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Adult Book Box Sign-Up

12/01/2021 @ 3:00pm - 12/31/2021 @ 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Book Boxes for Adults: Avid reader? Looking for some good, personalized recommendations? Join our Adult Book Boxes service. Register here for a spot, and you'll receive an email for a form to tell us a little bit about what you like to read. Each ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Tech Tuesdays

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Teen/Tween Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Hands On, STEAM, Technology
Event Details:
Stop by the Teen/Tween Room on the first Tuesday of every month and see what cool tech tool we are highlighting! All our tech tools are available for check out. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Hat Ornaments Craft

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: 13
Event Details:
Use yarn, fishing line and pom-poms to create mini winter hats perfect for tree or home decoration. Great as ornaments or general winter décor. All supplies provided. ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
A series of independent, foreign, and documentary films with optional discussion after each screening. Registration required due to room capacity limits. Truffle Hunters (2020): Deep in the forest of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or e...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program 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.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Gardening
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Peggy Garvin of Garvin Gardens will guide participants through creating a beautiful winter centerpiece. Materials will be provided but please bring garden gloves and pruners. ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Exam Cram!

2:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Community Events
Event Details:
It's that time of the year again and the teens are taking over the library! Throughout the library, tables will be open for group study. Students can stop by our several snack tables for an energy break. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Board 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.
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Adult Services Department
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Exam Cram!

2:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Community Events
Event Details:
It's that time of the year again and the teens are taking over the library! Throughout the library, tables will be open for group study. Students can stop by our several snack tables for an energy break. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Knitting Circle

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.

Exam Cram!

2:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Community Events
Event Details:
It's that time of the year again and the teens are taking over the library! Throughout the library, tables will be open for group study. Students can stop by our several snack tables for an energy break. ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hands On
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
It's our annual Gingerbread Challenge with a virtual twist! Sign up and pick up your gingerbread challenge supplies on December 15th.  On December 16th, email a picture of your gingerbread house to madison@fordlibrary.org. All the gingerbread ho...

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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.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15

Sunday Language Conversation Groups

Students looking for a little more practice, travelers wanting to brush up on vocab and increase your comfort level in speaking, or native speakers who are eager to share skills—all are welcome to our Sunday Language Conversation Groups.

Event Details:
German: 1:30-2:30 Spanish: 2:30-3:30 French: 3:30-4:30 ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Teen Board

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Teen/Tween Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Have ideas you want to see at the library? Join the Teen Board! The Teen Board implements programming suggestions, recommends materials like fiction, graphic novels, and music, and gives input for ways to entice other teens to visit the library. ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
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.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program 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.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15

Sunday Language Conversation Groups

Students looking for a little more practice, travelers wanting to brush up on vocab and increase your comfort level in speaking, or native speakers who are eager to share skills—all are welcome to our Sunday Language Conversation Groups.

Event Details:
German: 1:30-2:30 Spanish: 2:30-3:30 French: 3:30-4:30 ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Tech Tuesdays

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Teen/Tween Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Hands On, STEAM, Technology
Event Details:
Stop by the Teen/Tween Room on the first Tuesday of every month and see what cool tech tool we are highlighting! All our tech tools are available for check out. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Performers
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Snow came early in Firefly Grove this year so Spark the Firefly gets to experience her first snow day! Join Spark as she learns all about snow, hibernation, and exciting winter activities. Spark's Snow Day includes puppets, original music, ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Performers
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:
Snow came early in Firefly Grove this year so Spark the Firefly gets to experience her first snow day! Join Spark as she learns all about snow, hibernation, and exciting winter activities. Spark's Snow Day includes puppets, original music, ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Knitting Circle

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