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This event is in the "Authors & Books" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.

Art Exhibit: "Tiny Clay Books" by Julie Simon

All Day 7/1 - 7/31
Maze Branch Library
Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Equity & Anti-Racism
Event Details:

View artist Julie Simon's Tiny Clay Books exhibit on display at Maze Branch, July 1-31.

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

Book Bike: Thursday Night Out

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Offsite
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Offsite
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, 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 »

Event Details:

The Book Bike visits Downtown Oak Park for Thursday Night Out, weather permitting. 

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Digital Learning" group.

Audio Production for Podcasting and Audiobooks

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Creative Studio
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Digital Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:

Want to know how to edit your podcast or audiobook recordings so they're ready for sharing? Join us for this workshop on the basics of mixing and mastering audio for podcasts and audiobooks.

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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.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.

Art Exhibit: "Suffrage Song" by Caitlin Cass

All Day 7/23 - 8/24
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Gallery
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Equity & Anti-Racism
Event Details:

Suffrage Song is a graphic novel and art exhibition that seeks to understand how the radical call for universal suffrage led by the American Equal Rights Association after the Civil War became caught in a mire of racist and sexist id

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

Scrabble Club

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:

Join us for a friendly game of Scrabble. All skills levels and ages are welcome.

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Equity & Anti-Racism
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 120

Wednesday Movie Matinee

Join us each Wednesday for an afternoon film screening at the Main Library!

Event Details:

This week, we are celebrating Disability Pride Month with "Everything Everywhere All At Once." When an i

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 "Authors & Books" group.
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.

Book Bike: Thursday Night Out

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Offsite
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Offsite
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, 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 »

Event Details:

The Book Bike visits Downtown Oak Park for Thursday Night Out, weather permitting. 

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Authors & Books" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.

Artist Talk & Reception: "Suffrage Song" by Caitlin Cass

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Equity & Anti-Racism
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 112
Event Details:

Artist Caitlin Cass will discuss her work and will have copies of her graphic novel, Suffrage Song, available for purchase and signing.

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.

Film Screening: "Dislecksia: The Movie"

11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: High School, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Equity & Anti-Racism, Kids & Families
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:

Get on board with Emmy award-winning filmmaker Harvey Hubbell V and his crew as they explore the unique nature of how each of us learn.

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 "Careers & Businesses" group.
This event is in the "Civic Learning" group.
This event is in the "Digital Learning" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.
This event is in the "Multicultural" group.
This event is in the "Sustainability" group.

Understanding AI

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Creative Studio
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Careers & Businesses, Civic Learning, Digital Learning, Equity & Anti-Racism, Multicultural, Sustainability
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:

Join Creative Technology Specialist Kay and Health & Wellness Specialist Claire for a discussion of the social and ethical issues surrounding AI.

Disclaimer(s)

Masks Required

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

Dole Branch closed

All Day 7/29 - 8/5
Dole Branch Library
Closing
Branches:
Dole Branch Library
Description:

Dole Branch Library will be closed for new window installation from Monday, July 29 through Monday, August 5.

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

Virtual: Adult Improv

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
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Virtual Event
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited

Adult Improv

Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve your quick-thinking skills? Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy. All skill levels welcome. Warning: Hilarity will ensue.

Adult Improv is held both in person at the Maze Branch Library and virtually every month; see all upcoming Adult Improv events »

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 "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Kids & Families

Wednesday Movie Matinee

Join us each Wednesday for an afternoon film screening at the Main Library!

Event Details:

This week Elemental: Disney and Pixar’s “Elemental” is an all-new, original feature film set in Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air residents live together.

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Multicultural" group.

VIRTUAL: French Conversation Hour

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
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Virtual Event
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Multicultural
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19

French Conversation Hour

Join us for a casual hour of open conversation with other French speakers. Whether you speak enough to hold a basic conversation or you can rattle off long stories, all are welcome. No class, no formal lesson—just practice for current French speakers.

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

Book Bike: Thursday Night Out

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Offsite
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Offsite
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, 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 »

Event Details:

The Book Bike visits Downtown Oak Park for Thursday Night Out, weather permitting. 

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture

Wednesday Movie Matinee

Join us each Wednesday for an afternoon film screening at the Main Library!

Event Details:

This week's film: The inspiring documentary 20 Feet From Stardom profiles backup singers who have performed for superstars such as Stevie Wonder, Sting and Bruce Springsteen.

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Authors & Books" group.
This event is in the "Multicultural" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Multicultural
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 68
Event Details:

Join us for a lively evening with We Are the

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

Book Bike: Thursday Night Out

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Offsite
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Offsite
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, 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 »

Event Details:

The Book Bike visits Downtown Oak Park for Thursday Night Out, weather permitting. 

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Digital Learning" group.

3D Printing Workshop: Slicer Basics

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Creative Studio
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Digital Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:

Learn how to use the Cloudprint Makerbot slicer software to import a 3D model and adjust settings so you can get your print to be exactly how you want it to be!  We will go over how to find f

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 "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.
This event is in the "Multicultural" group.

Spanish Conversation Hour / Conversación en español

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Equity & Anti-Racism, Multicultural
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 32

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.

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

Scrabble Club

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
Register now
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:

Join us for a friendly game of Scrabble. All skills levels and ages are welcome.

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
This event is in the "Authors & Books" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.
This event is in the "Multicultural" group.

Latine Author Book Cafe: "Doña Cleanwell Leaves Home"

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
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Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Authors & Books, Equity & Anti-Racism, Multicultural
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26

Latine Author Book Cafe

Join us on the second Tuesday of each month as we discuss works written by Latine authors.* Spanish language copies will be made available when possible. Learn more about library-led book discussions »

*After discussion with community members and staff, the library changed its usage from “Latinx” to “Latine.” Latine is a term created by LGBTQIA+ Spanish speakers. This term uses the letter "e" to illustrate gender inclusivity within existing Spanish pronunciation rules. It is a more inclusive term that acknowledges the gender and language diversity of the community.

Event Details:

August Book Club Pick: "Doña Cleanwell Leaves Home" by Ana Castillo

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

Adult Improv

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Maze Branch Library
Register now
Registration
Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Room: Maze Branch Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 63

Adult Improv

Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve your quick-thinking skills? Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy. All skill levels welcome. Warning: Hilarity will ensue.

Adult Improv is held both in person at the Maze Branch Library and virtually every month; see all upcoming Adult Improv events »

This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture

Wednesday Movie Matinee

Join us each Wednesday for an afternoon film screening at the Main Library!

Event Details:

This week big name movie stars Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, and Jennifer Lopez in Shall We Dance?: Despite having a great career as a lawyer in Chicago, and a loving family, John Clark is missing something in his life as he wanders