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Tech Time Drop-In

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Drop in to the Main Library Computer Classroom with your technology questions. From phones to ebooks to privacy and security, our experts can help you on your way to tech wizardry.
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Pop-Up Library in the Parks

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Offsite
Book Bike

Share books, songs and play with a fun storytime at Barrie Park (1011 S Lombard Ave.)!


Check out books from the Book Bike, sign up for library cards and the Summer Reading Program, and engage with local neighborhood families and daycare providers.


The library will be popping up at park locations across Oak Park two Tuesdays a month, June - September, weather permitting:


June 5: 3:30 - 4:30 pm | Maple Park

June 19: 10:00 - 11:00 am | Euclid Square Park

July 3: 3:30 - 4:30 pm | Rehm Park

July 17: 10:00 - 11:00 am | Barrie Park

August 7: 10:00 - 11:00 am | Andersen Park

August 28: 3:30 - 4:30 pm | Field Park

September 11: 10:00 - 11:00 am | Mills Park

September 18: 3:30 - 4:30 pm | Fox Park


Best for: Families, Daycares & Preschools, Children ages 0-5.


Join in the fun! Open to all - No registration required.


Presented in partnership with the Collaboration for Early Childhood, New Moms, and the Park District of Oak Park.


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

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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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Be Who You Are Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
This story time will explore the theme of gender identity! We will read books and sing songs that celebrate being who you are. :) Best for ages 3+. 
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Story time: Cuéntalo en español

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Spaces Reservation

Brown Bag: Book of Killowen

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Book of Killowen by Erin Hart

What sort of book is worth a man’s life? In the fourth installment of the Nora Gavin suspense series, pathologist Nora Gavin and archaeologist Cormac Maguire are investigating the discovery of two bodies found in the trunk of  a car. Their search leads to the artist’s colony Killowen in Ireland, home to an ancient order of scribes. Victim number one, 1,200 years ago, young Eóghan was brought to the monastery at Killowen who became fascinated by the  monks' Scriptorum, sacred texts. Victim number two, Benedict Kavanagh, a philosopher and TV personality known for destroying his opponents in debate. While digging deeper into the older crime, it becomes clear that everyone at Killowen has some secret to protect.

Brown Bag is a lunchtime mystery lover’s book group. Pack your own lunch and join us to discuss these suspenseful stories. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.

Learn more about all of our monthly book discussions.
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Sense of Urgency Theatre

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Spaces Reservation

Free Blood Pressure Screening

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room

Blood pressure is one of the most important screenings because high blood pressure has no symptoms so it can’t be detected without being measured. Staff from West Suburban Medical Center will administer free blood pressure screenings and provide beneficial health information to help you understand health risks related to hypertension or high blood pressure. This free program is presented by the West Suburban Medical Center staff.

 

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Main: Sensory Storytime

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. Special supports like lap weights and fidget toys are available to help children be successful. Siblings welcome.
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Holmes School

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Spaces Reservation

Longfellow Super Summer Math

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Longfellow Students Only (sign up at Longfellow Elementary School)

Super Summer Math is designed to keep math fresh in the kids’ minds over the summer. The free program for Longfellow students is held at Maze Library   We will be meeting Tuesday evenings 6-7pm or Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30am at the Maze Library from June 5th - July 19th. Come as often as you can!  Kids earn prizes for doing math packets and will play fun math games. Parents/guardians can help coordinators distribute materials and volunteer to run math activities at the library.

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Spaces Reservation

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Spaces Reservation

Ten Thousand Villages

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
Spaces Reservation

Avenue Square Condo Board

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Conference Room
Spaces Reservation

Youth of Pilgrim Church

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Spaces Reservation

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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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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Be Who You Are Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
This story time will explore the theme of gender identity! We will read books and sing songs that celebrate being who you are. :) Best for ages 3+. 
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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 (weather permitting)! 

From June 12 to August 10, 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 most Wednesdays to share free books, literacy activities, and our summer reading program, "Reading Takes You Everywhere!" 

Learn more about the OPRF Food Pantry and Oak Park's Book Bike
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Words on Wednesday: Kitchens of The Great Midwest

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Engage with J. Ryan Stradal's Kitchens of the Great Midwest, a quirky, sensory novel about a young woman with a once-in-a-generation palate who becomes the iconic chef behind the country's most coveted dinner reservation

In Words on Wednesday, expect stimulating conversation about fiction and nonfiction titles selected by Adult & Teen Services Librarians. Copies are available at the Main Library one month before the discussion. Learn more about our monthly book discussions
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Read to a dog

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Sign up for a 10 minute session to read to registered therapy dogs Chang & Fiona.
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Health Education Presentation

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room

Learn some important health facts that will help you stay "Healthy for Life" like what is considered a normal blood pressure reading? How many glasses of water should you drink each day? Join Marta Alvarado, Ph.D., Director of Community Outreach, West Suburban Medical Center for this fun and educational learning.


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Book Bike: Cheney Mansion Garden

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Offsite
Book Bike
Join the Book Bike at Cheney Mansion's All-Ages, All-Abilities Garden (220 N. Euclid Ave.) for some Intergenerational Gardening with SugarBeet Schoolhouse! (Weather permitting.) 

Participants in the program are encouraged to stop by the Book Bike to check out green- and gardening-related library materials, grab a free book, sign up for a library card, and learn more about our Summer Reading Program, "Reading Takes You Everywhere!" Best for seniors and families with children ages 4-10.

Learn more about Oak Park's Book Bike and follow along on social media with #OPbookbike. 
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Global Citizens: Intergenerational Gardening

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Offsite
Cheney Mansion - Oak Park
Time to Take Action and practice being a global citizen!  Make your world a better place by helping others. Families and seniors are invited to Cheney Mansion’s All Ages, All Abilities garden to make recipes with food from the garden, harvest food for the food pantry, and much more. This program is in partnership with SugarBeet Schoolhouse. Ages 4-10, with a caregiver. Seniors invited.

This program will be held on June 27, July 18, and August 8, weather permitting.


Cheney Mansion is located at 220 N Euclid, in Oak Park. 

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The Living History Project

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Youth in grades 6-12 will cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. 

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