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This event is in the "Digital Learning" group.
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-12" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School
Program Type: Digital Learning, Kids & Families, Students Grades 6-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29

TechGirlz

Are you a middle school girl interested in technology? Are you looking to learn more about coding and computer programming or building your own digital apps? These are some of the things that you can explore in TechGirlz workshops. See all upcoming TechGirlz workshops »

About TechGirlz
TechGirlz's mission is to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. The nonprofit offers free, fun, interactive workshops led by industry professionals, community leaders, and students.

All times are listed in Central time (TechGirlz lists their workshops in Eastern time, so please take note of the time zone).

Event Details:
 Did you know that Disney, Netflix, Google and NASA, just to name a few, are all using Python? Python can be used for creating web applications, automation, programming robots and artificial intelligence. Python is the language of choice from be...

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

VIRTUAL: Writers' Word Feast

12:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
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Registration
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 "Digital Learning" group.
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-12" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School
Program Type: Digital Learning, Kids & Families, Students Grades 6-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29

TechGirlz

Are you a middle school girl interested in technology? Are you looking to learn more about coding and computer programming or building your own digital apps? These are some of the things that you can explore in TechGirlz workshops. See all upcoming TechGirlz workshops »

About TechGirlz
TechGirlz's mission is to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. The nonprofit offers free, fun, interactive workshops led by industry professionals, community leaders, and students.

All times are listed in Central time (TechGirlz lists their workshops in Eastern time, so please take note of the time zone).

Event Details:
 Did you know that Disney, Netflix, Google and NASA, just to name a few, are all using Python? Python can be used for creating web applications, automation, programming robots and artificial intelligence. Python is the language of choice from be...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Shake, Rattle & Read

10:30am - 11:00am
Maze Branch Library
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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: 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.

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 "Digital Learning" group.
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-12" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School
Program Type: Digital Learning, Kids & Families, Students Grades 6-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29

TechGirlz

Are you a middle school girl interested in technology? Are you looking to learn more about coding and computer programming or building your own digital apps? These are some of the things that you can explore in TechGirlz workshops. See all upcoming TechGirlz workshops »

About TechGirlz
TechGirlz's mission is to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. The nonprofit offers free, fun, interactive workshops led by industry professionals, community leaders, and students.

All times are listed in Central time (TechGirlz lists their workshops in Eastern time, so please take note of the time zone).

Event Details:
 Did you know that Disney, Netflix, Google and NASA, just to name a few, are all using Python? Python can be used for creating web applications, automation, programming robots and artificial intelligence. Python is the language of choice from be...

Disclaimer(s)

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 "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 »

Event Details:
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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Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Join us for a friendly game of Scrabble. All skills levels and ages welcome.   ...

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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Registration
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! ...

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.
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: 8
Event Details:
After going through Adventurer Training, discover being a Game Master, pulling the strings and running the game!  Sign up for a second week of training where you'll dive deeper into the rules, learn to run a game, make maps, and create your o...

Disclaimer(s)

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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Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School
Program Type: Kids & Families
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
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 age...

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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.

Latinx Author Book Cafe: "Mexican Gothic"

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
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Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Book Discussion Room
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Details:
Join us the second Tuesday of each month, as we discuss works written by Latinx authors. Spanish language copies will be made available when possible. Learn more about library-led book discussions » August Book Club pick: New York Times ...

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.
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-12" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School
Program Type: Digital Learning, Kids & Families, Students Grades 6-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29

TechGirlz

Are you a middle school girl interested in technology? Are you looking to learn more about coding and computer programming or building your own digital apps? These are some of the things that you can explore in TechGirlz workshops. See all upcoming TechGirlz workshops »

About TechGirlz
TechGirlz's mission is to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. The nonprofit offers free, fun, interactive workshops led by industry professionals, community leaders, and students.

All times are listed in Central time (TechGirlz lists their workshops in Eastern time, so please take note of the time zone).

Event Details:
 Did you know that Disney, Netflix, Google and NASA, just to name a few, are all using Python? Python can be used for creating web applications, automation, programming robots and artificial intelligence. Python is the language of choice from be...

Disclaimer(s)

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 "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 "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! ...

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
Register now
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: 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.

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 "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. 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.