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April 2021

Tiny Painting Corner: Dr. Seuss Kit Pick Up

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lobby, 14921 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462 United States
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Supply kits containing everything you need to participate will be available to pick up at the library. 24 kits will be available per program and will be first come, first served. Each kit contains a tiny 2”x 2” canvas, paint, brushes and a mini easel for display. A how-to video for each painting will be available to watch through the library website. All skill levels welcome. 12 kits come with a pre-drawn image for assistant guidance. And 12 other kits…

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Tiny Painting Corner: Dr. Seuss

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Supply kits containing everything you need to participate will be available to pick-up at the library. 24 kits will be available per a program and will be first come, first serve. Each kit contains a tiny 2”x 2” canvas, paint, brushes and a mini easel for display. A how-to video for each painting will be available to watch through the library website. All skill levels welcome.   For more information please contact the Outreach Department at outreach@orlandparklibrary.org, Attention: Arianna

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U.S. Citizenship Class

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 26, 2021

The library is partnering with Literacy Chicago to offer citizenship classes to any Green Card holders who would like to prepare for the naturalization process. Classes cover every part of the citizenship exam including practice interviews. For detailed registration information, please contact the library at outreach@orlandparklibrary.org, Attention: Mary Lynn

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English Conversation Class

April 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 27, 2021

The library is partnering with Literacy Chicago to offer a virtual English Conversation Class. The objective of this class is to learn to communicate effectively by discussing a wide variety of subjects in English. Anyone who has a basic knowledge of English can join. This is a mixed level group. To participate in this class series, you must register through this link: https://www.literacychicago.org/apply-and-enroll.html For more information or help with registration, contact Literacy Chicago or the library at outreach@orlandparklibrary.org, Attention: Mary…

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Antiracism Book Discussion: Teen and Adult Edition

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us via Zoom to discuss Stamped by Jason Reynolds annd Ibram X Kendi. To register for this program send an email to outreach@orlandparklibrary.org, attention Theresa. Once registered you will receive a Zoom meeting ID, link, and password to join the discussion.   .https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81381363903?pwd=MTFtdkduU1JnVDlsZTJkTm84dVRHUT09

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Climate Change and Alaska’s Glaciers

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Nick Virgil, Park Ranger of Denali National Park, on how climate change is affecting the Arctic and its impact on Alaska’s permafrost. Follow the link 4/22/21 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86335701099?pwd=NHgxVXFzdkQ5eEUvY29mMzVkS2svZz09 For more information please contact the Outreach Department at outreach@orlandparklibrary.org, Attention: Arianna  

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Trivia Night: Jane Austen

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Jane Austen fan in possession of numerous particulars, must be in want of a trivia contest! Join us for a multi-round Zoom trivia game focusing on Austen's novels, as well as the movie adaptations of her work. Gift cards will be given to first, second, and third place winners. Bonnets and top hats optional. To register, email the library at outreach@orlandparklibrary.org, and put "Attention Mary Lynn" in the subject line.

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May 2021

English Conversation Class

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2021

A casual conversation class offered in partnership with Literacy Chicago. Anyone with a basic knowledge of English can join. This is a mixed level group. Register through the Literacy Chicago website: https://www.literacychicago.org/apply-and-enroll.html. Contact Literacy Chicago or the library at 708-428-5110 or outreach@orlandparklibrary.org , Attention: Mary Lynn, for help with registration.

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Communication and Dementia

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How do you communicate effectively with a person who can't communicate with you? Presented by community partner Aishling Companion Homecare. Join us for this Zoom webinar on May 14 at 7 p.m. by clicking here. You may need to download an app if you join from a smartphone. Passcode: 958721 In support of the Dementia Friendly Orland Park initiative the library will be offering a year-long series of classes on dementia, to not only support caregivers and those living with…

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Ink N’ Think: Steven Spielberg

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Watch Arianna Simmons as she presents her Ink N' Think Steven Spielberg in a recorded video. Learn why Steven Spielberg is such an iconic figure in both film history and Jewish American history. Simmons will be painting a Steven Spielberg tribute using ink alongside the lecture. This is not an instructional video, but a historical informative video with a visual aid.   Contact Arianna for further questions: outreach@orlandparklibrary.org

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Class Kit Pick-Up: Sunprints Craft

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
2nd Floor, 14921 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462 United States

Supply kits available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Adult Services Desk on the 2nd floor. One kit per resident please. The class video will be posted to the Library's facebook page and youtube channel on Saturday, May 22 at 2 p.m. For more information, please contact the Outreach Department at outreach@orlandparklibrary.org, Attention: Mary Lynn

