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Exam Cram

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Main Library
Your table is reserved! Stop in while the library is open to find a quiet place to study through the end of finals week. Ask us for space!
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Cuentalo en Espanol

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Come and enjoy a lively storytime with books, songs and fingerplays  all in Spanish.
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Book Bike: Julian Middle School

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Offsite
Book Bike
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! 

Learn more about Oak Park's Book Bike
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Girls Are Better

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Spaces Reservation

Conversation Cafe: Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Conversation Cafe: Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County
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Girls Are Better

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Spaces Reservation

Mercy Temple Ministries

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Spaces Reservation

National Association of Colored Women’s Club

11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Spaces Reservation

AKB Events

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Conference Room
Spaces Reservation

The Prevention Partnership

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Spaces Reservation

CANCELED Childhood Communication Checklist: How to promote your child’s language and play skills

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
CANCELED DUE TO ILLNESS.

Look for a rescheduled date later this summer.

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.
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Oak Park Coder Dojo

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Spaces Reservation

D&D

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Conference Room
Spaces Reservation

Children's French Language Group

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Spaces Reservation

All library buildings closed; log in at oppl.org

All Day
All Branches

Regularly scheduled closing

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Redd Griffin Memorial Book Club

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Conference Room
Spaces Reservation

100% College & Career Ready

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Library-wide

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 >

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Finals Tutoring Session

3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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.

Pizza will be provided for those studying late.
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Triton College

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Conference Room
Spaces Reservation

Let's Conversate

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Come learn about and discuss different social justice topics in engaging and dynamic workshops designed to encourage dialogue and collaboration
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Richard Wright's Native Son study group

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
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.
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The Community Builders, Inc.

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Spaces Reservation

Sugar Beet Food Co-op

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Spaces Reservation

Art Exhibit Closing: 100 Skulls & The Abstract Grid by Robert Baker

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Second Floor - Gallery
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.
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Community Mental Health Board

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Spaces Reservation