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Dole Branch closed June 22–July 8 for repairs and improvements

Monday, July 08, 2019
Dole Branch
With a collaborative spirit, the ownership of the Dole Learning Center was recently transferred from the Village of Oak Park to the Park District of Oak Park. The Dole Branch Library will continue operations in Dole Learning Center, and the Park District looks forward to offering new senior programs in the building. To prepare, the entire building, including the library, will be closed from June 22 through July 8 for facility repairs and improvements. Dole Branch, home to the library’s Multicultural Collection, will return to regular hours on Tuesday, July 9.

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Christian Home Educators Support System

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Spaces Reservation

Sullivan Lane Townhome Association

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Spaces Reservation

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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West Cook Wild Ones

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dole Branch
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Spaces Reservation

Equity Team of Oak Park and River Forest

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
Spaces Reservation

Small Business Mastermind group

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Conference 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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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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Registration is open

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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1969 Film Series: Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
1969 was an amazing, watershed year. From the Woodstock rock festival to man walking on the moon, amazing news was happening. In the movies, restrictive censorship became a thing of the past.

Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid features Paul Newman and Robert Redford as two outlaws on the run after a string of train robberies, 110 minutes.

Join Doug Deuchler on Mondays at 1:30 pm in the Main Library Veterans Room to screen and discuss six of the unique and ground-breaking films of 1969:

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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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Living History Project

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Event Space
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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Registration is open

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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Maple Arbor Condo Association

4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Conference Room
Spaces Reservation

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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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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Citizens Utility Board

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

Garden Gate Condominiums

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Spaces Reservation
Registration is open

Tech Workshop: Basic Microsoft Word

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
This workshop introduces attendees to Microsoft Word and its most common uses and applications. Topics include basic editing and copy, cut and paste. Knowledge of computer basics is required
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Friends of the Oak Park Public Library

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Scoville Room
Board meeting of the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library.  Learn more at oppl.org/friends.

708.697.6930

friends@oppl.org
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Five Minutes Past Midnight

10:00 AM - 3:00 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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