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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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Dole: Young & Restless

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole 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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Maze: Terrific Tales for 2s and 3s

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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. 
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Dole: Baby Playgroup

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
For babies up to 24 months, with a caregiver. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
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Maze: Toddler Playgroup

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
For 2- and 3-year-olds, with a caregiver. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child. 
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Main: Sensory Storytime

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
This class is designed for children with special needs ages 3 and up with caregiver support. Classes are structured with Boardmaker schedules and include fun picture books and songs, along with fine and gross motor movement activities. Special supports like lap weights and fidget toys are available to help children be successful. Siblings welcome.
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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. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.
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Maze: Shake, Rattle and Read

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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.
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Maze: All Ages Playgroup

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
For children 0-5 years. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
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Main: Book Buzz with Guild Kids

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Designed for 4 to 8 year olds who are ready for more challenging picture books. Crafts and activities will be matched with the stories in this hands-on session that is a great way to discover both new books and new friends. This week we are joined by The Oak Park Women's Guild and representatives from Housing Forward to learn about homelessness in our community and do a project to benefit those affected. This is a great time to bring your Socktober donations to the library!
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Main: Young & Restless

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
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. Limit: 20. Oak Park Public Library card required at the Main Library.
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Dole: Terrific Tales for 2s and 3s

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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.  
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Dole: Toddler Playgroup

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
For 2- and 3-year-olds, with a caregiver. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child. 
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Homeschool Meet-Up

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Drop in each week to socialize with other local homeschooling families. Everyone is welcome, no advance registration required. Bring your sack lunch, too! Best for ages 6+ and siblings. This week we'll have lots and lots of LEGOs!
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Main: Young & Restless

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
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. Limit: 20. Oak Park Public Library card required at the Main Library.
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Dole: Shake, Rattle and Read

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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.
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Dole: All Ages Playgroup

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
For children 0-5 years. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
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Main: Stories on Saturday

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Drop-in family storytime. Children aged 2 to 6 and their caregiver attend at 10am for a big, lively storytime that is full of favorites. Children birth to 24 months attend Young & Restless at 11am with a caregiver for short books paired with songs and rhymes modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills.
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Main: Stories on Saturday: Young & Restless

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Drop-in family storytime. Children aged 2 to 6 and their caregiver attend at 10am for a big, lively storytime that is full of favorites. Children birth to 24 months attend Young & Restless at 11am with a caregiver for short books paired with songs and rhymes modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills.
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Socktober

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
All Branches
Warm souls and soles all October by contributing to our Kid President-inspired Socktober drive to benefit the clients of Housing Forward. Socks are consistently among the most-requested items at shelters. We will be collecting new socks at all three library locations for the entire month. Find about more ways to help the homeless in our community by viewing Housing Forward's wishlist.
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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. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.
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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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Maze: Baby Playgroup

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
For babies up to 24 months, with a caregiver. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
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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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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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