Graphic Novel Group

Flip Con

The Forest Park Public Library will play host its annual comic con at 1 p.m., Jan. 13 at 7555 Jackson Blvd. Expect appearances from creators Kendra Hadnott and Bret Juliano, geek-tastic offerings from Mystery Unincorporated, cosplay special guests and a comedy laser show by Chris Fair. Costumes are welcome. Register online at

Graphic Novel Group

Join the Forest Park Public Library at 7 p.m., Jan. 17 for its monthly Graphic Novel Group discussion about Batgirl 1: The Batgirl of Burnside by Cameron Stewart. Check out a copy of the graphic novel at the circulation desk at 7555 Jackson Blvd.

Grown Up Game Night

The Forest Park Public Library hosts an adult game night at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 16 at 7555 Jackson Blvd. Either compete against other attendees or work together on such games as Scrabble, Exploding Kittens and Flash Point. No registration required.

Mindfulness Meditation: Connecting with Self 

The Forest Park Public Library hosts a mindfulness workshop with instructor June Tanoue at 7 p.m., Jan. 16 at 7555 Jackson Blvd. Learn how this practice can help you connect with your own self and others more skillfully through self-awareness and compassionate communication. Register online at 

No school 

Forest Park District 91 schools will have Jan. 15 off in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Fitness Demo Days

The Park District of Forest Park will host another Fitness Demo Day for Pilates at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 10, Jan. 15 and Jan. 17 at 7501 W. Harrison St. The park district will teach Pilaxing from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Jan 15 at 7501 W. Harrison St. Yoga for Everybody at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 16 at 7501 W. Harrison St. First-timers are free. No registration required. Call the Park District at 708-366-7500 for more information.  

Calendar Events

As you’ve likely noticed, our Calendar has changed to Big Week. Fewer items, higher profile. If you would like your event to be featured here, please send a photo and details by noon of the Wednesday before it needs to be published. We can’t publish everything, but we’ll do our best to feature the week’s highlights.