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Writers' Word Feast

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
A writers' group for writers of all types and genres. If you wish to bring something yummy to share, that's great but not required. We do HIGHLY recommend you bring your words, and words yet to be written. Each writer will get a chance to read their story, poem, or novel chapter and receive feedback from the group. Then we will WRITE! (We also eat since it's a feast!)    
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Barbershop Mondays

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Idea Box

Historically, the barbershop has played an important role in American culture.

In addition to being the place to get a fresh cut, barbershops are also traditionally known as spaces where there is confidentiality, all patrons have a voice, and candid conversations are had.

With Barbershop Mondays, the library's Social Services & Safety team will use a barbershop format to facilitate conversations and connections. In the space, the team will offer free haircuts and host various community members and professionals to engage those library patrons who drop in with meaningful conversation and relevant information.

While there is no online registration, a sign-up sheet will be available in the Idea Box on the Mondays the barbershop is open. The program is tentatively scheduled to continue on the second and third Mondays throughout 2019.

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Open Chess

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Open play, all ages, all skill levels
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One Book Film Screening: Ex Libris, Part I

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Join us to watch the first half of this fascinating documentary, part of the One Book, One Oak Park series programming. 

Frederick Wiseman’s film, Ex Libris: The New York Public Library, goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world and reveals it as a place of welcome, cultural exchange and learning. With 92 branches throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, the library is a resource for all the inhabitants of this multifaceted and cosmopolitan city, and beyond. Learn more about the film »

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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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Tabletop Game Creation Club

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
Collaborate to plan, design, and create a new tabletop game, and learn the basics needed to create a good game in any medium. Discuss what makes particular games fun, and then decide on goals, rules, obstacles, and more. Get inspired through prototyping, play-testing, and feedback! 

You’ll even have a chance to create a pitch for your invention, and all interested attendees will be invited to enter the Chicago Toy and Game Week Young Inventor Challenge in November.

This club is best for high school and middle school students who can attend all sessions (Wednesdays, June 12-July 24), and registration for one will register you for all sessions. 

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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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Queerios

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Come Craft with us! Along with preparing for the Parade, we will be decorating masks, making buttons, and anything else your creative hearts desire.

In partnership with OPRF High School's A Place for All and the Rainbow Tribes of both Julian and Brooks Middle Schools, Queerios is a new LGBTQ+ positive group that meets at the Maze Branch of the Oak Park Public Library. 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.


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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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Take Charge of Your Health

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Join us for a six-week interactive workshop designed especially for individuals with ongoing health conditions to learn about skills and tools in self-management. Topics covered include: healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, action planning, and many more. Presented by AgeOptions, a nonprofit organization connecting older adults and those who care for them with resources and service options so they can live their lives to the fullest. Register now.

Please join us for all workshops in the series. All take place on Fridays, 9:30 am-12 pm, in the Main Library Veterans Room:
• June 14
• June 21
• June 28
• July 12
• July 19
• July 26
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Summer Game On! Tweens and Teens Video Gaming

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Stop by the Veterans Room this summer and play some videogames!  We will have a PS4, an XBox, a Wii, and a Switch.  Have fun and meet new people!

Grades 6-12
No Registration Required

Summer Game On! will meet on the following dates:
June 21,
July 12, and
August 16
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Death Cafe

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
For most of us, death is a taboo and uncomfortable subject. Join us for a thoughtful discussion about the end of life and share your experiences, thoughts, and fears about death in a relaxed setting over a cup of coffee or tea.
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Open Chess

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Open play, all ages, all skill levels
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Oak Park Photography Club

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room

The Oak Park Photography Club meets twice monthly on the second and fourth Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Main Library. All skill levels are welcome. Photographers share digital images most of the meetings; second meeting of odd-numbered months (July 22, Sept. 23, and Nov 25) are reserved for print night.

For more information, contact Debby Preiser, 708-697-6915.

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One Book Discussion: Palaces for the People

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Join us to discuss Palaces for the People, best-selling author and eminent sociologist Eric Klinenberg's nonfiction title offering an inspiring blueprint for rebuilding our fractured society. 

We are living in a time of deep divisions. Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country hasn’t seen since the Civil War. Pundits and politicians are calling for us to come together, to find common purpose. But how, exactly, can this be done? Klinenberg suggests a way forward.

Books are available at all library locations and as an ebook through OverDrive.

