Beginning Sunday, May 29, the Library will be closed on Sundays through September. Read more…

Book Discussions

Oak Lawn offers 7 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. Click on the book cover to view book discussion information for upcoming titles.

Creative Programs

Scroll down to see what Adult/Young Adult services has planned for the Winter months. We hope to see you at these interesting programs. Click on the program title to view it on the Library Calendar.

 

 

Refreshing Reads

One of our offsite clubs, Refreshing Reads covers timely topics and popular books. Meets at Avenue Wine Bar in Oak Lawn (10632 S. Cicero Ave.) Hosted by Melissa Apple

Watch for upcoming book discussions in the summer newsletter.

20│30-ish

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

Watch for upcoming book discussions in the summer newsletter.

 

Everything Irish

Everything Irish meets in Study Room 1 in the Library. Hosted by Kathy O’Leary

Watch for upcoming book discussions in the summer newsletter.
 
 

Mysteries in the Morning

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

Watch for upcoming book discussions in the summer newsletter.

Graphically Speaking

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

Wednesday, May 11, 7:30pm
“Welcome to the New World”
by Jake Halpern

Click book cover to view on Calendar

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

Watch for upcoming book discussions in the summer newsletter.

 

 

Always Virtual Book Discussion

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

Watch for upcoming book discussions in the summer newsletter.

 

Friends of the Library
Book Discussion

Meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month, 1-3pm in the Mary Nelson Room. Second Wednesday is a short story, 4th Wednesday is a full book. Hosted by Jan Paris

Watch for upcoming book discussions in the summer newsletter.

SPRING PROGRAMS

IN-PERSON PROGRAMS

Crochet Club

Tuesday, May 24 at 2 p.m.
Join fellow crafters at the library to work on projects, share advice and tips, and just enjoy an afternoon of crochet together. NOTE: Donations of yarn, hooks and patterns are greatly appreciated. Please drop them off for Patty anytime at the Computer Center.

‘90s Pop Culture Trivia

Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m.
How well do you remember the music, movies, and important events of the 1990s? Test your knowledge at our ‘90s pop culture trivia night – bring your friends, family, or come on your own and join a team. Prizes awarded to the winning team!

Safety Awareness Training

Staying safe in an ever-changing world

Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Meeting Rooms B & C

Oak Lawn Chamber members JMD Defense and JenCare invite you to learn self-defense techniques and develop a good sense of your surroundings to help ensure your safety in everyday life. You’ll learn tips and techniques that will keep you alert and prevent you from being vulnerable, whether you’re at work, home or even at the store. Please dress comfortably as this class will require some movement. Participation is optional.

For more information, contact Tippi Price, Customer Services Department Head, 708-422-4990 Ext. 615 or email tprice@olpl.org.

https://cal.olpl.org/event/9066275

The Life and Legend of Al Capone

Thursday, May 26 at 2 p.m.
Nostagia presenter Larry Bergnach returns to the Library for a fascinating program on the life and legend of notorious gangster Al Capone and The Chicago Outfit.

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SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

Virtual Chair Yoga and Meditation

Wednesdays, June 1 & 15, 6 p.m.
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 6:05 to be admitted.
https://cal.olpl.org/event/9232681

Home Seller’s Seminar

Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Rooms ABC
Chicagoland home values have soared and mortgage rates are at historic lows. If you are considering a move, now could be the perfect time. Join us to learn the ins and outs of buying and selling in the current market with realtors from the Molly Mann Group of Keller Williams.
https://cal.olpl.org/event/9066430

Mall Night Long (VIRTUAL)

Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m.
In this retro-inspired virtual mall game, two teams face off by going store to store and playing a variety of different mini games as they make their way to the Big Money Arcade. Space is limited; registration is required.
https://cal.olpl.org/event/8924761

Virtual OLPL Film Club

“The Florida Project” (2017) Tuesday, June 14 at 7 p.m.
R. 112 min. The story of a precocious six-year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
https://cal.olpl.org/event/9204983

Crochet Club

Tuesdays, June 14 & 28 at 2 p.m.
Mary Nelson Room

Join fellow crafters at the Library to work on projects, share advice and tips, and enjoy an afternoon of crochet together. Donation of yarn, hooks and patterns are greatly appreciated. Please drop them off any time at the Computer Center.
https://cal.olpl.org/event/9231666

Growing Succulent Plants

Tuesday, June 14 at 7 p.m.
Meeting Rooms ABC
The popularity of keeping succulents as houseplants has increased quite a bit over the last few years. Greg Stack from the Cook County Farm Bureau will discuss different types of succulents as well as what you need to provide to be successful in growing them. Come join us as we enter the incredible world of this flora!
https://cal.olpl.org/event/9059659

Genealogy Club

How to Use Forever.com
Thursday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m.
Meeting Room B
Susan Strucinski O’Keefe will discuss the website forever.com. Learn all about this digital archive that you can use for preserving photographs, documents, video and audio files.
https://cal.olpl.org/event/9022051

Friends Movie Screening

“King Richard” (2021)
Wednesday, June 22 at 2 p.m.
Meeting Rooms ABC
PG-13. 164 min. Based on the true story of Venus and Serena Williams, the film follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time.
https://cal.olpl.org/event/9060448

Irish Genealogy Club

Tuesday, June 28 at 1:30 p.m.
Meeting Room B
This newly formed club, led by Reference and Genealogy Librarian Kathy O’Leary will meet once a month to discuss their Irish genealogy. Please join us!
https://cal.olpl.org/event/9060820

 

HEALTH PROGRAMS JUNE

Become a Dementia Friend! (VIRTUAL)
Hosted by Age Options
Tuesday, June 21 at 11 a.m.
What is Dementia Friends? It is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia. AgeOptions Caregiver and Dementia Program Specialist, Wendy De Leon will give you an understanding of dementia and the small things you can do in your community to make a difference.
https://cal.olpl.org/event/9079474

Is It Hot in Here or is Menopause Knocking on My Door?
Hosted by Advocate Aurora Health
Monday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Rooms ABC
Menopause can be a challenging time in a woman’s life. Hormones affect everything from mood, libido, energy, to pelvic floor issues. To add to it, many simultaneously experience family structure changes, whether it be aging parts, divorce, or children leaving the house. Dr. Denise Furlong will open the door to start this important conversation. Registration required.
https://cal.olpl.org/event/9055487

Your Legs Were Made for Walking and That’s Just What We’ll Do!
Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Rooms ABC
Do you have varicose veins, leg ulcers, leg swelling or pain when walking? Join Abdullah Al Rifai, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI as he discusses these conditions. Registration required.
https://cal.olpl.org/event/9109421