Fall Family Art Night


Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 4 to 12 years old

Let the colors of Fall inspire you! Channel your inner artist and see what you can create with the different types of paints, stamps, and more available in the Library’s art supply stash. We’ll have fall themed project ideas to get you started. All of our supplies are washable, but there is always a chance for a little mess when creating art. You may want to wear something that is okay to get slightly messy. This program is a drop-in event and registration is not required to attend.

 

Valentine’s Day Card Making Party


Monday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 2 to 12 years old

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Library! Join us for a card making extravaganza. We’ll have a plethora of ideas and supplies to help you create cards for your friends and family. This program is a drop-in event and registration is not required to attend.

 

Halloween Card Making Party


Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 4 to 12 years old

Get ready to celebrate Halloween! Join us for a card making extravaganza. We’ll have a plethora of ideas and supplies to help you create cards for your friends and family. This program is a drop-in event and registration is not required to attend.

 

Parent University


Join Miss Kyrie and Miss Penny once a month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a monthly program that will focus on all things parenting – from early literacy activities to negative behaviors. Local experts will guide you through some of the fun and sometimes challenging aspects of raising children in today’s world. Childcare will be provided by library staff during our Play to Learn program for children 1-5 years, children 6 years and older will enjoy activities in the main YS area.

September 20
Early Literacy at Home: Parents as First Teachers

October 18
Not Feeling Good: When Should My Child Stay Home?

November 15
Challenging Behaviors & When You Need an Expert

January 17
First Aide at Home

February 21
How to Balance Electronics and Media Time

 

Papel Picado Pennants and the National Flags of Latin America


Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m.

We’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage month by taking a look at the various flags in Latin culture. Come out to the Library and learn about the different decorative symbols used in  Latin countries when creating papel picado – the Mexican art of making flags out of colorful paper. We’ll also have some different national flags from Latin countries that you can color and cut out. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

This program is a part of our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. To learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month and see all of the programs and events, please click here.

Sones de México: A Musical Geography of Mexico


Sunday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Take a guided musical tour around Mexico with Sones de México, a Grammy-nominated folk music ensemble specializing in Mexican ‘son’ including the regional styles of huapango, gustos, chilenas, son jarocho, and more.  The group was formed in Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood in 1994 to keep the tradition of Mexican ‘son’ alive in its many regional forms. Join us as we welcome this internationally-renowned musical group to our Library and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

This program is a part of our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. To learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month and see all of the programs and events, please click here.

This program is sponsored by the Bensenville Arts Council.

Lucky Duck Bingo


Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Head to the Library for a night of family gaming fun at our Lucky Duck Bingo. Rubber duckies have been our most popular bingo this past year, so we decided to have a special bingo event where all of the prizes are rubber duckies. Don’t miss this one time only event! Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Players will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Family Art Night


Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 4 to 12 years old

Celebrate Youth Art Month at the Library’s Family Art Night! Channel your inner artist and see what you can create with the different types of paints, clays, stamps, and more available in the Library’s art supply stash. All of our supplies are washable, but there is always a chance for a little mess when creating art. You may want to wear something that is okay to get slightly messy. This program is a drop-in event and registration is not required to attend.