Maze Minute Challenge

3 golf balls must be stacked on top of each other and stay in place for 3 seconds. The catch? You've got just one minute to do it! Join us as we apply scientific methods and engineering principles to help deconstruct even the toughest of games. Ages 8+. Register beginning July 2.

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Annual Chess Tournament

Love chess? We invite kids and teens age 5-18 to compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies.

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Practice ACT Test

High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice ACT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. Students will learn what to expect in a test-like environment and receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.

Space is limited so registration is required. Registration begins Saturday, July 19.

Students should bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.

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Practice ACT Test

High school students can sign up for this free, fully proctored, full-length practice ACT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. Students will learn what to expect in a test-like environment and receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.

Space is limited so registration is required. Registration begins Saturday, October 11.

Students should bring two #2 pencils and a calculator.

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Hemingway Foundation Board Strategy Meeting

Hemingway Foundation Board Strategy Meeting

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Oak Park Author Emma Gates: "Praying for Rain"

Meet award-winning Oak Park writer Emma Gates who will discuss her craft and read from her books. Learn how a serious novelist gets her ideas, maintains focus and gets published. Find out how the right writers’ group can help a writer grow and stay positive.

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"S.O.S.! Sculpture Saves the Trees" with Margot McMahon

Ten sculptors, including Margot McMahon from Oak Park, worked with Chicago Sculpture International and the Chicago Park District to keep dead trees from being removed by sculpting them. McMahon suspended 13 flying song birds and perched an owl on her Jackson Park tree along Lake Shore Drive south of 57th Street. These sculptures are supported by Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and the City of Chicago to bring attention to the number of trees expected to die over the next few years.

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From Amortentia to Veritiserum: Hands On Harry Potter Potions

Happy birthday, Hermione Granger! Channel your inner witch or wizard and explore the subtle science that is potion-making. Best for ages 7+. Register beginning September 5.

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hoopla training

Get ready and get set with hoopla, the library's newest digital collection! Bring along your iOS or Android device, or use one of the laptops provided by the library for this two-hour long, hands-on class. Be sure to also have your current Oak Park Public Library card number and PIN with you and any other user names and passwords you might need to add the hoopla app to your device.

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Sensory Storytime

For children with special needs and a caregiver. This program is designed for kids who may have a hard time sitting still or focusing in big groups. Stories, songs, and movement activities will be included. Best for ages 3+.

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