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Summer Stories at Main

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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Maze: Young & Restless Summer Stories

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. Limit: 20. 
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Toddler Yoga

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Join yoga instructor Lindsay Sisti to learn yoga poses to share with your toddler. For ages 1-2 with caregiver. Registration required.
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Baby Yoga

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Join yoga instructor Lindsay Sisti to learn yoga poses to share with your baby. For ages 0-1 with caregiver. Mats are provided, but please bring a blanket for baby to lay on. Registration required.
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Maze: LEGO Club

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Come play! LEGO and DUPLO provided.
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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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Summer Stories at Main

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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Pride Party

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Come celebrate love and the rainbow of identities in our community with stories, songs, and a craft in honor of Pride Month.  Best for ages 3-8.

This event will also be held at the Main Library on June 21st.

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Book Bike: Pop-Up Library in the Parks

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Offsite
Book Bike
Share books, songs and play with a fun storytime in the park! Today’s pop-up is located at Lindberg Park (1151 N. Marion St.), weather permitting.

We’re bringing the library to your neighborhood this summer! Check out books from the library's Book Bike, sign up for the summer reading program, and engage with your neighbors, nearby daycare providers, and local community organizations that support families. Best for families with kids age 0-5, daycares, and preschools. No registration required.

Tuesdays
May 21: 4-5 pm | Scoville Park
June 11: 10-11 am | Maple Park
June 18: 3:30-4:30 pm | Lindberg Park
July 9: 10-11 am | Taylor Park
July 23: 3:30-4:30 pm | Andersen Park
August 13: 10-11 am | Fox Park
August 20: 3:30-4:30 pm | Euclid Park
September 17: 3:30-4:30 pm | Field Park


Learn more about Oak Park's Book Bike and follow along on social media with #OPbookbike.

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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 disabilities ages 3 and up with caregiver support. Classes are structured with visual 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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Chess Champs Club

4:45 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Join us for a two-hour chess workshop and open play chess club every Tuesday, led 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.
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Longfellow's Super Summer Math

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Longfellow parents and students, keep math fresh throughout the summer!  Packets go home at the end of the school that kids can work on through the summer.  Bring in the completed pages to the Maze Library in June and July at the designated times.

Kids earn prizes for doing math packets and games.
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Family Creation Lab: Stop Motion Animation

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Create a scene from your imagination or your favorite story using stop motion animation--work together to create props using our materials that include Legos and Play-Doh. We provide the device and the app. For children going into 1st grade and up with a caregiver. Spots are limited. Registration required.
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Kindermusik Beach Days

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Best for ages 18 months to 3 years, with a caregiver. Space is limited to the first 12 families each week, so stop by the Kids Desk to pick up a nametag. Attend as many as you like.

Grab your beach ball, we’re going to the beach! Crabs are scuttling, toes are wiggling, waves are crashing, and the sun is shining. We’ll enjoy favorite songs and dances, do an Octopus Hula, jump on a banana boat, and then snuggle up and happily relax to gentle beach sounds and songs. Beach Days is as fun and restorative as…well, a trip to the beach! Led by a teacher from Kindermusik with Pat. 

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Summer Stories at Maze

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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Book Bike: Meet Up & Eat Up Summer Meals

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Offsite
Book Bike
Join the Book Bike at St. Catherine - St. Lucy School (34 N. Austin Blvd.) for "Meet Up & Eat Up," Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry's Summer Meals program! 

From June 18 to August 16, free lunch will be available for anyone 18 and younger. No need to sign up, register, or complete paperwork in order to attend this program. Weather permitting, the Book Bike will pop up for lunch on Wednesdays to share an interactive storytime, free books, and our summer reading program, "A Universe of Stories!"  

Learn more about Oak Park's Book Bike and follow along on social media at #OPbookbike
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Community Empathy: Making Connections

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room

This summer, we're practicing how to best take care of our community and ourselves. Join us for creating paper chains that show how we're all connected. Best for ages 5-10. Learn more about One Book, One Oak Park »

Please join us for any and all events in the series. All take place on Wednesdays, 4-5 pm:

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Summer Stories at Main

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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Longfellow Super Summer Math

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Longfellow parents and students, keep math fresh throughout the summer! Packets go home at the end of the school that kids can work on through the summer.  Bring in the completed pages to the Maze Library in June and July at the designated times. 

Kids earn prizes for doing math packets and games.
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STEAM for Kids

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Oak Park teens create STEAM activities for kids in grades 1-3. Spots are limited. Please register in advance. 
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Equinox and Solstice Series: Summer

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Learn more about the equinoxes and solstices, through this four-part series. We will be exploring where our food comes from during different seasons and cooking something amazing with Cheryl Munoz, from Sugarbeet Schoolhouse.  
Summer is the perfect time to learn about berries!

Best for ages 5+.
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Try It Thursdays: Going into 5th-9th Grades

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Students going into grades 5-9 can create something new each week all summer and hang out at the library.
Please join us for any and all events in this series on Thursdays, 4-5 pm, at the Main Library.
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Book Bike: Neighborhood Nights at Maple Park

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Offsite
Book Bike
Join the Book Bike at Maple Park (1105 S. Maple Ave.) for "Neighborhood Nights" with the Park District of Oak Park

Neighbors of Maple Park are encouraged to stop by the Book Bike for an interactive storytime and an opportunity to build community with your neighbors. While you're there, explore and check out library materials, sign up for a library card, and learn more about our One Book, One Oak Park title, Palaces for the People, and the Summer Reading Program, "A Universe of Stories!"

Learn more about Oak Park's Book Bike and follow along on social media with #OPbookbike.
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Summer Stories at 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. 
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