Making Collage Art

Tuesday, May 16, 6 – 8:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library Austin Room

FPPL’s own collage artist, Christine Vilutis, will first offer a short introduction about collage before giving over the time to your creative expression. We will provide all needed materials but participants are encouraged to bring in any paper ephemera (maps, newspapers, greeting cards, flyers) that might be cut, torn and/or glued in the service of art. Copies of family photographs are also great for adding a personal narrative to any collage. Register: 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Illinois Libraries Present: On Being Fabulous With Jonathan Van Ness & Kristi Yamaguchi

Wednesday, May 17, 7-8 p.m., virtually through Illinois Libraries Present

Queer Eye and Getting Curious star and ice skating superfan, Jonathan Van Ness talks with his idol, Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi. They’ll chat figure skating, fabulous style, and whatever else comes up! With Jonathan, you never quite know what he’ll say next. Register now at

Artisans and Crafters Craft Show

Friday, May 12, 4 – 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mohr Community Center

Explore and shop with local artisans and crafters from the former Women’s Exchange. 7640 Desplaines Ave., Forest Park.  

Destination: Heartland History

Thursday, May 11, 7 – 8 p.m., Forest Park Public Library Austin Room

The Midwest, famed for supplying food, actually supplied so much more, including iconic images, legendary individuals, and inventions that would change the world. Cynthia Clampitt joins us to go over the remarkable and surprising history of the Midwest. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Laser Motown

Saturday, May 13, 8:30 p.m., Cernan Center, Triton College

Enjoy for yourself or introduce the next generation to classics by Diana Ross & The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Temptations, The Commodores and Stevie Wonder. 2000 North Fifth Ave., I Building, River Grove.

Tabletop Games Open Play

Thursday, May 11, 4 – 5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library YS Program Room

Do you love board games?  Local game-lover Maui Jones leads drop-in game play every Thursday. Stop in and see what we’re playing today. Designed for ages 8-13. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Adult Hip-Hop

Tuesday, May 9, 6:15 – 7 p.m., Park District of Forest Park, Third Floor Admin. Bldg. 

Mr. Sidney’s high-energy class uses the latest sounds in rap,
R & B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today’s hottest video choreographers. Hip-hop encompasses elements of pop locking, breaking, and freestyle movement, giving students the opportunity to dance outside the box and bring their own personality to each movement. Please wear gym shoes or hip-hop dance shoes. Register online: Drop-in class $8.00. 7501 Harrison Street, Forest Park.