Oak Lawn Public Library Announces Events in Late October

Oak Lawn Public Library Announces Events in late October
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Oak Lawn Public Library Announces Events in Late October  (Oak Lawn, IL) — The Oak Lawn Public Library is pleased to announce upcoming events that will take place from Oct. 16-31, 2022. Please note that all programs are listed in the Library’s quarterly newsletter which has been delivered to all Oak Lawn households.

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  • English Together (ESL): Join librarian and teacher Kate for a weekly ESL class for high beginners through intermediate learners on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Library’s second-floor Teen Room.
  • Youth Storytimes: Stories, songs and movement support literacy development and learning in young children. We’ll host Lapsit (ages 6-24 months), Toddler (ages 2-3), Preschool (ages 3-5) and Kindergarten Readiness (ages 4-5) storytimes every week throughout the fall. Visit our calendar at cal.olpl.org for the exact dates and times for each storytime. All admission tickets for storytimes will be distributed 30 minutes before the program at the Youth Services Desk.
  • App Beginner Workshops: Are you new to OLPL’s free apps? Bring your smart device to these half-hour workshop sessions and a librarian will walk you through all the steps to master each app. Workshops will be held on Mondays at 7 p.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m. and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. through Nov. 30. You will need an email address and an OLPL library card to get started.
  • Sunday with Friends Concert – Mariachi Estrellas de Chicago: Mariacha Estrellas de Chicago will proudly showcase the best parts of Chicago culture with music in both English and Spanish on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 1-2 p.m. in the lower-level meeting rooms of the Library. This concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
  • Baby Romp (ages 6-24 months): Drop by with your baby or toddler for movement activities and free play with other young children and their caregivers on Monday, Oct. 17 from 9:30-11 a.m. Admission tickets will be distributed 30 minutes before the program at the Youth Services Desk.
  • Accent on Confidence: In this two-part workshop for multilingual speakers, we’ll cover simple tips that increase clarity, confidence and flexibility. Workshops will be held on Mondays, Oct. 17 & 24 from 2-3:30 p.m. Register online for each session at cal.olpl.org.
  • Hands-On WordPress: Join us in the Computer Center on Monday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. to learn how to use one of the web’s most popular content management systems and create your own blog or webpage.
  • October Book Discussions: Always Virtual will discuss “The Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner on Monday, Oct. 17 at 7:15 p.m. on Google Meet—visit cal.olpl.org to join the discussion. Mysteries in the Morning will discuss “Blanche on the Lam” by Barbara Neely on Friday, Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the Teen Room. Refreshing Reads will discuss “Clark and Division” by Naomi Hirahara on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Avenue Wine Bar in Oak Lawn (10632 S. Cicero Ave.). Copies of the books are available at the Library.
  • Smartphone Tips and Tricks: Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Computer Center to learn how to get the most use out of your device.
  • Virtual Chair Yoga and Meditation: Join instructor Isabel Raci, C-IAYT, online for a gentle session of guided meditation and chair yoga on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. Register at cal.olpl.org to receive an email with the program link.
  • Halloween Series Part One –Candyman” (1992): We’ll be showing cult-classic “Candyman” (1992) on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library’s lower-level meeting rooms. A brief discussion will follow the movie. Rated R, 101 minutes.
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – ABC Fun (ages 3-5): “A told B, and B told C…” Come listen to this classic story and complete an alphabet craft on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 9:30-10 a.m. Admission tickets will be distributed 30 minutes before the program at the Youth Services Desk.
  • Bingo and Senior Medicare Patrol Information Session: Join us on Friday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. in the Library’s first-floor café to play Bingo and learn about how the Senior Medicare Patrol Program can help you prevent Medicare fraud. This program is in partnership with AgeOptions and Pathlights. Please register at cal.olpl.org.
  • Eliminate the Fear of Leaving Your Comfort Zone Post-Pandemic: Motivational speaker Dr. Susan Neustrom will unravel the mystery of the comfort zone and provide simple strategies to help you get back to the life you enjoy on Friday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m.
  • All-Library Halloween Trick or Treat: Wear your Halloween costume to the Library for a scary good time on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit all of our trick-or-treat stations for candy and fun, then enter for a chance to win one of our spook-tacular grand prizes. Don’t miss our movie multiplex at 12 p.m. where we’ll show “The Addams Family 2” (2021) and “Scream” (2022), plus monstrous mini-golf, fortune telling, a photo booth and more! Treats available while supplies last.
  • Interactive Movie Kit: Pick up a “Hotel Transylvania” (2021) Interactive Movie Kit on Monday, Oct. 24. Each kit will include props, snacks and other fun family-friendly activities to keep everyone engaged with the movie. Activities are designed for ages 4 and up. One kit per family, while supplies last.
  • Wits Workout: Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. in the Library’s first-floor café to engage in interactive puzzles and games and learn what you can do in your daily life to keep your brain healthy! Register online at cal.olpl.org for each session. This program is designed for adults ages 60 and over. This program, developed by the University of Illinois Extension, is funded in part by the AgeOptions Library CARES ARPA grant.
  • Senior Take and Make – Memory Jars: Twenty kits will be available for adults ages 60 and over on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Priority will be given to those that attend Wits Workouts events. Any extra kits will be available after 12 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis at the Customer Service Desk. Limit one per person. Supplies from this program are partially funded by the AgeOptions Library CARES ARPA grant.
  • Irish Genealogy: This group will help people who are interested in learning more about their Irish roots. We will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Library’s lower-level Mary Nelson Room.
  • The Yarnery Club: Bring your handicraft projects to the Library on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. and spend an hour enjoying conversation while your needles do the work.
  • Story Explorers (ages 5-8): Let’s learn and laugh together with a mix of stories, games and fun on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 4-4:45 p.m. Admission tickets will be distributed 30 minutes before the program at the Youth Services Desk.
  • Picture This! (ages 9-12): We’ll use picture books to discover amazing facts, try new things, move around, and laugh on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 4-4:45 p.m. Admission tickets will be distributed 30 minutes before the program at the Youth Services Desk.
  • Halloween Series Part Two – “Candyman” (2021): We’ll be showing Jordan Peele’s “Candyman” (2021) set in the now-gentrified housing projects of Cabrini Green on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library’s lower-level meeting rooms. A brief discussion will follow the movie. Rated R, 91 minutes.
  • COVID-19 – The Long Haulers, New Variants and Recovery: Even with effective vaccines available, people can still experience long-haul symptoms from COVID-19. Join Dr. Usmani from Advocate Health on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library’s first-floor café for a discussion about long-haul COVID symptoms, variants and recovery. Register online at cal.olpl.org.
  • Genealogy Club: Genealogy Librarian Kathy O’Leary will provide tips on using Google for genealogy research on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m. in the Library’s lower-level Meeting Room B.
  • Franken-Toys (ages 11-14): Cut, tear and fuse together old toys to create a spooky new monstrosity on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 4-4:45 p.m. Admission tickets will be distributed 30 minutes before the program at the Youth Services Desk.
  • Movie Screening – “Dog” (2022): We’ll be showing the road-trip comedy “Dog” (2022) on Friday, Oct. 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the Library’s lower-level meeting rooms. The film is rated PG-13 and runs for 101 minutes.
  • Halloween Hullaba-BOO (ages 4-10): Show off your costume and enjoy Halloween activities on Friday, Oct. 28 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Bring a camera for photos, make a monster craft, and try your luck at our game stations. Activities will take approximately 20 minutes to complete, while supplies last.

Oak Lawn Public Library Announces Events in Late October

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