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TV Tune Out 2010

TV Tune Out Week is sponsored by the Collaboration for Early Childhood Care & Education and the River Forest and Forest Park Public Libraries. Questions? Call your either library or email Ellen Cutter at ellen.cutter “at” riverforestlibrary.org

Programs Happening All Week Long 

Food for Fines

Location: River Forest Public Library

What: Bring in a non-perishable food item (in a non-glass container) and have $1 taken off of your account for every item (up to $5.)  The food will be given to the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry http://oprffoodpantry.org/.

Toiletries are especially needed (full-size shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste.)  Other items needed include pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly,cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix and syrup,canned meals like ravioli and Spaghetti-os, crackers and snacks, coffee, tea, juice, boxed dinners like Hamburger Helper, and paper products.

You may also write a check to the Food Pantry if you prefer.

“Look, Look, There’s a Book” Hunt

Location: Throughout the community in River Forest, Forest Park and Oak Park.

What: Pick up a “Book Hunt Log” from your school or local library, and keep your eyes open for book cut-outs all over town in schools, businesses, churches, and other community organizations. You may also download the book log from the “Downloads” tab on this site. Turn in your book log after April 18 and receive a prize.

BOOK HUNT HINTS!

  • Can dogs read? Go to some places where dogs may be to find out…
  • Pop, Pop, Pop. You eat it at the movies. Look for a place that sells this yummy treat, you can smell it on the street!
  • Like your food whole? You may want to venture over to this healthy grocery store.
  • A book in a bookstore? Why what a great idea! The ones on Lake Street are especially nice…


Forest Park Fun BINGO

Location: Forest Park Public Library

What: Pick up your BINGO card at the Forest Park Public Library (7555 Jackson Blvd). When you get BINGO bring your card to the Forest   Park Public Library and enter to win a great raffle prize!

Scavenger Hunt for All Ages

Location: Oak Park Public Library
What:
Pick up your Scavenger Hunt guide at the Oak Park Public Library (834 Lake St). Be sure to return your guide to the Oak Park Public Library by 5 pm April 17. Prizes for the most correct answers!


Programs Happening Numerous Days

Gallery/ Studio Tours
Sunday, April 11- Wednesday, April 14
1pm to 6pm
Visit these locations in the Oak Park Arts District for free!:

  • Bead in Hand (145 Harrison Street)
    Come in to Bead in Hand anytime and be creative! Mention TV Tune Off Week and we will give you 20% off all materials.  Open every day but Wednesday. Check out our website at : www.beadinhand.com
  • Ridge Art (21 Harrison St.) features Haitian Art.
  • Art Gecko (19 Harrison St.) features art from recycled and found materials.
  • Harrison Works (17 Harrison St.) features paintings and drawings by Liz Gaylord.
  • Morava Glass (11 Harrison St.) features stained glass.

Storytimes
Enjoy songs, stories, and rhymes and give your child an early literacy boost by attending weekly storytimes.

At Forest Park Public Library:
Details at http://www.fppl.org Register 708-366-7171.

Monday, April 12
10: 30 am
Toddler storytimes designed for 2-3 year olds.

Tuesday, April 13.
10:30 am
Baby storytimes designed for 0-2 year olds.

Thursday, April 15
10:30 am
Preschool storytimes designed for 3-5 year olds.

Friday, April 16
10:30 am
Toddler storytimes designed for 2-3 year olds.


At Oak Park Public Library:
Details at www.oppl.org/kids/participate.htm

Monday, April 12
10 am
Busy Babies for up to 15 months

Monday, April 12
10:30am
Marvelous Mondays

Tuesday, April 13
9:30 am
Terrific Twos

Tuesday, April 13
10:30am
Wonderful Ones

Tuesday, April 13
10:15 am
Maze Branch Library, 845 Gunderson Ave, Oak Park
Family Open

Wednesday, April 14
9:30 am
Wonderful Ones

Wednesday, April 14
10:30 am
Terrific Twos

Wednesday, April 14
3pm
Book Buzz

Wednesday, April 14
10:15 am
Maze Branch Library, 845 Gunderson Ave, Oak Park
Family Open

Thursday, April 15
10 am
Terrific Twos

Thursday, April 15
7pm
Pajama Time

Friday, April 16
9:30 am
Preschool Fun

Friday, April 16
10:30 am
Preschool Fun

Saturday, April 17
10am
Donuts with Dads

Saturday, April 17
11am
Busy Babies

 

At River Forest Public Library:
Storytimes offered during the first three weeks of the month.  Details at www.riverforestlibrary.org

Tuesday, April 13
10 am
Baby storytimes to 18 months.

