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This event is in the "Adult" group.

Easy Constellation Embroidery

March 31, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hands On
Event Details:
We will be embroidering simple zodiac constellations framed in a classic hoop. This craft is for all skill levels—whether you are brand new to embroidery or a seasoned stitcher. All materials provided. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Wednesday Group)

April 1, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes

Toddler Time

Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities at home.

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.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime Pals (Wednesday Group)

April 1, 2020
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes

Storytime Pals

Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends. Storytimes will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

Storytime without Adults

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

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Book Discussion Group

April 1, 2020
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cancelled
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. Book reviews and other information can be viewed at the Reference Desk.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Thursday Group)

April 2, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes

Toddler Time

Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities at home.

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.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Friday Group)

April 3, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp

It’s never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this “lap-sit” program.

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.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

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

German Conversation Group

April 5, 2020
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Event Details:
From new language learners to native speakers, all are welcome at our Sunday language conversation groups. ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Spanish Conversation Group

April 5, 2020
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Event Details:
From new language learners to native speakers, all are welcome at our Sunday language conversation groups. ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

French Conversation Group

April 5, 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Event Details:
From new language learners to native speakers, all are welcome at our Sunday language conversation groups. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Monday Group)

April 6, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp

It’s never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this “lap-sit” program.

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.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime Pals (Monday Group)

April 6, 2020
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes

Storytime Pals

Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends. Storytimes will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

Storytime without Adults

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

This event is in the "Children" group.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Tuesday Group)

April 7, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp

It’s never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this “lap-sit” program.

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.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Tuesday Group)

April 7, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes

Toddler Time

Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities at home.

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.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Book Cover Creators

April 7, 2020
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Kids will read a short group book, discuss important elements of the story, then create their own book cover that reflects the story. Book covers will be displayed in the YS department for that month. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Program Series

This program is part of a series. Please plan to attend all sessions in the series.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Woody Plants for Butterflies

April 7, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentations
Event Details:
Did you know an oak tree is the larval host for more than 500 species of butterflies and moths? Discover the many trees, evergreens, shrubs, and vines that are home to a wide array of Lepidoptera and find out how to attract and enjoy butterflies to y...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Wednesday Group)

April 8, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes

Toddler Time

Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities at home.

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.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime Pals (Wednesday Group)

April 8, 2020
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes

Storytime Pals

Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends. Storytimes will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

Storytime without Adults

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

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

Italian Conversation Group

April 8, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Board Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Event Details:
Italian conversation group for all levels. Develop or share your knowledge of Italian. Join us to supplement existing classwork, use for travel purposes, or general practice. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Thursday Group)

April 9, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes

Toddler Time

Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities at home.

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.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Knitting Circle

April 9, 2020
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 "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Western Springs Writers' Society

April 9, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Board Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult
Program Type: Clubs & Groups

Western Springs Writers’ Society

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 in advance? Please contact Marie Gerken at marie@gerken.org or Jim Swinehart at jswinehart@clausen.com.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Friday Group)

April 10, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp

It’s never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this “lap-sit” program.

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.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Film Discussion: The Mustang

April 10, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Movies

Film Discussion Group

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for these after-hours film discussions. No registration necessary.

Event Details:
A violent convict is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Monday Group)

April 13, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp

It’s never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this “lap-sit” program.

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.

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime Pals (Monday Group)

April 13, 2020
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes

Storytime Pals

Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends. Storytimes will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read.

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime Attendance

Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending all the dates in this storytime session for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates please let us know.  We will put your name on the waiting list for open spots.

Storytime without Adults

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