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VIRTUAL: Spanish Conversation Hour / Conversación en español

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Join us for a casual hour of open conversation with other Spanish speakers. Whether you speak enough to hold a basic conversation or can rattle off long stories, all levels are welcome. No class, no formal lesson—just practice for current Spanish speakers.

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW. After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join in the event. 

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VIRTUAL: Queerios: Summer Meet-Up

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Participate in a Peace Circle check-in and play some JackBox games. Grades 6-12.

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.

In partnership with OPRF High School's A Place for All and the Rainbow Tribes of both Julian and Brooks Middle Schools, Queerios is an LGBTQ+ positive group. Our goal is to provide a space for tweens and teens in grades 6-12 to get together, discuss different issues, share their favorite books, sponsor and provide support for activism, plan outings, and more.

Join us for any and all Queerios virtual summer meet-ups:
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VIRTUAL Summer Art with Gene Ha (Day 1)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program

Limit: 25 Attendees

Register for each event. You will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event on the day of.

 

Start your summer break with some comic books and art! Join the library in a 6-day virtual Zoom chat with comic book artist, Gene Ha, creator of the Mae comic book series. Learn the basic steps that artists use to develop their own comic books and design your own comic strip this summer! For more information, check out Gene Ha’s website at: www.geneha.com.

 

Grades 1-8

Wednesdays, 2-3pm


Day 1: June 17

Supplies needed:
Paper
Pencils & any other drawing tools
A small object that looks kind of like it has a face but doesn't.

-Faces! Learn to draw faces from any angle starting from the simplest to a more realistic form.

 

Day 2: June 24  

Supplies needed: 

Big sheets of cheap paper, like a cut open brown paper grocery sack or a big cheap drawing pad
Big drawing tools: crayons, paint brushes & tempera, fat markers, charcoal drawing sticks, etc

-Smudgy drawings! Break away from precise lines and loosen up like an Impressionist.

 

Day 3: July 1  

Supplies needed: 

Small paperboard box (ex. baking soda box, cereal box, etc.) or building blocks,

Paper
Pencils & any other drawing tools

-Cityscapes! Learn the basic rules of perspective by lining up paperboard boxes or building blocks and drawing from life.

 

Day 4: July 8

Supplies needed:

Paper
Pencils & any other drawing tools
Phone camera or any other digital camera

-Learn to draw from the real world. Use another person (kid or grown-up) to be your model! If anyone else is in the house you have a figure model. If you have a digital camera you can shoot reference of anything from your real life.


Day 5: July 15

Supplies needed: 

Paper
Pencils & any other drawing tools

-Learn to draw your favorite animal! Practice reinforcing your skills on human figure drawing.

 

Day 6: July 22

Supplies needed: 

Paper
Pencils, black pen or marker, & any other drawing tools

-Draw like a comic book artist! Put all of your skills together to create your very own panel comic!


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Registration is open

VIRTUAL Summer Art with Gene Ha (Day 2)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program

Limit: 25 Attendees

Register for each event. You will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event on the day of.

 

Start your summer break with some comic books and art! Join the library in a 6-day virtual Zoom chat with comic book artist, Gene Ha, creator of the Mae comic book series. Learn the basic steps that artists use to develop their own comic books and design your own comic strip this summer! For more information, check out Gene Ha’s website at: www.geneha.com.

 

Grades 1-8

Wednesdays, 2-3pm


Day 1: June 17

Supplies needed:
Paper
Pencils & any other drawing tools
A small object that looks kind of like it has a face but doesn't.

-Faces! Learn to draw faces from any angle starting from the simplest to a more realistic form.

 

Day 2: June 24  

Supplies needed: 

Big sheets of cheap paper, like a cut open brown paper grocery sack or a big cheap drawing pad
Big drawing tools: crayons, paint brushes & tempera, fat markers, charcoal drawing sticks, etc

-Smudgy drawings! Break away from precise lines and loosen up like an Impressionist.

 

Day 3: July 1  

Supplies needed: 

Small paperboard box (ex. baking soda box, cereal box, etc.) or building blocks,

Paper
Pencils & any other drawing tools

-Cityscapes! Learn the basic rules of perspective by lining up paperboard boxes or building blocks and drawing from life.

