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Main: Terrific Tales for 2s and 3s

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
This class is designed for two- and three-year-olds with caregiver support. Two-year-olds are learning how to sit, listen and interact with the storyteller, and often still need assistance from caregivers to feel successful. Longer books and imaginative games are paired with more complex stories and rhymes to reinforce at home. Limit: 25. 
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Spaces Reservation

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Spaces Reservation

Spaces Reservation

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Spaces Reservation

Maze: Young & Restless

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
This class is designed for one-on-one interactions between caregivers and children birth to 24 months.  Babies learn to associate books with fun and shared moments with their favorite adults. One-year-olds love to wander and listen while they explore, and caregivers can help them participate while on the move. Short books are paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills.
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Spaces Reservation

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Conference Room
Spaces Reservation

Arbor West Neighbors

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Spaces Reservation

Maze: Barbie Club

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Come play! Dolls and accessories provided. All ages.

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Main: Be Our Neighbor

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Structured discussions and activities, paired with an episode of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, will help kids gain social-emotional skills that will prepare them for future success. Since children learn more when watching educational programming with their caregivers, adults are asked to stay and participate in viewing and discussions. For ages 3-6 with their caregivers.
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Garden Gate Condominiums

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Spaces Reservation

Boy Scouts of America

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Spaces Reservation

Open Chess

5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Open chess gaming for all ages and all skill levels.  New players are welcome, as are new players who are interested in learning the game.  Every Monday night there is open chess play, as well as a rated USCF Tournament.


For players wishing to play casual games:

All visitors are welcome to play non-rated chess games every Monday between 6:00-8:30 PM.  No sign-up is needed.


For players who wish to play in the USCF Rated Tournament:

Format/Size
Players of similar USCF rating are placed in a quad (3 rounds, Game 25/d5, standard rated).  Due to space restrictions, we are capped at 24 players- first come, first served.

Time
Tournaments run 6:00-8:45 PM, in order to start the tournament promptly, players should arrive no later than 5:45 PM.

Registration:
1. Participants must have or create a USCF Chess Membership.
2. To register, follow this link to the King Registration Tournament Signup Page and look for dates listed under Oak Park River Forest Chess.  Individual registration must be made for each date that you plan to attend the Monday tournaments.

Cancellation:  Out of respect for other players in the tournament, cancellations need to be communicated well in advance, please notify the organizer as soon as possible if something comes up.

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Food Science Night

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Learn the science behind fruit snacks, ice cream, and how to develop your own food product!
Hosted by Dr. Breanna McArthur, Food Scientist for TreeHouse Foods. 

Grades 4-9.

Please join us for any and all workshops in the series. All take place on Mondays, 6-7 pm, in the Main Library Children's Services area:

September 16: Overcome with Emulsions
September 23: Alginate Gummies
October 14: Is there Iron in your Cereal?
October 21: TBD
November 4: Ice Cream Lab
November 11: Sweet Taste
December 2: Popcorn Product Development (Day 1)
December 9: Popcorn Product Development (Day 2)
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3D Print Ornament

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
Design an ornament using 3D design software and our 3D printer. Basic computer skills are required. Designs are printed after class and can be picked up the following week.

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Conscious Aging

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Spaces Reservation

Oak Park Photography Club

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Scoville Room

The Oak Park Photography Club meets twice monthly on the second and fourth Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Main Library. All skill levels are welcome. Photographers share digital images most of the meetings; second meeting of odd-numbered months (Monday, Jan 27) ) is reserved for print night. Bring one  or two 8x10-inch prints or larger to share and discuss.

For more information, contact Debby Preiser, 708-697-6915.

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OP-RF Show Choir Noteworthy

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
The OPRFHS show choir, Noteworthy, is now in its seventh year.  This highly selective group of singers, dancers, and live band members performs in the Oak Park and River Forest community and Chicago throughout the fall and holiday season.  Noteworthy will compete at the Herscher Swing and Sing Show Choir Competition in March and will perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville this April. 
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Oak Park River Forest High School

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Spaces Reservation

SCORE Small Business Counseling Sessions

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Main Library - Study Rooms
Study Room A
Free, private counseling sessions provided by SCORE, a nonprofit association and resource partner of the Small Business Administration. By appointment only at https://chicago.score.org/branch/oak-park or 312.353.7724
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Shake Rattle and Read

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
An energetic program designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized to get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm. Held in Main Library Veterans Room.
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Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Conference Room
Spaces Reservation

Voices of Oak Leyden

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Spaces Reservation

Voices of Oak Leyden

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Spaces Reservation

Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Conference Room
Spaces Reservation

Senior Citizens Center OPRF

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Spaces Reservation

Classroom Ready Education

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Spaces Reservation