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Explore Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring,’ Schoenberg & More at the Park Forest Library This Week

Igor Stravinsky, Rite of Spring, Park Forest Library
Explore Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring at the Park Forest Library this week.

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- There’s a week of creative activities ahead at the Park Forest Library, plenty for kids, teens, and adults. Explore Strivinsky & Schoenberg in Great Music of the 20th Century. Ready for spring? Immerse yourself in Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

These events are above and beyond the usual services the library provides. There are technology services, including access to public computers, printing, free Wi-Fi, and more; studying and meeting rooms available; free home delivery services to residents of Park Forest and Olympia Fields; various book drop locations at the library, Park Forest Village Hall, and the Olympia Fields Post Office; and more.

Scheduled activities this week include the following:

STEAM Explorers

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – 1:00 PM

BRING OUT THE SCIENTIST IN YOU! Join us for lots of FUN and EXCITING EXPERIMENTS! Explore, Play and try new things.

Ages: 12-under

Location: Ringering Room

Art Studio

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – 3:30 PM

Drop-In and discover your inner artist with one of our guided projects.

Color-Rama! Coloring Circle

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – 4:00 PM

Location: The Lab

Explore different media of art while unwinding after school with an art activity.

Baby Time

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – 11:00 AM

 Babies and their parents or caregivers are invited to read, sing and grow in this weekly story time. This program is geared toward babies 0 – 36 months with an accompanying adult.This is the perfect time for families to bond with their child/children.

Color Me Mine

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – 3:30 PM

Travel to a world of relaxation for kids. Lose yourself in patterns, curved flowers or even runaway stems. Color yourself Happy in our kids’ coloring circle.

Adult Coloring Circle

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – 4:00 PM

Location: Ringering Room

Drop in and unwind. Enjoy coloring and making new friends. All materials provided.

All Day Drop-In Projects

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – 4:00 PM

Location: The Lab 

Stop by Teen Tech Zone for a spur-of-the-moment activity!

Writers’ Workshop

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – 6:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

Want to improve your skills as a writer? Interested in sharing your ideas or written work with others? Come to the Park Forest Library and join other creators in our bi-monthly writers’ group, led by James Pressler, for all your writing wishes. Writers of all skill levels are welcomed.

Toddler Art

Thursday, January 24, 2019 – 11:00 AM

Bring out your inner Picasso through art projects and more! Some art projects may involve painting.

Ages: 3yrs-5yrs


Thursday, January 24, 2019 – 1:00 PM

STEAM IT UP when Science meets Art! Let’s see the inner artist in you.

Ages: 12-under

Location: Ringering Room

U-Pick Teen Movie

Thursday, January 24, 2019 – 4:00 PM

Location: The Lab

Take a break after school with a featured film! Teens get to choose from an assortment of titles rated PG-13 or lower.

Digital Literacy Workshop: Microsoft Word Basics (Registration Required)

Friday, January 25, 2019 – 11:00 AM

Location: Conference Room

Get a beginner’s level introduction to Microsoft Word over a period of three sessions. 

Part 3: Friday, Jan 25th @ 11:00 AM

Registration Required.

The Great Courses: Great Music of the 20th Century

Friday, January 25, 2019 – 11:00 AM

“Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring”, “The Paradox of Arnold Schoenberg”

Location: The Lab

Discover a Breathtaking Epoch in Western Music

Taking a chronological approach, the course explores the fascinating gamut of 20th-century musical “isms,” from impressionism and fauvism to serialism, stochasticism, ultraserialism, neo-classicism, neo-tonalism, and minimalism, as well as the inclusivity and synthesis within concert music that embraced Western historical styles, folk and popular music, jazz, rock, Asian, Latin American, and other influences in the service of heightened expression. Through the panoramic view of the course, you’ll discover the genius of composers such as Webern, Antheil, Stockhausen, Bernstein, Takamitsu, and many others.

Teen Game Day

Friday, January 25, 2019 – 3:30 PM

Location: The Lab

Show off your competitive side with your friends! From board games to video games, there will be plenty of fun!

UNPLUGGED Board Game Day

Friday, January 25, 2019 – 3:30 PM

UNPLUG your eletronic devices and enjoy an afternoon of your favorite classic board games! Bring a friend or make new ones.

Create Zone Craft

Saturday, January 26, 2019 – 1:00 PM

Drop-In kids’ zone today to Explore & Create something special.

Ukulele Orchestra (New Members Welcome)

Saturday, January 26, 2019 – 2:00 PM

Location: Ringering Room

The Library is forming a Ukulele Orchestra! We are looking of ukulele players ages 12 and up who are well seasoned or just beginners. We also have a few seats open for Kazoo players over the age of 65.

You must have your own instrument to join. We will provide sheet music and other supplies. For more information, call George at (708)-748-3731 ext 22.

Come out and have some fun!

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