The Oak Lawn Public Library Announces Late April Events

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The Oak Lawn Public Library Announces Late April Events (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 Apr. 16-30, 2023.


  • Sunday with Friends Concert: Chicago Arabic Music Ensemble on Sunday, Apr. 16 from 1-2 p.m.
  • Virtual Money Smart Week from Monday, Apr. 17 to Thursday, Apr. 20, all day. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will coordinate discussions about budgeting, Instituciones Financieras (in Spanish), debt relief and retirement plans. Register at to receive the schedule and links to this digital event.
  • Internet Safety on Monday, Apr. 17 from 2-3 p.m. Learn how to stay safe on the web!
  • Monday Night Gaming (for teens) on Mondays, Apr. 17 & 24 from 5-8 p.m. Play board and video games!
  • Marvel Monday on Monday, Apr. 17 from 6:30-8:45 p.m. Watch “Thor: Love and Thunder” (2022, PG-13, 118 minutes) on the library’s big screen.
  • Who’s Got Game? on Tuesday, Apr. 18 from 10-11 a.m. Play Bingo at this senior social hour! Please register at Light refreshments will be served. Supplies for this program are partially funded via the AgeOptions Library CARES ARPA grant. Sponsored by JenCare.
  • Tech Help Hour on Tuesdays, Apr. 18 & 25 from 2-3 p.m. Get help with your computer or smartphone!
  • Movie Night Wednesdays (for teens) on Wednesdays, Apr. 19 & 26 from 6-8 p.m. Kick back with your friends and watch a movie!
  • NASA Missions: Real Sci-Fi Adventures on Wednesday, Apr. 19 from 6:30-8 p.m. NASA Ambassador Mark Benson presents recent and future NASA Missions. Refreshments include “out-of-this-world” cupcakes.
  • English Together on Thursdays, Apr. 20 & 27 from 9:30-11 a.m. Learn English at this weekly ESL class.
  • Excel for Budgets on Thursday, Apr. 20 from 2-3 p.m. Learn how to make a basic budget to keep track of your monthly spending.
  • Southside Filmmakers Club on Thursday, Apr. 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Make films and learn what goes on behind the camera! This club of local filmmakers welcomes beginners.
  • Let’s Talk College! More Options, Less Debt (for teens) on Thursday, Apr. 20 from 7-8 p.m. Join us for an information session on the college admissions process, financial options and ways to save for college. Parents are welcome to attend this event. Provided by Moraine Valley Community College.
  • Book Discussions: Mysteries in the Morning meets Friday, Apr. 21 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. to discuss “The Maid” by Nita Prose. Connections Book Club meets Friday, Apr. 21 from 1-2 p.m. to discuss “Get Good with Money” by Tiffany Aliche. Refreshing Reads meets Tuesday, Apr. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Avenue Flower Shop & Wine Bar, 10632 S. Cicero Ave. to discuss “The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore. The Friends Book Discussion Group meets Wednesday, Apr. 26 at 1 p.m. to share thoughts on “Prairie Fever” by Michael Parker. Graphically Speaking meets Wednesday, Apr. 26 from 7-8 p.m. to discuss “Nimona” by Noelle Stevenson.
  • Oak Lawn Writers Group on Saturday, Apr. 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Read your written works in any genre and get feedback from the group.
  • K-Pop Dance Class on Monday, Apr. 24 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Adults and teens can learn K-pop dance from instructor Mikayla Wolford. K-pop is a vigorous activity—attendees participate at their own risk.
  • Wits Workout on Tuesday, Apr. 25 from 10-11 a.m. Adults ages 60 and over can engage in puzzles and games. Light refreshments will be provided. Please register at Funded in part by the Age Options Library CARES ARPA Grant.
  • Irish Genealogy Club on Tuesday, Apr. 25 from 1:30-3 p.m. Discuss your Irish genealogy!
  • The Yarnery Club on Tuesday, Apr. 25 from 2-3 p.m. Bring your handicraft project to work on while enjoying an hour of conversation!
  • Estate Planning: It’s Never Too Early on Wednesday, Apr. 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Attorney Caroline S. Smith from law firm Robbins DiMonte, Ltd. explains the importance of estate planning.
  • Genealogy Club on Thursday, Apr. 27 from 1:30-3 p.m. Learn how the women’s gain of legal rights affected genealogy.
  • Internet Basics on Thursday, Apr. 27 from 6-7 p.m. Learn how to navigate web pages and find things on the World Wide Web.


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 for the exact dates and times for each storytime.
  • Ninja Fest (Ages 5-7) on Monday, Apr. 17 from 4:30-5:15 p.m. Enjoy ninja-themed stories, activities and a craft.
  • Meet a Master, Be a Master (Ages 8-10) on Thursday, Apr. 20 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Learn about a famous artist and then create your own masterpiece in their style.
  • Family Glow-in-the-Dark Party (All Ages) on Friday, Apr. 21 from 4-5 p.m. Join us for activities and glow stick fun, while supplies last. Participants are encouraged to wear white or black-light reactive clothing.
  • Earth Day Book Swap (All Ages) on Saturday, Apr. 22 from 11 a.m.-noon. Swap gently used children’s books with other patrons.
  • National Library Week: There’s More to the Story (All Ages) from Sunday, Apr. 23 to Saturday, Apr. 29, all day. Enjoy crafts, a scavenger hunt and other activities celebrating libraries all week!
  • Baby Romp (Ages 6-14 months with a caregiver) on Thursday, Apr. 27 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Join us for movement activities and free play with other young children and their caregivers.
  • Let’s Find Out: Food Smarts (All Ages) on Thursday, Apr. 27 from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Let’s find out about the journey food takes to get to our plates!
  • Game Club (Ages 6 and up) on Friday, Apr. 28 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Play classic and uncommon games!
  • Science Club: Beneath Our Feet on Saturday, Apr. 29. Ages 5-7 from 10-10:30 a.m. Ages 8-10 from 11-11:45. Ages 11-14 from 1-1:45 p.m. In this geology-based session, we’ll do experiments with different types of minerals, and recreate what happened when meteors struck the earth.

For more information, please visit our online event calendar at or call 708-422-4990.

The Oak Lawn Public Library Announces Late April Events


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