Programs and Events
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Saturday, October 8 10:30 am. - 11:00 a.m.
Kids — Open to all, but designed for children ages 3-6 with autism or sensory processing disorders. Features books, music, and movement activities. All abilities welcome with an adult caregiver. Call 630-552-2025 to register.
New Life for Old Bags
Saturday, October 8 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Adults — Help making 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 at home. Donated plastic bags for the project can be dropped off at the library. For more information, contact Ceil Carey at email@example.com or 708-846-1704.
Knit and Crochet Group
Thursday, October 13 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Adults — This informal group works on their own projects, discusses types and colors of yarns, and helps each other with new or tricky patterns. They love to watch each other's projects develop. Participants bring their own supplies. They invite you to stop by and "yarn" awhile. No registration required.
Thursday, October 13 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Adults and Teens — 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.
Readtaculars-Sherwood Forest Fest
Thursday, October 13 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Kids — Join us for stories and activities related to Robin Hood and all things medieval. For independent students in grades K-3. Call 630-552-2025 to register.
KenGen Genealogy Group
Saturday, October 15 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Adults — Both experienced and new genealogy researchers will enjoy the KenGen Genealogy Group sessions.
Monday, October 17 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. OR 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Kids — Little ones can squish and smush their way to the benefits of messy play with us. Things to touch, smell, see, hear, and lots of other sensory experiences will be available. This is a child-directed program, enjoy as many of the activities as they'd like and stay for 10 minutes or 45 minutes. Come dressed for fun. For children 0-5, with a grown-up. Older siblings may wait in the Kids' Library during the program. Call 630-552-2025 to register.
Pizza & Pages
Tuesday, October 18 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Kids — For students in grades 6-8. We'll all read the same book before the meeting, talk about it, and have some pizza! Call 630-552-2025 to register.
Legos at the Library
Wednesday, October 19 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Kids — Walk into a room full of Legos and Duplos and let your imagination guide you. Creations will be displayed in the Kids' Library after the program. Open to all ages, children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
Wednesday Night Book Group
Wednesday, October 19 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Adults — Get together with other readers for an interesting discussion. The Noticer by Andy Andrews will be discussed. The book for November, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, will be available at the Check-Out Desk. No registration required. Newcomers are welcome any time.
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