Summer Solstice Outdoor Yoga
On June 21 from 7 to 8 p.m., join the library and Marissa from And Then There Was Well for yoga at The Grove on Van Buren Street just south of Madison Street. Register at fppl.org/events. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat or towel, as well as water and bug spray (if you would like). Attendees must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth and adhere to social distancing by maintaining at least six feet between yourself and others. This program is subject to change based on weather and Restore Illinois guidelines.
Movie in the Park
Join the Park District of Forest Park for a movie on the front lawn at 7501 Harrison St. on Friday, June 18. The movie is “Goonies,” and it will begin at dusk, roughly 8:15 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn about the Museum of Bad Art
On Wednesday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m., join the Forest Park Public Library for a free online event dedicated to the Museum of Bad Art (MOBA), the world’s leading cultural institution dedicated to art in which something has gone wrong. In this event, learn how and why MOBA was established. MOBA will present pieces from their collection, each with an insightful, pithy, and often humorous commentary.
MOBA collects, exhibits, and celebrates art that will be seen in no other venue. Since 1993, they have collected art from thrift stores, yard sales, sidewalk trash, and even the artists who create it. They analyze, compare to classic art, and share with thousands of fans around the world. Register at fppl.org/events to get the link to the online event.
Your Dog Could be Famous!
Submit a picture of your dog, and it could be featured in Schauer’s Hardware’s 2021 August ad. Photos are due by June 30. You can bring your dog into the store for a picture or submit one on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/schauerhardware.
“The Long Shadow” Screening Event
From June 21 to 28, the library will be hosting a special virtual screening event of “The Long Shadow” in recognition of Juneteenth. The PBS film “The Long Shadow” follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-Black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today. The film has been broadcast nationally on PBS, and now the filmmakers are partnering with libraries for this special screening event and live Q&A.
Watch the film from June 21 to 28 and sign up for the live Q&A here: thelongshadowfilm.com/illinois-libraries
Under the Rainbow Storytime
The library’s Under the Rainbow Storytime continues, and participants can register to receive a create-your-own stuffed animal kit featuring a rainbow unicorn. Learn more at fppl.org/events.