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Kids Summer 2017

Stop Motion Animation Fun!

Check out these awesome movies our Maker Monday kids made using Stop Motion Studio, an iPad, Legos, and a few pieces of paper!

 

Summer Programs - 2017

More events to come. Please check back soon!

Fall Programs - 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Play Pokémon at the Library! Bring your own cards and meet up with fellow Pokémon fans. Drop in.
Friday, September 8, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | Children's Department
We’ll provide the materials: you provide the curiosity in this self-guided exploration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) concepts. Drop in
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75
Monday, September 11, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Third Floor Meeting Room
Come talk about what you're reading, get great book recommendations and chow down on some pizza. Registration begins Saturday, September 2.
Max: 15
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Explore the lives of sharks, one of the world's most fascinating yet misunderstood creatures. Registration begins Saturday, September 2.
Max: 24
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for our storytime just for babies! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a playtime at the end! Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, September 15, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Children's Department
Join us in the children's department for self-guided exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, math and, of course, reading! Drop in.
Monday, September 18, 2017 | 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a family music class for children with a parent/caregiver. Miss Patty will lead participants through song, dance, instrument play and just plain fun! Limit: one class per month. Registration begins Saturday, September 9.
There is a $3 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.
Max: 15
Monday, September 18, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a family music class for children with a parent/caregiver. Miss Patty will lead participants through song, dance, instrument play and just plain fun! Limit: one class per month. Registration begins Saturday, September 9.
There is a $3 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.
Max: 15
Monday, September 18, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Wear your pjs and bring your favorite stuffed friend for a cozy bedtime storytime! Drop in
Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Come to the Library for these special monthly art classes taught by Brickton Art Center instructors. Registration begins Saturday, September 9
There is a $3 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.
Max: 18
Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for our storytime just for babies! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a playtime at the end! Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, September 22, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department. Drop in anytime between 4 and 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Children's Department
Families are invited to stop by during our drop-in sessions to explore our Mobile Makerspace and engage in fun and exciting STEAM activities. Activities may include experimenting with robots, Snap Circuits, K’NEX Model Building Set, Squishy Circuits, and more fun stuff to explore and make. This program is designed for kids ages 4 - 12 and their families (siblings welcome). Drop in.
Monday, September 25, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Third Floor Meeting Room
Park Ridge Reads Young Readers Edition. Registration begins August 29.
Max 15
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Registration begins August 29. kids with adult(s)
Max: 10
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for our storytime just for babies! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a playtime at the end! Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, September 29, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for an art project geared for little learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, September 16.
Max: 15
Friday, September 29, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for an art project geared for little learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, September 16.
Max: 15
Monday, October 2, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us in making paper circuits! Use copper tape and LEDs to make a fully functional circuit on paper. Kids will design and create a light-up greeting card. Registration begins Saturday, September 16.
Max: 12
Monday, October 2, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in
Monday, October 2, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
This reading readiness program pairs young children with trained teen volunteers and uses hands-on activities to promote early literacy and cognitive development in young children. Please make every effort to be available for all four sessions. Registration begins Saturday, September 9. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc.
Max: 20
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Play Pokémon at the Library! Bring your own cards and meet up with fellow Pokémon fans. Drop in.
Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for our storytime just for babies! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a playtime at the end! Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, October 6, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | Children's Department
We’ll provide the materials: you provide the curiosity in this self-guided exploration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) concepts. Drop in
Monday, October 9, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in
Monday, October 9, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
This reading readiness program pairs young children with trained teen volunteers and uses hands-on activities to promote early literacy and cognitive development in young children. Please make every effort to be available for all four sessions. Registration begins Saturday, September 9. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc.
Max: 20
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Third Floor Meeting Room
Come talk about what you're reading, get great book recommendations and chow down on some pizza. Registration begins Saturday, September 2.
Max: 15
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for our first epic Captain Underpants Party! We'll celebrate our favorite wedgie-powered superhero with games and activities. Registration begins Saturday, September 30.
Max: 24
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for our storytime just for babies! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a playtime at the end! Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, October 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Children's Department
Join us in the children's department for self-guided exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, math and, of course, reading! Drop in.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75
Monday, October 16, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
This reading readiness program pairs young children with trained teen volunteers and uses hands-on activities to promote early literacy and cognitive development in young children. Please make every effort to be available for all four sessions. Registration begins Saturday, September 9. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc.
Max: 20
Monday, October 16, 2017 | 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a family music class for children with a parent/caregiver. Miss Patty will lead participants through song, dance, instrument play and just plain fun! Limit: one class per month. Registration begins Saturday, October 7.

