Graphic Novel Club

Tuesday, July 12, 4-5 p.m., Oak Park Public Library (Main Library Storytime Room)

The club takes a look at all the new graphic novels that have been released in the last month. You can also share recommendations, get crafty, and celebrate visual
storytelling! No pre-reading required; just bring your love of comics and graphic novels. Recommended
for ages 7+. Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park. 

Dungeons & Dragons Summer Bootcamp – Adventurer Training (Grades 6-12)

Tuesday, July 12 & Thursday, July 14, 3-5 p.m., Oak Park Public LIbrary (Main Library Book Discussion Room)

This two-day workshop explores the basics of Dungeons & Dragons. You can play a practice game, create a character of your own, and be invited to an adventure later in the month. No experience necessary; dice will be provided! Register now for any two-day workshop at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Show Out! Teen Talent Showcase Informational Meeting

Wednesday, July 6, 4-5:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library (Main Library Small Meeting Room)

This talent showcase allows teenagers a forum to do what they do,  by teens for other teens. Details on how to be a performer will be discussed here. Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Cash Box Kings

Tuesday, July 12, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Part of WDCB DJ Tom Marker’s “Bluesday Tuesday.” Harmonica player Joe Nosek and singer Oscar Wilson, along with an all-star cast, bring back traditional blues the way it should be played, with all of the swing and swagger and none of the pretense. Besides, any band that mentions Johnnie’s Italian Beef restaurant on North Avenue has got to be good. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn,

Chris & Heather’s 16mm Film Festival with musical guests Chris Ligon & Sharon Rutledge

Thursday, July 7, 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Chris Ligon and Heather McAdams are back with clips from their extensive collection of film reels, ranging from  vintage rock, country, jazz and other musical performances, to crazy TV commercials, plus the odd movie trailer or two. DVDs? Ha ha! $15, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Drag Storytime & Craft, Starring Tooth

Saturday, July 9, 1-2 p.m., Oak Park Public Library (Main Library Storytime Room)

A few of your favorite librarians plus a special guest star will get together for an energetic storytime and craft. This variety hour will feature books, songs, dancing, and a creative hour of fun. Recommended for ages 2+. Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Second Saturdays

Saturday, July 9, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Berwyn shops

This array of pop-up vendors will line the Berwyn corridor, selling their goods in the summer sunshine while various art exhibits and musical performances are happening. 6931 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Film Screening: Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Friday, July 8, 1-3 p.m., Oak Park Public Library (Main Library Veterans Room)

This movie documents a series of New York City concerts during the summer of  ‘69, showcasing the finest in Black and Latin talent: Sly & the Family Stone, Ray Barretto, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Gladys Knight & the Pips and others. History you can dance to.  Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

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