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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.
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. Stay for a visit with the Book Bike! Best for families with kids 0-5. Weather permitting. ...

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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.

Kids Movie Screening: "Finding Nemo"

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School
Program Type: Kids & Families
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 116
Event Details:
Cool off with Nemo, Marlin, Dory, Squirt, and Bruce on the big screen! (2003, G, 1h 40m) ...

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

Upcycle Craft: Let's Make Musical Instruments!

10:00am - 11:30am
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Preschool, Elementary School
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Civic Learning, Kids & Families
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Let's keep plastics out of our oceans and landfills! Kids are invited to make musical instruments from recyclable containers and play them in this ocean-inspired program. For ages 4-8. ...

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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.

Shake, Rattle & Read

10:30am - 11:00am
Dole Branch Library
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Library Branch: Dole Branch Library
Room: Dole Branch Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Kids & Families, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
An energetic program designed for children up to age 5, with caregiver support. Get ready to sing, dance, and listen to great stories! Register for each class you will attend. No need to fill out the form for each family member, just once per grou...

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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.
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 60
Event Details:
Summer of Soul: a music documentary that explores and reclaims the legacy of the six-week 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. It features unpublished footage of performances by Nina Simone, B.B. King, Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, and Glad...

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Masks Encouraged

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

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

Queerios: Zine Workshop (Grades 6-8)

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Middle School
Program Type: Students Grades 6-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited

Queerios

Queerios is a group for middle school students that affirms and celebrates LGBTQ+ people. Allies are welcome.

Event Details:
Express your creativity at our zine-making workshop. Zines are a great way to share your art, poetry, and thoughts with others.  ...

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Masks Encouraged

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

Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Meeting/Event Description
Come play chess at the Oak Park Public Library! USCF Membership will be needed to play. Tournament Format: 3 round Swiss tournament, G/65;d5 (65 minutes for each player for the game with a 5 second clock delay for each move) Sections: U1400 & Ope...
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Storytimes" group.

Shake, Rattle & Read in Stevenson 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.

English Language Conversation

10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Book Discussion Room
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Details:
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 "Kids & Families" group.
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School
Program Type: Kids & Families

Book Bike

The Book Bike brings the library to you and your neighbors by popping up throughout the village—April through October, weather permitting! Learn more about Oak Park’s Book Bike at oppl.org/bike »

Event Details:
The Book Bike visits Oak Park Conservatory for the What's In Your Garden: Insects in the Garden event, weather permitting. Check out materials, learn about library services and events, or sign up for a library card on the spot. Everyone is encou...
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Storytimes" group.

Drag Storytime & Craft

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, Elementary School
Program Type: Kids & Families, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Join some of your favorite librarians and a special guest star for an energetic story time and craft. We'll share books, songs, dancing, and a creative hour of fun together.  Best for ages 2+.  ...

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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 "Multicultural" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Multicultural
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited

Spanish Conversation Hour

Join us for a casual hour of open conversation with other Spanish speakers. Whether you speak enough to hold a basic conversation or can rattle off long stories, all levels are welcome. No class, no formal lesson—just practice for current Spanish 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 "Careers & Businesses" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-12" group.

Leading Edge Teen Environmental Club

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Careers & Businesses, Students Grades 6-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9

Teen Environmental Club

Want to make a difference in your community? Join the Teen Environmental Club for their monthly Adopt-a-Block cleanup! Meet in the Main Library Teen Space on the second floor, and we'll walk together to the nearby designated adopted block. Litter clean-up supplies will be provided.

All teens are welcome to join! This program is led by the Leading Edge Teen Advisory Board (LETAB) where teens gain leadership skills and work together to build community. Learn more about LETAB »

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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.

Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Gallery
Meeting/Event Description
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 ...
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Storytimes" group.

Shake, Rattle & Read

10:30am - 11:00am
Maze Branch Library
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Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Room: Maze Branch Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Kids & Families, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
An energetic program designed for children up to age 5, with caregiver support. Get ready to sing, dance, and listen to great stories! Register for each class you will attend. No need to fill out the form for each family member, just once per grou...

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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.

Baby/Toddler Nature Exploration

11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Kids & Families
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
It's never too early to start exploring nature! Join us for stories and science activities in Scoville Park, perfect for babies, toddlers, and their siblings. We will meet outside the library on the plaza. Weather permitting.  Register your f...