The second Sacred Spaces House of Worship Walk, co-sponsored by the Oak Park-River Forest Community of Congregations and the Historical Society of Oak Park-River Forest, offers tours of seven churches, temples and chapels in north Oak Park and River Forest on Sunday, June 23, from 2 to 5 p.m.
The 77 libraries that make up the System Wide Automated Network (SWAN), including public libraries in Oak Park and River Forest, are anticipating the implementation of a new online catalog. This new integrated library system, which will go live on April 14, will bring some in-demand features to the fingertips of library patrons and enhance the online user experience.
The educator, Friedrich Froebel, who created the geometric wooden blocks that influenced Frank Lloyd Wright when he was a boy, also created the concept of kindergarten.
Inventing Kindergarten, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9 at Unity Temple, 875 Lake St., Oak Park, Ill., will feature author, architect and collector Norman Brosterman, who will talk about Froebel's contributions to early childhood education.