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One Book Film Screening: Ex Libris, Part 2

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Join us to watch the second half of this fascinating documentary and stay for discussion as part of the One Book, One Oak Park series programming. 

Frederick Wiseman’s film, Ex Libris: The New York Public Library, goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world and reveals it as a place of welcome, cultural exchange and learning. With 92 branches throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, the library is a resource for all the inhabitants of this multifaceted and cosmopolitan city, and beyond. Learn more about the film »

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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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Registration is open

Tabletop Game Creation Club

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
Collaborate to plan, design, and create a new tabletop game, and learn the basics needed to create a good game in any medium. Discuss what makes particular games fun, and then decide on goals, rules, obstacles, and more. Get inspired through prototyping, play-testing, and feedback! 

You’ll even have a chance to create a pitch for your invention, and all interested attendees will be invited to enter the Chicago Toy and Game Week Young Inventor Challenge in November.

This club is best for high school and middle school students who can attend all sessions (Wednesdays, June 12-July 24), and registration for one will register you for all sessions. 

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French Conversation Hour / Heure de Conversation Française

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Join French Conversation Hour to keep up your French language skills through open conversation with other French speakers. Whether you speak enough to hold a basic conversation or you can rattle off long stories, all are welcome. No class, no formal lesson--just practice for current French speakers.
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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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Book Bike: Township Senior Lunch Program

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Offsite
Book Bike
The Book Bike will visit the Oak Park Township Senior Services Lunch Program (130 S. Oak Park Ave.) on the fourth Thursday of every month, April through October (weather permitting).

Visit the Book Bike from 11 to 1 pm in the first floor dining room to explore and check out library materials, sign up for a library card, and learn more about upcoming library events, this summer's community read Palaces for the People, Memory Kits and our Oral History project!  

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

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Medicare Educational Seminar

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space

Medicare can be confusing.  Ivan Morgan from Premier Medicare Benefits will be presenting a free educational seminar to get you up to speed on what Medicare covers, what it doesn’t and your potential out of pocket exposure.  We will review Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost saving strategies for the year ahead.


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The No Shush Salon Presents: Carlos Hernandez & CSE Cooney

6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

This month is a DOUBLE FEATURE! Two amazing writers who live in New York will be Rockin' the No Shush Salon Podium!

C.S.E. Cooney lives and writes in the Borough of Queens. She is an audiobook narrator, the singer/songwriter Brimstone Rhine, a Rhysling Award-winning poet, and the author of World Fantasy Award-winning Bone Swans: Stories (Mythic Delirium 2015). Her recent short fiction can be found in Sword and Sonnet, an anthology of battle poets, and in Ellen Datlow’s Mad Hatters and March Hares: All-New Stories from the World of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

Carlos Hernandez is the author of the critically acclaimed short story collection The Assimilated Cuban's Guide to Quantum Santeria (Rosarium 2016) and most recently, as part of the Rick Riordan Presents imprint of Disney Hyperion, the novel Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (2019). By day, Carlos is an associate professor of English at the City University of New York, with appointments at BMCC and the Graduate Center, and a game designer and enthusiast. Catch him on Twitter @writeteachplay.


After our featured readers, we will have 10 minutes for anyone who wants to present their latest creative endeavor. Treats to share are awesome, but we will provide munchies. Spectators are welcome and appreciated!

The No Shush Salon is a monthly Open Mic for all creative types who want to share their works-in-progress or newly finished endeavors. We often begin with a featured performer/reader, or we have a theme. No registration required; just drop in and share your talents!

Can't make it? Follow us through our blog: noshushsalon.blogspot.com and like us on Facebook: No Shush Salon

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Take Charge of Your Health

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Join us for a six-week interactive workshop designed especially for individuals with ongoing health conditions to learn about skills and tools in self-management. Topics covered include: healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, action planning, and many more. Presented by AgeOptions, a nonprofit organization connecting older adults and those who care for them with resources and service options so they can live their lives to the fullest. Register now.

Please join us for all workshops in the series. All take place on Fridays, 9:30 am-12 pm, in the Main Library Veterans Room:
• June 14
• June 21
• June 28
• July 12
• July 19
• July 26
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Genexe Health Screening

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Genexe Health will be conducting genetic screening for the following: Cancer, Alzheimer, High Cholesterol and more.
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