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Monday, August 31, 2020
Virtual & Offsite
All in-person library programs are canceled through August. In the meantime, click on these links to find out more about:
And as we respond to the latest information and guidelines from local and national officials around the COVID-19 virus, we want to make sure you have the latest information about your library, too. Because updates and best practices are ever-evolving, please visit oppl.org/faqs, and the library’s social media channels (FacebookTwitter, and Instagram) for updates.

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VIRTUAL: Writers' Word Feast

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Bring your words and words yet to be written to this writers' group for writers of all types and genre. Each writer will get a chance to read their story, poem, or novel chapter and receive feedback from the group. Then we will spend some time writing!

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to to join the event.
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VIRTUAL: Books & Brews: Daisy Jones & The Six

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
In Taylor Jenkins Reid's Daisy Jones & The Six, when singer Daisy Jones meets Billy Dunne of the band The Sixthe two rising 70s rock-and-roll artists are catapulted into stardom by a producer who puts them together, a decision that is complicated by a pregnancy and the seductions of fame.

At Books and Brews expect stimulating conversation about fiction and nonfiction titles in a social atmosphere, and don't worry if you don't have time to finish the book, we're pretty chill! Meet new friends, discuss new books, and enjoy some drinks with us, virtually!

Copies can be downloaded through Hoopla and Media on Demand & Libby. Need help getting started with Hoopla or Libby? Watch how-to videos at oppl.org/how-to-library »

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: This virtual program comes to you via Zoom. After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.
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VIRTUAL: What's Cooking: Now & Again

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Join fellow cooks to discuss Julie Turshen's Now & Again, which features more than 125 delicious and doable recipes and 20 creative menu ideas.

This book is available for digital checkout on Hoopla. Need help getting started with Hoopla? Watch "How to Use Hoopla" at oppl.org/how-to-library »

This book group meets four times a year: winter, spring, summer, and fall.

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: This virtual program comes to you via Zoom. After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.
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VIRTUAL: Many Voices: Words on Wednesday: Dear America

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Jose Antonio Vargas' Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen follows the journalist and immigration-rights activist presents a memoir relating how he was sent from the Philippines to the U.S. as a child, his discovery of his undocumented status as a teenager, and his decision to reveal his immigration status publicly in 2011.

Copies can be downloaded through Media on Demand & Libby. Need help getting started with Libby? Watch how-to videos at oppl.org/how-to-library » 

In Words on Wednesday, expect stimulating conversation about fiction and nonfiction titles selected by Adult & Teen Services Librarians. Learn more about all of our monthly book discussions »

REGISTER IN ZOOM: This virtual program comes to you via Zoom. After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.

ABOUT MANY VOICES, MANY STORIES
Oak Park’s all-virtual summer reading program for adults and teens features six unique titles connected through one common theme: immigration. Learn more about Many Voices, Many Stories »
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Registration is open

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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VIRTUAL: Many Voices: The Best We Could Do

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Join us to discuss The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui.

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

ABOUT MANY VOICES, MANY STORIES
Oak Park’s all-virtual summer reading program for adults and teens features six unique titles connected through one common theme: immigration. Learn more about Many Voices, Many Stories »
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VIRTUAL: Writers' Word Feast

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Bring your words and words yet to be written to this writers' group for writers of all types and genre. Each writer will get a chance to read their story, poem, or novel chapter and receive feedback from the group. Then we will spend some time writing!

REGISTER IN ZOOM NOW: After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to to join the event.
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VIRTUAL: Many Voices: Interview With Cristina Henriquez: The Book of Unknown Americans

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
We're thrilled to host The Book of Unknown Americans author Cristina Henriquez through this summer's Many Voices, Many Stories summer reading program.

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

ABOUT MANY VOICES, MANY STORIES
Oak Park’s all-virtual summer reading program for adults and teens features six unique titles connected through one common theme: immigration. Learn more about Many Voices, Many Stories »
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VIRTUAL: Many Voices: Book Discussion: Dear America

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Born in the Philippines and sent by his mother at age 12 to the United States to live with her parents, Jose Antonio Vargas does not find out that his "papers" were fake until he tries to apply for a drivers license. For 20 years, despite being a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Vargas is still considered an "illegal" until he finally comes out in a New York Times Magazine article "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant." A true story.

Copies can be downloaded through Media on Demand & Libby. Need help getting started with Libby? Watch how-to videos at oppl.org/how-to-library »

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

ABOUT MANY VOICES, MANY STORIES
Oak Park’s all-virtual summer reading program for adults and teens features six unique titles connected through one common theme: immigration. Learn more about Many Voices, Many Stories »
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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: The No Shush Salon Presents - Open Mic

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Listen to performances by local creative types and share your own works-in-progress or newly finished endeavors at this monthly open mic night. Each person will have 15 minutes to present their latest creative endeavor. Spectators are welcome and appreciated!

