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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.

Summer Programs - 2018

More events to come. Please check back soon!

Fall Programs - 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Children's Department
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages. Drop in.
Monday, September 17, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | Off-site Location
Special Location: Oberweis, 101 S. Northwest Highway
Meet us at Oberweis to talk about what you are reading, get great book recommendations, and enjoy a delicious ice cream treat on us! Registration begins Saturday, September 1. .
Max: 12
Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | Off-site Location
Special Location:Maine Park Leisure Center 2701 W. Sibley Avenue.
We invite young readers, Grades 1-3, along with one or more adults to read this book together and share their experiences. Pizza will be served. Visit the Children's Services Department to check out your copy of the book. Registration begins September 1. kids with adults.
Max: 10
Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | In front of the Library/lobby
Calling all pet owners, the Costumed Pet Parade is back! Kick off the fall season with a march around the Library grounds. Treats for pets and owners will be served after the parade. Awards will be given for three different costume categories. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Weather permitting. Drop in.
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | Off-site Location
Special Location: Maine Park Leisure Center 2701 W. Sibley Avenue.
We invite young readers, Grades 4-8, along with one or more adults to read this book together and share their experiences. Pizza will be served. Visit the Children's Services Department to check out your copy of the book. Registration begins September 1. kids with adults.
Max: 10
Friday, October 12, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Children's Department
Join us for self-guided exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, math and reading! Drop in.
Friday, October 12, 2018 | 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 anytime between 4 and 5pm.
Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Children's Department
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages. Drop in.
Friday, October 19, 2018 | 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM | Children's Department
Do you like to role play and solve mysteries? Join us after hours in the Library for a murder mystery party!Registration begins Saturday, September 8. .
Max 20
Monday, October 22, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | Off-site Location
Special Location: Oberweis, 101 S. Northwest Highway
Meet us at Oberweis to talk about what you are reading, get great book recommendations, and enjoy a delicious ice cream treat on us! Registration begins Saturday, October 6. .
Max: 12
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Children's Department
Come and make a craft in the Children's Department! Drop in anytime between 4 and 5pm.
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM | Children's Department
Do you like to role play and solve mysteries? Join us after hours in the Library for a murder mystery party!Registration begins Saturday, September 8. .
Max 20
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Children's Department
Families are invited to stop by during our drop-in sessions in the Children's Department to explore our Makerspace and engage in STEAM activities - including experimenting with robots, Snap Circuits, K'NEX Model Building Set, Squishy Circuits, and more. This program is designed for kids ages 4-12 and their families (siblings welcome). Drop in.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | All Day - All Day | Children's Department
Stop in anytime all day! Show us your costume at each of the public desks to get a treat.

Winter Programs - 2019

Saturday, September 8, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Children's Department
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages. Drop in.
Monday, September 17, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | Off-site Location
Special Location: Oberweis, 101 S. Northwest Highway
Meet us at Oberweis to talk about what you are reading, get great book recommendations, and enjoy a delicious ice cream treat on us! Registration begins Saturday, September 1. .
Max: 12
Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | Off-site Location
Special Location:Maine Park Leisure Center 2701 W. Sibley Avenue.
We invite young readers, Grades 1-3, along with one or more adults to read this book together and share their experiences. Pizza will be served. Visit the Children's Services Department to check out your copy of the book. Registration begins September 1. kids with adults.
Max: 10
Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | In front of the Library/lobby
Calling all pet owners, the Costumed Pet Parade is back! Kick off the fall season with a march around the Library grounds. Treats for pets and owners will be served after the parade. Awards will be given for three different costume categories. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Weather permitting. Drop in.
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | Off-site Location
Special Location: Maine Park Leisure Center 2701 W. Sibley Avenue.
We invite young readers, Grades 4-8, along with one or more adults to read this book together and share their experiences. Pizza will be served. Visit the Children's Services Department to check out your copy of the book. Registration begins September 1. kids with adults.
Max: 10
Friday, October 12, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Children's Department
Join us for self-guided exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, math and reading! Drop in.
Friday, October 12, 2018 | 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 anytime between 4 and 5pm.
Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Children's Department
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages. Drop in.
Friday, October 19, 2018 | 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM | Children's Department
Do you like to role play and solve mysteries? Join us after hours in the Library for a murder mystery party!Registration begins Saturday, September 8. .
Max 20
Monday, October 22, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | Off-site Location
Special Location: Oberweis, 101 S. Northwest Highway
Meet us at Oberweis to talk about what you are reading, get great book recommendations, and enjoy a delicious ice cream treat on us! Registration begins Saturday, October 6. .
Max: 12
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Children's Department
Come and make a craft in the Children's Department! Drop in anytime between 4 and 5pm.
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM | Children's Department
Do you like to role play and solve mysteries? Join us after hours in the Library for a murder mystery party!Registration begins Saturday, September 8. .
Max 20
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Children's Department
Families are invited to stop by during our drop-in sessions in the Children's Department to explore our Makerspace and engage in STEAM activities - including experimenting with robots, Snap Circuits, K'NEX Model Building Set, Squishy Circuits, and more. This program is designed for kids ages 4-12 and their families (siblings welcome). Drop in.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | All Day - All Day | Children's Department
Stop in anytime all day! Show us your costume at each of the public desks to get a treat.

Spring Programs - 2019

More events to come. Please check back soon!
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