Children's Program

Neighborhood Giving: Homelessness Workshop

Help others in your community in this special after-school service club. Kids will learn about homelessness, including whom it affects and will participate in creating warm items to help clients of West Suburban PADS. Visit neighborhoodgivingproject.org for more information about how this local organization inspires children to be better global citizens by providing hands-on, hands-together community service projects for families. No registration.

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Barbie Club

Have a fab time celebrating everything Barbie. We provide a dream house, lots of fashions, accessories, horses, cars, and a choice of dolls and you simply bring your imagination. No registration.

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Dahl-apalooza Film Fest

School's out and we're showing our love for Roald Dahl's genius with a mini film fest! Join us for the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at 1 pm (Rated G, 100 minutes), followed by Matilda at 3 pm (Rated PG, 102 minutes).

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Preschool Playgroup

For children 3-5 years, with a caregiver. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child. An OPPL card is not required.

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Preschool Pageturners

for children 3 to 5 years, with or without a caregiver. Through longer picture books and concept games, children build important pre-reading skills in this fun and enriching session. This class builds literacy and listening skills and encourages your child to develop a love of reading to prepare for school success. After the storytime, stay for Preschool Playgroup, with hands-on age-appropriate pre-literacy activities! OPPL card required.

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Toddler Tales

for 2's and 3's, with a caregiver. Created especially for curious toddlers, we bring stories to life by sharing delightful books, friendly puppets, music, and movement games. This class encourages positive early learning experiences through reading, singing, and playing. After the storytime, stay for Toddler Playgroup, with hands-on age-appropriate pre-literacy activities! OPPL card required.

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Kids Craft: Black Cats

Get ready for Halloween with this spooky black cat craft. Perfect for Halloween and animal lovers…Meow! Best for ages 3+. Register in person, online at oppl.org/events or by calling 708.386.9032 beginning October 15.

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Enchanted Halloween: Trick or Treat with Your Favorite Book Characters!

Ever wondered how your favorite book characters would celebrate Halloween? Join us for games, crafts, stories and refreshments in a family-friendly atmosphere. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Best for ages 4-10 with an adult.

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Barbie Club

We've got the dolls, fashions and accessories - you bring your imagination! All ages, no registration required.

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School's Out: Roald Dahl Dream Jar Craft

Need a place to store your dreams? Join us as we create our very own dream jars, inspired by the Roald Dahl classic, "The BFG." Best for ages 5+. Register in person, online at oppl.org/events or by calling 708.386.9032 beginning September 27.

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