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

Chess Champs

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School
Program Type: Kids & Families, Students Grades 6-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Join us for a chess workshop and open play chess club, led by instructor Luis Tubens. Best for ages 5-13. ...

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Masks Encouraged

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

Mix of Minds Meeting

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Meeting/Event Description
Discussion Group...
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. 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.
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 "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

Scrabble Club

10:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Join us for a friendly game of Scrabble. All skills levels and ages welcome.   ...

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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.

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
Registration Required
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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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 "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! ...

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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.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Book Discussion Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Students Grades 6-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Greetings Teen Adventurers! Come join us for a two-day Dungeons and Dragons Bootcamp where you will learn the basics of DnD, play a practice game, create a character of your own, and be invited to an adventure later in the month. No experience nec...

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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.

Graphic Novel Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School
Program Type: Kids & Families
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join us to take a look at all the kids graphic novels that were published in the last month, share recommendations, get crafty, and celebrate visual storytelling! No pre-reading required, just bring your love of comics and graphic novels. Best for ag...

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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 "Students Grades 6-12" group.

Supported Gardening

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Maze Branch Library
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Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Age Group: Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School
Program Type: Kids & Families, Students Grades 6-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Gardening helps build strong bodies and minds! This season, we will be growing a Victory Garden with herbs and vegetables that we will harvest, turn some into snacks, and donate the rest to Beyond Hunger. Visual schedules and sensory supports will be...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

Art & Nostalgia Series: Mixed Media Story Quilts

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: 11
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 13:...

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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 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.

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

Music to Me Performing Arts Camp: Vocal/Artistic Influence

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: 120
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: 20
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.  ...
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-12" group.

Teen Activities: Maze

1:00pm - 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! ...

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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.

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...

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Masks Encouraged

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

Oak Park CashFlow 101 Game Night

6:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Book Discussion Room
Meeting/Event Description
We have played the Cashflow game here for four years. Everyone has been asking when will the meetings continue. This is an entry-level game created by Rich Dad author Robert Kiyosaki, Cashflow 101 teaches players how to create cash flow by investing ...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.

Hidden Memory: An American World War II Story

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 120
Event Details:
Join professional storyteller Anne Shimojima, a third-generation Japanese American, as she shares the moving story of her family's journey from Japan and through the concentration camps of World War II. Shimojima's powerful and impactful presentation...

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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.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School, Adults
Program Type: Kids & Families
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Join us for a tabletop roleplaying adventure set in the pastoral fantasy world of Haeth. Using the Wanderhome system, we will embark together on a journey as animal folk to explore a vast landscape full of boundless beauty, ancient legends, and small...

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Masks Encouraged

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