Upcoming Events

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

Llama Llama at the Library

December 7, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Community Events, Storytimes
Event Details:
No Registration Required Visit the Library during the Western Springs Winter Wonderland 2019. Meet the famous Llama Llama of the book series by Anna Dewdney. The Llama Llama series includes the acclaimed Llama Llama Red Pajama and the Llama Lla...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Evergreen Door Swag

December 7, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hands On
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Peggy Garvin of Garvin Gardens returns in this Kennedy Gardening Program to help you create a beautiful winter door swag for the holidays. Materials will be provided, but please bring garden gloves and pruners. There is no fee, but the program is lim...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Tween Crafternoon: Sparkle Snowflakes

December 9, 2019
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Teen/Tween Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hands On
Event Details:
Beads and wires will add some sparkle to your winter window! ...

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Drop-Off

This is a drop-off program limited to participants in the age range indicated.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Make and Take Crafternoons

December 10, 2019
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Join us in our Make and Take Crafternoon and create some fun crafts that you can take with you and share with friends and family. December 10: Holiday Ornament January 14: Origami Party February 11: Book Charms ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

R.E.A.D. to the Dogs

December 10, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Event Details:
Recommended grades K-2 Beginning or independent readers love to practice reading aloud to one of the dogs from Hinsdale Humane Society’s Pet Assisted Learning Program because it’s pressure-free! Reading time is a one-on-one experience; no parents ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Investment Discussion Group

December 10, 2019
7:15pm - 9:00pm
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.

Family Holiday Music

December 11, 2019
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Music
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Come with your little ones to a Holiday Music event featuring Mr. Rob from the Old Town School’s Wiggleworms program! Songs of the season and fun for toddlers and their folks!  Please register all the members in the family including the adult...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Feed Your Creativity: Parfaits and Polymer Clay

December 12, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hands On
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Make a custom parfait snack by swirling together fruit and yogurt, then swirl some polymer clay colors! We'll offer a variety of colors and projects that make great handmade gifts for anyone on your list.  ...

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.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Western Springs Writers' Society

December 12, 2019
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 "All Ages" group.

German Conversation Group

December 15, 2019
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
From new language learners to native speakers, all are welcome at our Sunday language conversation groups. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Spanish Conversation Group

December 15, 2019
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
From new language learners to native speakers, all are welcome at our Sunday language conversation groups. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

French Conversation Group

December 15, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
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.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Stories on the Big Screen

December 16, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Presentations, Storytimes, Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event Details:
Come watch the video versions of some of our favorite picture books on the big screen! Parents and caregivers will get an introduction to Tumblebooks and Kanopy, two of our digital media services that are free for Ford Library cardholders a...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Exam Cram

December 17, 2019
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Community Events
Event Details:
During High School Exam week, the Program Room is open for group study all day. Students can stop by for a snack from 3-7. ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Exam Cram

December 18, 2019
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Community Events
Event Details:
During High School Exam week, the Program Room is open for group study all day. Students can stop by for a snack from 3-7. ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Gaming in the Teen Room

December 18, 2019
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Teen/Tween Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Hands On, Technology
Event Details:
We're busting out the PS4 and projecting it on the wall in the Teen Room at this drop-in program. Sign in when you arrive for your time slot! Games will be selected by popular vote. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Drop-Off

This is a drop-off program limited to participants in the age range indicated.

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

Italian Conversation Group

December 18, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Board Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
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.

Exam Cram

December 19, 2019
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Community Events
Event Details:
During High School Exam week, the Program Room is open for group study all day. Students can stop by for a snack from 3-7. ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Western Springs Writers' Society

December 30, 2019
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 "Adult" group.

Knitting Circle

January 2, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
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 "All Ages" group.

German Conversation Group

January 5, 2020
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
From new language learners to native speakers, all are welcome at our Sunday language conversation groups. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Spanish Conversation Group

January 5, 2020
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
From new language learners to native speakers, all are welcome at our Sunday language conversation groups. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

French Conversation Group

January 5, 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
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.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Snowy Day Dance Party

January 7, 2020
10:00am - 10:45am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Shimmy, shake, and catch a snowflake! Join us for a snow-themed party perfect for little ones and their parents/ caregivers to dance the winter blues away. ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Feed Your Creativity: Pizza and Painting

January 8, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hands On
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Forget starving artists...grab a slice of pizza before you create your masterpiece! Leave your painting with us to display in the Teen and Tween Room, or take it home to decorate your bedroom! ...

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.