Animal Farm: Live in Concert!


Friday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Animal Farm is a group of musician-educators who write and perform original music for children and families. Drawing from a range of influences, including rock, jazz, folk, klezmer, and tin pan alley, their songs explore social and emotional learning, community, self-expression, and environmental education through the eyes of our furry, feathered, scaly, and shell-dwelling friends. Blending music, educational comedy, and interactive storytelling, we perform our energetic live show for children and families in schools, parks, libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions throughout Illinois, including Navy Pier, Chicago Botanic Garden, Morton Arboretum, Navy Pier, and more!  Their 2018 album “We Are One” won a National Parenting Product Award, Mom’s Choice Award, and a Parents Choice Recommended Award and is available on all streaming platforms.

The Reading Club


Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
June 11 – July 30

AGES: Kindergarten to 2nd Grade

Join the library for our introduction to book clubs! Every week we will meet and read together in order to practice our read aloud skills and learn new vocabulary. A healthy snack will be provided. No need to check out books ahead of time or remember them every week – we will keep them on our shelves for your convenience. Space is limited to the first 10 children, and readers will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Animal Antics Storytime


Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
June 10 – July 29
AGES: 4 to 8 years old

Join Ms. Penny and Ms. Diane as we explore and learn about everything animals! We will learn some new facts, create a simple craft, and even share some stories. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Perler Bead Workshop


Wednesday, March 27 at 10:30 a.m.
AGES: 8 to 16 years old

Join the Library for an awesome, casual craft! Let your imagination run wild as you use all sorts of different colored Perler beads and create whatever design you’d like. You could create a video game character (each bead works perfectly as one pixel!), animal, or even Doctor Who… it’s up to you! Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

After School Hangout


Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays | 3:00—5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays | 2:00—4:00 p.m.
March 4—May 30 | AGES: 3rd—8th grade

Need a place to wait after school for your ride or for practice to start? Join the Library for video games, coloring, board games, homework help, and more! (Please note: After School Hangout will not take place during Spring Break)

 

Teen Crafting


Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.
June 12 – July 31
Ages: 12 to 18 years old

Teens are invited to join Mr. Parish every week for fun and easy crafts. Each week will be a different project, using a variety of materials. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Yu-Gi-Oh Dueling Links Club


Tuesdays at 4:00—5:00 p.m.
March 5 – May 28
AGES: 10 to 16 years old

Are you a fan of Yu-Gi-Oh duel links? Join Parish to test your skills and battle others! Yu-Gi-Oh duel links is a FREE mobile app for both Android and Apple users. Don’t have a phone? Bring your deck of cards and battle offline. Registration is not required to attend, but for best results, players should have the game downloaded and a deck constructed for both versions.

 

Crayons & Games


Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
March 6 – July 31 | ALL AGES

Bring your family and friends to an evening of challenging games and relaxing coloring at the Library! Board games, crayons, and pages will be provided – all you need is your creativity and laughter. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Lunchtime Theater


Summer Lunchtime Theater
Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.
June 13—August 1 | ALL AGES

Bring your sack lunch and join us for a weekly summer movie while taking advantage of stadium seating, free popcorn, and new HD projection in the Library’s auditorium! Film titles for this program are announced one month prior to showing. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

June 13Nickelodeon’s The Great Summer Campout: featuring Bubble Guppies, Shimmer & Shine, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Sunny Day, and Nella the Princess Night (rated TV-Y, run time: 91 min)

June 20Ramona & Beezus (rated G, run time: 88 min)

June 27Puppy Dog Pals: Going On a Mission (rated TV-Y, run time: 84 min)

July 11Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie (rated PG, run time: 92 min)

July 18Team Umizoomi: Animal Heroes (rated TV-Y, run time: 91 min)

July 25Lilo & Stitch (rated PG, run time: 85 min)

August 1The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave (rated G, run time: 82 min)

Family Storytime


Second and fourth Saturdays of every month at 1:30 p.m.
AGES: 2 to 8 years old

Join us for a weekend celebration of our favorite authors! We will hear stories from Eric Carle, Oliver Jeffers, Mo Willems, and many more! Playtime will follow with a variety of toys that the whole family can enjoy. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: Family Storytime will not meet on May 25.