More March Events at the Oak Lawn Public Library (Oak Lawn, IL) — The Oak Lawn Public Library, located at 9427 S. Raymond Ave., is pleased to announce ongoing and upcoming events that will take place from Mar. 16 to Mar. 31, 2023. All programs are listed in the library’s quarterly newsletter, which was mailed to Oak Lawn households.
ADULT & TEEN PROGRAMS
- Genre Fiction Adult Reading Challenge from Feb. 1-Apr. 30, all day. Read three books: a romance, mystery and science fiction novel. Log your reading on Beanstack at olpl.beanstack.org to earn rewards and raffle prize tickets as you read.
- Remarkable Women Display in March. Help us decorate the Adult Services desk with pictures or written descriptions honoring remarkable women who are dear to you. Receive a trinket for participating.
- Online Tools for Travel Planning on Thursday, Mar. 16 from 2-3 p.m. Learn to book flights, hotels and cars with your smartphone or computer.
- Southside Filmmakers Club on Thursday, Mar. 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Make films and learn what goes on behind the camera! This club of local filmmakers welcomes beginners.
- Decreasing Chronic Inflammation through an Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle Series: Part 1 on Thursday, Mar. 16 from 7-8 p.m., Feeding Your Microbiome on Thursday, Mar. 23 from 7-8 p.m. & Food as our Medicine on Thursday, Mar. 30 from 7-8 p.m.
- Mysteries in the Morning will meet Friday, Mar. 17 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. to discuss “Bluebird, Bluebird” by Attica Locke.
- Saint Patrick’s Day Concert with the Acapella Fellas on Friday, Mar. 17 from 1-2 p.m.
- Genealogy Lock-In on Friday, Mar. 17 from 6-8 p.m. Register online at cal.olpl.org
- Saturday Afternoon Games on Saturday, Mar. 18 from noon-4 p.m. Play tabletop games with the Moraine Valley Gamers.
- Monarchs: History and Science behind the Monarch Craze on Sunday, Mar. 19 from 11 a.m.-noon. Learn to nurture butterflies in your own backyard!
- Monday Night Gaming for teens on Mondays, Mar. 20 & 27 from 5-8 p.m. Check out our board and video games!
- Who’s Got Game? on Tuesday, Mar. 21 from 10-11 a.m. Seniors are invited to play classic word games! Please register online at cal.olpl.org.
- Protecting Seniors from Identity Theft & Scams with Oasis Senior Advisors on Tuesday, Mar. 21 from 1-2 p.m. Please register online at cal.olpl.org.
- Tech Help Hour on Tuesdays, Mar. 21 & 28 from 2-3 p.m. Get help with your computer or smartphone!
- Friends Book Discussion Group will meet Wednesday, Mar. 22 at 1 p.m. to discuss “The Christie Affair” by Nina de Gramont.
- Movie Night Wednesdays for teens on Wednesdays, Mar. 22 & 29 from 6-8 p.m. Join us for a movie night every Wednesday in the Teen Room!
- Mystery Author Mia Manansala on Wednesday, Mar. 22 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Award winning mystery author Mia Manansala will discuss her debut novel “Arsenic and Adobo” as well as the writing process behind her cozy “Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mystery” series.
- English Together on Thursday, Mar. 23 & 30 from 9:30-11 a.m. Learn English every week at this free ESL class.
- Google Apps and the Cloud on Thursday, Mar. 23 from 2-3 p.m. Learn how you can use Google Apps to manage your storage and increase your productivity!
- Connections Book Club will meet on Friday, Mar. 24 at 1 p.m. to discuss “I Am a Filipino” by Nicole Ponseca and Miguel Trinidad.
- Oak Lawn Writers Group on Saturday, Mar. 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Read your written works in any genre and get feedback from the group.
- A Woman on an Adventure: Greece, Egypt, Israel and Turkey on Monday, Mar. 27 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friend of the Library Celeste Brown will describe a trip she took with Road Scholars—a specialty tour company for seniors.
