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

"The Work": Black History Museum in the Idea Box

All Day 2/1 - 2/28
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Idea Box
Program Type: Equity & Anti-Racism
Event Details:
The struggle for social justice and racial equity are often referred to as "The Work." In honor of Black History Month, the second annual Idea Box Black History Museum honors Black Oak Park history and the leaders who have defied racial barriers t...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.

Art Exhibit: Chris Brown, "Awakening"

All Day 2/1 - 2/28
Maze Branch Library
Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Event Details:
Throughout February, stop into Maze Branch to see paintings by Chris Brown in his first-ever exhibition, Awakening. Read more about the artist and his work » Artist statement Photography was the first visual art medium to capture my attent...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.

Art Exhibit: "Alkebulan Shadows" by Jason Dorsey

All Day 2/7 - 3/11
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Gallery
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Equity & Anti-Racism
Event Details:
"Alkebulan" is the oldest and the only word of Indigenous origin referring to the continent of Africa. Alkebulan Shadows is a portrait photography project that challenges colonial imagery with contemporary, non-intrusive, non-exploitative photogra...
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Storytimes" group.

Shake, Rattle & Read

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Kids & Families, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
This storytime is designed for one-on-one interactions between caregivers and children up to age 5. Music and movement are paired in this big, joyful class. Get ready to sing and dance with your child! Register for each class you will attend, once...

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Masks Encouraged

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

This event is in the "Digital Learning" group.

Tech Help Drop-In: Digital Newspapers

10:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Creative Studio
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Digital Learning
Event Details:
Wondering how to use library resources to access newspapers and magazines digitally? Join us for a special Tech Help Drop-In session. Our digital learning staff will help you answer your questions and address your concerns about accessing digita...

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Masks Required

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

Y and Y

10:00am - 12:00pm
Dole Branch Library
This is not a library-led event.
Library Branch: Dole Branch Library
Room: Dole Branch Meeting Room
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.

Family Event: Hot Chocolate Making

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Elementary School
Program Type: Kids & Families
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Get cozy with cocoa! Kids and their grown-ups will assemble and decorate a gift-worthy jar of hot chocolate mix, plus whip up their own gourmet cup of cocoa with lots of fun toppings. Please register each child attending to ensure adequate supplies. ...
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 "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

VIRTUAL: Classroom Kitchen Series: Mardi Gras

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join Kristyn Slick of Classroom Kitchen in an interactive virtual cooking series focusing on ingredients commonly utilized during the winter. Transport yourself to New Orleans! We're transforming our kitchens into the best Mardi Gras par...

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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 "Civic Learning" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Civic Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join us for the candidate forum for the uncontested Park District of Oak Park Board April 6 Municipal Election. The forum will include statements from the candidates: Kassie Porreca, Jake Worley-Hood, and Chris Wollmuth. Participants will ...

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.

OPRC Board Meeting

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library
This is not a library-led event.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Conference Room
Meeting/Event Description
Board members meeting...

Stretch Life Group

7:00pm - 8:30pm
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.

Shake, Rattle & Read

10:30am - 11:00am
Dole Branch Library
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Registration
Library Branch: Dole Branch Library
Room: Dole Branch Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Kids & Families, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
This storytime is designed for one-on-one interactions between caregivers and children up to age 5. Music and movement are paired in this big, joyful class. Get ready to sing and dance with your child! Register for each class you will attend, once...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

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

Phone Meeting

10:45am - 12:00pm
Main Library
This is not a library-led event.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Conference Room
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.

Valentine Card Crafternoon

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Elementary School
Program Type: Kids & Families
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:
Drop in to create something beautiful to gift or keep for yourself! Best for kids in elementary school. Younger siblings may participate with caregiver support.  ...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Digital Learning" group.
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-8" group.

TechGirlz: Programming Edison Robots Using Python

2:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Creative Studio
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Digital Learning, Kids & Families, Students Grades 6-8
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13

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Event Details:
Programming Edison Robots using Python Curious about robots? Meet Edison, a Lego-compatible robot that is fun and easy to program. These robots are inexpensive and can be coded with blocks or in Python. In this workshop, students will have the opp...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

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

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

Shake, Rattle & Read in the Storytime Room

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
Register now
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Kids & Families, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
This storytime is designed for one-on-one interactions between caregivers and children up to age 5. Music and movement are paired in this big, joyful class. Get ready to sing and dance with your child! Register for each class you will attend, once pe...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

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