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Sunprint Craft

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Put the sun to work creating a series of easy and elegant sunprints. Kit Pick Up Date: May 19, after 11am Video Post Date: May 22, 2pm For more information, please contact the Outreach Department at outreach@orlandparklibrary.org, Attention: Mary Lynn

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Ink N Think: Marie Laveau VooDoo Queen

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

What Arianna Simmons as she presents her Ink N' Think Marie Laveau in a recorded video. Learn of Laveau's legacy and why she is such an iconic figure in New Orleans paranormal history. Simmons will be painting a portrait of Marie Laveau using ink alongside the lecture. This is not an instructional video, but a historical informative video with a visual aid.   Contact Arianna with any further questions at outreach@orlandparklibrary

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June 2021

Craft Swap – Donations Now Being Accepted

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Lobby, 14921 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462 United States
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Calling all Crafters! Donations Needed! If you have extra or unwanted craft supplies that are in clean and good condition, you can donate them to our Craft Swap! Starting June 1, we are seeking yarn, knitting and crochet needles, scrapbooking materials, beading supplies, ribbon, embroidery kits, sewing materials (no fabric), paint & pencil crafts, etc. Items can be placed in the designated box in the Library Lobby. Donations accepted June 1 – Aug. 20.  On Saturday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. crafters will…

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Shawnee National Forest – History, Management, and Recreation

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88346452614?pwd=VHU3dkJiK0Z3akZNUWd4d3pFYmIvUT09  

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Visit the Nate: Virtual Field Trip

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Van

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84413705531?pwd=djFubkIrbTYwakh1MEp0ZHlaMTNiUT09  

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Getting Started in Genealogy

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anytime is a great time to start your family history journey. Join librarian and genealogy enthusiast, Theresa Hildebrand, as she delves into library resources and shares insight into free online resources.  Join us for this Zoom webinar by clicking on the link below on June 23. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89018281516?pwd=NDhxYTl0YjJwcFlDSmJmV1BSa2FVQT09    

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Job Fair in a Bag

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lobby, 14921 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462 United States
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This job fair is in the bag! The library will be hosting its first ever job fair, and to help with social distancing, the job fair will be pre-packed and ready-to-go. The reusable bag will be packed with information from local employers, career centers, community colleges and career colleges. The bag will also include a list of resources curated by librarians to help you navigate the excellent career and job resources, (many of them free!), available in our area. Visit…

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Job Fair in a Bag

June 26 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Lobby, 14921 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462 United States
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This job fair is in the bag! The library will be hosting its first ever job fair, and to help with social distancing, the job fair will be pre-packed and ready-to-go. The reusable bag will be packed with information from local employers, career centers, community colleges and career colleges. The bag will also include a list of resources curated by librarians to help you navigate the excellent career and job resources, (many of them free!), available in our area. Visit…

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Video Game Trivia

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Go into pro-gamer mode as we do video game trivia. Gift cards will be given to first, second, and third place winners.   To register contact Arianna at outreach@orlandparklibrary.org

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Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about ten common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.  Join us by clicking on the link to the Zoom webinar below on June 29 at 7 p.m. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87336699456?pwd=VnZSUW91SG5kOGt3V0lTUmxZUmlZQT09 In support of the Dementia Friendly Orland Park initiative, the library will be offering a year-long series of classes on dementia, to not only support caregivers…

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July 2021

Class Kit Pick-Up: Creating a Garden Box

July 7 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
2nd Floor, 14921 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462 United States
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Dementia: Challenging Behaviors

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How to understand, analyze and avoid challenging behaviors. Presented by community partner Aishling Companion Homecare.  Join us for this Zoom webinar on July 9 by clicking on the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83839556667?pwd=Z2NKczBqV2xLekthOURrY0F2aklzQT09 Passcode: 741440 In support of the Dementia Friendly Orland Park initiative, the library will be offering a year-long series of classes on dementia, to not only support caregivers and those living with Dementia, but to also help create a deeper understanding and awareness in our community. The classes build on each other…

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Creating a Garden Box

July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) Curator Talk: MOBA Goes to the Zoo

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An entertaining, interactive presentation with a curator from the Museum of Bad Art. "A Visit to the MOBA Zoo" examines works from the MOBA Collection featuring our furry, feathered, and fishy friends. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85672938506?pwd=OUI4WG5vZmZOUENQTWpBQ01BQ2EwUT09 Passcode: 673337 For more information, please contact the Outreach Department at outreach@orlandparklibrary.org, Attention: Mary Lynn

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Tiny Painting Corner: Summer Night Pick up

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
2nd Floor, 14921 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462 United States
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Join us for a virtual tiny painting class showing you how to paint a 2x2 painting of a Summer Night. All skill levels are welcome. Kits are available on a first-come first-serve basis at the Adult Services Desk. One kit per resident. For any questions contact Arianna at outreach@orlandparklibrary.org