Wednesday, April 14
10 am
Preschool storytimes for 3-5 year olds.

Wednesday, April 14
1:30 pm
Preschool crafternoons for 3-6 year olds.

Thursday, April 15
10 am
Toddler Time

Friday, April 16
10 am
Family storytimes for all ages

 

Sunday, April 11

It’s Mr. Dave!

Location
: River Forest Public Library

Time:
4pm

What
:  Mr. Dave will kick off TV Tune Out Week and National Library Week with a free, fun, interactive family concert!  Tickets are free, but space is limited so get yours soon.  Tickets are available at the River Forest Public Library, 708-366-5205
SORRY  – all tickets for the concert are gone!


Gardening with Herbs

Location: Trailside Museum, 738 Thatcher Ave
1pm $1. Register 708-366-6530.


Wonder Works Creator Series
: Beading with Takara
Wonder Works: 6445 West North Avenue, Oak Park. 2pm
Join Oak Park’s Takara to make a beaded bracelet.
Recommended for ages 5+. $5


Green Sunday Open House

1 pm to 4 pm
Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Ave
Free activities and demonstrations.


Family Yoga Workshop
2 pm to 4 pm
Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd
Wear comfortable clothing. Registration encouraged, 708-366-7171.


Reception for Artist/Author Sallie Wolf
2 pm to 4 pm
Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St.


Belly Dance Class
2:45 pm to 4 pm
Intuit Dance, 237 Harrison St, Oak Park
For teens and adults. $5


An Exploration in Human Communication
3 pm to 5 pm
Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St
Motown experience with musician Chris Edwards and dancer Miss Taj.

Singers Ronny Cox and Jack Williams

Location: Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park

Time: 7 pm

Stories at Blue Max

Location: Blue Max Coffee, 26 Lathrop Ave. Forest Park

Time: 10am

What: Join River Forest librarians for an all ages storytime at Blue Max Coffee


Dancing Tots

9:30 am to 10:15 am
Intuit Dance, 237 Harrison St
For ages 2 to 3. Parent stays. $5


Dance for Children
3:30 pm to 4:10 pm
Intuit Dance, 237 Harrison St
For ages 3 to 4. $5


Fire Station Tour

4 pm
Forest Park Fire Department, 7625 Wilcox St
Forest Park kids up to age 12. Register 708-366-7171.
 


Adult Pilates Class
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St
Drop in for a free class; if you like it, sign up for the session.


Art for the Soul: Exploring the Power of Intention

6:30 pm to 9 pm
Whispers from the Moon, 235 Harrison St
For teens and adults. $22. Register 708-717-0758.


Seed Beading Stitches

Bead in Hand, 145 Harrison St
6:30-9:30pm
Learn about the different types and sizes of seed beads while learning
one of the following stitches: Peyote, Brick, Square or Ndebele.
Perfect for beginners. $30 +materials at 10% off


Digital Slide Show by Oak Park Photo Club

Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St
7pm


Modern Dance Class
8 pm to 9 pm
Intuit Dance, 237 Harrison St
For teens and adults. $5


Tuesday, April 13

Dancing Tots
9:30 am to 10:15 am
Intuit Dance, 237 Harrison St
For ages 2 to 3. Parent stays. $5


Story Time

11 am

Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor

7347 W. Madison

Ms. Tracy tells stories every Tuesday.  Up to age 6.


Contemporary Ballet Class

1:15 pm to 2 pm
Intuit Dance, 237 Harrison St.
For ages 4 to 6. $5

Fire Department Tours
3:30 pm to 5 pm
River Forest Fire Department
, 400 Park Ave

Board Game Tuesdays
Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd
Designed for age 6+. Registration encouraged, 708-366-7171.

GO for Kids
4 pm to 5:30 pm
Creative Changes, 140 Harrison St
Learn this Chinese game of strategy. $3, no one turned away.

Adult Zumba Class
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St
Drop in for a free class; if you like it, sign up for the session.