 

Day 4: July 8

Supplies needed:

Paper
Pencils & any other drawing tools
Phone camera or any other digital camera

-Learn to draw from the real world. Use another person (kid or grown-up) to be your model! If anyone else is in the house you have a figure model. If you have a digital camera you can shoot reference of anything from your real life.


Day 5: July 15

Supplies needed: 

Paper
Pencils & any other drawing tools

-Learn to draw your favorite animal! Practice reinforcing your skills on human figure drawing.

 

Day 6: July 22

Supplies needed: 

Paper
Pencils, black pen or marker, & any other drawing tools

-Draw like a comic book artist! Put all of your skills together to create your very own panel comic!


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VIRTUAL: Grief Journaling Workshop

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program

During these uncertain and heartbreaking times, we know many people are hurting and looking for ways to deal with all of the emotions that are bubbling up. With us not being able to go to our loved ones when they are sick and/or dying, or to take solace in gathering with other loved ones, many of us are dealing with things we may never have before in our lives. One thing that we at the Oak Park Public Library have found that helps is journaling. While this is not counseling or therapy, it is a way for us to express ourselves and we invite everyone to journal with us.


In addition to dealing with the pandemic, other tragic events of life and death are still happening all around us.

Have you experienced the loss of a loved one (a partner, family member, mentor, friend, etc.)? Are you experiencing ambiguous loss* or anticipatory grief*? Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, you are welcome to join us on this journey of journaling. Each session will begin with prompts and/or a guided meditation followed by time to journal. At the end of each session, we will set aside time to share, if you feel so moved. Feel free to come to any or all workshops.

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.


* Ambiguous loss refers to loss without closure. The person is often left searching for answers, which often results in unresolved grief. Some examples are infertility, termination of pregnancy, disappearance of a family member, death of an ex-spouse, a family member being physically alive but in a state of cognitive decline due to Alzheimer's disease or dementia, etc.

* Anticipatory grief refers to a feeling of grief occurring before an impending loss.

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VIRTUAL Summer Art with Gene Ha (Day 3)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program

Limit: 25 Attendees

Register for each event. You will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event on the day of.

 

Start your summer break with some comic books and art! Join the library in a 6-day virtual Zoom chat with comic book artist, Gene Ha, creator of the Mae comic book series. Learn the basic steps that artists use to develop their own comic books and design your own comic strip this summer! For more information, check out Gene Ha’s website at: www.geneha.com.

 

Grades 1-8

Wednesdays, 2-3pm


Day 1: June 17

Supplies needed:
Paper
Pencils & any other drawing tools
A small object that looks kind of like it has a face but doesn't.

-Faces! Learn to draw faces from any angle starting from the simplest to a more realistic form.

 

Day 2: June 24  

Supplies needed: 

Big sheets of cheap paper, like a cut open brown paper grocery sack or a big cheap drawing pad
Big drawing tools: crayons, paint brushes & tempera, fat markers, charcoal drawing sticks, etc

-Smudgy drawings! Break away from precise lines and loosen up like an Impressionist.

 

Day 3: July 1  

Supplies needed: 

Small paperboard box (ex. baking soda box, cereal box, etc.) or building blocks,

Paper
Pencils & any other drawing tools

-Cityscapes! Learn the basic rules of perspective by lining up paperboard boxes or building blocks and drawing from life.

 

Day 4: July 8

Supplies needed:

Paper
Pencils & any other drawing tools
Phone camera or any other digital camera

-Learn to draw from the real world. Use another person (kid or grown-up) to be your model! If anyone else is in the house you have a figure model. If you have a digital camera you can shoot reference of anything from your real life.


Day 5: July 15

Supplies needed: 

Paper
Pencils & any other drawing tools

-Learn to draw your favorite animal! Practice reinforcing your skills on human figure drawing.

 

Day 6: July 22

Supplies needed: 

Paper
Pencils, black pen or marker, & any other drawing tools

-Draw like a comic book artist! Put all of your skills together to create your very own panel comic!


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