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Toddler Time (Mon @10 a.m.)

Monday, July 15, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Storytimes
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Due to the popularity of our storytimes, you may register your child for either the June or July session. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring al...

Required
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:

Due to the popularity of our storytimes, you may register your child for either the June or July session. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring along a sibling for this storytime.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Mon @11 a.m.)

Monday, July 15, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Storytimes
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Due to the popularity of our storytimes, you may register your child for either June or July session. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring along ...

Required
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Due to the popularity of our storytimes, you may register your child for either June or July session. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring along a sibling for this storytime.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Preschool Pals (Mon)

Monday, July 15, 2024 at 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Storytime Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Storytimes
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Due to the popularity of our storytimes, you may register your child for either the June or July session. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring al...

Required
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Due to the popularity of our storytimes, you may register your child for either the June or July session. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring along a sibling for this storytime.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime without Adults

Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Native Wildflowers

Monday, July 15, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Program Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Gardening, Summer Reading, Village Read
Age Group:
Adult
Event Details:

This program by Sharon Yiesla Horticulture Services will cover a short introduction on using native plants in the landscape and then focus on familiarizing the audience w...

Required
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Gardening, Summer Reading, Village Read
Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:

This program by Sharon Yiesla Horticulture Services will cover a short introduction on using native plants in the landscape and then focus on familiarizing the audience with a variety of wildflowers.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Tue)

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Storytimes
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Due to the popularity of our storytimes, you may register your child for either the June or July session. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring al...

Required
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:

Due to the popularity of our storytimes, you may register your child for either the June or July session. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring along a sibling for this storytime.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Preschool Pals (Tue)

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Storytime Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Storytimes
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Due to the popularity of our storytimes, you may register your child for either the June or July session. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring al...

Cancelled
Required
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:

Due to the popularity of our storytimes, you may register your child for either the June or July session. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring along a sibling for this storytime.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime without Adults

Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Lapsit Storytime (Wed)

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Storytimes
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Due to the popularity of our storytimes, you may register your child for either the June or July session. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring al...

Required
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:

Due to the popularity of our storytimes, you may register your child for either the June or July session. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring along a sibling for this storytime.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Puzzle Challenge

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Program Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Clubs & Groups, Hands On, STEAM
Age Group:
Children, Families
Event Details:

One registration per family, please include the total number of people attending. Calling all puzzle lovers or anyone who loves a good challenge!  It’s a race against the c...

Required
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Clubs & Groups, Hands On, STEAM
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

One registration per family, please include the total number of people attending.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Classroom Kitchen: Mastering Grilling Basics

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Programming at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Presentations
Age Group:
Adult
Event Details:

This is a virtual class led by Kristyn Slick. A recording will be emailed to all registrants after the program. Even if you are unable to attend the live event, please register if ...

Required
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentations
Required
Seats Remaining: 37
Event Details:

This is a virtual class led by Kristyn Slick. A recording will be emailed to all registrants after the program. Even if you are unable to attend the live event, please register if you would like to receive the recording.

This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Recycled Magazine Collage Kit

All Day
Teen/Tween Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts, Hands On, STEAM
Age Group:
Teen & Tween
Event Details:

Make new art out of old magazines! Each kit will include some magazines and other supplies to make a collage. Available in the Teen Room while supplies last.  

Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Teen/Tween Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hands On, STEAM
Event Details:

Make new art out of old magazines! Each kit will include some magazines and other supplies to make a collage. Available in the Teen Room while supplies last.

 

This event is in the "Children" group.

Lapsit Storytime (Thu)

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Storytimes
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Due to the popularity of our storytimes, you may register your child for either the June or July session. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring al...

Required
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:

Due to the popularity of our storytimes, you may register your child for either the June or July session. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring along a sibling for this storytime.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Teen Board

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Teen/Tween Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts, Clubs & Groups, Hands On, Library Boards
Age Group:
Teen & Tween
Event Details:

Teen Board can be a great way to earn volunteer hours! If you have ideas for how the library can better serve teens and tweens, come join us! The Teen Board implements programming ...

Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Teen/Tween Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs & Groups, Hands On, Library Boards
Event Details:

Teen Board can be a great way to earn volunteer hours! If you have ideas for how the library can better serve teens and tweens, come join us!

This event is in the "Children" group.

Lapsit Storytime (Fri)

Friday, July 19, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Storytimes
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Due to the popularity of our storytimes, you may register your child for either the June or July session. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring al...