Dodgeball

6:30 pm to 8 pm
Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd
Counselors use safety conscious rules. For grades 2 to 6. $2

Dance Fitness
7 pm to 8 pm
Intuit Dance, 237 Harrison St
For adults. $5


Reduce Wasteful Spending, Pay Down Debt, and Build Your Nest Egg

7 pm
Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd
With author Paul Scheiner. Registration encouraged, 708-366-7171.


Live Music

7 pm to 9 pm
Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor, 7347 W. Madison St
Local talent. Appropriate for families. Every Tuesday.


Gardening with Native Plants

7 pm to 9 pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield St
$30 resident/$45 non-resident


Wednesday, April 14

Parent & Tot
9am to 11am
Howard Mohr Community Center
7640 Jackson Blvd
Playtime for parents and children!
Every Wednesday $3


Walk in Wednesday at Cheney Mansion

11am to 4p
Cheney Mansion
220 N. Euclid Ave.
Take a free, self- guided tour of the mansion!


Police Department Tours

3:30 to 5:00
River Forest Police Department, 400 Park Ave


Drama Club

4pm to 6pm
Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd
Designed for ages 10+
Registration encouraged, 708-366-7171


Wonder Works
6445 West North Avenue, Oak Park
Wonder Works will remain open until 7 p.m.
Come develop your imagination as an alternative to TV!


Rec Night

6:30pm to 8pm
Howard Mohr Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd, Forest Park
Games for kids ages 5 to 12. Every Wednesday.
$1 or a can of food


Book Discussion: The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing

Oak Park Public Library, Main Branch
845 Gunderson Ave.
7pm

Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn Presentation
River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Ave.
Learn about spacecrafts and this exciting mission with John Vittalo.

Thursday, April 15

Oak-Leyden Family Drop-In Play Morning
Oak-Leyden Developmental Services
411 Chicago Ave., Oak Park
9-11am

Children’s Storytime
Barbara’s Bookstore, 1100 Lake St.
1:30 pm


Movement for Boys
Inuit Dance, 237 Harrison St.
3:30-4:10 pm
Ages 4 to 6. $5

Checkers Tournament
Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd
4pm
Designed for ages 8+
Registration encouraged. Call 708-366-7171


L.A. Jazz

Inuit Dance, 237 Harrison St.
6:15-7:15 pm
Ages 12-teens. $5


Basic Stringing

Bead in Hand, 145 Harrison St.
6:30 to 9:30 pm
An introduction to necklace design and bead stringing.
One session, $30 (Includes stringing material, beads extra)
10% off, or choose from pre-selected beads for $20)


Felted Beadmaking

Pamela Penney Textile Arts, 130 Harrison St.
6:30 to 8:30 pm
A new class that is two classes in one!  Start out at Pamela Penney
Textile Arts and make your own felt beads with wool roving, learning
both needle-felting and wet felting techniques.  The next week, pick
up your beads at Bead in Hand and incorporate them into your own one
of a kind necklace. Instructors are Pamela Penney and Kate Linne
Two sessions, $60 (Includes all materials)
Second class is Thursday, April 22, 6:30-8:30 pm at Bead in Hand (145 Harrison St.)


(Re)-Discovering Your Creativity: Keeping a Journal/ Sketchbook
Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St
7pm
Bind a journal/ sketchbook and explore ways to use it with Sallie Wolf.


Hip Hop Dance

Inuit Dance, 237 Harrison St.
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Teens and adults. $5


Friday, April 16

Spring Social at Cheney Mansion
Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Ave.
Entertainment and time to explore the mansion.
For ages 50+ $30
11am to 2pm


Hip Hop

Inuit Dance, 237 Harrison St.
Ages 8-12. $5
4-5:15pm


Reinvent Your Jewelry

Bead in Hand, 145 Harrison St.
6pm to 8pm
Bring in the jewelry you no longer wear (because it is either broken
or out of style) and remake it. From an old strand of beads or pearls,
with a few new bead additions and a new clasp, you can have a brand
new piece of jewelry! You will be helped with design ideas and
construction.  One session, $10 (Yes, only $10! But materials are
extra and advance registration is still required.)
Register at 708-848-1761


Tap Class

Inuit Dance, 237 Harrison St.
6pm to 7pm
For teens and adults. $5


Personal Victory Celebration

Creative Changes, 140 Harrison St.
6 to 9pm
Share stories and camaraderie.  Bring a potluck item.