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Tiny Painting Corner: Summer Night

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a virtual tiny painting class showing you how to paint a 2x2 painting of a Summer Night. All skill levels are welcome. Kits are available on a first-come first-serve basis at the Adult Services Desk. One kit per resident. For any questions contact Arianna at outreach@orlandparklibrary.org

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La Leche League Presents: Introduction To Breastfeeding

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about the benefits and mechanics of breastfeeding with a local representative of La Leche League of Orland Park. Click on the Zoom link below to join our webinar on July 22:

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Summer Concert Series – Eddie Korosa Jr. and his Boys from Illinois

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Eddie Korosa, Jr. and his Boys from Illinois have been performing together since 1976, playing fests, parties, and lodges throughout the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. Fun fact, in 1990, Eddie and the Boys were featured in the movie Home Alone as John Candy’s polka band, The Kenosha Kickers. Registration is limited and social distancing and mask wearing will be enforced. More spots may open up closer to the event depending on state social distancing guidelines. Programs are for Orland Park residents…

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August 2021

Backyard Jewelry Craft

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
No Cost 14 spots left

Let's meet outside in the library's Backyard space and make some jewelry for your backyard fence, deck, or patio! We'll use wire, shells, beads and other shiny objects to create jewelry strands that will reflect the sunshine and sway in the breeze.  Registration limited to 15. Register here by scrolling to the bottom RSVP section. For more information, please contact the Outreach Department at outreach@orlandparklibrary.org: Attention Mary Lynn.   

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Rhine Hall Distillery Mixology Class

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Spend an evening with a master mixologist from Chicago-based Rhine Hall Distillery, and learn how to mix 2 different classic cocktails that incorporate their signature fruit spirits. Click on the link below to join us for this Zoom webinar on Friday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82936513384?pwd=VGhvUXdITER0eVhINVFrV2lLMDZpQT09 Passcode: 146649 For more information, please contact the Outreach Department at outreach@orlandparklibrary.org, Attention: Mary Lynn  

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Summer Concert Series – The Spindles

August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

The Spindles Band will perform classic covers featuring favorite songs by the Beatles, Tom Petty, Simon and Garfunkel, The Bee Gees, Everly Brothers, and their contemporaries. Registration is limited and social distancing and mask wearing will be enforced. More spots may open up closer to the event depending on state social distancing guidelines. Programs are for Orland Park residents only. *When registration opens, you will be able to scroll to the bottom of this page to register.*

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Tiny Painting Corner: Super Mario Pick Up

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
2nd Floor, 14921 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462 United States
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Join us for a virtual tiny painting class showing you how to paint a 2x2 painting of a Summer Night. All skill levels are welcome. Kits are available on a first-come first-serve basis at the Adult Services Desk. One kit per resident. For any questions contact Arianna at outreach@orlandparklibrary.org Attention: Arianna

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Tiny Painting Corner: Super Mario

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a virtual tiny painting class showing you how to paint a 2x2 painting of a Summer Night. All skill levels are welcome. Kits are available on a first-come first-serve basis at the Adult Services Desk. One kit per resident. For any questions contact Arianna at outreach@orlandparklibrary.org

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Summer Concert Series – Soul Sacrifice

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pavilion United States + Google Map

Soul Sacrifice celebrates the legacy of the iconic Carlos Santana Band from Woodstock to today with authentic reproductions of the music of this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ensemble.  Registration is limited and social distancing and mask wearing will be enforced. More spots may open up closer to the event depending on state social distancing guidelines. Programs are for Orland Park residents only. *When registration opens, you will be able to scroll to the bottom of this page to register.*

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Traditional Japanese Art

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Laura Mueller talks about the contradictory themes of Japanese Art and culture using examples from a range of pre-common-era periods and artistic disciplines including painting, sculpture, ceramics, and wood block prints. Join us for this Zoom webinar by clicking on the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87405119827?pwd=bmtzc1p2OTYrOERRYkE1VzJWUDNkdz09   For any questions contact Arianna at outreach@orlandparklibrary.org  

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Craft Swap

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lobby, 14921 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462 United States
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Kiddieland Remembered

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 104-Meeting Room, 14921 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462 United States
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From 1929 to 2009, Kiddieland in Melrose Park was one of Chicago’s favorite amusement parks. Join us for a fun presentation that will take you back in time. Relive the past with Cheryl Brown, as she revisits the history of the park with vintage photos. Re-experience the park through videos of the park on a busy summer day. Learn about the final auction of the rides, why the park had to close, and where the rides are today.    

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