Big Week | June 3-10

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Wright Sites x PechaKucha

Monday, June 8, 8 to 10 p.m., Zoom

See the best of Frank Lloyd Wright in an event featuring the highly-visual and efficient PechaKucha style, which consists of 20 image-based slides for 20 seconds each. Curators from Frank Lloyd Wright's public and private buildings, including local executive director of Unity Temple Heidi Ruehle, will offer their insights with 20 x 20 talks in honor of Wright's 153rd birthday. Register/more:


2020 Census

Respond Now 

Take ten minutes to fill out census data and help your community get funds for important social services and projects, such as health clinics, fire departments, schools, roads and highways. Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. Go to:, or call: 844-330-2020. 

BASE Camp Inspired Kits

Sign up now; pickups will begin June 15

BASE Camp is on hiatus, but The Oak Park Education Foundation has activity kits inspired by their popular summertime camp experiences. Each kit has a specific focus, such as art or engineering; a recommended grade range; supplies for an assortment of home-based projects; written instructions and video tutorials led by BASE Camp teachers. More:


Midday Meditation

Thursday, June 4, Noon to 12:30 p.m.,
Zoom through Oak Park Public Library

Join others during an instructor-led meditation session by Betsy Grimm. Register:


Spanish Conversation Hour
Conversación en español

Saturday, June 6, 3 to 4 p.m.,
Zoom through Oak Park Library

Join in a casual hour of open conversation with other Spanish speakers to practice the language. Those with basic conversation skills to tellers of long stories are all welcome. This is not a class or formal lesson. Register:


Fiber Fun Nights 

Wednesdays, 6 to 9 p.m., Zoom

The stitching and creating typically held at Dye Hard Yarns continue at home virtually. The shop is also taking merchandise orders, and is offering video concierge service and free curbside pickup. Zoom sign up/more: 210 Harrison, Oak Park.


Bring the Zoo to You Live Chats

Weekdays, 11 to 11:30 a.m.,

Join Animal Care Specialists and a live animal each day for an educational talk. When animals of the day are posted, post questions in the comments section and zoo staff will try to answer them after the talk. Previous live events may be viewed anytime on Facebook and the Brookfield Zoo YouTube channel. Also, download educational and fun activities for kids at!

Physically Distant:
Socially Connected Art Show

See student art created during remote learning led by District 97 art teachers. Some art is in windows or installations on students' properties, so take a walk around Oak Park and see what you find. And, art can be viewed online:

One Earth Film Fest Virtual Screenings and Discussions

When the film festival went virtual in March, programming was recorded. Now, viewers can see a choice of several films, including family-friendly selections, in their own homes along with accompanying discussions. Choices include Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution, The Human Element, The Biggest Little Farm, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, Why We Cycle, Monty and Rose and Hike the Divide. For kids, there's No Time to Waste, The Impossible Way and We Can All Help the Earth! A Young Filmmakers Contest honorable mention winners reel is also available. Selections are free or offered with a small charge. More:

Books & Brews: Daisy Jones & The Six

Tuesday, June 9, 7 to 8 p.m., Zoom through Oak Park Public Library

At Books and Brews expect stimulating conversation about fiction and nonfiction titles in a social atmosphere, and no pressure to finish the book if you run out of time. Meet new friends, discuss books and enjoy some drinks virtually. In Taylor Jenkins Reid's novel, two rising 70s rock-and-roll artists are catapulted into stardom by a producer who puts them together, a decision complicated by a pregnancy and the seductions of fame. Ebooks available through Hoopla, Media on Demand and Libby. Register:

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