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This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Gallery
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
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From the artist: "The grid comprises a new and ongoing body of work for me, which bridges abstraction and representational elements in my paintings. I also make use of collage in my work. I configure, borrow, and combine elements from my previous wo...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Digital Learning" group.

Media Preservation Station Overview

11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Creative Studio
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Digital Learning
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Seats Remaining: 15
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Curious about the library's Media Preservation tools? This program will review the library's different resources for digitizing different types of media—including VHS tapes, cassette tapes, film negatives, and more. We will explain some best pra...

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Masks Encouraged

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

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

English Language Conversation

10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Equity & Anti-Racism
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Seats Remaining: 31

English Language Conversation

Join other English language learners to practice English and learn new vocabulary in an informal setting. Conversation facilitators will lead the session with a variety of topics for conversation. Free and open to all English language learners.

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

International Poetry Series: South American Poetry

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
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Seats Remaining: 10
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Please join us for a survey of poetry around the world. We will meet in four monthly gatherings and begin our investigation with a literary culture of modern and contemporary South American poets. In the subsequent sessions, we will read Asian, ...
This event is in the "Authors & Books" group.
This event is in the "Civic Learning" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.

A Call to Activism With Ernest Crim III

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Authors & Books, Civic Learning, Equity & Anti-Racism
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Seats Remaining: 0
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Get tips, ideas and inspiration for engaging in community activism for yourself and others in A Call to Activism. Ernest Crim III is an Anti-Racist Educator and hate crime survivor who uses (Black) historical narratives to empower and educate fami...
This event is in the "Civic Learning" group.
This event is in the "Sustainability" group.

One Earth Film Festival: "Common Ground"

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Civic Learning, Sustainability
Event Details:
Join this Watch Party of One Earth Film Festival's screening of the film "Common Ground." FILM DESCRIPTION: From the filmmakers of “Kiss the Ground” (Netflix) comes the follow-up documentary “Common Ground,” winner of the Tribeca Film Festiva...
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

Death Cafe

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
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Seats Remaining: 26

Death Cafe

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to discuss death. The objective is to bring awareness to the impermanent nature of life so that we may remember the sacredness of each breath.

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

Planning Your Next Journey

10:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
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Seats Remaining: 149
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Change can be overwhelming. Particularly when it comes to thinking about your Aging in Place plan. But it doesn’t have to be. Planning Your Next Journey is an interactive panel discussion that introduces the many aspects that come with creating and p...
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

VIRTUAL: Chair Yoga

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
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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 "Arts & Culture" group.

Shakespeare Movie Fest: Macbeth

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
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Seats Remaining: 147
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Join in a celebration of Shakespeare's work at this weekly film series. Each week will feature a different film based on a Shakespeare's play. Come to all or any of the series.  April 23: Macbeth A thrilling interpretation of one of Shakes...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Multicultural" group.

Noche de Loteria/Loteria Night

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Offsite
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Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Multicultural
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Seats Remaining: 25

Noche de Loteria/Loteria Night

Noche de Loteria

¡Disfruta una noche de Lotería con tu familia y amigos y gana premios! ¡Para todas las edades! Durante la noche hablaremos en español y ingles. Este evento va tomar lugar en el restaurante Tacos '76 ubicado en 838 Madison St., Oak Park.

¿Qué es Lotería? Loteria es un juego similar a bingo. ¡Llena tu tabla primero y ganas!

Loteria Night

Enjoy a few rounds of Loteria with your family and friends and win prizes! For all ages! Throughout the night we will be speaking in Spanish and some English! This event will take place at Tacos ’76 located at 838 Madison St., Oak Park.

What is Loteria? Loteria is a century-old game often referred to as "Mexican Bingo." Fill your card first and you win!

This event is in the "Library Board" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Scoville Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Library Board

Board Meeting

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

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Meeting agenda and materials will be linked from this page—and via oppl.org/board—48 hours before the meeting date. ...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 39
Event Details:
On this full moon evening, enjoy the enchanting sounds of jazz vocalist Petra van Nuis and guitarist Andy Brown. Their delightful duet will transport you to a magical place under the stars. About the musicians The pairing of jazz vocalist Petra v...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.

Wednesday Matinee Film Series: Biggest Little Farm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
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Seats Remaining: 150
Event Details:
It is a Wednesday Matinee! Each Wednesday the library has a movie matinee film screening at Main Library. This week, it's the environmental documentary The Biggest Little Farm: Director John Chester, his wife Molly and their dog Todd attempt to tu...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.

VIRTUAL: The History of Motown Records

2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
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Seats Remaining: Unlimited
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In Detroit in the 1960’s Motown Records produced hits as efficiently as the Ford Motor Company produced automobiles. It was the “Sound of Young America” sung by performers like The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.  Using...
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

Sound Bath Meditation

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
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Seats Remaining: 0
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Looking for a way to reset and relax? Still the mind and expand your awareness through a guided meditation sound bath. Using the ambient sounds and vibrations of crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, and Tingsha Bells, a meditation ...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Multicultural" group.

VIRTUAL: French Conversation Hour

7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Multicultural
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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. All times are listed in Central time.

This event is in the "Digital Learning" group.

Tech Help Drop-In

10:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Creative Studio
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Digital Learning
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Seats Remaining: Unlimited

Tech Help Drop-In

Have a tech question? Join us for monthly Tech Help Drop-In sessions. Our digital learning staff will help you answer your technology-based questions and address your concerns about laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Sessions are limited to 15 minutes. Bring your questions and your device!

No registration required for these sessions. To protect everyone's safety, masks are required.

The Creative Studio is located on the third floor of the Main Library.

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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.
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Equity & Anti-Racism
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 131
Event Details:
Dr. Atef Said will present some of the key ideas of his recently published book, Revolution Squared, Tahrir, Political Possibilities and Counter-Revolution in Egypt. The book tells the story about the significance of Tahrir Square in Egypt’s rev...
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.

English Language Conversation

10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Equity & Anti-Racism
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 31

English Language Conversation

Join other English language learners to practice English and learn new vocabulary in an informal setting. Conversation facilitators will lead the session with a variety of topics for conversation. Free and open to all English language learners.

This event is in the "Authors & Books" group.
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Authors & Books
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Seats Remaining: 27
Event Details:
Hear author Tom Jones discuss alternate ways to frame losses, transforming the view of tragedies to recover from into introspective opportunities for self-examination and maturing instead. Tom Jones will also discuss his book Progressive Di...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Authors & Books" group.
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Scoville Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited

Crime & Coffee

Talk history and crime with fellow true crime lovers over a hot cup of coffee. Each month, participants will be presented with a true-crime case to discuss as a group. Expect multiple points of access to each case, from books, ebooks, and audiobooks to true crime podcasts, documentaries, and more. Then join library staff for coffee and snacks as we discuss the details. Whether you like to read, listen, or watch—or all of the above!—there's an option for everyone. Learn more about library-led book discussions »

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For the month of April, we'll be discussing The Art Thief by Michael Finkel Pick up a copy of the book in the Main Library Lobby. Watch the documentary on YouTube » ...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.

Shakespeare Fest

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Maze Branch Library
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Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Room: Maze Branch Meeting Room
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
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Seats Remaining: 63
Event Details:
Join us as we celebrate all things Shakespeare with an Open Mic, Elizabethan costume contest and crafts! ...
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

Grief Journaling

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Scoville Room
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16

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.

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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.