Forest Park Together Walking Group

Friday, June 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Forest Park Public Library

Walking group for Forest Park neighbors, exploring the neighborhood on foot in unison.
The group will meet in the library vestibule, weather permitting.
7555 Jackson Park Blvd., Forest Park.

Reading Awake Book Group: ‘Detransition, Baby’

Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

Join the Reading Awake Book Group for a special Pride selection. In June, we will be reading Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters. This group is intended for adults.

YA Anime Club

Thursday, June 16, 3-4:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library (Young Adult Lounge)

Swing by, and bring a friend to watch anime classics. Recommended for 8th grade through high school. 7555 Jackson Park Blvd., Forest Park.

Berwyn Juneteenth Festival

Saturday, June 18, Proska Park

Berwyn’s second annual free cultural event centered on Black history & culture. This year’s theme is “Food Crosses Many Rivers: High on the Hog.” The event will showcase, food forests and the cooking traditions of African and American cuisine, demonstrated by local vendors. 

Juneteenth Outdoor Movie ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’

Saturday, June 18, 8 p.m., Park District of Forest Park

LeBron James teams up with the Looney Tunes gang (headed by showbiz veteran Bugs Bunny). Hilarity ensues, and it all unfolds on the movie screen. 7501 Harrison St., Forest Park.

Juneteenth Storytime

Friday, June 17, 10:30-11 a.m., Roos Pavilion

Today’s storytime features selections honoring Juneteenth. The event will be held at the Forest Park library in case of rain. 7329 W. Harrison St., Forest Park.

Juneteenth Parade & Community Picnic

Sunday, June 19, 11 a.m., starts at Longfellow Park

Oak Park’s celebration of African-American independence will start at Longfellow Park near Jackson Boulevard and continue north on Ridgeland Avenue to Augusta Street. The Oak Park Book Parade and library staff will march along with other community groups. The parade will end with a community picnic throughout the afternoon at Taylor Park (400 Division St.).