Dia de los Muertos Arte


Saturday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m.
AGES: Children of all ages

Día de los Muertos is a Latin American holiday that honors the lives of those who have passed away while celebrating life and is celebrated from October 31 to November 2. Stop by the Youth Services Department to complete some Día de los Muertos themed art. All children must be attended by an adult. All adults must be accompanied by a child. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Twilight Tales


Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
AGES: 0 to 8 years old

Families are welcome to join us after a long day to listen to our favorite relaxing bedtime tales and rhymes. A simple coloring craft will also be provided. Registration is not required, but space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

Little Listeners


Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
AGES: 3 to 5 years old

Join Ms. Diane as we read lively stories, sing songs, and do some early learning about letters and counting. We will finish by making a fun craft to take home! This program is designed for children with a little longer attention span. (We also love homeschoolers!) Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and preschoolers will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


Beginning Monday, January 13 | AGES: Birth to Kindergarten

1,000 books sounds like a lot of books, but if all you do is read your child one book every night at bedtime, you will have read 1,000 books before your child turns 3! Besides being a nice way to spend time together, you will be helping your child get ready for Kindergarten. Stop by the Youth Services Desk to sign up and hear more about the program, including prizes you can earn and recommended titles from District 2 Kindergarten Teachers to read aloud. Brought to you in partnership with Bensenville School District 2.

 

Cuentos & Crafts


Cuentos & Crafts
Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
AGES: 0 to 8 years old

Join Ms. Priscyla as she shares all of our favorite books, songs, riddles, and movement activities bilingually! Stay until the end for a fun craft that the whole family can enjoy.


Cuentos & Crafts: Día de la Independencia
Monday, September 16 at 5:30 p.m.
AGES: 0 to 8 years old

Join Ms. Priscyla to learn more about Independence Day for Guatemala and Mexico during this special bilingual storytime! Stay until the end for a fun craft that the whole family can enjoy! Registration is not required to attend this event, but space and supplies are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.


Cuentos & Crafts: Día de los Muertos
Monday, October 21 at 5:30 p.m.
AGES: 0 to 8 years old

Join Ms. Priscyla to learn more about the Day of the Dead celebrated in many Latin American countries bilingually. There will be Mexican sweet bread and hot chocolate to enjoy after the cuentos and crafts hour.

Crafting Colorful Papel Picado


Tuesday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 3 years old and up, adults welcome

Bring the entire family out for an evening celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Papel picado is the Mexican art of making flags out of colorful paper, a popular Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos. We’ll be creating papel picado art for children and adults of all ages. We’ll also take a look at the various types of flags and symbols in Latin culture. Space is limited, and artists will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lotería


Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 3 years old and up, adults welcome

Families and patrons of all ages can head to the Library for a special bilingual night of gaming! We will be playing lotería, a popular game at festivals and parties in Mexico — if you like Bingo, give lotería a try! As we play, all ages can earn special Bingo Bucks to redeem for prizes. Registration is not required, but space is limited to the first 50 children and adults, players will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Making Mini Volcanoes


Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 3 years old and up, adults welcome

Join us for a special DIY program celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Bring the whole family and make an erupting model volcano out of paper mache, baking soda, and vinegar! While you’re building, you will learn about some notable Central American volcanoes. Registration is not required to attend this event, but space and supplies are limited, and patrons will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Noche de Película

Join us at the Library every second Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. and take advantage of stadium seating, new HD projection, and free popcorn in the Library’s auditorium for a showing of our favorite family films IN SPANISH! Admission to the show is free! Film titles for this program are announced one month prior to the event, and are subject to change. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. — The Book of Life | El Libro de la Vida

From producer Guillermo del Toro comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. This is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, The Book of Life encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.

(Rated PG,

Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. — Night at the Museum | Noche en el Museo

Dreamer Larry Daley thinks he’s destined for something big but his imaginative ideas never pay off and in desperate need of a job, he accepts to be a security guard at the Natural History Museum. During his watch, Larry makes a startling discovery. Thanks to the unleashing of an Egyptian curse, the museum’s animals spring to life after the building closes. Larry must find a way to save the chaotic situation.

(Rated PG, 108

Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m. — Home Alone | Mi Pobre Angelito

Dreamer Larry Daley thinks he’s destined for something big but his imaginative ideas never pay off and in desperate need of a job, he accepts to be a security guard at the Natural History Museum. During his watch, Larry makes a startling discovery. Thanks to the unleashing of an Egyptian curse, the museum’s animals spring to life after the building closes. Larry must find a way to save the chaotic situation.

(Rated PG, 103

Thursday, January 9 at 6:30 p.m. — Ice Age 2: The Meltdown | La Hera de Hielo 2: El Deshielo

With global warming threatening their once-icy domain with widespread flooding, Manny (Ray Romano), Sid (John Leguizamo) and Diego (Denis Leary) set out to find a safe haven. Along the way, another mammoth (Queen Latifah), who thinks she is an opossum, joins the travelers on their perilous quest.

(Rated PG, 91

Thursday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m. — Horton Hears a Who | Horton y El Mundo de Los Quien

Animated elephant Horton (Jim Carrey) finds a speck of dust floating in the Jungle of Nool. Upon investigation of the speck, Horton discovers the tiny city of Who-ville and its residents, the Whos, which he can hear but cannot see. Horton forms a friendship with the mayor of Who-ville, Ned McDodd (Steve Carell), and promises to transport Who-ville to safety. However, Horton encounters opposition from his jungle neighbors, who don’t want to believe in the existence of Who-ville.

(Rated G, 86

Sweethearts Ball


Wednesday, February 12 at 10:30 a.m.
AGES: 1 to 5 years

Join us for a special Valentine event just for preschoolers! Wear your fanciest outfits and spend the morning dancing, hearing stories about love, and creating a special keepsake!
A small refreshment will be served, as supplies last. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.