenter: Eileen Vesey Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Workforce and Community Initiative. Register now. ...

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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 "Digital Learning" group.
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.

VIRTUAL: TechGirlz Workshop: Podcasting

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School
Program Type: Digital Learning, Kids & Families
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8

TechGirlz

Are you a middle school student interested in technology? Are you looking to learn more about coding and computer programming or building your own digital apps? These are some of the things that you can explore in TechGirlz workshops. See all upcoming TechGirlz workshops »

About TechGirlz
TechGirlz's mission is to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. The nonprofit offers free, fun, interactive workshops led by industry professionals, community leaders, and students.

Event Details:
In this TechGirlz podcasting workshop, students in grades 5-8 will learn how to make their stories engaging and use sound to put their listeners into the aural environment of their story. They will learn how to accomplish this through music, sound ef...

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 "Multicultural" group.

VIRTUAL: French Conversation Hour

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
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Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Multicultural
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15

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 "Authors & Books" group.
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Authors & Books
Event Details:
The bestselling and award-winning author of Mexican Gothic discusses her newest book, Velvet Was the Night, and her genre-defying mashups of cultural noir and Lovecraftian horror. Velvet Was the Night is one of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books o...

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Illinois Libraries Present Virtual Program

After you register (using the registration link above), 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 made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among 200+ public libraries—including Oak Park Public Library—offering high-quality events for participating member libraries of all sizes and budgets.

Illinois Libraries Present is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com.

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

VIRTUAL: Cozy Pajama Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Kids & Families, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join us via Zoom for a special cozy storytime! Wear your favorite pajamas and bring your favorite cuddly stuffie for some cozy stories and fun songs. Best for kids up through age 6. ...

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 "Health & Wellness" group.
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Kids & Families
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
This talk will focus on today’s fast-changing gender landscape including current gender concepts, terms, statistics, social-emotional implications, and current best practices. Attendees will learn about the transgender and gender non-conforming exper...

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.

2021 Play group

10:00am - 12:00pm
Dole Branch Library
Library Branch: Dole Branch Library
Room: Dole Branch Meeting Room
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Storytimes" group.

VIRTUAL: Shake, Rattle & Read

10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Register now
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Kids & Families, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited

Shake, Rattle & Read (virtual)

Join your favorite librarians live via Zoom for books, songs, movement, and lots of fun! These storytimes are best for kids up to age 5. See all upcoming storytimes »

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.