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Chess Champs Club

4:45 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Join us for a two-hour chess workshop and open play chess club every Tuesday, led by instructor Luis Tubens. Chess boards will be available for open play throughout the two hours of the club. Ages 5-13. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
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RESCHEDULED: Tabletop Game Creation Club

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
THIS CLUB IS FULL. 

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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Forum Theatre Experience

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
"Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it."-Augusto Boal

This interactive theatre experience created by teens in Oak Park Public Library's Teen Summer Volunteer Program Forum Theatre Troupe invites you to be a "spect-actor" and not just a member of the audience. The piece will explore class and classism, and encourage you to consider power and the role of the bystander. 

Watch the scenes play out, then think about what role you can play. Brave and willing participants can choose to intervene and try to create change.

We'll also play some games and enjoy a discussion together.

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Registration is closed

Tabletop Game Creation Club

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
THIS CLUB IS FULL. 

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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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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Chess Champs Club

4:45 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Join us for a two-hour chess workshop and open play chess club every Tuesday, led by instructor Luis Tubens. Chess boards will be available for open play throughout the two hours of the club. Ages 5-13. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
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Queerios

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
TBA

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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Living History Project

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Idea Box
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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Chess Champs Club

4:45 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Join us for a two-hour chess workshop and open play chess club every Tuesday, led by instructor Luis Tubens. Chess boards will be available for open play throughout the two hours of the club. Ages 5-13. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
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Living History Project

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Idea Box
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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Leading Edge 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, Stephen Jackson of 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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Anime Manga Appreciation Day: Grades 5-9

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
Come and join us for some fun as we make Soot Sprites, Naruto Headbands, anime drawings, eat snacks, and watch a movie!

Talk about your favorite manga and anime while learning about some neat facts!

For Grades 5-9

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Chess Champs Club

4:45 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Join us for a two-hour chess workshop and open play chess club every Tuesday, led by instructor Luis Tubens. Chess boards will be available for open play throughout the two hours of the club. Ages 5-13. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
View More

Living History Project

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Idea Box
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. 
View More

Queerios

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
TBA

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.


View More

Leading Edge 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, Stephen Jackson of 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

5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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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Chess Champs Club

4:45 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Join us for a two-hour chess workshop and open play chess club every Tuesday, led by instructor Luis Tubens. Chess boards will be available for open play throughout the two hours of the club. Ages 5-13. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
View More

Living History Project

5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
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. 
View More