Lights Out, Everybody: Mystery & Horror in the Golden Age of Radio

Wednesday, June 15, 2-3 p.m., Oak Park Main Library (Veterans Room)

In honor of radio’s recent 100th anniversary, this progra.m. examines the medium’s “Golden Age,” when radio was a theater of the mind, combining words and sounds in such a way that listeners could create “pictures” with the power of their imaginations. Included are sound clips from some celebrated mystery and horror programs of the era designed to give a chill to listeners of all ages. Listeners will emerge with a better understanding of how radio went from being a novelty to being a necessity and get a good old-fashioned scare at the same time. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Celebrate Juneteenth Storytime

Thursday, June 9, 10-11 a.m., Scoville Park

The Oak Park Public Library, together with the Park District of Oak Park brings Juneteenth story time out of doors – no celings, no walls! Share books and songs in a fun Juneteenth storytime, weather permitting. Bring your own blanket. If the weather isn’t agreeable, the event will be moving inside the Main Library. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 800 Lake St., Oak Park.

Pride Trivia

Thursday, June 9, 7-8:15 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

LGBTQ+ Elder and Queer Hero Paul Larrobino is hosting a virtual, interactive Pride-themed trivia event to celebrate the achievements of the LGBTQ+ community! This video gathering spotlights fun, acceptance, and multi-generational awareness. All are welcome! Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

Film Screening: Rocketman

Friday, June 10, 1-2:30 p.m., Oak Park Main Library (Veterans Room)

Pride Month will be celebrated with a screening of Rocketman, a biopic about the extraordinary life of Elton John. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Coffee: From Bean to Cup!

Sunday, June 12, 2-4 p.m., Oak Park Main Library (Book Discussion Room)

Learn more about one of the world’s most popular beverages—from bean to cup—in this presentation by Brewpoint Coffee. Take a journey from the beginning of the plant itself, the harvesting of the beans, through the roasting process, and all the way to the final pour into your morning cup. Samples will be provided (limited to the first 25 participants registered). Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park

Outronaut

Friday, June 17, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Guitarist Steve Gerlach explores the world of crime-jazz instrumentals with his latest band. 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

The Community Blood Center: Blood Drive

Monday, June 13, 12:30-4 p.m., Oak Park Main Library (Veterans Room)

To schedule your donation, visit communityblood.org/donor. Click “donate now” and search for sponsor code CW03. You also may call 800.280.4102. Appointments are required to ensure appropriate social distancing, and Photo ID is also required. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Tabletop Roleplaying One-Shot Adventure: Wanderhome (Grades 7-9)

Friday, June 10, 3-5 p.m., Oak Park Main Library (Book Discussion Room)

This event is a tabletop roleplaying adventure set in the pastoral fantasy world of Haeth. Using the Wanderhome system, we will embark together on a journey as animal folk to explore a vast landscape full of boundless beauty, ancient legends, and small and forgotten gods. Whether you have played many times or this is your first time trying a tabletop roleplaying game, all are welcome to learn to play Wanderhome together. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

The Interview Show With Mark Bazer

Wednesday, June 8, 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s

This revolutionary concept – a talk show shot in a bar and shown on Chicago’s WTTW-TV – continues. This time around, Bazer’s guests include musician Toronzo Cannon (who will discuss blues and The Brady Bunch), Rex Huppke (USA Today columnist), and playwright Natalie Moore. Toronzo will also play a few tunes live. $15 – $80, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Blind Boys Of Alabama

Saturday, June 11, 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s

True religion comes to town when this long-running gospel quintet takes the stage. $45, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Read to a Dog

Sunday, June 12, 3-4 p.m., Oak Park Main Library (Storytime Room)

Come read to a dog! Dogs don’t mind if you make any mistakes, they love spending time with you always. Come a little early to sign up for a 10-minute slot and don’t forget to count it toward your summer reading program minutes! Best for kids who are or are beginning to read independently. Learn more at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

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