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This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Adult Services Department
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hands On
Event Details:
Create a fun and easy macramé piece that you can use as a keychain or a wall decoration. Use your TFML card to log into Creativebug and follow along with an instructional video by macramé expert Emily Katz. Log in here: https://www.creat...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Youth Services Department
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Clubs & Groups, Hands On, Performers, STEAM, Storytimes
Event Details:
All Youth Services storytimes and programs this winter are virtual! Unless otherwise stated, registration is required to receive a Zoom link. Registration begins Tuesday, December 1 at 10 a.m. Have your library card ready to register online...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Tech Tuesdays

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Teen/Tween Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: STEAM, Technology
Event Details:
Check out the Teen/Tween Instagram @TFMLYA or our Teen/Tween Youtube Channel, TFMLYA, to see what awesome tech tool we are demonstrating this month! Want to try it out yourself? Check it out or place it on hold today! ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17

Book Discussion Group

Library book clubs are open to anyone who enjoys good books! Extra copies of the books are made available at the Library one month before the discussion. Book reviews and other information can be viewed at the Reference Desk.

Event Details:
Discussion of Fever by Mary Beth Keane will be a live online conversation using Zoom. Registration is required so that attendees can receive the Zoom meeting link. Patrons will participate in the discussion from home via computer/device or via t...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Knitting Circle

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Board Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs & Groups

Knitting Circle

Join us for knitting, conversation, and light refreshments. There is no charge and no registration is needed. All knitters and crafters are welcome

This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentations
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Video available December 7 Chef Dave is alive and well and demonstrating French recipes and techniques for your holiday get-togethers! This pre-recorded virtual cooking demo will feature proper kitchen skills including prep, cutting and chopping, ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Details:
Sing and dance with Miss Jamie from the Farm in this fun, colorful program all about the wonders of winter and the holiday season! Young kids and families will love the stories and songs both new and familiar, and they might even learn a little somet...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Teen/Tween Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hands On
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Make your own Sock Snowmen! Register for this craft below. Tuesday December 8th pick up the supplies needed and follow along to the video posted on our Instagram @ tfmlya or our Youtube Channel, TFMLYA, on Wednesday December 9th at 4:3...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Virtual Exam Cram!

12/14/2020 @ 10:00am - 12/18/2020 @ 6:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs & Groups, Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
It's that time of the year again.. FINALS! Pick up your exam cram care package at the teen room! Each care package is fully equipped with study snacks, studying tools and simple relaxation crafts. Join us on Zoom each day at 7:00PM for a Virtual Exam...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Holiday Trivia Night

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Grades 1-4  Join us for an evening of trivia at our Holiday Trivia Night program. The questions in our virtual trivia night covers a range of topics for the holiday season. The only thing the participants will need is paper, pen, and the quic...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Teen/Tween Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hands On, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
It's our annual Gingerbread Challenge with a virtual twist! Sign up and pick up your gingerbread challenge supplies on December 16th. Please list any allergies. Email a picture of your Gingerbread house to gianna@fordlibrary.org. All the gingerbread ...

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Food Allergies

Food will be served or will be handled as a part of this program. Please email or call to advise us of any food allergies.

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

Craft, Color, & Cook

5:00pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Let’s get creative! Need some activities to keep little hands and minds busy? Pick up a themed bag one week prior to each month’s program with a craft, coloring sheets, and a recipe perfect for families to create together. We’ll meet each month on Zo...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Teen Board

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Have ideas you want to see at the library? Join the Teen Board! The Teen Board implements programming suggestions, recommends materials like fiction, graphic novels, and music, and gives input for ways to entice other teens to visit the library. We m...

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Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Thomas Ford Memorial Library
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Tech Tuesdays

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Teen/Tween Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: STEAM, Technology
Event Details:
Check out the Teen/Tween Instagram @TFMLYA or our Teen/Tween Youtube Channel, TFMLYA, to see what awesome tech tool we are demonstrating this month! Want to try it out yourself? Check it out or place it on hold today! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Details:
Welcome to our live virtual storytime fun for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  Ms. Sarah and Ms. Uma will be creating an online Family Storytime experience for you with books, rhymes and songs. We are using Zoom to present these story...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Details:
Welcome to our live virtual storytime fun for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  Ms. Catherine and Ms. Sarah will be creating an online Family Storytime experience for you with books, rhymes and songs. We are using Zoom to present ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentations
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 93
Event Details:
Elvis Presley was a pioneer of the music industry who sang from the depths of his soul better than anyone of his generation. In this Zoom presentation, film historian John LeGear uses Elvis’ movie career to explore the star’s natural joy and passion ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Event Details:
Beginning or independent readers can practice reading aloud to one of the pets from the Hinsdale Humane Society’s Therapaws Pet Therapy because it’s pressure-free!  Reading time will be a one-on-one experience on Zoom with the therapy animal.&nb...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Performers
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 85
Event Details:
From the stage of “America's Got Talent” comes Matt Wilhelm's Amazing Virtual BMX Stunt Show. Wilhelm is a Guinness World Record Holder, 2-time National Champion, and World Championship silver and bronze medalist. There will be an entire segment film...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Details:
Welcome to our live virtual storytime fun for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  Ms. Sarah and Ms. Uma will be creating an online Family Storytime experience for you with books, rhymes and songs. We are using Zoom to present these story...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Details:
Welcome to our live virtual storytime fun for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  Ms. Catherine and Ms. Sarah will be creating an online Family Storytime experience for you with books, rhymes and songs. We are using Zoom to present ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Teen/Tween Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hands On
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Start the New Year off right with journaling! Register for this craft below. Tuesday January 12th pick up the supplies needed and watch the video posted on our Instagram @tfmlya or our Youtube Channel, TFMLYA, on Wednesday January 14th at 4...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult, Families
Program Type: Hands On
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Try out our latest choose-your-own-adventure style virtual escape room! Play as a member of a team of explorers who travel to Antarctica and discover something unexpected. Sign up online and you'll be emailed a link on January 15th.  ...