Check us out on Facebook: No Shush Salon

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

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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VIRTUAL: New Moms Book Group: The Book of Unknown Americans

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Join our New Moms Book Club!  A wonderful opportunity to meet other new moms in the area and a great reason for some adult discussion!  Welcome to all moms with children under 5.

The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Enriquez

Copies are available digitally on Libby

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

Many Voices, Many Stories


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VIRTUAL - Writers' Word Feast

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Bring your words and words yet to be written to this writers' group for writers of all types and genre. Each writer will get a chance to read their story, poem, or novel chapter and receive feedback from the group. Then we will spend some time writing!

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

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Registration is open

VIRTUAL Summer Art with Gene Ha (Day 4)

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: Many Voices: Queenie

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
In Candice Carty-Williams' Queenie, constantly compared to her white middle-class peers, a young Jamaican-British woman in London makes a series of questionable decisions in the aftermath of a messy breakup before challenging herself to figure out who she wants to be.

Copies can be downloaded through Media on Demand & Libby. Need help getting started with Libby? Watch How to Use Libby at oppl.org/how-to-library »

REGISTER IN ZOOM: This virtual program comes to you via Zoom. After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.

ABOUT MANY VOICES, MANY STORIES
Oak Park’s all-virtual summer reading program for adults and teens features six unique titles connected through one common theme: immigration. Learn more about Many Voices, Many Stories »
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VIRTUAL: Books & Brews: The Sympathizer

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life on 1975 Los Angeles.

At Books and Brews expect stimulating conversation about fiction and nonfiction titles in a social atmosphere, and don't worry if you don't have time to finish the book, we're pretty chill! Meet new friends, discuss new books, and enjoy some drinks with us, virtually!

Copies can be downloaded through Hoopla and Media on Demand & Libby. Need help getting started with Hoopla or Libby? Watch how-to videos at oppl.org/how-to-library »

REGISTER IN ZOOM: This virtual program comes to you via Zoom. After you register, you will receive a specific Zoom link to join the event.
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VIRTUAL: Words on Wednesday: The Rent Collector

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
In Camron Wright's The Rent Collector, Sang Ly and her husband, a Cambodian couple,  are  just trying to survive day-to-day by collecting enough recyclables to pay for food and rent. Their rent collector,  Sopeap, is spiteful. Sang Ly starts out on a journey to save her sick son from a life of destitution and misery. One day, Sang Ly learns the first of the rent collector’s secrets, which brings big changes  to both of  their lives. This is a beautifully told story about the perseverance of the human spirit. This novel is based on a true story.

Copies can be downloaded through Hoopla and Media on Demand & Libby. Need help getting started with Hoopla or Libby? Watch how-to videos at oppl.org/how-to-library »

In Words on Wednesday, expect stimulating conversation about fiction and nonfiction titles selected by Adult Services Librarians. Learn more about all of our monthly book discussions »

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

VIRTUAL Summer Art with Gene Ha (Day 5)

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: Many Voices: Book Discussion

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Did you read all the books from Many Voices, Many Stories? Did you read just one? Or a few of them? Whatever the number, join us for a virtual discussion of all the titles from our community reading program to talk about which of the titles you read or listened to. 

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

ABOUT MANY VOICES, MANY STORIES
Oak Park’s all-virtual summer reading program for adults and teens features six unique titles connected through one common theme: immigration. Learn more about Many Voices, Many Stories »
View More

VIRTUAL: Writers' Word Feast

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
Bring your words and words yet to be written to this writers' group for writers of all types and genre. Each writer will get a chance to read their story, poem, or novel chapter and receive feedback from the group. Then we will spend some time writing!

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

VIRTUAL Summer Art with Gene Ha (Day 6)

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: Many Voices: Nestor Gomez

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program

Creator, producer, curator, and host Nestor "the Boss" Gomez was born in Guatemala and moved to Chicago undocumented in the mid 80's. He told his first story at a Chicago Moth Slam as a way to finally get over stuttering. Surprisingly, he won the slam that night and has not stop sharing stories ever since.

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

ABOUT MANY VOICES, MANY STORIES
Oak Park’s all-virtual summer reading program for adults and teens features six unique titles connected through one common theme: immigration. Learn more about Many Voices, Many Stories »
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VIRTUAL: The No Shush Salon Presents - Open Mic

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual & Offsite
Virtual Program
THIS EVENT IS VIRTUAL 

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. Drop in and share your talents!

Check us out on Facebook: No Shush Salon

Each person will have 15 minutes to present their latest creative endeavor. Spectators are welcome and appreciated!

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