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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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Main: All Ages playgroup

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
For children 0-5 years. Hands-on and age-appropriate toys and books for you to share with your child.
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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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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 ages 2 to 6 and their caregiver attend at 10 am for a big, lively storytime that is full of favorites.

Children birth to 24 months attend Young & Restless at 11 am with a caregiver for short books paired with songs and rhymes modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills.
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Read with Reading Rainbow

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Take a look at some great books! Join us for an episode of Reading Rainbow about how gratitude and giving thanks keeps kindness moving forward, and then we'll talk about our favorite books on the same themes. Miss Jenny will bring some of her favorites for everyone to read, and families are encouraged to come ready to talk about their favorites, too. Best for kids ages 5-10, with caregivers. 
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Kids' Improv Workshop

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Calling kids (grades 1-4) for improvisational drama games! Never acted before but always wanted to try? Looking for a way to build your sharing and cooperation skills? Come join us for fun and games that are sure to test your quick-thinking skills. And remember, in improv, everyone wins! Warning: hilarity will ensue...
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Supported Sensory Gardening

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Maze Branch
Courtyard - Maze Branch
The garden may be sleeping, but our animal friends still need food. Come decorate our garden with things birds, squirrels, and other animals can eat this winter.  We will provide tools and supports for kids with disabilities to successfully explore working in a garden. Best for families with children ages 3+, with a caregiver, and adults who want to share gardening with children. 
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Chess Club Champs

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Join us for a two-hour chess workshop and open play chess club, lead by instructor Luis Tubens. Chess boards will be available for open play throughout the two hours of the club. Ages 5-13. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

Participants can drop in at any time. The club will include both open play and instruction:
  • 4:30-5 pm: Open play
  • 5-5:30 pm: Instruction for beginners: how the pieces move, the rules of castling, and the difference between check, checkmate, and stalemate
  • 5:30-6 pm: Open play
  • 6-6:30 pm: More advanced instruction: strategy, defense, and situational chess
Recurs Tuesdays though December 18. Dates for 2019 to be announced.
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Spanish Storytime: Cuéntalo en español

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room

Storytime: Cuéntalo en español


Main Library
 
First Floor - Storytime Room
Una media hora divertida llena de cuentos y canciones completamente en español. Mejor para las edades 1-5. 

A fun storytime filled with stories and songs, entirely in Spanish. Best for ages 1-5.
Event Type(s): Storytimes
Age Group(s): Kids
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Winter Solstice

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
It may be the shortest day of the year, but the library will be filled with light and wonder. The whole family is invited for this craft celebrating the Winter Solstice. Best for ages 5+.
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Snowy Storytime and Craft

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Embrace everything snow related during this fun storytime! Read books, share songs and create a winter-themed craft. Best for ages 3-5.
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Homeschool Meet-Up

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Drop in 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.
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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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