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Events

July 2024

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Jul24
11:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT

Join us on designated days for an interactive, instructional Chair Yoga session through Zoom with fan-favorite instructor Arlene Santiago. Yoga has been shown to improve overall health when practiced regularly. As with many forms of exercise, it can be modified for people of varying abilities. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support. It is beneficial if you have limited mobility or if you want to practice yoga while at work. Registration for this event is required! Patrons who sign up are registered for classes for the entire month. 

*PLEASE NOTE: Participants must sign the waiver below prior to participating. Participants must be registered to attend.

WAIVER: https://app.waiversign.com/doc/5aa08440a7a14365b71fbd2c

Join us live on ZOOM! Click the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84666074421?pwd=NlRLNlExRUlrczZGZDIrQjQ5czZaQT09

Meeting ID: 846 6607 4421
Passcode: 633561

Jul24
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Park Forest Public Library 400 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, IL US 60466

- Join us in the Community Commons at 1:00pm on designated Wednesdays.

Drop by the Community Commons Area and engage in a variety of activities set specifically to encourage creativity, mindfulness, and community. From coloring to puzzles to the occasional craft swap, there’s sure to be something for everyone to engage in! Geared towards adults. No registration required–just drop in and see what’s in store for you today! For more information contact Kaitlyn at (708) 748-3731 ext. 31

No registration required.

Jul24
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Da Dopamine Project is a mental health organization focused on building introspective skills through creative expression. Join our instructor Jae'ln as they show participants how to channel their inner creativity with button making, drawing lessons, and more! 

Registration is required. For more info, contact Miss Nikki or Miss Kaitlyn at (708) 748-3731 ext. 31!

Jul25
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Join us in the Kids' Zone for our new Summer arts and crafts program: Brush Upon a Time! See what kind of creative fun we have in store for you. Registration for this event is required! Please contact the library directly or come in and speak to a staff member to reserve your space. For more information, contact Miss Nikki at (708) 748-3731 ext. 234.

Jul26
11:00 am - 11:30 am CDT
Park Forest Public Library 400 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, IL US 60466

Join us at 11:00am in the Kids' Zone for an interactive story time with Miss Candy! Geared towards children ages 5 & under. For more information, contact Miss Nikki at (708) 748-3731 ext. 234.

No registration required!

Jul26
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
Park Forest Public Library 400 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, IL US 60466

Celebrate Shark Week in style with this fun flashback Friday movie! Registration required.

NOW SHOWING: Shark Tale

RUNTIME: 1hr 30min

RATED: PG

Jul27
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Rob Dillon and members of Flowering Dogwood Martial Arts Way invite you to join them in an introductory exploration of Japanese swordspersonship. In this program you'll learn about Japan's traditions of swordspersonship including an introduction to Japan’s oldest surviving martial art, the Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu. A ryu is a "school" and this one was founded in the 15th Century!

You're invited to learn some of the historical and cultural background of this art form and see this authentic and bona-fide, "old-school" art of Japanese swordspersonship in action. You'll see how a martial practice may become an art of peace, of self-expression, social engagement, and a "way to go" towards whole-person fitness.

Robert W. Dillon, Jr., Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus and Founding Faculty, Department of Theatre and Dance, Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, Southeast Missouri State University. In 2021 Rob moved to University Park, Illinois, to be closer to his adult children. There he founded Flowering Dogwood Martial Arts Way to continue his 50-year journey of martial arts study, scholarship, practice, and sharing-in-teaching.

Participants must be at least 13 years or older to attend. Registration is required!

Jul27
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
Park Forest Public Library 400 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, IL US 60466

Writer's Workshop (Led by James Pressler)

- Meeting on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from 2:30pm-4:30pm.

Are you an aspiring author looking for tips and tricks to improve and perfect your craft? Are you interested in sharing your work with other authors for constructive criticism? Are you skeptical of the writing process and looking for answers from your peers? We've got the club for you! Join local author and writer James Pressler twice a month on designated Saturdays at the Writer's Workshop.

Jul30
9:00 am - 10:00 am CDT
25 spots available
Park Forest Public Library 400 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, IL US 60466

Nature's Gentle Tai Chi Gong with Brian Thompson

        - Available In-Person @ 9:00 AM-

Join Brain Thompson, Founder/ Wellness Innovator Speaker/ Healer of BNEW4LIFE LLC as he demonstrates and lead participants in breathing, relaxation, self-calming and gentle movement techniques. These methods help address pandemic related stress, release pain and improve quality of life. Calming music will accompany the natural environment.

Tai chi is a system of movements and positions believed to have developed in 12th Century China. Tai chi techniques aim to address the body and mind as an interconnected system and are traditionally believed to have mental and physical health benefits.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON July 23, 2024

Jul30
10:00 am - 10:15 am CDT

Stop by Patron Services beginning at 10am on Tuesdays and choose a beverage....While Supplies Last! One per person.