- Hormones Gone Wild! What Women Need to Do with Advocate Health on Monday, Mar. 27 at 6:30 p.m. and streaming live online at the OLPL YouTube page. Register online at cal.olpl.org.
- Wits Workout on Tuesday, Mar. 28 from 10-11 a.m. Adults ages 60 and over can engage in interactive puzzles and games! Funded in part by the AgeOptions Library CARES ARPA grant. Please register online at cal.olpl.org.
- Irish Genealogy Club on Tuesday, Mar. 28 from 1:30-3 p.m.
- The Yarnery Club on Tuesday, Mar. 28 from 2-3 p.m. Bring your handicraft project to work on while enjoying an hour of conversation!
- Refreshing Reads will meet on Tuesday, Mar. 28 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Avenue Flower Shop & Wine Bar, 10632 S. Cicero Ave., to discuss “The Reading List” by Sara Nisha Adams.
- Real Estate Seminar: Buying and/or Selling a Home on Wednesday, Mar 29 at 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Get insights on selling a home at 6:30 p.m. and buying a home at 7:30 p.m.
- Genealogy Club on Thursday, Mar. 30 from 1:30-3 p.m. Learn how the legal status of women influenced genealogy.
We will distribute admission tickets at the Youth Services Desk 30 minutes before the start of each program, unless otherwise specified.
- Youth Storytimes: Stories, songs and movement support literacy development and learning in young children. We’ll host Lapsit (ages 6-24 months with a caregiver), Toddler (ages 2-3 with a caregiver) and Preschool (ages 3-5) storytimes every week throughout the spring. Visit our calendar at cal.olpl.org for the exact dates and times for each storytime.
- Play-Doh Playtime (Ages 3-5 with a caregiver) on Thursday, Mar. 16 from 10-11 a.m. No tickets necessary.
- Messy Art (Ages 2-3 with a caregiver) on Friday, Mar. 17 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Dress for a mess and leave the cleanup to us!
- Science Club: Gardening with Water on Saturday, Mar. 18: (Ages 5-7) from 10-10:30 a.m., (Ages 8-10) from 11-11:45 p.m. & (Ages 11-14) from 1-1:45 p.m. We’ll use supplies from the Museum of Science and Industry to see how hydroponic gardening works.
- Make a Butterfly Garden (Ages 7+) on Sunday, Mar. 19 from 11 a.m.-noon.
- Bubble Wrap Bonanza (Ages 5-7 years) on Monday, Mar. 20 from 4:30-5:15 p.m. Craft a dragon and a sheep using bubble wrap!
- Parachute Play (Ages 1-3 with a caregiver) on Thursday, Mar. 23 from 9:30-10 a.m. Join us for toddler music and movement time!
- Family Lego Drop-In (All Ages) on Thursday, Mar. 23 from 6-7 p.m. Build with Legos! No tickets necessary.
- Volunteer Opportunity: Caring Cards (Ages 11-14) on Friday, Mar. 24 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Create cards and earn hour of service time!
- It’s Magic! (All Ages) from Sunday, Mar. 26 to Saturday, Apr. 1, all day. Enjoy a week filled with crafts and magical activities in the Youth Services Department. No tickets necessary.
- Astronaut Zip Line Challenge (Ages 8-10) on Monday, Mar. 27 from 4:30-5:15 p.m. Design and test vehicles to carry an astronaut down a zip line!
- Taste Off: Sparkling Water (Ages 11-14) on Tuesday, Mar. 28 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Try different brands and flavors of sparkling water, then vote for your favorites.
- We’re Going on a Shape Hunt (Ages 3-5 with a caregiver) on Thursday, Mar. 30 from 10-10:30 a.m. Read about shapes and then go on a shape hunt!
- Nerf Battle Royale (Ages 11-14) on Friday, Mar. 31 from 6-8 p.m. In-person registration for this after-hours capture-the-flag game begins Tuesday, Mar. 21. Registration and caregiver permission slip are required by Thursday, Mar. 30
More March Events at the Oak Lawn Public Library