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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. 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.

NARFE Chapter 1771 Meeting

12:00pm - 3:30pm
Dole Branch Library
Library Branch: Dole Branch Library
Room: Dole Branch Meeting Room
Meeting/Event Description
July meeting of NARFE Chapter 1771. All are welcome to attend. May have a guest speaker. ...
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 108
Event Details:
Join us in a two-part series oriented around Alzheimer’s disease and dementia caregiver support, presented by a representative from Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Caregiver Workshop: Resiliency & Coping Strategies for Dementia Caregiver...

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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.

Kids Movie Screening: "Little Mermaid" Sing-Along

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: 118
Event Details:
We're not under the sea, but we will sing like it! Whether you're a fan of Ariel or Ursula, there's a spot for you here. Isn't it neat? (1989, G, 1h 23m) ...

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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.

Meet & Greet Our Fish

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Children's Services Area
Age Group: Preschool, Elementary School
Program Type: Kids & Families
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Please join our friends from Blue Planet Aquarium Services to learn about the fish that call the Main Library home. Come with your best questions and comments about all things ichthyological! ...

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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: 4
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 "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: 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.

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

Kids Cooking Workshop: Making Sushi

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Kids & Families
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
In this workshop, the instructor will read a book to students, teach students about the art of preparing sushi, and help them prepare sushi rolls. Students will eat their sushi while the group discusses the ocean and how important it is to all of us ...

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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 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 » ...

Disclaimer(s)

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: 23
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 "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.

Ceramics Workshop for Kids (Ages 8-10)

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Elementary School
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Kids & Families
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Participants will explore a variety of mark making tools, stamps, rollers, and textures on clay to create their own Under/Above the Ocean tableaus! Student work will be fired and available for pick up approximately two weeks after the workshop. ...

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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.

VIRTUAL: Writers' Word Feast

12:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited

Writers' Word Feast

Bring your words and words yet to be written to this writers' group for writers of all types and genre. Each writer will get a chance to read their story, poem, or novel chapter and receive feedback from the group. Then we will spend some time writing!

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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 "Authors & Books" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Book Discussion Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25

Coffee & Crime

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.

Event Details:
For the month of July, we'll be discussing Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men: Pick up a copy of the book in the Main Library Lobby. Listen to the Dark Histories Podcast: Belle Gunness: Lady Bluebeard &...

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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
Maze Branch Library
Registration closed
Registration
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...

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 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 » ...

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.

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 »

Event Details:
Weather permitting.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

Disclaimer(s)

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.