There is a $3 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.
Max: 15
Monday, October 16, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a family music class for children with a parent/caregiver. Miss Patty will lead participants through song, dance, instrument play and just plain fun! Limit: one class per month. Registration begins Saturday, October 7.

There is a $3 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.
Max: 15
Monday, October 16, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Wear your pjs and bring your favorite stuffed friend for a cozy bedtime storytime! Drop in
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Come to the Library for these special monthly art classes taught by Brickton Art Center instructors. Registration begins Saturday, October 7.
There is a $3 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.
Max: 18
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for our storytime just for babies! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a playtime at the end! Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, October 20, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department. Drop in anytime between 4 and 5 p.m.
Monday, October 23, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
This reading readiness program pairs young children with trained teen volunteers and uses hands-on activities to promote early literacy and cognitive development in young children. Please make every effort to be available for all four sessions. Registration begins Saturday, September 9. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc.
Max: 20
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM | Children's Department
Visit the Children's Department to enjoy some spooky Harry Potter themed games and activities. Drop in any time between 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Then join the Park District costume parade from Hodges Park to the Pickwick for the 7:00 p.m. Halloween concert by the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra. Drop in.
Friday, October 27, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a science project geared for little learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, October 14.
Max: 15
Friday, October 27, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a science project geared for little learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, October 14.
Max: 15
Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Children's Department
Families are invited to stop by during our drop-in sessions to explore our Mobile Makerspace and engage in fun and exciting STEAM activities. Activities may include experimenting with robots, Snap Circuits, K’NEX Model Building Set, Squishy Circuits, and more fun stuff to explore and make. This program is designed for kids ages 4 - 12 and their families (siblings welcome). Drop in.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | All Day - All Day |
Stop in anytime all day! Show us your costume at each of the public desks to get a treat.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75
Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75