Parents Night Out

Oak Park Park District
6pm to 9pm
Let the Park District entertain the kids! $16/ residents $24/ non-residents

Librarypalooza!

River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Ave.

6pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for an all-ages open house, with games and activities, music, refreshments, and more. Drop in for library bowling, a Twister tournament, cheese tasting, adult storytelling, music from one of your librarians, a deluxe ice cream bar, and crafting. Present your fine-free River Forest library card or get a new card and be entered to win free weekly DVD checkouts for a year!


Teen Coffeehouse/ Open Mic

Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St.
7pm to 9pm
Bring poetry, dance, hip-hop, music, comedy.  Every third Friday.

Ballet Class
Inuit Dance, 237 Harrison St.
7pm to 8pm
For teens and adults. $5

Teen/ Young Adult Ultimate Frisbee
Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St.
8pm to 10pm
Drop in on Friday and Sundays through May.  For ages 15+. $5

Third Friday Art Walk
until 9pm
East end of Harrison St/ Oak Park Arts District
Explore galleries and other shops.  Third Friday of each month.

Art for the Soul: Exploring the Power of Intention
Whispers from the Moon, 235 Harrison St.
10 am to 12:30pm
Bring a journal and pen.  For teens and adults. $22
Register 708-717-0758


Saturday, April 17

Morning Fitness Hike
9am to 10am
Trailside Museum, 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest
A naturalist-led hike on scenic trails. Expect mud. For adults.

Tool Sharpening Workshop
9am to 11am
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield St.
$20 residents/ $30 non-residents

Bicycle Tune Up Clinic
10am to 2pm
Creative Changes, 140 Harrison St.
Bring your bike.  Use our tools.  Christopher Wallace provides guidance.  $20

7th Annual Historical Society Housewalk
10am to 3pm
Led by The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest
Starting at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St.
$25 members/ $30 non-members/ $35 day of.
Reserve tickets 708-848-6755

Discover the Exploration Station!
10am to 12pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield St.
Explore the conservatory critters.  Every Saturday through May.

Preschool Songs that Dance with Mr. Larry
Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.
10:30am
Designed for ages 2-5.  Registration encouraged. 708-366-7171

Organic Finger- Woven Bracelet
Bead in Hand, 145 Harrison St.
10:30am to 1:30pm
Create a bracelet rich in color and texture using the basic
figure-eight weave. Learn tips and techniques for adjusting the shape
and density to match your personal taste.
One session, $35 ($10 material fee, to be paid to teacher – please
bring cash or check, other materials extra, 10% off)

Dance for Children
10:45am to 11:30am
Inuit Dance, 237 Harrison St.
For ages 3-4.  $5

Dole Boutique

11am to 12:30pm

Dole Branch of Oak Park Public Library, 255 Augusta St.

Learn to sew.  Sewing machines provided.  For ages 12+

Drawing Activities
11am
Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N. Oak Park Ave.
Drawing activities with illustrator Jennifer Taylor

Kids Book Swap @ Oak Park Library
1pm to 3pm
Here’s a great chance to “recycle” children’s books – trade them in! Kids of all ages (and their parents) can bring books in good condition and then choose from a wide assortment to take back home.  No registration is required. This program supports the Friends of the Oak Park Public  Library’s annual book sale in early August.
Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St.

“Living Legends” Local Author Reception and Book Fair
1pm to 3pm
Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St.

Free Music Performance
1:30pm to 3pm
Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield St.
Rough Around the Edges Band performs.


Science Saturday: Biology Rocks!
2pm to 3:30pm (monthly)
Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.
Designed for ages 8-12.  Registration encouraged, 708-366-7171.


Mystery Book Discussion Group

2pm
Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park
Discussion of The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
Sunday, April 18

Oak Park Photography Club Exhibit
1pm to 4pm
Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.

Fabulous Frogs

1pm

Trailside Museum, 738 Thatcher Ave.

Explore our pond.  For ages 10+.  Register 708-366-6530.

Mystery Writers of America Midwest Region
1pm
Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park

Flower Pot Painting
1pm to 4pm
Geppetto’s Toy Box, 730 Lake St., Oak Park

Teen/Young Adult Ultimate Frisbee
8pm to 10pm
Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St.
Drop in on Fridays and Sundays through May.  For ages 15+. $

 

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