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Programs

Storytimes

We offer fun and dynamic storytimes for children from birth through kindergarten. Join us as we share books, songs and rhymes with you and your little ones to create a strong foundation on which to build a lifelong love of reading.

Programs

In addition to our regular storytimes, we offer a variety of programs for kids of all ages. From hands-on crafts and STEAM programs to live performances by musicians and magicians, we have something for everyone! 

Take a look at the schedule below for upcoming events.

Unless noted, sign-up on line, in person, or by phone at (847) 825-4527.

Spring Programs - 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for the whole family. Drop in.

Monday, March 27, 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, March 28, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:50 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.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Tuesday, March 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.
Wednesday, March 29, 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, March 29, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Play Pokémon at the Library! Bring your own cards and meet up with fellow Pokémon fans. Drop in.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, March 30, 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.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, March 31, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a science project geared for the youngest learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, March 18.
Max: 15
Friday, March 31, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a science project geared for the youngest learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, March 18.
Max: 15
Monday, April 3, 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, March 18. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc.
Max: 24
Monday, April 3, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for the whole family. Drop in.

Monday, April 3, 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, April 4, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:50 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.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Tuesday, April 4, 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.
Wednesday, April 5, 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, April 5, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, April 6, 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.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for an exploration of the stars, planets, and what it’s like to for the astronauts who explore outer space. Registration begins Saturday, March 25.
Max: 24
Friday, April 7, 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.
Friday, April 7, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 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, April 8, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75
Monday, April 10, 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, April 10, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for the whole family. Drop in.

Monday, April 10, 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, March 18. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc.
Max: 24
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Third Floor Meeting Room
Come talk about what you're reading, get great recommendations, and chow down on some pizza. Drop in.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:50 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.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Tuesday, April 11, 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.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Wear your pj's and bring your favorite stuffed friend for a cozy bedtime storytime! Drop in.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Play Pokémon at the Library! Bring your own cards and meet up with fellow Pokémon fans. Drop in.
Wednesday, April 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.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, April 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.
Thursday, April 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, April 13, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, April 14, 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, April 17, 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, March 18. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc.
Max: 24
Monday, April 17, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for the whole family. Drop in.

Monday, April 17, 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, April 17, 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, April 8.

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, April 17, 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, April 8.

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
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:50 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.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Tuesday, April 18, 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.
Wednesday, April 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.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Preschool and elementary teachers are invited to attend our annual Flannel Board Fun program. Learn how to make fun and engaging stories for your classroom out of felt. Registration begins Saturday, April 1.
Max: 30
Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, April 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.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, April 20, 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, April 8.

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
Friday, April 21, 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.
Friday, April 21, 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.
Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Celebrate Earth Day by learning about (and meeting!) some of the most unique creatures from around the world. Tickets available beginning Saturday, April 8. This following program is made possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the Library.

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: 90
Monday, April 24, 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, March 18. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc.
Max: 24
Monday, April 24, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for the whole family. Drop in.

Monday, April 24, 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, April 25, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:50 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.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Tuesday, April 25, 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.
Wednesday, April 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.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Play Pokémon at the Library! Bring your own cards and meet up with fellow Pokémon fans. Drop in.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, April 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.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, April 28, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for an art project geared for the youngest learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, April 15.
Max: 15
Friday, April 28, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for an art project geared for the youngest learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, April 15.
Max: 15

Summer Programs - 2017

Friday, May 5, 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.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for an active storytime with stories, songs, instruments, parachute play, and more! Drop in
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for an active storytime with stories, songs, instruments, parachute play, and more! Drop in
Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Children's Department
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, June 14, 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, June 14, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Monday, June 19, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Each week we will explore technology and engineering with hands-on activities. Drop in.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, June 21, 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, June 21, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Friday, June 23, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Come talk about what you’re reading, get ideas for your next great read, and enjoy a morning snack of bagels and donuts! When weather permits, we will meet outside on the Library porch. Registration begins Saturday, June 10. .
Max: 15
Monday, June 26, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Each week we will explore technology and engineering with hands-on activities. Drop in.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, June 28, 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, June 28, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Wednesday, July 5, 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, July 5, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Saturday, July 8, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75
Monday, July 10, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Each week we will explore technology and engineering with hands-on activities. Drop in.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, July 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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Monday, July 17, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Each week we will explore technology and engineering with hands-on activities. Drop in.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, July 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.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Friday, July 21, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Come talk about what you’re reading, get ideas for your next great read, and enjoy a morning snack of bagels and donuts! When weather permits, we will meet outside on the Library porch. Registration begins Saturday, July 8. .
Max: 15
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, July 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.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Fall Programs - 2017

More events to come. Please check back soon!

