Read Under The Rainbow Storytime

Tuesday, June 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Forest Park Public Library

We celebrate Pride Month with stories that celebrate identity and individuality. There will be stories, plus a take-home craft kit. Designed for ages 5 and under. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Library Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Friday, June 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

 This after-hours party will feature fun activities for all ages, summer reading sign up, and snacks. Registration highly encouraged. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Nail & String Art

Thursday, June 9, 4-5:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

Learn a cool new type of art, that involves nails, colorful string, and wood. String art is weaving colored string, wool, wire, or yarn between hammered nails to make geometric patterns. Artists use lines of thread to create curved patterns that can form various desirable shapes. (Make and take kits will be available.) 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

An Evening With Andrea Elliott

Monday, June 13, Forest Park Public Library

The first woman to win an individual Pulitzer in both Arts & Letters and Journalism, New York Times journalist Andrea Elliott’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book Invisible Child:  Poverty, Survival, and Hope in an American City chronicles eight dramatic years in the life of a young girl named Dasani and her family as they move from shelter to shelter in New York. By turns heartbreaking and inspiring, Invisible Child is a story about the power of resilience, the importance of family, and the cost of inequality—told through the crucible of one remarkable girl.  Join us on Zoom.  Please register for this event.

Middle Grade Mystery Fan Club

Thursday, June 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths

We’ll share and tell about our favorite mysteries, read a selection and play a game where you can play detective. Designed for kids ages 8-10. 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

Forest Park Review welcomes notices about events that Forest Park community groups and businesses are planning. We’ll work to get the word out if you let us know what’s happening by noon Wednesday a week before your news needs to be in the newspaper. 

Send details to Wednesday Journal, 141 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, 60302