Oak Lawn Library offers summer programs
LEAP: Lunch, Explore and Play
Many kids rely on meals they receive from school during the academic year, but they lose that reliable source of food during the summer months. That’s why the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave, is offering LEAP: Lunch, Explore and Play—to nourish minds and bodies of kids in our community. LEAP is for children and teens under the age of 18. This is a federally-funded, state-administered program, sponsored by the Greater Chicago Food Depository. LEAP is held Tuesdays & Thursdays from June 5- Aug. 30, from noon- 2pm. For more information, contact the Library at 708-422-4990.
Free Movie Screenings at the Oak Lawn Public Library
The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., presents the following free moving screenings:
“Hidden Figures” (2017) Monday, July 16, at 1 p.m.
The incredible untold story of three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly.Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae. PG. 127 min.
“12 Strong” (2018) Friday, July 27, at 1 p.m.
The story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down for the Taliban. R. 130 min.
Michelle’s Magical Poodles
Michelle, with her trained poodles, presents dog history, safety and the importance of service animals on Tuesday, July 17, from 1-1:30 p.m., at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. A few volunteers become animal trainers. Stay after the program for a meet-and-greet. For more information about this and other youth programs, please call 708-422-4990 or visit www.olpl.org.
World’s Greatest Train Journeys
World traveler Bill Helmuth takes the audience on a journey aboard the Orient Express on Monday, July 23, at 7 p.m., at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Travel from London to Venice; the Central Asia train from Moscow to Tashkent, Uzbekistan; the Blue Train from Cape Town to Johannesburg, South Africa; the great trains of India and the Trans-Siberian; 6,000 miles from Beijing, China, to St. Petersburg, Russia; and the scenic delights from San Francisco to Chicago. For more information about this and other adult programs, call 708-422-4990 or register online at www.olpl.org.
Teens can meet high school students from different cultures and talk about science around the world. Tech gadgets are provided for use on Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m., at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Snacks are served. For more information about this and other young adult programs, call 708-422-4990 or visit www.olpl.org.
Improv Playhouse Presents “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”
Families can journey to the land of Narnia in this fun-filled adaptation of the C.S. Lewis’s children’s classic on Tuesday, July 31, from 1-2 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. For more information about this and other youth programs, call 708-422-4990or visit www.olpl.org.
Crochet with Us
Join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, from 2-4 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. All skill levels are welcome to these free, drop-in sessions. Donations are greatly appreciated— yarn, crochet hooks, knitting needles or craft supplies. For more information, contact Patty in the Computer Center at 708-422-4990, ext. 540.
Volunteer to Work in the Friends Bookstore
The Friends of the Oak Lawn Public Library is accepting applications for bookstore volunteers, which consists of sorting book donations and stocking the store. One, four-hour shift per week is required. Volunteer forms are available at the Customer Services Desk on the first floor of the Library. For more information, call Carole Onwiler at 708-422-8646.
Request for Book Sale Donations
Donate your gently used books, magazines, CDs and videos to the Friends of the Oak Lawn Public Library’s ongoing book sale at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Due to space limitations, the Friends will not accept “Readers Digest Condensed Books,” encyclopedias and older text books. The donation drop-off area is near the Library’s Cook Ave. entrance. Interested parties may fill out a short form at the Customer Services Desk to receive a tax letter by mail that acknowledges their donation. The Friends Ongoing Book Sale provides an ever-changing variety of books, magazines and other forms of media at bargain prices. Hardcover books cost 50 cents each, paperbacks are 25 cents, and magazines cost 10 cents each. Audio visual items are priced as indicated. Funds collected from the book sale support Library programming and purchases that are beyond the regular budget.