Winter Programs - 2018

Monday, March 27, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for the whole family. Drop in.

Monday, March 27, 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, March 28, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:50 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.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Tuesday, March 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.
Wednesday, March 29, 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, March 29, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Play Pokémon at the Library! Bring your own cards and meet up with fellow Pokémon fans. Drop in.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, March 30, 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.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, March 31, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a science project geared for the youngest learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, March 18.
Max: 15
Friday, March 31, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a science project geared for the youngest learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, March 18.
Max: 15
Monday, April 3, 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, March 18. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc.
Max: 24
Monday, April 3, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for the whole family. Drop in.

Monday, April 3, 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, April 4, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:50 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.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Tuesday, April 4, 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.
Wednesday, April 5, 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, April 5, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, April 6, 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.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for an exploration of the stars, planets, and what it’s like to for the astronauts who explore outer space. Registration begins Saturday, March 25.
Max: 24
Friday, April 7, 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.
Friday, April 7, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 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, April 8, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75
Monday, April 10, 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, April 10, 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, March 18. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc.
Max: 24
Monday, April 10, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for the whole family. Drop in.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:50 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.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Tuesday, April 11, 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.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Third Floor Meeting Room
Come talk about what you're reading, get great recommendations, and chow down on some pizza. Drop in.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Play Pokémon at the Library! Bring your own cards and meet up with fellow Pokémon fans. Drop in.
Wednesday, April 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.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Wear your pj's and bring your favorite stuffed friend for a cozy bedtime storytime! Drop in.
Thursday, April 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.
Thursday, April 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, April 13, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, April 14, 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, April 17, 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, March 18. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc.
Max: 24
Monday, April 17, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for the whole family. Drop in.

Monday, April 17, 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, April 17, 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, April 8.

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, April 17, 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, April 8.

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
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:50 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.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Tuesday, April 18, 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.
Wednesday, April 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.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Preschool and elementary teachers are invited to attend our annual Flannel Board Fun program. Learn how to make fun and engaging stories for your classroom out of felt. Registration begins Saturday, April 1.
Max: 30
Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, April 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.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, April 20, 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, April 8.

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
Friday, April 21, 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.
Friday, April 21, 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.
Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Celebrate Earth Day by learning about (and meeting!) some of the most unique creatures from around the world. Tickets available beginning Saturday, April 8. This following program is made possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the Library.

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: 90
Monday, April 24, 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, March 18. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc.
Max: 24
Monday, April 24, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for the whole family. Drop in.

Monday, April 24, 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, April 25, 2017 | 9:15 AM - 9:50 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.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Tuesday, April 25, 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.
Wednesday, April 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.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Play Pokémon at the Library! Bring your own cards and meet up with fellow Pokémon fans. Drop in.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, April 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.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, April 28, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for an art project geared for the youngest learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, April 15.
Max: 15
Friday, April 28, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for an art project geared for the youngest learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, April 15.
Max: 15
Friday, May 5, 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.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for an active storytime with stories, songs, instruments, parachute play, and more! Drop in
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for an active storytime with stories, songs, instruments, parachute play, and more! Drop in
Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Children's Department
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, June 14, 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, June 14, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Monday, June 19, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Each week we will explore technology and engineering with hands-on activities. Drop in.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, June 21, 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, June 21, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Friday, June 23, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Come talk about what you’re reading, get ideas for your next great read, and enjoy a morning snack of bagels and donuts! When weather permits, we will meet outside on the Library porch. Registration begins Saturday, June 10. .
Max: 15
Monday, June 26, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Each week we will explore technology and engineering with hands-on activities. Drop in.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, June 28, 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, June 28, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Wednesday, July 5, 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, July 5, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Saturday, July 8, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75
Monday, July 10, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Each week we will explore technology and engineering with hands-on activities. Drop in.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, July 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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Monday, July 17, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Each week we will explore technology and engineering with hands-on activities. Drop in.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, July 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.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Friday, July 21, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Come talk about what you’re reading, get ideas for your next great read, and enjoy a morning snack of bagels and donuts! When weather permits, we will meet outside on the Library porch. Registration begins Saturday, July 8. .
Max: 15
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, July 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.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

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