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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
Event Details:
Youth Services Summer Library Challenge: Imagine Your Story  For ages birth through 10 years. Monday, May 25 - Sunday, August 16 With considerations for the health and safety of our community, the Youth Services team is going virtual wi...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Virtual Storytime (May Session)

May 27, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 45
Event Details:
Welcome to our live virtual storytime fun for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  Miss Sarah, Miss Catherine, and Miss Uma will be creating an online Family Storytime experience for you with books, rhymes and songs. We are using Zoo...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

QuaranTeen Reading Program Ends

May 27, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Book Discussion
Event Details:
Today is the last day to read and review a book to be posted on our YA Instagram! Small prizes will be given for each review. Limit 2 prizes per teen. Email your review to gianna@fordlibrary.org ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Exam Cram

May 27, 2020
2:30pm - 6:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Hands On
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Italian Conversation Group

May 27, 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 "Teen & Tween" group.

Make it in a Mug: Omelettes

May 28, 2020
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Hands On
Event Details:
Each week in May, Teen/Tween Librarian Gianna is teaching a new "make it in a mug" recipe on Instagram and Facebook.  This week is.. Omelettes. Please modify your ingredients based on personal allergies and preferences.    ...

Disclaimer(s)

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 "Teen & Tween" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
The Battle of the Books continues this summer! Join the La Grange, La Grange Park, Brookfield, and Thomas Ford Memorial libraries for a library edition of Battle of the Books! Register and we will create your group of 5 peers. Read t...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Virtual Storytime (Summer Session)

June 3, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
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.  Miss Sarah, Miss Catherine, and Miss Uma will be creating an online Family Storytime experience for you with books, rhymes and songs. We are using Zoo...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Discussion, Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
We will read a Choose Your Own Adventure® book on Zoom and the adventurers will decide which path the group should take. At the end of each read, adventurers will be sent an activity/craft that they can do at home. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Knitting Circle

June 4, 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 "Children" group.

Virtual Read to a Therapaws Pet

June 8, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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 "Teen & Tween" group.
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Hands On, STEAM
Event Details:
Make rainbow layered lemonade while learning about the Fibonacci sequence! Check out the Teen/Tween Instagram for the instructional video!  ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Investment Discussion Group

June 9, 2020
7:15pm - 9:00pm
Cancelled
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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt

June 10, 2020
10:00am - 10:45am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Presentations, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:
Ms. Catherine would love to go on a picnic, but first she needs to find the picnic basket in Youth Services! Join her for a virtual fairy tale-themed scavenger hunt via Zoom and help her solve the clues to find her picnic basket.   ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Western Springs Writers' Society

June 11, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
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 "Teen & Tween" group.

Treat Trivia

June 16, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Presentations
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
How well do you know your favorite foods? Now is your chance to test your knowledge and compete against your friends! Join us for a virtual trivia game and win awesome prizes!  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Virtual Storytime (Summer Session)

June 17, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
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.  Miss Sarah, Miss Catherine, and Miss Uma will be creating an online Family Storytime experience for you with books, rhymes and songs. We are using Zoo...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Discussion, Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
We will read a Choose Your Own Adventure® book on Zoom and the adventurers will decide which path the group should take. At the end of each read, adventurers will be sent an activity/craft that they can do at home. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Knitting Circle

June 18, 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.

Crafternoon: DIY Tote Bags

June 20, 2020
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Learn how to make your own no sew tote bags! Check out the Teen/Tween Instagram for the "DIY Tote Bag" Video!  ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Atypical Globetrotting

June 23, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentations
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Allow Brian Michalski to guide you along his 22-month solo backpacking journey as he worked and volunteered his way through Australia, Southeast Asia, India, Cuba and more. Get insider information about planning, budgeting, dealing with culture shock...

Library Board of Trustees

June 23, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Board Room
Purpose of Meeting
The Library Board of Trustees monthly meeting. The public is welcome. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Music Concert

June 24, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Music, Performers
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Details:
Come on Zoom to sing, dance and play with Chicago based Children's performer, Julie Helenius, affectionately known as "Miss Julie" by hundreds of Wiggleworm students at the Old Town School of Folk Music. With a mix of classic children's songs as well...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Virtual Iron Chef: Improv Edition

June 25, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Hands On
Event Details:
Using whatever ingredients you have in your pantries and within the 2 hour time frame, create a meal that is restaurant and Instagram worthy. Email a picture of your creative dish to gianna@fordlibrary by 3pm. The most "Instagram worth...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Beyond the Blues Brothers

June 25, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentations
Event Details:
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Blues Brothers as Dr. Kelli Marshall explores the movie’s history, chaotic mixing of Hollywood genres, and impact on Chicago-based filmmaking. ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Western Springs Writers' Society

June 29, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
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.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Virtual Storytime (Summer Session)

July 1, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
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.  Miss Sarah, Miss Catherine, and Miss Uma will be creating an online Family Storytime experience for you with books, rhymes and songs. We are using Zoo...