Single and Series Programs

2017 Programs

Please note that programs marked with (R) require registration and programs marked (NR) do not require registration.  Please call if unable to attend.

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Ongoing Program

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten ongoing program encourages you to read 1,000 books to your child before he or she enters kindergarten. Just read three books a day for one year and it will add up to over 1,000 books! Stop by Youth Services to register your child and pick up a reading log! (R)

 

-JUNE-

Summer Reading Club: Read by Design(All Ages)

Saturday, June 3 • All Day through July 31

Join us this summer for our Summer Reading Club: Read by Design. The first 100 children to register will receive a free movie ticket to Fox Lake Cinema. Complete your Summer Reading Log to be entered to win some grand prizes which include but are not limited to an American Girl doll, Legos, Bikes, and GameStop giftcards. Summer Reading Club for children, teens, and adults runs from June 3 through August 7. The last day to register is July 31. The last day to turn in your log is August 7. (R)

 

Smarty Pants (All Ages)

Saturday, June 3 • 11:00 a.m.

Balloon fun as Smartypants and helpers use our Read by Design summer reading theme to incorporate building a better mousetrap with giant balloons! Fun for all! (R)

 

Drop-In and Get Crafty: Read by Design (All Ages)

Saturday, June 3 • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Stop by the Activity Room from 1-3 p.m. and make a craft to celebrate the beginning of the Summer Reading Club Read by Design. No registration required. (NR)

 

Preschool Picasso (Ages 3-5)

Tuesday, June 6 • 11:30 a.m.

Bring your preschooler for hands-on arts and crafts! Each session will have a different theme. Make sure to dress in clothes you don't mind getting messy or bring a smock! (R)

 

Plant Pals (Ages 5-9)

Wednesday, June 7 • 11:00 a.m.

Join our annual program as we plant flowers and seeds for the library courtyard. Take home a plant of your own. Wear clothes that will get dirty. Meet at the Youth Reference Desk and bring a trowel or small shovel. (R)

 

American Girl Book Club (Ages 7 and up)

Saturday, June 10 • 11:00 a.m.

This month we read, Meet Samantha, and discover what her life was about in the early 1900s. We will discuss the book and create a craft that Samantha would have enjoyed. Books are available for checkout a month before the club at the Circulation Desk. (R)

 

Toddler Art (12-24 months)

Tuesday, June 13 • 11:30 a.m.

Toddlers learn through all 5 senses! Bring your little one for fun hands-on, sensory activities to learn about and interact with the world around them. Each session will have a different theme. This fun program can get messy, so don't forget to bring a smock or an old t-shirt for you and your child. (R)

 

Hoopla 101 for Kids (Ages 8 and up)

Tuesday, June 13 • 4:00 p.m.

Bring your Kindle, Ipad, Iphone or Android device and learn how to use Hoopla. Hoopla will allow you to check out books, audiobooks, comics, movies and some TV shows. So find out how you can get started. (R)

 

Dave Rudolph Musical Show (All Ages)

Wednesday, June 14 • 1:00 p.m. 

Watch a silly and fun musical bubble show with the reading theme of Read by Design. (R)

 

Lego Robotics: Dancing Birds (Ages 9 and up)

Wednesday, June 14 • 1:00 p.m. 

With our WeDo LEGO Construction Sets and software you will be able to build and program your project. Meet in the main level computer room in Adult Services. Registration required. (R)

 

Design a Mosaic (Ages 5 and up)

Wednesday, June 14 • 6:00 p.m. 

Bring your inner artist to this program. We will provide the material and you provide the creativity.  (R)

 

Pokemon League (All Ages)

Thursday, June 15 • 12:00 p.m. 

Drop-in for non-stop Pokemon fun. All ages are welcome (even adults) to play. Don't know how to play, don't worry. We'll teach you with our library deck. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver. This program will take place in the Meeting Room. (NR)

 

Kids Movie Night (All Ages)

Thursday, June 15 • 6:00 p.m. 

Share a children's movie with the family for free! (NR)

 

Lego Club (Ages 5 and up)

Tuesday, June 20 • 1:00 p.m. 

What a great way to spend the afternoon! With all the Legos we have, you will be able to create some fun projects. Drop-in. (NR)

 

Veggie Garden Planters (Ages 5 and up)

Wednesday, June 21 • 11:00 a.m.

Be one of our veggie garden planters as we plant veggies near our courtyard. Tomatoes, peppers, parsley, and squash will be planted. Join the fun. Meet by the Youth Reference Desk. Wear clothes that may get dirty. Bring a trowel or small shovel. (R)

 

Lego Robotics: Roaring Lion (Ages 9 and up)

Wednesday, June 21 • 1:00 p.m. 

