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Helping My Beginning Reader
Thursday, March 2    6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Adults & Kids — When your child is reading to you, you want to help, but what's the best way? Miss Ilene, retired kindergarten teacher, will share and demonstrate ways to help your child read more skillfully. End the frustration for you and your child, and learn to enjoy reading together again. For parents whose children are kindergarten or first grade beginning readers. Call 630-552-2025 to register. THIS PROGRAM IS FOR ADULTS ONLY.


Knit and Crochet Group
Thursday, March 9    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.


Writers' Group
Thursday, March 9    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.


Sensory Storytime
Saturday, March 11    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, March 11    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 at home. Donated plastic bags for the project can be dropped off at the library. For more information, contact Ceil Carey at jackandceil@att.net or 708-846-1704.


Wednesday Night Book Group
Wednesday, March 15    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Adults — Get together with other readers for an interesting discussion. "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson will be discussed. The book for April, "George Washington's Secret Six" by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger will be available at the Check-Out Desk. No registration required. Newcomers are welcome any time.


Knit and Crochet Group
Thursday, March 16    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.


Drop-In Job Search and Résumé Help
Thursday, March 16    2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Adults — Need assistance exploring job opportunities online or does your résumé need enhancing? Come to the library for one-on-one assistance. An Illinois WorkNet Representative will be available to answer your job search questions and provide résumé assistance. Location: Study Room B.


One-On-One Genealogy Research Assistance
Friday, March 17    10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Adults — Just getting started on a family history project or looking for help with a genealogy "brick wall'? Call 630-552-2030, stop by the library, or email jvalentine@planolibrary.info to reserve a one-hour help session. Not meant to replace paid genealogical research assistance, this free program offers one-on-one help with your genealogical or local history research. Location: Study Room B.


Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs: Making Lives Better
Saturday, March 18    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Adults, Teens and Kids — This two-part program begins with local author Amy Chally, accompanied by her service dog, Portland. She will discuss her life and her new book, Making Independence Happen, One Paw at a Time. They will be followed by Jan Lauwers from the Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club who will talk about the club’s work. This program is for adults and students 5th grade & up. Location: Meeting Room.


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