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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
Event Details:
Surface Depth strives to use photographs of familiar surfaces or substances, perhaps not often closely observed, to create compositions whose intent is to capture attention when viewed from afar and to stimulate contemplation when observed more close...
Branches:
Main Library, Maze Branch Library, Dole Branch Library, Virtual, Offsite
Description:
Scheduled building closing See all closings » Review regular library hours by location » Unexpected, emergency closings are posted on this website and at the Emergency Closing Center. Information also is shared with local media an...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Civic Learning" group.
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Multicultural" group.

Idea Box: Disability Pride Display

All Day 7/5 - 7/29
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Idea Box
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Civic Learning, Kids & Families, Multicultural
Event Details:
July has been celebrated as Disability Pride Month since 1990, when the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed.  This month, celebrate Disability Pride with us! This display features information, quotes, and memes from disabled self-advoc...

Career Passport Class

9:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Conference Room
Meeting/Event Description
This will be the initial class of a 5 week job readiness and job skills class for our clients....
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Storytimes" group.

Shake, Rattle & Read at Lindberg Park

10:00am - 10:30am
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Kids & Families, Storytimes
Event Details:
We’re partnering with the Park District of Oak Park to bring the library to your neighborhood! Share books, songs, and play with fun storytimes in our parks. Best for families with kids 0-5. Weather permitting.  See all upcoming storytimes » ...

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Masks Encouraged

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

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

Young & Restless at Scoville Park

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

Young & Restless

This class is designed for one-on-one interactions between caregivers and children birth to 24 months. Babies learn to associate books with fun and shared moments with their favorite adults. One-year-olds love to wander and listen while they explore, and caregivers can help them participate while on the move. Short books are paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills. See all upcoming storytimes »

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Weather permitting.   ...

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Masks Encouraged

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

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

Midday Meditation

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Virtual
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Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited

Midday Meditation

You've likely heard people talk about the benefits of meditation for managing stress, boosting the immune system, and increasing energy. Now is a great time to start a practice or revisit one. This is a welcoming group of meditators, old and brand new. The session starts with Kundalini breath practices that offer powerful practices to shift your state of mind and make meditation more accessible.

About the instructor
Teacher Betsy Grimm is a yoga and meditation instructor who is drawn to practices to help manage mood, anxiety, and depression.

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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 "Students Grades 6-12" group.

Teen Activities: Dole

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Dole Branch Library
Library Branch: Dole Branch Library
Room: Dole Branch Meeting Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Students Grades 6-12
Event Details:
Join us for board games, snacks, relaxing coloring, and more at the Dole Branch every Tuesday this Summer.  So bring your friends and come hang out for a while!   Teens ages 13-18 welcome! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

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

Career Passport Class

9:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Book Discussion Room
Meeting/Event Description
This will be the initial class of a 5 week job readiness and job skills class for our clients....
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

Art & Nostalgia Series: Narrative Collage

9:30am - 11:30am
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Come learn and express yourself in a series of workshops from Slowfire Oak Park designed to spark memory and spur narrative. You're invited to attend any or all sessions. See the schedule below to register for each session.  July 6:...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

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

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

Shake, Rattle & Read at Scoville Park

10:00am - 10:30am
Offsite
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Kids & Families, Storytimes
Event Details:
We’re partnering with the Park District of Oak Park to bring the library to your neighborhood! Share books, songs, and play with fun storytimes in our parks. Best for families with kids 0-5. Weather permitting.  See all upcoming storytimes » ...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

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

Low Vision Peer Support Group Meeting

10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Conference Room
Meeting/Event Description
The purpose of this group is for participants to discover resources and strategies for coping with vision loss in a friendly and supportive setting. This peer support group is intended for adults who are seeking to regain personal independent and to ...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-12" group.

Music to Me Performing Arts Camp: Music History & Appreciation

11:00am - 2:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Students Grades 6-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 119
Event Details:
Join us Wednesdays from 11 am to 2 pm for a five-week performing arts camp designed to encourage youth to explore a musical concept of choice. For students in grades 6-12. Register now for any or all sessions you'd like to attend » During thi...

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Masks Encouraged

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

Music to Me: Performing Arts Camp

11:00am - 2:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Join us Wednesdays from 11 am to 2 pm for a six-week performing arts camp designed to encourage youth to explore a musical concept of choice. For students in grades 6-12.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

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

Detection by Daylight Book Group

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Maze Branch Library
Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Room: Maze Branch Meeting Room
Meeting/Event Description
In July we will discuss Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman, published in 1970.  This is the first book in the series that features Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Navajo tribal police officers in Arizona.  There is something exceptionally disturbing...

Housing Forward

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dole Branch Library
Library Branch: Dole Branch Library
Room: Dole Branch Meeting Room
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-12" group.

Teen Activities: Maze

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Maze Branch Library
Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Room: Maze Branch Meeting Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Students Grades 6-12
Event Details:
Join us for board games, snacks, relaxing coloring, and more at the Maze Branch every Wednesday this Summer.  So bring your friends and come hang out for a while!   Teens ages 13-18 welcome! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

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

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

Teen Services: Pokémon Club

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Book Discussion Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Students Grades 6-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:
Join us for a weekly Pokemon Fan Club! There will be tables set up where you can learn and play the Pokemon Trading Card Game, and plug-in ports are available to charge up any handheld devices so Pokemon GO gamers are absolutely welcome! Snacks wi...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

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

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

Tech Wednesday: Coding Unplugged (Ages 5-6)

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Preschool, Elementary School
Program Type: Digital Learning, Kids & Families
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Learn the basics of coding in this unplugged program that is fun, interactive, and educational. For ages 5-6. A similar coding program is available for kids ages 7-8 on Wednesday, July 6, 5-6 pm. Register now » ...

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Masks Encouraged

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

INFORMATIONAL - Show Out! Teen Talent Showcase

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
Are you a teen with talent? Want a safe space to share it with peers? Come to the informational for "Show Out!" the teen talent showcase where you're allowed to express your gifts and be supported by other teens. Details on how to be a performer will...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

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

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

Tech Wednesday: Fun With Coding (Ages 7-8)

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Elementary School
Program Type: Digital Learning, Kids & Families
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Learn basic coding concepts in this program that is designed to be fun, interactive, and educational. For ages 7-8. A similar coding program is available for kids ages 5-6 on Wednesday, July 6, 3:30-4:30 pm. Register now » ...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Encouraged

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