Wednesday, Dec. 14, 4 – 5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

Art class that focuses around applying all kinds of photos to canvas to create collages. You can design collages that represent your life, a passion, or just for sheer fun. For ages 11-13. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

A Trans-Siberian Christmas Cosmic Light Show

Saturday, Dec. 10, 8:30 – 9:30 p.m., Cernan Earth and Space Center (I Building)

Celebrate the holidays in the planetarium with the classic rock sounds of Trans-Siberian Orchestra accompanied by brilliant laser light, stars, and digital effects. Dramatic music and visuals combine to ignite the mood and hope of the season. Adults: $10, Seniors (55 and over): $5, Children (2-17): $5, Triton College students, faculty & staff with current semester ID: Free, All other high school or college students with student ID: $5.  Triton, 2000 5th Ave, River Grove.

The Monday Enrichment Series Presents: ‘Raised In The Shadow Of The Party’

Monday, Dec. 12, 1:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Charitable Association

Educator and activist Tara Stamps is the daughter of Marion “Nzinga” Stamps, a member of the Black Panther Party. Tara will share stories about how this upbringing shaped her own life. Free, but a voluntary donation of $15 is suggested. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.

Illinois Libraries Present Midwest Baking With Shauna Sever

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7-8 p.m., virtually through Illinois Libraries Present

Shauna Sever, cookbook author, TV and radio contributor, will host this special holiday event. Sever will share her love of food, baking and any holiday tips to spice up the dinner table at the family gathering. Register now at //

Magical Bean Boozled Jellybean Taste Challenge

Saturday, Dec. 10, 3 – 4 p.m., Forest Park Public Library 

All the 11-13-year-olds who consider themselves jellybean connoisseurs, come here. All kinds of exotic jellybeans will be offered for this quite unique taste test, pleasing to the palate. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Authors Signing with Bill Rapp, David Grogan & Michael A. Black

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2-4 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths

These three authors will speak of their mysteries of international intrigue. All three men have been involved with the CIA, the armed forces and law enforcement. They have brought that in-depth knowledge to their novels. 7419 W. Madison, Forest Park.

Gift Wrapping Kit

Friday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

All sorts of material offered to wrap and spruce up that special gift. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.