Join us for warm and fuzzy Valentine's Day events and create, share, and imagine at your library during upcoming Oak Park Elementary School District 97 half days and no school in session dates.

Valentine's Art With Seniors at the Oak Park Arms

Valentine-themed events

Kids’ Craft: Valentines

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this fun craft for the whole family. Ages 4+.
• Monday, February 5, 3:30–4:30 pm, Maze Branch
• Wednesday, February 7, 2:30–3:30 pm, Dole Branch

Crafternoon: Valentine’s Day Edition

Thursday, February 8, 11 am–3 pm, Main Library Storytime Room. Make something for the special person in your life or just create your own masterpiece. Ages 4+.

Valentine’s Art With Seniors at the Oak Park Arms

Monday, February 12, 4–5 pm, Off-site: Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. Hear stories and make Valentine’s Day crafts and cards with seniors. Best for ages 3+. Registration of children and caregivers necessary.

Meet Nanea, the new American Girl

Wednesday, February 14, 3-4 pm, Main Library. Help welcome the newest American Girl, Nanea Mitchell, who is from Hawaii in 1941. We will explore Hawaiian artifacts and more. Dress up encouraged. Best for ages 4+ with a caregiver. Dolls welcome.

Valentine’s Day Storytime and Craft

Thursday, February 15, 10:30–11 am, Maze Branch. Feel the love all around! Sing songs, share stories, and create a Valentine’s Day-themed craft. Ages 3–5.

School's OutSchool's out: create, share, and imagine!

Crafternoon: Valentine’s Day Edition

Thursday, February 8, 11 am–3 pm, Main Library Storytime Room. Make something for the special person in your life or just create your own masterpiece. Ages 4+.

LEGO Club

Friday, February 9, 11 am–3 pm, Main Library Storytime Room. LEGO and DUPLO provided.

World Read Aloud Day: Reading Without Walls

Thursday, February 8, 1:30–2:30 pm, Maze Branch. Enjoy stories, songs, and activities from around the globe this World Read Aloud Day! Every year, World Read Aloud Day calls attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. In honor of this international literacy event, we will engage with books, music, and other materials from our Multicultural Collection and challenge each other to “read without walls.” Reading Without Walls is the platform of National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang. The challenge encourages readers to expand their reading horizons by exploring books of diverse voices, genres, and formats. Best for ages 5+.

Improv Playhouse: Stone Soup

Monday, February 19, 10–11 am, Main Library Veterans Room. This performance by Improv Playhouse is full of hilarious misunderstandings, live music, and Abbott and Costello-like humor that will appeal to both kids and adults. Best for ages 3+.

Kids’ Improv Workshop

Monday, February 19, March 26, 6:30–7:30 pm, Maze Branch. Join us for fun and games that are sure to test your quick-thinking skills. Grades 1–4.

Summer Fun (in Winter)

Monday, February 19, 2–3 pm, Main Library Storytime Room. Play some games that will remind you that winter really does end and you’ll be back outside soon enough. Best for 3+.