Join the Book Bike at Julian Middle School to celebrate a successful school year! (Weather permitting.)
Students are encouraged to visit the Book Bike during their lunch period to check out books, sign up for library cards, and learn about the upcoming Summer Reading Program, "Reading Takes You Everywhere," kicking off June 1st!
Join us to learn how to enrich your child’s life with language and play. Speech-language pathologist Clare Kilbride, from Kids Unlimited, will discuss communication milestones, red flags for communication, and practical ways to encourage spontaneous, meaningful language! This presentation is geared toward parents of children birth to 5 years old, but topics discussed can be developed at any age!
Feel free to bring your children with you! Toys and free space for them to play will be provided.
A partner initiative funded by a $150,000 national leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services last year is now in full swing at the Main Library. Developed in partnership with Triton College, the Equity Team, Inc. (E-Team), and the library, “Triton College Activating Community Opportunities” was one of only 12 grants awarded nationally in its IMLS category. This work joins families and students in middle and high school with specially trained volunteers, tutors, mentors, and community resources for ongoing academic and social support. Read more >
Oak Park-River Forest High School's Black Leaders Union & Tutoring Center are partnering with the Oak Park Public Library to provide this last-minute study opportunity. Tutors will be available starting at 3:30 and ending at 7:30 pm.
Explore the esoteric aspects of Richard Wright's classic novel Native Son in these unique study group led by Michael Peterson. Mr. Peterson is interested in exploring the book on the intuitive level rather than the way it is more commonly read on the intellectual level. This will be a ten week study group.
Additional dates: April 17, May 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 31, June 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21.
This is the final day to see the exhibit by River Forest artist Robert Baker. Baker created this body of art work over a period of six years following a tragic car accident. This work begins with a series of one hundred 3”x 3“ brightly colored skulls that Robert painted in honor of his own. After the skulls were painted, Robert became physically able to move on to a larger canvas. He began a series of abstract grids, painted in his own technique giving many of the pieces a textile appearance. The exhibit leaves the library gallery on May 31.