Middle Grade Marvel Comics Club

Friday, Jan. 7 at 4 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

Before Spiderman, Dr. Strange and the Fantastic Four were blockbuster movies, they were blockbuster comic books. The Marvel comic book empire was a major reason why. Whether you are a newcomer to the Marvel universe or an experienced comic collector, here’s a chance to geek out with other kids of a similar mind. The MG Marvel Comics Club meets the first Friday of every month for discussion, reading time, drawing time, and more, 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Vince Amore

Saturday, Jan. 8, 8:30 p.m., Donny G’s, Elmwood Park

The supple sounds of classic nightclub crooning with vocalist Vince Amore. Inspired by the likes of Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin and Frank Sinatra, Amore walks in those same footsteps. 7308 W. North Ave., Elmwood Park.

Cozy Pajama Storytime

Thursday, Jan. 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 6:30-7 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

Join us via Zoom for a special cozy storytime. Wear your favorite pajamas and bring your favorite cuddly stuffie for some cozy stories and fun songs. Best for kids up through age 6. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

English Conversation Hour

Saturdays, January 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 10 to 11 a.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

Join other English language learners to practice English and learn new vocabulary in an informal setting. Conversation facilitators will lead the session with a variety of topics for conversation. Free and open to all English language learners. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

Spanish Conversation Hour/Conversación en español

Saturday, Jan. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

A casual hour of open conversation with other Spanish speakers. Whether you speak enough to hold a basic conversation or can rattle off long stories, all levels are welcome. No class, no formal lesson — just practice for current Spanish speakers. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

LETAB Teen Environmental Club

Sunday, Jan. 9 from 1 to 2 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

Want to make a difference in your community? Join the Teen Environmental Club for their monthly Adopt-a-Block cleanup. Meet in the Main Library Teen Space on the second floor at 1 p.m., and walk together to a nearby designated adopted block. Litter cleanup supplies will be provided. All teens are welcome to join. This program is led by the Leading Edge Teen Advisory Board (LETAB) where teens gain leadership skills and work together to build community. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

Stress Management & Mindfulness

Tuesday, Jan. 11 from 5 to 6 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

Relax into the New Year with this interactive workshop, introducing participants to a variety of stress management techniques using mindfulness, grounding, and relaxation skills. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in experiential exercises and provided with information about the benefits of each. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

Aventura Storytime with Little Parade

Friday, Jan. 7 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Forest Park Public Library

Little Parade

Aventura Storytime is a bilingual English/Spanish storytelling experience featuring a special performance by Little Parade, a husband-and-wife duo who teach music online and off, getting kids involved through singing, chanting, dancing and exploring rhythm through total participation. Recommended for kids 5 and under. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Teen Video Game Club

Saturday, Jan. 8 from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m., Park District of Oak Park

A chance to meet other Oak Park gamers. Current video games, along with a peek into the past, will be featured, with the library’s collection of consoles and video games. Required age: 10-15. $14-19, Dole Center Multipurpose Room (second floor), 255 Augusta St., Oak Park.

Gin Palace Jesters

Friday, Jan. 7 at 9 p.m., FitzGerald’s Sidebar

Combining a love of vintage country with an extremely droll sense of humor, the Gin Palace Jesters are return, keeping the honky-tonk flame burning. Featuring the dulcet tones of Ken Mottet, narrating tales of somebody or other’s love gone wrong. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

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