All Classes and Events

E.g., 06/21/2019
E.g., 06/21/2019

Join the fun with our Stay-at-Home host, award-winning picture book author and illustrator Shane Evans! Shane’s books include We March, Underground, Olu’s Dream and Chocolate Me.

  • Choose a book
  • Get comfortable at home
  • Share your reading-selfies #jocobookball
  • Make a donation to support the Library's Summer Reading Program
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Adults interested in practicing English to improve their level, can attend free classes at Oak Park Library every Saturday morning. The levels are basic, intermediate and advanced. There is no registration or exams.

Los adultos interesados en recibir clases de inglés para mejorar su nivel, pueden asistir a las clases que se imparten en la Biblioteca de Oak Park todos los sábados en la mañana. Los cursos de inglés que se imparten son: básico, intermedio y avanzado, los interesados pueden ir los sábados en la mañana para asistir a las clases gratuitas sin necesidad de que presenten...

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We’ll read Bob Kolar’s new book, Hey Ho to Mars We’ll Go. It’s based on a simple little rhyme that is about a big, complicated idea. We’ll talk about Mars and how humans might get there one day. Then we can each draw our own spaceships. Best for ages 6 and up.

Presented by Bob Kolar, an author, artist, designer and teacher. He has illustrated 33 children’s books, and has written six, two of which became animated TV shows. His work also appears on toys, puzzles, clothing...

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A child’s reading improves with practice. This relaxed, friendly session allows your kids to practice their reading-out-loud skills with a certified and well-behaved therapy dog as an audience.

Presented in partnership with Pets for Life and Wayside Waifs.

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A child’s reading improves with practice. This relaxed, friendly session allows your kids to practice their reading-out-loud skills with a certified and well-behaved therapy dog as an audience.

Presented in partnership with Pets for Life and Wayside Waifs.

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The Young Adult Literary Council – formerly known as YAAC – is our group of teen Library consultants. We meet monthly to share favorite books, review titles for the Library website and participate in fun activities. You can meet new people, have a snack and receive volunteer credit hours for your time with us.

May: Breakout Boxes
June: Improv Workshop
July: Art Workshop with Mickey Willard
August: Cookie Decorating Contest

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This Improvisation workshop will help teens feel the strength and possibility of their creative ideas in everyday life. This introduction to improv is a chance to try out its three fundamentals: 1. Yes, And . . .; 2. Ensemble; 3. Risk to Fail. Combining and practicing these rules allows students to find a natural creative voice in a safe space. 

Presented by Paige Nelson of Creative Expressions, the Performing Arts Creative Learning Studio. 

Nelson combines her extensive education and 15+ years professional...

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We’ll read Bob Kolar’s new book, Hey Ho to Mars We’ll Go. It’s based on a simple little rhyme that is about a big, complicated idea. We’ll talk about Mars and how humans might get there one day. Then we can each draw our own spaceships. Best for ages 6 and up.

Presented by Bob Kolar, an author, artist, designer and teacher. He has illustrated 33 children’s books, and has written six, two of which became animated TV shows. His work also appears on toys, puzzles, clothing...

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Well-crafted writing can speak powerful truths, communicate important ideas and capture potent feelings. Creative writing is about reaching audiences by crafting, developing and sharing any narrative, no matter the content or what medium you choose. Join us for this series to hone your writing skills.

May: Strange Pictures as Prompts
June: Guest writer Emma Fernhout, Johnson County Library
July: Creepy Campfire Stories with a Twist
August: Colors of the Seasons

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