You must have done the Dancing Birds, Smart Spinner and Drumming Monkey projects to be able to do this project. Registration required. (R)

 

Stories of the World (Ages 3-6)

Thursday, June 22 • 6:00 p.m. 

Join us for stories from around the world. Each month we will read stories from a different country, stamp your passports, and create a fun craft. (R)

 

Design a Flower Pot (Ages 5-7)

Wednesday, June 28 • 6:00 p.m. 

Using a 'green' thumb and paint, design bugs and flowers in a clay pot! (R)

 

Pokemon League (All Ages)

Thursday, June 29 • 12:00 p.m. 

Drop-in for non-stop Pokemon fun. All ages are welcome (even adults) to play. Don't know how to play, don't worry. We'll teach you with our library deck. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver. This program will take place in the Meeting Room. (NR)

 

Sensory Friendly Movie Night (All Ages)

Thursday, June 29 • 6:00 p.m. 

Join us for a sensory friendly movie. The lights will be comfortable and the sound will be lower. Popcorn will be served but feel free to bring your own snack as well as other comfort items. This program is designed for children with special needs. All attendees must be accompanied by an adult/caregiver. This event will take place in the meeting room. (NR)

 

-JULY-

There Are Bees in the Library! (Ages 5-7)

Thursday, July 6 • 2:00 p.m.

We are being invaded by robot bees! With these Bees, you will be able to program them to move and go through mazes. Come and join the Bee fun! (R)

 

Tie-Dye Bandanas (Ages 8 and up)

Friday, July 7 • 1:00 p.m.

Keep cool this summer and design a cool tie-dye bandana using sharpies! (R)

 

Toddler Art (12-24 months)

Tuesday, July 11 • 11:30 a.m.

Toddlers learn through all 5 senses! Bring your little one for fun hands-on, sensory activities to learn about and interact with the world around them. Each session will have a different theme. This fun program can get messy, so don't forget to bring a smock or an old t-shirt for you and your child. (R)

 

Science Club Jr: Mix It Up! (Ages 4-7)

Tuesday, July 11 • 2:00 p.m.

Be ready to get messy! We will make a fun and gooey concoction. (R)

 

Zinio 101 for Kids (Ages 8 and up)

Tuesday, July 11 • 4:00 p.m.

Bring your Kindle, Nook, Ipad, Iphone or Android device and learn how to use Zinio. Zinio will allow you to check out magazines on your device. So find out how you can get started today. Don't forget to bring your library card. (R)

 

Kindergarten Readiness (Ages 3-5)

Wednesday, July 12 • 10:30 a.m.

Bring your preschooler and listen to a story, do an activity and learn some of the skills that will be needed to get them ready for kindergarten. This is a three-week program that will take place in the Meeting Room. (R)

 

Brent Allan Presents: Bookcraft (All Ages)

Wednesday, July 12 • 1:00 p.m. 

Family-themed program (a Minecraft spinoff) featuring magic, comedy, storytelling and puppets by local entertainer, Brent Allan. (R)

 

Lego Robotics: Smart Spinner (Ages 9 and up)

Wednesday, July 12 • 1:00 p.m. 

With our WeDo LEGO Construction Sets and software you will be able to build and program your project. Meet in the main level computer room in Adult Services. Registration required. (R)

 

Mermaids (Ages 4-7)

Wednesday, July 12 • 6:00 p.m. 

A summer storytime with tales from the sea, a mermaid craft, and a sea-themed snack. (R)

 

Pokemon League (All Ages)

Thursday, July 13 • 12:00 p.m. 

Drop-in for non-stop Pokemon fun. All ages are welcome (even adults) to play. Don't know how to play, don't worry. We'll teach you with our library deck. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver. This program will take place in the Meeting Room. (NR)

 

There Are Bees in the Library! (Ages 8-11)

Thursday, July 13 • 2:00 p.m.

We are being invaded by robot bees! With these Bees, you will be able to program them to move and go through mazes. Come and join the Bee fun! (R)

 

Kids Anime Night (All Ages)

Thursday, July 13 • 6:00 p.m. 

Join us for an anime movie and a small treat. This program will take place in the Meeting Room. (NR)

 

Science App-visory (Ages 8 and up)

Tuesday, July 18 • 2:00 p.m.

Come and learn about some fun and interesting new science apps. We will even provide the iPad for you to use during the program. (Okay, we might just throw a couple fun math apps too!) (R)

 

Kindergarten Readiness (Ages 3-5)

Wednesday, July 19 • 10:30 a.m.

