Tech Wednesday: 3D Printing in the New Creative Studio
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library
Explore 3D printing software, design a model of a house, and print your 3D model using our new 3D printers in the new Creative Studio! For grades 3-5. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL: Opera Gala Performance
Thursday, Dec. 8, 7-8 p.m., Oak Park Public Library
This event will feature famous, well-known opera music, from solos, duos, trios, and scenes. Music includes Verdi, Bizet, Bernstein, Puccini, and Donizetti. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
American Modernism: Poetry of T.S. Eliot
Saturday, Dec. 10, 12:30-2 p.m., Oak Park Public Library
This event is the beginning of six discussions focusing on the poetic work of T.S. Eliot, the leading Modernist poet, playwright, editor, and literary critic. We are going to live-read through Eliot’s most groundbreaking works and discuss. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
Illinois Libraries Present: Midwest Baking With Shauna Sever
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7-8 p.m., virtually through Illinois Libraries Present
Shauna Sever, cookbook author, TV and radio contributor, and daughter of the great Midwest, will host this special Illinois Libraries Present holiday season event. Shauna will share her love of food, baking, and some tips to make your holiday gatherings delicious. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among 200+ public libraries—including Oak Park Public Library—offering high-quality events for participating member libraries of all sizes and budgets. Register now at bit.ly/ShaunaSever.
Birth of a New Perennial Garden
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library
Join us virtually for a personal introduction to the design principles of Piet Oudolf, one of the leading naturalistic landscape and garden designers in the world and designer of Chicago’s Lurie Garden. The talk is part memoir, part history, and part design theory–with some practical Oudolfian “do’s and don’ts” for gardeners at every level. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 3-4 p.m., Oak Park Public Library
Get into the winter spirit by learning to make fun paper snowflakes! Take your creations home or help cover the library windows with snow. Best for grades 2+. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
VIRTUAL & IN- PERSON: Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest
Sunday, Dec.11, 4 p.m., Concordia University
The works of Schumann and Sibelius will be performed. $27 – $30 in-person, $20 online (college students admitted free of charge). Go to SymphonyOPRF.org to order tickets. 7400 Augusta St., River Forest.
Film Screening: ‘Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom’
Friday, Dec. 9, 1-3 p.m., Main Library Veterans Room
Join us for a viewing of Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Dzongkha:ལུང་ནག་ན), a 2019 Bhutanese drama film in which a young teacher in modern Bhutan shirks his duties while planning to go to Australia to become a singer. As a reprimand, his superiors send him to the most remote school, a village called Lunana, to complete his service. After an arduous 8-day trek just to get there, he finds himself exiled from Western comforts and finds no electricity, textbooks—not even a blackboard. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
The Monday Enrichment Series Presents: Raised In The Shadow Of The Party
Monday, Dec. 12, 1:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Charitable Association
Educator and activist Tara Stamps is the daughter of Marion “Nzinga” Stamps, a member of the Black Panther Party. Tara will share stories about how being raised in this environment shaped her life. Free, but a voluntary donation of $15 is suggested. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.
Garden Club: Tis The Season Boutique & Program
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 11:30 a.m., Cheney Mansion
The boutique will feature a variety of items created by members. The event will also feature holiday designs by Julie at 1 p.m. 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park.
Salsa Night: Edward Carpio y Su Ensamble Latino
Thursday, Dec. 8, 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s
The seasonal temperatures are dipping, so there’s nothing like a salsa show to create a little steam. Dance lessons provided. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.