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This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Multicultural" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Idea Box
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Multicultural
Event Details:
Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday in which we celebrate our lost loved ones on November 1 and 2. Now on display in the Idea Box, view this year's display titled "Lagrimas de Alegria"—designed by fellow librarian, talented artist, and Oak ...
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Lobby
Program Type: Kids & Families
Event Details:
Donate new and gently used everyday children's essentials to Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit that provides children living in low-income and homeless situations with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play. Mos...
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Storytimes" group.

Storytimes in the Park: Scoville

10:00am - 10:30am
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Kids & Families, Storytimes

Storytimes in the Park

We’re partnering with the Park District of Oak Park to bring the library to your neighborhood! Share books, songs, and play with a fun storytime in our parks. Best for families with kids 0-5. Based on COVID-19 safety measures, capacity is limited to 20 families, with masks. See all upcoming storytimes »

Event Details:
Today’s class is located at Scoville Park (800 Lake), weather permitting. Bring your own blanket! DAYCARES, PRESCHOOLS, AND CAMPS: Due to Covid safety measures, we do not have the space to accommodate group visits for these events. Please contact ...

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Health & Safety

  • Wear a mask covering both your nose and mouth to participate in an outdoor event, interact with library staff, or visit the Book Bike. Stay home if you are feeling sick.
  • Follow safe physical distancing guidelines: at least 6 feet is best. Please use ground markers or other distancing visuals that may be used by library staff to help keep participants safely distanced while participating in an outdoor event or visiting the Book Bike.
  • Use hand sanitizer before and after touching anything on the Book Bike or provided by the library at an outdoor event. Hand sanitizer may be provided by the library, but please feel free to bring your own in case we run low!

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

VIRTUAL: The History of James Taylor & Carly Simon

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
In the early 1970s, the singer/songwriter ruled the radio: Carole King, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens. But the era’s ultimate power couple was husband and wife James Taylor and Carly Simon. Using performance and interview clips, we’ll tr...

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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.

This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-12" group.

NEW DATE: VIRTUAL: Chess Champs

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School
Program Type: Kids & Families, Students Grades 6-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join us for a chess workshop and open play chess club, led by instructor Luis Tubens. Best for ages 5-13.  Please have your own board ready. If you don't own one, you can place a hold on a Discovery Kit Chess bag, print out a 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.

This event is in the "Authors & Books" group.
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Authors & Books
Event Details:
Author Chris Bohjalian, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 22 books adapted into three movies and a TV series, will speak in this live virtual event about his newest release The Hour of the Witch. This program is in partnership with ...

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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.

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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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Multicultural
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16

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.

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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.

Launching Your Business

2:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Meeting/Event Description
Our organization Supreme Billionaires Club was formed with the focus on financial literacy and knowledge within the paths many may take pursuing entrepreneurship. This is an educational event with the purpose of informing people how to begin launchin...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-12" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Kids & Families, Students Grades 6-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24

Try-It Thursdays

Students in grades 4-8 can try or create something new. Upcoming programs will be hosted outdoors in Scoville Park (weather-permitting), virtually on Zoom, or for pick up as a grab-bag kit. Register now to join us for any and all events in this series »

We're planners, so the project listed is what we expect to explore. But we're also spontaneous, flexible, and fun! So topics might change closer to each date. Questions? Please call 708.383.3420 or email contactus@oppl.org.

Event Details:
An astrological birth chart (or natal chart) is a map of where the stars and planets were in the sky at the time of your birth. You may already be familiar with your sun sign, which is determined by the day and month of your birth. To map out the res...

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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.

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4:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Conference Room
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

VIRTUAL: Medicare Educational Seminar

5:00pm - 6:00pm
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

Medicare Educational Seminar

Medicare can be confusing. Find out what Medicare covers, what it doesn’t, and your potential out-of-pocket exposure, and learn about Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost-saving strategies for the year ahead. Presented by Ivan Morgan from Premier Medicare Benefits.

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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.

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Authors & Books" group.
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books

No Shush Salon

Listen to performances by local creative types and share your own works-in-progress or newly finished endeavors at this monthly open mic night. Each person will have 15 minutes to present their latest creative endeavor. Spectators are welcome and appreciated!

Event Details:
About the featured presenter Brian Keene is an American author and podcaster, primarily known for his work in horror, dark fantasy, crime fiction, and comic books. He has won the 2014 World Horror Grandmaster Award and two Bram Stoker Awards. In add...

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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.

Launching Your Business Pt. 2

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Meeting/Event Description
Our organization Supreme Billionaires Club was formed with the focus on financial literacy and knowledge within the paths many may take pursuing entrepreneurship. This is an educational event with the purpose of informing people how to begin launchin...
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
The majority of persons living with dementia are cared for by family members or friends. While caregiving demands can take a toll on families, there also may be opportunities for personal growth and connection. Please join us for a presentation by Da...

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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.

Room Holding

9:00am - 10:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room

Room Holding

9:00am - 10:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room

Room Holding

9:00am - 10:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Book Discussion Room

Room Holding

9:00am - 10:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Conference Room