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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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Main: Supported Storytime and Play

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. Monthly themes will culminate in special activities. Special supports like lap weights and fidget toys are available to help children be successful. Siblings welcome.

November: Art
December: Dance
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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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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.
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Time In Yoga: Foundations Class

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Join Nicole Bujewski from Time in Yoga for a three week yoga foundations class! Yoga is a great tool for kids to learn how to grow their physical and mental awareness and practice discipline in a fun, age-appropriate way. Nicole will incorporate literature, creative expression, creative movement, relaxation and stillness exercises each week. Best for ages 5-7. Try to attend as many classes as you can!

Classes are on January 9, 16 and 23.
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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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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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Try It Thursdays: Grades 4-8

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Students in grades 4-8 can create something new each week, eat snacks, and hang out at the library.

Please join us for any and all events in this series, held on Thursdays through May 9.
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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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RESCHEDULED: Time in Yoga: Foundations

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
This class will now be held on Wednesday, January 30, at 4pm.



Join Nicole Bujewski from Time in Yoga for a three week yoga foundations class! Yoga is a great tool for kids to learn how to grow their physical and mental awareness and practice discipline in a fun, age-appropriate way. Nicole will incorporate literature, creative expression, creative movement, relaxation and stillness exercises each week. Best for ages 8-12. Try to attend as many classes as you can!

Classes are on January 11, 18.
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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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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: Baby Playgroup

10:30 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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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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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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Main: Supported Storytime and Play

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. Monthly themes will culminate in special activities. Special supports like lap weights and fidget toys are available to help children be successful. Siblings welcome.

November: Art
December: Dance
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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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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.
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Tu BiShvat "New Year of Trees"

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Also known as "New Year of Trees," a day trees are planted in celebration. Learn more about Tu BiShvat, one of the four "New Years" on the Jewish calendar through activities, books and artifacts from the Multicultural collection. Best for ages 5+. 
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NEW DATE: Time in Yoga: Foundations

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Join Nicole Bujewski from Time in Yoga for a three week yoga foundations class! Yoga is a great tool for kids to learn how to grow their physical and mental awareness and practice discipline in a fun, age-appropriate way. Nicole will incorporate literature, creative expression, creative movement, relaxation and stillness exercises each week. Best for ages 8-12. Try to attend as many classes as you can!

Classes are on January 11, 18.
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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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Cupcake Wars: Grades 1-3

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
School's Out, so let's eat cupcakes! But first, you apply the frosting, sprinkles and candy to make a masterpiece. Grades 1-3. Register now. 
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Registration is open

Cupcake Wars:Grades 4-8

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
School's Out, so let's abandon the Maker Lab and eat cupcakes instead! But first, you apply the frosting, sprinkles and candy to make a masterpiece. Grades 4-8. Register now. 
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