Programs and Events
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First Grade I Can Read Club
August - May
Kids — For all First Graders--You are invited to join the I CAN READ CLUB. Choose a book from the library shelves and read a page to a Kids’ Library staff member. You are in! Have your picture taken so that we can hang it on our I CAN READ CLUB tree and sign your name in the big I CAN READ CLUB book. You will also receive a bookmark and a book.
Food for Fines
Saturday, November 1 - Saturday November 29
Adults — pay your fines by donating non-perishable food items and toiletries for local families who can use assistance around the holidays. Items will be distributed through the Plano Rockin' Christmas Program. Each item donated can be used to pay $1.00 in fines.
Visit with Santa
Friday, December 5 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Kids — The Chamber of Commerce invites you to “Visit with Santa” as part of the Plano Rockin’ Christmas Festivities. Parents, please be sure to bring your camera to take your child’s picture with Santa. We will pass out numbers to hold your place in line, but the wait may be long. Please be prepared to enjoy the library until it’s your turn to visit with Santa.
Sunday, December 7 1:00 p.m.
Adults — SOLD OUT. A light lunch of dainty appetizers, tasty sandwiches, delicious desserts, and cozy tea will be served (don’t eat before you come). Entertainment will be provided. This event is for adults and children 10 years old and older. Tickets are $10.00 each and will be on sale at the Checkout Desk beginning November 1. Proceeds benefit the library.
Health Insurance/Medicaid enrollment assistance at the library
Monday, December 8 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Adults — VNA Health Care will assist you with enrolling in health insurance through the Illinois Marketplace and Medicaid. VNA Health Care’s certified navigators can answer questions and talk about who is eligible for the newly expanded Medicaid program, what is offered and how to get coverage on the Illinois Marketplace, and other benefits available. There is no charge for their assistance. Call 630-552-2030 to register.
What to bring to enroll in benefits:
• Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants) NOTE: non-citizens who do not qualify are able to apply for family members who meet the qualified non-citizen rules • Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (for example, from pay stubs or W-2 forms —Wage and Tax Statements)
• Permanent resident card
• 2013 tax return
Legos, Legos, and More Legos
Wednesday, December 10 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Kids — Ages 5 and up, no registration required
What can you create? We’ll provide the Legos® so please bring your imagination!
Thursday, December 11 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kids — For K-3rd grade, call 630-552-2025 to register.
Have fun learning some basic balloon sculpting.
Thursday, December 11 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Adults — Come join other writers to discuss your work. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month in the Library Board Room. No registration required. Open to adults and high school students.
New Life for Old Bags
Saturday, December 13 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Adults — Help make sleeping mats for the homeless. Volunteers will meet at the library on the 2nd Saturday of every month to make “plarn” (discarded plastic shopping bags cut into strips for crocheting). Volunteers are also needed to crochet mats. Donated plastic bags for the project can be dropped off at the library. For more information contact Ceil Carey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-846-1704.
Movie Night at the Library
Monday, December 15 6:30 p.m.
Adults — Based on the true story of J.B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm) who dreams up a wild plan to find baseball's next great pitcher among cricket players in India. He discovers two young men who throw a fastball but know nothing about the game of baseball. Or America. It's a funny, engaging, and touching journey that will change them all. Rated PG. 2014.
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