Required
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Due to the popularity of our storytimes, you may register your child for either the June or July session. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring along a sibling for this storytime.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Accompanying Adults

This storytime works best if there is one child to one adult. Participation of caregivers with their child is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Read and Create: Leapin’ Lizards

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Program Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts, Clubs & Groups, Hands On
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Come and listen to Leo Lionni’s classic A Color of His Own. Afterwards, create a lizard of your own with tissue paper and glue! Please Note: Parents/caregivers of children 8 yea...

Required
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs & Groups, Hands On
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Come and listen to Leo Lionni’s classic A Color of His Own. Afterwards, create a lizard of your own with tissue paper and glue!

Board Rm: Library Board of Trustees

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Board Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Purpose of Meeting:

Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. The public is welcome.

This is not a library sponsored event.
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Board Room
Purpose of Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. The public is welcome.

This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Nintendo Switch Open Play

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Program Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Clubs & Groups, Hands On, Technology
Age Group:
Teen & Tween
Event Details:

Join us for multiplayer fun! Participants will choose which games to play. Snacks will be provided.  

Required
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Clubs & Groups, Hands On, Technology
Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:

Join us for multiplayer fun! Participants will choose which games to play. Snacks will be provided.

 

This event is in the "Adult" group.

The Importance of Trees in Urban Environments

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Program Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Presentations, Summer Reading
Age Group:
Adult
Event Details:

Trees are a beautiful and important part of the natural environment, making Earth a healthier place for humans and wildlife alike. But they face numerous threats and challenges, es...

Required
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentations, Summer Reading
Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Event Details:

Trees are a beautiful and important part of the natural environment, making Earth a healthier place for humans and wildlife alike. But they face numerous threats and challenges, especially in urban locations.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Knitting Circle

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Board Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts, Clubs & Groups
Age Group:
Adult
Knitting Circle:

No charge, no registration: all knitters and crafters are welcome for conversation and inspiration. 

Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Board Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs & Groups

Knitting Circle

No charge, no registration: all knitters and crafters are welcome for conversation and inspiration. 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

LEGO Family Night

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Program Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Clubs & Groups, Hands On, STEAM
Age Group:
Children, Families
Event Details:

One registration per family, please include the total number of people attending. Families of LEGO enthusiasts are invited to join us each month to practice and learn LEGO build...

Required
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Clubs & Groups, Hands On, STEAM
Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:

One registration per family, please include the total number of people attending.

This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Western Springs Writers' Society

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Board Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Clubs & Groups
Age Group:
Teen & Tween, Adult
Event Details:

Have a writing itch? The Western Springs Writers' Society welcomes all writers from the community to discuss and hone their craft with other local writers. Whether this is your car...

Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Board Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Event Details:

Have a writing itch? The Western Springs Writers' Society welcomes all writers from the community to discuss and hone their craft with other local writers. Whether this is your career or hobby, writers of all levels and genres are invited.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Lego Inventors

Monday, July 29, 2024 at 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Program Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Clubs & Groups, Hands On, STEAM
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Bring your adventurous imagination to create a model invention that will be put on display! Please Note: Parents/caregivers of children 8 years and under are required to stay in...

Required
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Clubs & Groups, Hands On, STEAM
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Bring your adventurous imagination to create a model invention that will be put on display!

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Spice of the Month Club: Honey

All Day
Adult Services Department at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts
Age Group:
Adult
Event Details:

Interested in trying new recipes or experimenting with different spices? Stop by each month to pick up a Spice of the Month kit! Each kit will come with the necessary spice, a reci...

Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Adult Services Department
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Interested in trying new recipes or experimenting with different spices? Stop by each month to pick up a Spice of the Month kit!

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Captain Zork's Outer Space Adventure

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:15am
Program Room at Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Program Type:
Performers
Age Group:
Children, Families
Event Details:

One registration per family, please include the total number of people attending. Join Captain Zork and the crew of the Starship Puppetron as they blast off to entertain the ent...

Required
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Performers
Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:

One registration per family, please include the total number of people attending.

This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Library Battle of the Books Competition

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 11:00am - 1:00pm
Off Site
Program Type:
Clubs & Groups, Community Events
Age Group:
Teen & Tween
Event Details:

Let the Battle Begin! The fifth annual Library Battle of the Books between the La Grange, La Grange Park, Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield and Thomas Ford Memorial libraries. ...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Clubs & Groups, Community Events
Event Details:

Let the Battle Begin!

The fifth annual Library Battle of the Books between the La Grange, La Grange Park, Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield and Thomas Ford Memorial libraries.