Winter Programs - 2018

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Play Pokémon at the Library! Bring your own cards and meet up with fellow Pokémon fans. Drop in.
Friday, September 8, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | Children's Department
We’ll provide the materials: you provide the curiosity in this self-guided exploration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) concepts. Drop in
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75
Monday, September 11, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Third Floor Meeting Room
Come talk about what you're reading, get great book recommendations and chow down on some pizza. Registration begins Saturday, September 2.
Max: 15
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Explore the lives of sharks, one of the world's most fascinating yet misunderstood creatures. Registration begins Saturday, September 2.
Max: 24
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for our storytime just for babies! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a playtime at the end! Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, September 15, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Children's Department
Join us in the children's department for self-guided exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, math and, of course, reading! Drop in.
Monday, September 18, 2017 | 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a family music class for children with a parent/caregiver. Miss Patty will lead participants through song, dance, instrument play and just plain fun! Limit: one class per month. Registration begins Saturday, September 9.
There is a $3 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.
Max: 15
Monday, September 18, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a family music class for children with a parent/caregiver. Miss Patty will lead participants through song, dance, instrument play and just plain fun! Limit: one class per month. Registration begins Saturday, September 9.
There is a $3 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.
Max: 15
Monday, September 18, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Wear your pjs and bring your favorite stuffed friend for a cozy bedtime storytime! Drop in
Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Come to the Library for these special monthly art classes taught by Brickton Art Center instructors. Registration begins Saturday, September 9
There is a $3 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.
Max: 18
Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for our storytime just for babies! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a playtime at the end! Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, September 22, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department. Drop in anytime between 4 and 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Children's Department
Families are invited to stop by during our drop-in sessions to explore our Mobile Makerspace and engage in fun and exciting STEAM activities. Activities may include experimenting with robots, Snap Circuits, K’NEX Model Building Set, Squishy Circuits, and more fun stuff to explore and make. This program is designed for kids ages 4 - 12 and their families (siblings welcome). Drop in.
Monday, September 25, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Third Floor Meeting Room
Park Ridge Reads Young Readers Edition. Registration begins August 29.
Max 15
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Registration begins August 29. kids with adult(s)
Max: 10
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for our storytime just for babies! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a playtime at the end! Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, September 29, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for an art project geared for little learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, September 16.
Max: 15
Friday, September 29, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for an art project geared for little learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, September 16.
Max: 15
Monday, October 2, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us in making paper circuits! Use copper tape and LEDs to make a fully functional circuit on paper. Kids will design and create a light-up greeting card. Registration begins Saturday, September 16.
Max: 12
Monday, October 2, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in
Monday, October 2, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
This reading readiness program pairs young children with trained teen volunteers and uses hands-on activities to promote early literacy and cognitive development in young children. Please make every effort to be available for all four sessions. Registration begins Saturday, September 9. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc.
Max: 20
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Play Pokémon at the Library! Bring your own cards and meet up with fellow Pokémon fans. Drop in.
Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for our storytime just for babies! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a playtime at the end! Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, October 6, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | Children's Department
We’ll provide the materials: you provide the curiosity in this self-guided exploration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) concepts. Drop in
Monday, October 9, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in
Monday, October 9, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
This reading readiness program pairs young children with trained teen volunteers and uses hands-on activities to promote early literacy and cognitive development in young children. Please make every effort to be available for all four sessions. Registration begins Saturday, September 9. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc.
Max: 20
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Third Floor Meeting Room
Come talk about what you're reading, get great book recommendations and chow down on some pizza. Registration begins Saturday, September 2.
Max: 15
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for our first epic Captain Underpants Party! We'll celebrate our favorite wedgie-powered superhero with games and activities. Registration begins Saturday, September 30.
Max: 24
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for our storytime just for babies! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a playtime at the end! Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, October 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Children's Department
Join us in the children's department for self-guided exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, math and, of course, reading! Drop in.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75
Monday, October 16, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
This reading readiness program pairs young children with trained teen volunteers and uses hands-on activities to promote early literacy and cognitive development in young children. Please make every effort to be available for all four sessions. Registration begins Saturday, September 9. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc.
Max: 20
Monday, October 16, 2017 | 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a family music class for children with a parent/caregiver. Miss Patty will lead participants through song, dance, instrument play and just plain fun! Limit: one class per month. Registration begins Saturday, October 7.

There is a $3 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.
Max: 15
Monday, October 16, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a family music class for children with a parent/caregiver. Miss Patty will lead participants through song, dance, instrument play and just plain fun! Limit: one class per month. Registration begins Saturday, October 7.

There is a $3 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.
Max: 15
Monday, October 16, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Wear your pjs and bring your favorite stuffed friend for a cozy bedtime storytime! Drop in
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Come to the Library for these special monthly art classes taught by Brickton Art Center instructors. Registration begins Saturday, October 7.
There is a $3 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.
Max: 18
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for our storytime just for babies! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a playtime at the end! Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, October 20, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department. Drop in anytime between 4 and 5 p.m.
Monday, October 23, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
This reading readiness program pairs young children with trained teen volunteers and uses hands-on activities to promote early literacy and cognitive development in young children. Please make every effort to be available for all four sessions. Registration begins Saturday, September 9. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc.
Max: 20
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM | Children's Department
Visit the Children's Department to enjoy some spooky Harry Potter themed games and activities. Drop in any time between 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Then join the Park District costume parade from Hodges Park to the Pickwick for the 7:00 p.m. Halloween concert by the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra. Drop in.
Friday, October 27, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a science project geared for little learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, October 14.
Max: 15
Friday, October 27, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a science project geared for little learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, October 14.
Max: 15
Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Children's Department
Families are invited to stop by during our drop-in sessions to explore our Mobile Makerspace and engage in fun and exciting STEAM activities. Activities may include experimenting with robots, Snap Circuits, K’NEX Model Building Set, Squishy Circuits, and more fun stuff to explore and make. This program is designed for kids ages 4 - 12 and their families (siblings welcome). Drop in.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | All Day - All Day |
Stop in anytime all day! Show us your costume at each of the public desks to get a treat.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75
Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75

Spring Programs - 2018

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