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Friday, April 17

Kids

Friday, April 17

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Canceled due to presenter availability. While everyone else is in school, meet in the High School Lounge for activities, discussions, and games. For ages 11-14.

Online registration is closed.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Toddlers and accompanying adults share a lively program of simple stories, songs, games, and fingerplays. Children must attend with a parent or adult caregiver. Drop-in event. For age 2.

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Read, experiment, grow! Help your child on the road to reading with stories and fun hands-on literacy, math, and science activities.
Limited to 15 participants. For ages 4-5.

Online registration is closed.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Nail Art

Class/Workshop

Why pay a manicurist for beautiful designs on your nails when you can learn how to do it yourself? We supply the instruction and materials, you supply the creativity! Drop-in event. For grades 6-12.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Learn about India's culture, traditions, foods, and fun!
Limited to 25 participants. For grades K-4.

Online registration is closed.

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Family Bingo

Games/Crafts

Head to the library for a night of family gaming fun. Winners will have a choice of prizes. Drop-in event. For grades PreK-5.

Saturday, April 18

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Children with special needs and their parents are invited to join MIC's Institute for Therapy Through the Arts for a sample of their Playful Parent music workshop. Learn how children experience music at different stages, discover how songs can make ...

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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Charlotte's Web

Book/Author Program Performance

Celebrate the end of National Library Week and see E.B. White's beloved children's book come to life in this musical adaptation by American Eagle Productions. Meet Charlotte, Wilbur, Fern, and the other characters from the classic book as they learn ...

Sunday, April 19

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Rainbow Therapy Time

Class/Workshop

Children with special needs are invited to enjoy the benefits of interacting with trained therapy dogs. Rainbow dog handlers will work with the children to strengthen motor skills, learn social skills, and increase language use. Parents remain in the library ...

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3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Coached by Lyudmila Lakisova, Piano Trio Royale was formed in fall 2013. Made up of Masha Lakisova, violin; Haddon Kay, cello; and Derek Chung, piano, the trio was the youngest group to advance to the semifinals of the Fischoff National ...

Monday, April 20

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join a lively storytime filled with a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and other activities aimed at building a love of language, books, and reading. Siblings are welcome with close adult supervision.
Drop-in event.
For ages 3-5.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for fun stories, rhymes, and songs, then stay and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores hands-on activities. Drop-in event. For ages 12-23 months.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Forensic Science Mysteries

Computer Class Class/Workshop

Take the smallest shred of evidence to solve a giant mystery. Each week, we will look at a different technique in forensic science from fiber analysis to ink chromatography and use our new skills to solve a case. Find the ...

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4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lego Club

Games/Crafts

Come build with our vast collection of Legos! Create on your own or help build a joint Lego masterpiece. Duplos will be available for little ones. Drop-in event. For grades K-5.

7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Stargazer Nights

Computer Class

We'll have our telescopes out for stargazing, constellation naming, and space discovery. Drop-in event. For all ages.

Tuesday, April 21

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Come enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and other activities aimed at building a love of language, books, and reading. This program is held at the same time as Toddler Time to accommodate families with both toddlers and preschoolers. Limited ...

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10:30 am - 11:00 am

Toddlers and accompanying adults share a lively program of simple stories, songs, games, and fingerplays. Children must attend with a parent or adult caregiver. Limited to 25 participants. For age 2.

Online registration is closed.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Bat Cave

Computer Class

All superheroes need gadgets to tap their inner powers. Here’s your chance to design and make your own using the 3D printers, Arduino microcontrollers, and more of our favorite fabrication tools.
Limited to six participants. For grades 3-5.

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Knit and Purl Drop-In

Games/Crafts

Whether you are new to knitting or are experienced, join us for an hour each week to work on knitting projects. Ingrid Diaz will help you get started or solve a problem with a current project.
Drop-in event. For all ...

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Bat Cave

Computer Class

All superheroes need gadgets to tap their inner powers. Here’s your chance to design and make your own using the 3D printers, Arduino microcontrollers, and more of our favorite fabrication tools.
Limited to six participants. For grades 3-5.

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Wednesday, April 22

9:30 am - 10:00 am

This lap-sit event features stimulating stories, songs, and rhymes for babies and their caregivers. Older siblings are welcome. After the program, stay for Together Time to enjoy some coffee and chat with other grown-ups, with toys for the younger set. ...

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Together Time

Storytime

Enjoy a cup of coffee, kindly donated by Starbucks Skokie Swift, and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores hands-on activities. Drop-in event.
For ages 0-23 months.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for fun stories, rhymes, and songs, then stay and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores hands-on activities. Drop-in event. For ages 12-23 months.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Come enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and other activities aimed at building a love of language, books, and reading.
Drop-in event. For ages 3-5.

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WRITE Stuff Writing Club

Class/Workshop

Aspiring writers, bring a notebook and we'll get your creative juices flowing with some writing exercises and games. Limited to 16 participants. For grades 4-8.

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Thursday, April 23

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn about basic HTML, CSS, and publishing, and by the end of the class you’ll have a Web page to call your very own. Drop-in event. For grades 6-8.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Art Market

Games/Crafts

Craft the artistic creation of your dreams--but for a price. Children attending this event will receive funny money that they will use to "purchase" their craft supplies. This program is part of Money Smart Week.
Registration begins 04/01/2015 and is ...

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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn about basic HTML, CSS, and publishing, and by the end of the class you’ll have a Web page to call your very own. Limited to six participants. For grades 3-5.

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Friday, April 24

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Toddlers and accompanying adults share a lively program of simple stories, songs, games, and fingerplays. Children must attend with a parent or adult caregiver. Drop-in event. For age 2.

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Read, experiment, grow! Help your child on the road to reading with stories and fun hands-on literacy, math, and science activities.
Limited to 15 participants. For ages 4-5.

Online registration is closed.

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Artventure Assembled!

Performance

More powerful than a paintbrush. Able to draw large crowds with a single stroke. It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's Artventure Assembled with cartoonist Angel Contreras! Enjoy a superhero-themed show that combines humor, plenty of surprises, and ...

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