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Teen Volunteer Association

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Help with a variety of projects, which will include working with library materials, crafting for library programs and displays, and completing service projects for local organizations. Have an idea for a project? Let us know!

Teen volunteers will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm, as often as their schedules allows. All teens (age 13-18) are welcome! Ask Rachael or Sharon for more information.
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Open Board-Game Play

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Open game play on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Bring your own board games, or just bring yourself.
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Guided Meditation for students and teens with Susie Sittner

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Susie Sittner of Bliss Mindful Center in Oak Park, will present a guided meditation session specifically designed for students and teens. May is National Meditation Month!

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Teen Summer Volunteer Program: registration closes

All Day
Main Library
Library-wide
Teens: let's build a better world this summer! Between Wednesday, June 7 and Friday, July 28, middle and high school students can volunteer with us to make new friends, learn new skills, and serve your community. No experience or Oak Park residency required.
Who can participate?
  •  For all teams: students going into grades 8 and above (fall 2017)
  •  For the Stories LIVE team: students going into grades 6 and above (fall 2017)
What else do I need to know?
  •  For everyone under 18, permission forms must be signed by a parent/guardian and returned before teen participation begins
  •  To learn more, contact High School Services Librarian Rachael Bild at 708.452.3471 and rbild@oppl.org
TEAM DESCRIPTIONS

Book Worms
Wednesdays, June 7-28, 1-3 pm, Main Library
Do you love reading and sharing opinions? Here’s your chance to impact the publishing industry. Read books nominated for the 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults list and practice your public speaking skills. Then, give feedback to a roomful of librarians, authors, and publishers at the American Library Association’s annual conference on Saturday, June 24 in downtown Chicago.

Civic Engagement Leaders
Thursdays, June 15-July 27, 3:30 to 5:30 pm, Main Library
Become better informed and prepared to start conversations in your community. Delve deep into civic issues, learn to ask questions, and start conversations. We will focus on three topics important to Oak Parkers: immigration, prisons, and education. Then translate what you learn into a final project, presentation, or work of art.

Drop-ins
Wednesdays, June 14-July 26, 3:30-5 pm, Main Library
Saturdays, June 17-July 22, 10:30 am-12 pm, Main Library
Without committing to a consistent schedule, drop-in when you can to help keep the library functioning, and perform work for the community, too. Organize books, create displays, make crafts, and more. Orientation: Thursday, June 8, 6:30-7:30 pm, Main Library Veterans Room.

Exploring Minds & Matter
Tuesdays, June 13-July 25, 3:30-5:30 pm, Main Library
Show kids why science, technology, engineering, and math are fun! Design and construct experiments and demonstrations like roller coasters for marbles or exploding volcanoes. This team is great for those who want to experiment, explore, and teach; it does not require unique math or science skills. Will not meet Tuesday, July 4.

Rising Reader Mentors
Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 13-July 13, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Main Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 20-July 13, 10 am-12 pm, Irving Elementary School
Be a mentor and make a lasting difference in someone's life! With the guidance of teachers, help lead small groups of kids in grades 2-5 who need a little extra help with reading, science and math. Training will be held Monday, June 12, from 5-7 pm. Will not meet Tuesday, July 4. Will meet at the same times and locations on Wednesday, July 5.

Stories LIVE
Fridays, June 16-July 28, 1-3 pm, Main Library
Transform picture books, folktales, and more into short plays, raps, or other art forms. Create and practice the piece, then make those stories come alive for kids in the children's department. This team welcomes students in grades 6 and higher.

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Teen Volunteer Association

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Help with a variety of projects, which will include working with library materials, crafting for library programs and displays, and completing service projects for local organizations. Have an idea for a project? Let us know!

Teen volunteers will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm, as often as their schedules allows. All teens (age 13-18) are welcome! Ask Rachael or Sharon for more information.
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Teen Volunteer Association

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Help with a variety of projects, which will include working with library materials, crafting for library programs and displays, and completing service projects for local organizations. Have an idea for a project? Let us know!

Teen volunteers will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm, as often as their schedules allows. All teens (age 13-18) are welcome! Ask Rachael or Sharon for more information.
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Open Board-Game Play

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Open game play on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Bring your own board games, or just bring yourself.
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Tween Improv

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Know any fifth, sixth, and seventh graders who want to build confidence and explore imagination with a supportive group led by experienced improvisation experts? Using improv exercises and games, we’re doing just that and more, one scene at a time, preparing for what happens next, on the stage and in life!
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Exam Cram: Tutoring

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Need help to get through finals week? We've got you covered. In partnership with Suburban Unity Alliance, the Oak Park Public Library will host free tutors in a variety of subjects and provide snacks and pizza to keep your brain on track.

Tutors will be available from 5-7 pm in the Small Meeting Room.

Interested in tutoring? Contact us at 708.452.3440!
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