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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 - 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 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, April 26, 2018 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 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.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Explore the science of flight, make your own kite, and more! Registration begins Saturday, April 7. .
Max: 24
Friday, April 27, 2018 | 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, April 7.
Max: 15
Friday, April 27, 2018 | 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, April 7.
Max: 15
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 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, April 30, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | Third 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 17. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc. -- LOCATION is 3rd floor meeting room and Young Adult Loft
Max: 20

Summer Programs - 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Children's Department
Kids! 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. Drop in.
Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Library lawn
Join us on the lawn for stories, songs, rhymes and interactive play and activities. Drop in. In case of inclement weather, storytime will be held in the Children's Department.
Monday, June 11, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM | Off-site Location
Special Location: Oberweis, 101 S. Northwest Highway
Book Bites will be held at Oberweis this summer! Come talk about what you are reading, get ideas for your next great read, and enjoy a free ice cream treat! Registration for these programs begins Saturday, May 26. .
Max: 15
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department! Drop in anytime between 2:30-4pm.
Friday, June 15, 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, May 26. .
Max: 20
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Children's Department
Kids! 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. Drop in.
Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Children's Department
Chill out and celebrate summer with Chilly, our Summer Reading Club Mascot, at an ice cream social in the Children's Department! Enjoy ice cream, fun activities and a balloon artist! Drop in.
Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM | 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.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department! Drop in anytime between 2:30-4pm.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department! Drop in anytime between 2:30-4pm.
Monday, July 16, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM | Off-site Location
Special Location: Oberweis, 101 S. Northwest Highway
Book Bites will be held at Oberweis this summer! Come talk about what you are reading, get ideas for your next great read, and enjoy a free ice cream treat! Registration for these programs begins Saturday, May 26. .
Max: 15
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Children's Department
Brickton Art Center visits the Library and brings a cool art project for all ages! Join us in the Children's Department anytime between 2 and 4pm, or while supplies last. Drop in.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Children's Department
Kids! 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. Drop in.
Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Library lawn
Join us on the lawn for stories, songs, rhymes and interactive play and activities. Drop in. In case of inclement weather, storytime will be held in the Children's Department.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department! Drop in anytime between 2:30-4pm.
Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM | 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.

Fall Programs - 2018

More events to come. Please check back soon!

Winter Programs - 2019

Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 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, April 26, 2018 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 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.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Explore the science of flight, make your own kite, and more! Registration begins Saturday, April 7. .
Max: 24
Friday, April 27, 2018 | 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, April 7.
Max: 15
Friday, April 27, 2018 | 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, April 7.
Max: 15
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 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, April 30, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | Third 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 17. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc. -- LOCATION is 3rd floor meeting room and Young Adult Loft
Max: 20
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Children's Department
Kids! 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. Drop in.
Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Library lawn
Join us on the lawn for stories, songs, rhymes and interactive play and activities. Drop in. In case of inclement weather, storytime will be held in the Children's Department.
Monday, June 11, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM | Off-site Location
Special Location: Oberweis, 101 S. Northwest Highway
Book Bites will be held at Oberweis this summer! Come talk about what you are reading, get ideas for your next great read, and enjoy a free ice cream treat! Registration for these programs begins Saturday, May 26. .
Max: 15
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department! Drop in anytime between 2:30-4pm.
Friday, June 15, 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, May 26. .
Max: 20
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Children's Department
Kids! 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. Drop in.
Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Children's Department
Chill out and celebrate summer with Chilly, our Summer Reading Club Mascot, at an ice cream social in the Children's Department! Enjoy ice cream, fun activities and a balloon artist! Drop in.
Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM | 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.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department! Drop in anytime between 2:30-4pm.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department! Drop in anytime between 2:30-4pm.
Monday, July 16, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM | Off-site Location
Special Location: Oberweis, 101 S. Northwest Highway
Book Bites will be held at Oberweis this summer! Come talk about what you are reading, get ideas for your next great read, and enjoy a free ice cream treat! Registration for these programs begins Saturday, May 26. .
Max: 15
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Children's Department
Brickton Art Center visits the Library and brings a cool art project for all ages! Join us in the Children's Department anytime between 2 and 4pm, or while supplies last. Drop in.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Children's Department
Kids! 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. Drop in.
Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Library lawn
Join us on the lawn for stories, songs, rhymes and interactive play and activities. Drop in. In case of inclement weather, storytime will be held in the Children's Department.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department! Drop in anytime between 2:30-4pm.
Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM | 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.
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