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This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Adult Services Department
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Community Events
Event Details:
Pick up a free pair of eclipse glasses to safely view the upcoming eclipse on April 8! Starting March 4, glasses will be available at the reference desk on a first come, first served basis, one per person, while supplies last. ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult, Families
Program Type: Community Events
Event Details:
2024 introduces some of the most significant changes to college planning in decades. Join us to learn about how these changes may impact your family and new strategies you should consider to give your student the best opportunity to be admitted and m...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Youth Services Department
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Youth Services STORYTIME registration opens on Tuesday, March 5th at 9:30 a.m. for Lapsit, Toddler Time and Preschool Pals only. Visit fordlibrary.org and have your library card number ready when registering, as first preference is given to Western S...
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: Arts & Crafts, Clubs & Groups, Hands On, Music, Performers, STEAM
Event Details:
Youth Services Program Registration begins on Wednesday, March 6 at 9:30 a.m. Visit fordlibary.org and have your library card number ready as first preference is given to Western Springs residents. ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hands On, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Make a fun light up garland for St. Patrick's Day! Create your own garland design, then use LED stickers and conductive fabric tape to make your garland glow.    ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussion

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. 

Event Details:
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Baby & Toddler Playgroup

10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Hands On
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Explore the power of play! Join us for playtime and stories that support the development of social and early literacy skills. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Flower Keychains

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Create a floral key chain using the popular method of diamond painting. All supplies included. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Clubs & Groups

Investment Discussion Group

Local amateur investors meet to discuss trends in investing. For more information, contact George Rotter at gfrotter@yahoo.com.

This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentations
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 34
Event Details:
Dressed in her native regalia, Kim Sigafus will talk about the key role native women, considered “The Hidden Half,” played in both their family units and Illinois history. Kim will explore the stories of women like Singing Bird, Blackhawk’s wife, and...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Knitting Circle

1:00pm - 3:30pm
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hands On, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Spring is almost here!  Come and listen to Christie Matheson’s Tap the Magic Tree and then create your own tree in bloom using glue, popcorn, and tissue paper. Please Note: Parents/ caregivers of children 8 years and under are required to sta...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Teen Writers Workshop

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Event Details:
Grades 6-12 Love to write, but want audience feedback? Share your talent and comments with peers in this writing and critique style program. We meet once per month and rotate between the La Grange, Thomas Ford Memorial, and Linda Sokol Francis Bro...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Part of our Academy Award Film Series. Barbie is nominated for 8 Oscars, including Best Picture, Costume Design, and Production Design. Barbie suffers a crisis that leads her to question her world and her existence. ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
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. Questions ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Pre-K Fingerprint Art

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hands On
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Make an impression at the library! Along with their parent or caretaker, children will create beautiful pieces of art using their unique fingerprints. ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Clubs & Groups, Hands On, Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Join us for multi-player fun!  Participants will choose which games to play. Snacks will be provided. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Mon @ 10)

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Due to the popularity of our storytimes we request that you register your child for one storytime only. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring along a sibling for this storytime. Introduce your toddler to earl...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Mon @ 11)

11:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Due to the popularity of our storytimes we request that you register your child for one storytime only. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring along a sibling for this storytime. Introduce your toddler to earl...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Preschool Pals (Mon)

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends! Storytime will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read independently. Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice ...

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Storytime without Adults

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

This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Tue @ 10)

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Due to the popularity of our storytimes we request that you register your child for one storytime only. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring along a sibling for this storytime. Introduce your toddler to earl...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Preschool Pals (Tues)

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends! Storytime will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read independently. Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice ...

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.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Due to the popularity of this program we request you register your child on one day only. Beginning readers love to practice reading aloud to one of the dogs from Hinsdale Humane Society’s Therapaws Program because it’s pressure-free! Each child w...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Lapsit Storytime (Wed)

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Due to the popularity of our storytimes we request that you register your child for one storytime only. Please let us know in the special notes field if you are going to bring along a sibling for this storytime. Help your baby grow up to love...