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This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Gallery
Age Group: High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture
Event Details:
Working synchronously between self-expression and exploring the senses of sound and sight, Joel Javier's work is multilayered and automatic (with no true means to an end)—a metaphor for his lifelong pursuit of his identity as a first-generation Filip...
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Storytimes" group.

Shake, Rattle & Read

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
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Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Kids & Families, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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.

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 "Health & Wellness" group.

VIRTUAL: Grief Journaling

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Middle School, High School, Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited

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.

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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.

Branches:
Main Library, Maze Branch Library, Dole Branch Library, Virtual, Offsite
Description:
Scheduled building closing See all closings » Review regular library hours by location » Unexpected, emergency closings are posted on this website and at the Emergency Closing Center. Information also is shared with local media an...
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 "Anti-Racism" group.
This event is in the "Kids & Families" group.
This event is in the "Multicultural" group.
This event is in the "Students Grades 6-12" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Middle School, High School, Adults, Older Adults
Program Type: Anti-Racism, Kids & Families, Multicultural, Students Grades 6-12
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
The Historical Preservation Society (HPS) of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party preserves, researches, documents, and presents the history and legacy of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. The HPS creates educational materia...

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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.

Wolf Scouts- Lincoln School

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Veterans Room
Meeting/Event Description
Rank advancement ceremony. Family of our Wolf Scouts will attend to congratulate their Scouts on their efforts this year...
This event is in the "Library Board" group.
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Program Type: Library Board

Board Meeting

Library board meetings are open to the public. Learn more at oppl.org/board »

Event Details:
Get the meeting agenda, materials, and Zoom link to participate (pdf) » ...
This event is in the "Arts & Culture" group.

VIRTUAL: Adult Improv

7:00pm - 8:15pm
Virtual
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Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: 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...

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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 "Kids & Families" group.
Library Branch: Virtual
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School
Program Type: Kids & Families
Event Details:
This year's summer reading program—Oceans of Possibilities—kicks off today! Kids age 3 and older can earn beads, stickers, and raffle prizes all summer long, June 1-August 31.  Sign up from anywhere online at oppl.org/summer » ...

Low Vision Peer Support Group Meeting

10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Conference Room
Meeting/Event Description
The purpose of this group is for participants to discover resources and strategies for coping with vision loss in a friendly and supportive setting. This peer support group is intended for adults who are seeking to regain personal independent and to ...

Detection by Daylight Book Group

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Maze Branch Library
Library Branch: Maze Branch Library
Room: Maze Branch Meeting Room
Meeting/Event Description
In June, we will discuss The Survivors by Jane Harper, published in 2020. Harper is the author  of the popular books, The Dry, Force of Nature, and The Lost Man.  Set on the island of Tasmania, off the coast of Australia, where the body of ...