Drop in and get crafty! We'll have all sorts of supplies on hand, you bring the creativity and imagination. Best for ages 5+.
Join us for the Winter Reading Program finale party where you can participate in activities played by children around the world.
Celebrate the coming of a new year and learn about the Scottish holiday Hogmanay! Miss Laura will show you how the people of Scotland welcome the new year with fun stories, songs and crafts. Best for ages 4+.
Mr. Jose presents a special fun and interactive Parrandas storytime especially for preschoolers. Read a book, learn a song and carol around the Library in this Puerto Rican holiday tradition. Best for ages 3-6. No registration.
Join Miss Jennifer in a celebration of Santa Lucia Day. This Scandinavian festival commemorates the spirit of giving and is a celebration of light and warmth during the winter darkness. Learn the Santa Lucia song, make a special craft and enjoy a sweet Swedish treat. Best for ages 4+. Registration necessary.
Calling all budding engineers! Use our brand new wooden unit blocks to build whatever your imagination can come up with, from zoos to skyscrapers and everything else. Block play helps kids gain important math skills like counting, shapes, weight, volume, spatial skills, grouping and sorting as well as improve hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills. Building also lets kids practice their storytelling and narrative skills, which are important for early literacy. No registration. All ages.
You can be a magician! The Chicago chapter of the Society of American Magicians will present an astounding show, then teach kids the basics of conjuring. For ages 6+. Register beginning September 13.
Would you like to try time travel? Books set in the past might be just your speed! In this month's Guys Read, we'll focus on historical stories, both about real people or just set in a different time. No need to pre-read--just show up! For guys in 4th-6th grade.
Parents, you are your childs first teacher! Everything you share with them, from stories to songs to playtime, is getting them on the path to reading. Learn how you can incorporate the 7 Days/7 Ways Ready to Read principles for babies, toddlers and preschoolers into your daily life (and have fun with it!), just like we do in storytime. Registration necessary for this adults-only event.
In the mood for a spine-tingling, leave-the-lights-on-at-night kind of story? Then this Guys Read is for you! We'll talk about books that scare. No need to pre-read anything, just show up! For guys in 4th-6th grade.