OLPL will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov 26 for Thanksgiving.

Book Discussions

Oak Lawn offers 6 different Read, Gather, Discuss book discussions for readers of all types. Look for all these clubs virtually through Google Meet. You can find dates for these groups on the Library calendar HERE.


For anyone between the ages of 20 and 39, 20│30-ish offers books from all over the spectrum, including fiction and non-fiction.
Hosted by Izabel Gronski

Mysteries in the Morning

If you like a red herring or an airtight alibi, Mysteries in the Morning will be the discussion for you.
Hosted by Julia Churchill

Refreshing Reads

One of our offsite clubs, Refreshing Reads covers timely topics and popular books.
Hosted by Melissa Apple

Graphically Speaking

One of our offsite clubs, Graphically Speaking meets in the Library Book Nook on the 2nd floor and covers a new comic or graphic novel each month.
Hosted by Jenny Bean

Paging Through History

One of our offsite clubs, Paging Through History meets in the Library Book Nook on the 2nd floor and covers historical novels and fiction each month.
Hosted by Jean Crockett

Always Virtual Book Discussion

One of our offsite clubs, Always Virtual Book Discussion, covers timely topics and popular books.
Hosted by Emily Bettcher

Creative Programs


Genealogy Lock-in

Friday, Dec. 3, 6-8:30pm
Please join us in the Computer Center for a genealogy lock-in. This is a special, after-hours event. Librarians will assist patrons in their genealogy searches. Printing & scanning are available. Pre-registration required, 25 seats available. Registration from Nov. 12-28. REGISTER HERE.

After-Hours Holiday Make and Take Craft Night

Friday, Dec. 10, Doors open at 6:30pm, event begins at 7pm
Enjoy an after-hours evening with expert-crafter Holly Dean and learn how to create a decorative winter terrarium. Use it as a display for the season or give it as a homemade gift to a loved one! All supplies provided. Because space is limited, call or visit the Adult Services Desk from Nov. 29-Dec. 3 to enter your name (and a plus one) in the lottery. Winners will be notified no later than Monday, Dec. 6.

Trivia Night – Winter Holidays (Virtual only)

Friday, Dec. 17, 6:30pm
Grab your family, your favorite beverage and hop online to join us for virtual trivia with a winter holiday theme. Smart device needed to play. Join the Google Meet at meet.google.com/nim-itvy-duu.

Chair Yoga and Meditation (In-Person or Virtual)

Wednesday, Dec. 1 & 15, Jan. 5 & 19, Feb. 2 & 16, 6pm
Join instructor Isabel Raci, C-IAYT, online for a gentle session of guided meditation and chair yoga. Have a sturdy, armless chair ready and wear comfortable clothes with no socks. Registration required. Program link will be emailed to registrants. Because this is a quiet, reflective class, we ask that you join by 6:05pm to be admitted.

A Crash Course in Crystal and Stone Healing

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 7pm
Grounded Goodwife mother/daughter duo Ehris and Velya will rock your world with a lesson on healing stones. Learn how to cleanse, charge and set intentions for your stones, healing properties of specific crystals, and how to determine which crystals and stones speak to you. Registration required to receive the meeting link by email.

Financial Aid 101 (Virtual only)

Thursday, Jan. 27, 7pm
Parents and high school students: get all of the basics on financial aid that you need to know. Presented by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Join the Google Meet at meet.google.com/aqe-ucbq-viq.

Home Buyer’s Seminar (Virtual only)

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 7pm
Buying a home is an overwhelming process. Let realtors from the Molly Mann Group of Keller Williams break it down for you so you can make that big purchase with confidence.

Restoring Our Environment (In-Person or Virtual) with Native Plants

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 7pm
Speakers from the Sag Moraine Native Plant Community will talk about why native plants are the key to protecting our environment and food chain. You’ll also learn how you can use native plants in your own landscape to help make a big impact on our local ecosystem.

“The Essential Six” Estate Planning Basics (In-Person or Virtual)

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 7pm
The Law Offices of Eileen Kerlin Walsh present on the six things you need for a basic estate plan. Learn how to put together your last will and testament, trusts, powers of attorney, end of life instructions and ethical will/legacy letter.

Virtual Trivia Night

Every other Friday, grab your family, your favorite beverage and hop online to join us for virtual trivia on a variety of topics. Smart device will be needed to play. Join on Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/nim-itvy-duu

Crochet Club

Join us virtually on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month to chat with fellow crafters, show off projects, or get advice on a tricky stitch. No registration necessary. Join in on Google meet: https://meet.google.com/nwc-ftda-qcr