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Access Granted Co-Ed Mentor Program

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Careers & Businesses, Equity & Anti-Racism, Health & Wellness, Students Grades 6-8, Students Grades 9-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:
This program offers mentorship to students grades 6th through 12th, providing them with invaluable educational opportunities and nurturing personal growth. Our principal goal is to cultivate a broad spectrum of social-emotional learning competencies,...
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

Death Cafe

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26

Death Cafe

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to discuss death. The objective is to bring awareness to the impermanent nature of life so that we may remember the sacredness of each breath.

This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

Planning Your Next Journey

10:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 149
Event Details:
Change can be overwhelming. Particularly when it comes to thinking about your Aging in Place plan. But it doesn’t have to be. Planning Your Next Journey is an interactive panel discussion that introduces the many aspects that come with creating and p...
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

VIRTUAL: Chair Yoga

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
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Virtual Event
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)

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.

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 "Health & Wellness" group.

Sound Bath Meditation

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Looking for a way to reset and relax? Still the mind and expand your awareness through a guided meditation sound bath. Using the ambient sounds and vibrations of crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, and Tingsha Bells, a meditation ...
This event is in the "Careers & Businesses" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 9-12" group.

Access Granted Co-Ed Mentor Program

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library
Register now
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Careers & Businesses, Equity & Anti-Racism, Health & Wellness, Students Grades 6-8, Students Grades 9-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:
This program offers mentorship to students grades 6th through 12th, providing them with invaluable educational opportunities and nurturing personal growth. Our principal goal is to cultivate a broad spectrum of social-emotional learning competencies,...
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

Grief Journaling

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
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Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Scoville Room
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16

Grief Journaling Workshop

Have you experienced the loss of a loved one (a partner, family member, mentor, friend, etc.)? Are you experiencing ambiguous loss or anticipatory grief? Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, you are welcome to join us on this journey of journaling. Each session will begin with prompts and/or a guided meditation followed by time to journal. At the end of each session, we will set aside time to share, if you feel so moved. Feel free to come to any or all workshops.

Disclaimer(s)

Virtual & In-Person Program

After you register (below), you will receive an email with information about attending in person and a specific link to join the event virtually.

Please indicate whether you plan to attend the event in person or virtually when you register. 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 "Health & Wellness" group.

VIRTUAL: Chair Yoga

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
Register now
Registration
Virtual Event
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)

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.

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 "Careers & Businesses" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 9-12" group.

Access Granted Co-Ed Mentor Program

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library
Register now
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Careers & Businesses, Equity & Anti-Racism, Health & Wellness, Students Grades 6-8, Students Grades 9-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:
This program offers mentorship to students grades 6th through 12th, providing them with invaluable educational opportunities and nurturing personal growth. Our principal goal is to cultivate a broad spectrum of social-emotional learning competencies,...
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

Older Adults Coffee Hour

9:30am - 11:00am
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Lobby Community Space
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Event Details:
Stop into the library for a cup of coffee and friendly conversation.  ...
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Conference Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Cuando te enfrentes a momentos difíciles, tener un grupo de apoyo al que puedas hablar para obtener consejos y alientos puede ayudarte a sentirte conectado socialmente y darte un sentido de pertenencia y propósito. Conectarse con otras personas como ...

Disclaimer(s)

Virtual & In-Person Program

After you register (below), you will receive an email with information about attending in person and a specific link to join the event virtually.

Please indicate whether you plan to attend the event in person or virtually when you register. 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 "Health & Wellness" group.

VIRTUAL: Midday Meditation

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Virtual
Register now
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited

Midday Meditation

You've likely heard people talk about the benefits of meditation for managing stress, boosting the immune system, and increasing energy. Now is a great time to start a practice or revisit one. This is a welcoming group of meditators, old and brand new. The session starts with Kundalini breath practices that offer powerful practices to shift your state of mind and make meditation more accessible.

About the instructor
Teacher Betsy Grimm is a yoga and meditation instructor who is drawn to practices to help manage mood, anxiety, and depression.

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 "Careers & Businesses" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 9-12" group.

Access Granted Co-Ed Mentor Program

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library
Register now
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Careers & Businesses, Equity & Anti-Racism, Health & Wellness, Students Grades 6-8, Students Grades 9-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:
This program offers mentorship to students grades 6th through 12th, providing them with invaluable educational opportunities and nurturing personal growth. Our principal goal is to cultivate a broad spectrum of social-emotional learning competencies,...
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 150
Event Details:
This Thrive Talk will help you become even more of the family you want to be. You will hear a perspective that will empower you to respond to your kids and other family members in ways that foster peace, love and understanding.  We will focus...
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

VIRTUAL: Chair Yoga

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
Register now
Registration
Virtual Event
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)

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.

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 "Authors & Books" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.
Registration
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Authors & Books, Equity & Anti-Racism, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Oak Park Public Library presents Jor-El Caraballo in conversation on his book, Self-Care for Black Men: 100 Ways to Heal and Liberate. A self-care guidebook full of activities for Black men everywhere pursuing joy, creating connections, con...

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 "Careers & Businesses" group.
This event is in the "Equity & Anti-Racism" group.
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-8" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 9-12" group.

Access Granted Co-Ed Mentor Program

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: Careers & Businesses, Equity & Anti-Racism, Health & Wellness, Students Grades 6-8, Students Grades 9-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:
This program offers mentorship to students grades 6th through 12th, providing them with invaluable educational opportunities and nurturing personal growth. Our principal goal is to cultivate a broad spectrum of social-emotional learning competencies,...
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings & Q&A

11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library
Register now
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Lobby
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join Duly Health and Care for a free blood pressure reading and take a step toward ensuring a healthy future! A licensed physician will be present to discuss your results. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of the most common h...
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

VIRTUAL: Chair Yoga

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
Register now
Registration
Virtual Event
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)

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.

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 "Health & Wellness" group.

Grief Journaling

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
Register now
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Scoville Room
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20

Grief Journaling Workshop

Have you experienced the loss of a loved one (a partner, family member, mentor, friend, etc.)? Are you experiencing ambiguous loss or anticipatory grief? Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, you are welcome to join us on this journey of journaling. Each session will begin with prompts and/or a guided meditation followed by time to journal. At the end of each session, we will set aside time to share, if you feel so moved. Feel free to come to any or all workshops.

Disclaimer(s)

Virtual & In-Person Program

After you register (below), you will receive an email with information about attending in person and a specific link to join the event virtually.

Please indicate whether you plan to attend the event in person or virtually when you register. 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.

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This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.

VIRTUAL: Chair Yoga

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
Register now
Registration
Virtual Event
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)

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.

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 "Health & Wellness" group.

Sound Bath Meditation

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
Register now
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Looking for a way to reset and relax? Still the mind and expand your awareness through a guided meditation sound bath. Using the ambient sounds and vibrations of crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, and Tingsha Bells, a meditation ...
This event is in the "Health & Wellness" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Conference Room
Age Group: Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Cuando te enfrentes a momentos difíciles, tener un grupo de apoyo al que puedas hablar para obtener consejos y alientos puede ayudarte a sentirte conectado socialmente y darte un sentido de pertenencia y propósito. Conectarse con otras personas como ...

Disclaimer(s)

Virtual & In-Person Program

After you register (below), you will receive an email with information about attending in person and a specific link to join the event virtually.

Please indicate whether you plan to attend the event in person or virtually when you register. 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.