Oak Lawn Public Library announces events in early November – The Southland Journal

Oak Lawn Public Library announces events in early November (Oak Lawn, Ill.) – The oak lawn The Public Library is pleased to announce upcoming events taking place November 1-15, 2022. Please note that all programs are listed in the library’s quarterly newsletter which has been sent to all Oak Lawn homes.


  • English together (ESL): Join librarian and teacher Kate for a weekly beginner to intermediate ESL class on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Teen Room on the second floor of the library.
  • Storytimes for young people: Stories, songs and movement support early literacy development and learning. We will be hosting Lapsit (6-24 months), Toddler (2-3 years), Preschool (3-5 years) and Kindergarten Readiness (4-5 years) story times each week throughout the month. Visit our calendar at cal.olpl.org for the exact dates and times of each story hour. All admission tickets for the story hours will be distributed 30 minutes before the program at the youth services counter.
  • Workshops for beginners on the app: Are you new to OLPL’s free apps? Bring your smart device to these half-hour workshops and a librarian will walk you through all the steps to mastering each app. The workshops will take place on Mondays at 7 p.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m. and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. until November 30. You will need an email address and an OLPL library card to get started.
  • Story Explorers (5-8 years): Let’s learn and laugh together with a mix of stories, games and fun on Tuesdays, November 1 and 15, from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Admission tickets will be distributed 30 minutes before the program at the Youth Services counter.
  • Mix essential oils for your health – A course to make and take away: Join us on Tuesday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. as Brittany Hogan shows you how to create essential oil blends that support your body’s natural well-being. You will walk away with a free custom oil blend that you created. Register at cal.olpl.org as places are limited.

More events

  • Imagine this! (9-12 years old): Join us Wednesday, November 2 and 9 from 4-4:45 p.m. as we use picture books to discover amazing facts, try new things, get moving, and laugh! Entrance tickets will be distributed 30 minutes before the program at the youth services counter.
  • Virtual Chair Yoga and Meditation: Join Instructor Isabel Raci, C-IAYT, online for a gentle session of guided meditation and chair yoga on Wednesday, November 2 at 6 p.m. Sign up at cal.olpl.org for the program link.
  • Dinonovembre family celebration: Calling all dinosaur fans! Celebrate your favorites at our Dinovember party on Sunday, November 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include dinosaur print t-shirt stamping (please bring your own item to stamp), stop-motion dinosaur movies, games and crafts. Activities will take approximately 20 minutes, while supplies last.
  • Create your own cookbook with Canva: Collect your treasured recipes in an engaging digital cookbook using Canva on Monday, November 7 at 6 p.m. or Thursday, November 10 at 2 p.m. Register for a session at cal.olpl.org.
  • Crafting Creativebug: Join us on Monday, November 7 at 7 p.m. to draw and paint a mixed media silhouette from a photo of a loved one (even a favorite pet!) and bring it home , ready to be framed. Register at cal.olpl.org.
  • The Yarnery Club: Bring your craft projects to the library on Tuesday, November 8 at 2 p.m. and spend an hour chatting while your needles do the work.
  • The elephant and the pig draw a pigeon (5-8 years): Help us celebrate Children’s Book Week by learning to draw your favorite Mo Willems characters on Tuesday, November 8 from 4-4:30 p.m. Admission tickets will be distributed 30 minutes before the program at the Youth Services counter .

More events

  • OLPL Film Club: We will be discussing the film “Jurassic Park” (1993) on Tuesday, November 8 at 7 p.m. in the Mary Nelson Room on the lower level of the library.
  • Screening of films with friends: The Friends of the Library will screen the film “Midway” (2019) on Wednesday, November 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the lower level meeting rooms of the Library. The film tells the harrowing story of the Battle of the Pacific Ocean on Midway Atoll that became a watershed moment in World War II. PG-13. 138 minutes.
  • Graphically Speaking Book Discussion: Join us on Wednesday, November 9 at 7 p.m. at Book Club Nook on the second floor to discuss Jim Terry’s “Come Home, Indio.”
  • Tails and Tales – Dinosaurs: Enjoy entertaining dinosaur stories that will have you roaring on Sunday, November 13 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Table game craftsmen – Design, create and play your own games: This two-session workshop will cover basic tabletop game functionality. We’ll brainstorm concepts, then set you free with our amazing crafting supplies on Monday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. Then join us on Monday, November 21 at 6:30 p.m. for a fun night of playtesting. Seating is limited, please register at cal.olpl.org.
  • Breast cancer – Is it in our genes? : Join Jessica Dowling, Cristina Ruiz and Deb Oleskowicz on Monday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the first floor cafe to talk about breast cancer and its relationship to our genes. This program is in partnership with Advocate Aurora Health.

For more information, please call 708-422-4990, visit www.olpl.org, or use the LibChat feature on our website.


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Oak Lawn Public Library announces events in early November

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