Bring your preschooler and listen to a story, do an activity and learn some of the skills that will be needed to get them ready for kindergarten. This is a three-week program that will take place in the Meeting Room. (R)

 

Christine Thornton Presents: Gnome Homes: An Architectural Drawing Workshop (Ages 10-18)

Wednesday, July 19 • 1:00 p.m.

For teens and tweens ages 10-18. Use your imagination in this fun drawing class, where you'll conjure up a cozy little forest home for a gnome or fairy. (R)

 

Ozobot Time! (Ages 8-11)

Thursday, July 20 • 2:00 p.m.

This little robot does some awesome things! You draw out the commands and it will do what you tell it to do. Come and experiment with programming your Ozobot! (R)

 

Kids Movie Night (All Ages)

Thursday, July 20 • 6:00 p.m. 

Share a children's movie with the family for free! (NR)

 

Kindergarten Readiness (Ages 3-5)

Wednesday, July 26 • 10:30 a.m.

Bring your preschooler and listen to a story, do an activity and learn some of the skills that will be needed to get them ready for kindergarten. This is a three-week program that will take place in the Meeting Room. (R)

 

Lego Robotics: Flying Bird (Ages 9 and up)

Wednesday, July 26 • 1:00 p.m. 

You must have done the Dancing Birds, Smart Spinner and Drumming Monkey projects to be able to do this project. Registration required. (R)

 

Pokemon League (All Ages)

Thursday, July 27 • 12:00 p.m. 

Drop-in for non-stop Pokemon fun. All ages are welcome (even adults) to play. Don't know how to play, don't worry. We'll teach you with our library deck. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver. This program will take place in the Meeting Room. (NR)

 

Stories of the World (Ages 3-6)

Thursday, July 27 • 6:00 p.m. 

Join us for stories from around the world. Each month we will read stories from a different country, stamp your passports, and create a fun craft. (R)

 

-AUGUST-

Preschool Picasso (Ages 3-5)

Tuesday, August 1 • 11:30 a.m.

Bring your preschooler for hands-on arts and crafts! Each session will have a different theme. Make sure to dress in clothes you don't mind getting messy or bring a smock! (R)

 

Science Club: Launch It! (Ages 8 and up)

Wednesday, August 2 • 1:00 p.m.

Be ready to make and try some different launching systems to blast things into the air. You will be amazed! Meet in the parking lot. In case of rain this program will be cancelled. (R)

 

Escape Room (Ages 8 to 14)

Thursday, August 3 • 2:00 p.m.

Oh no! You are trapped in a room! How are you going to get out? Work as a team with others and solve some puzzles, find some clues, and hopefully you will get out before the time expires. (R)

 

Pizza, Pop, and Pencils (All Ages)

Saturday, August 5 • 1:00 p.m. 

Celebrate the ending of our summer reading programs. Drop-in and enjoy some pizza, pop and color with our colored pencils, markers and crayons. Free event for kids and adults who participated in our summer reading clubs. (NR)

 

Toddler Art (12-24 months)

Tuesday, August 8 • 11:30 a.m.

Toddlers learn through all 5 senses! Bring your little one for fun hands-on, sensory activities to learn about and interact with the world around them. Each session will have a different theme. This fun program can get messy, so don't forget to bring a smock or an old t-shirt for you and your child. (R)

 

E-Books 101 for Kids (Ages 8 and up)

Tuesday, August 8 • 4:00 p.m.

Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone or Android device and learn how to use Overdrive. Overdrive will allow you to check out books and some audiobooks on your device. So find out how you can get started today. Don't forget to bring your library card. (R)

 

Pokemon Night (All Ages)

Thursday, August 10 • 6:00 p.m.

Come in to watch a movie. While you are here bring your DS, 2DS, or 3DS to play your Pokemon games against others or even bring in your Pokemon cards to play or showoff. (NR)

 

Pokemon League (All Ages)

Thursday, August 17 • 12:00 p.m. 

Drop-in for non-stop Pokemon fun. All ages are welcome (even adults) to play. Don't know how to play, don't worry. We'll teach you with our library deck. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver. This program will take place in the Meeting Room. (NR)

 

Kids Movie Night (All Ages)

Thursday, August 17 • 6:00 p.m. 

Share a children's movie with the family for free! (NR)

 

Stories of the World (Ages 3-6)

Thursday, August 24 • 6:00 p.m. 

Join us for stories from around the world. Each month we will read stories from a different country, stamp your passports, and create a fun craft. (R)

 

Pokemon League (All Ages)

Thursday, August 31 • 12:00 p.m. 

Drop-in for non-stop Pokemon fun. All ages are welcome (even adults) to play. Don't know how to play, don't worry. We'll teach you with our library deck. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver. This program will take place in the Meeting Room. (NR)

 

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