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This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Youth Services Department
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Discussion
Event Details:
Vote for your favorite Monarch and Bluestem 2020 nominee at the library. Monarch voting is open to K - 3rd graders who have read or listened to at least five Monarch 2020 nominee titles. Bluestem voting is open to 3rd - 5th graders who have rea...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

German Conversation Group

March 1, 2020
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
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

March 1, 2020
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
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

March 1, 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult
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 "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:
Youth Services Storytime and Program Registration begins Monday, March 2 at 9:30 AM and is required for all programs and storytimes (unless otherwise noted).  Have your library card ready to register online, in person, or by ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Book Discussion Group

March 4, 2020
7:30pm - 9:00pm
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 "Teen & Tween" group.

Get Crafty: Watercolor pencils

March 5, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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: 1
Event Details:
Is it a colored pencil? Is it paint? It’s both! Learn about this interesting tool and make some art. ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Feed Your Creativity: Oreos & Origami

March 9, 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: 8
Event Details:
Sample some fun, weird, and interesting Oreo cookie flavors and learn some fun, weird, and interesting origami folds!  ...

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 "Children" group.

Book Cover Creators

March 10, 2020
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Kids will read a short book as a group, discuss important elements of the story, and then create their own book cover that will be displayed in the Youth Services department until the next meet date. ...

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 "Children" group.

R.E.A.D. to the Dogs

March 10, 2020
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

March 10, 2020
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 "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Italian Conversation Group

March 11, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Study Room A
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 "Adult" group.

Knitting Circle

March 12, 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 "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Western Springs Writers' Society

March 12, 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 "Adult" group.

Film Discussion: On the Basis of Sex

March 13, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm
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:
The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

German Conversation Group

March 15, 2020
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
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

March 15, 2020
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
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

March 15, 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult
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 "Teen & Tween" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Presentations
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Are you freaking out about upcoming exams, college decisions, or just everything else high school students have to deal with on a daily basis? Don’t forget to breathe! Yoga instructor Kim Luther will lead you through some simple stretching and techni...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Monday Group)

March 16, 2020
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

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)

March 16, 2020
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

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)

March 17, 2020
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

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)

March 17, 2020
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

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.

Toddler Time (Wednesday Group)

March 18, 2020
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

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)

March 18, 2020
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

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.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Play with Jim and Jayne of ScribbleMonster

March 18, 2020
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Music, Performers
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 60
Event Details:
Families Welcome Bring your dancing shoes and wild imagination to the library for the award-winning music and play of ScribbleMonster! Using a mix of kindness, music and humor, ScribbleMonster’s presentation encourages children to participate and ...