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This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Thursday Group)

March 19, 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.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Storytime

March 19, 2020
6:45pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25

Family Storytimes

Join us as we read stories, sing songs and make a craft in this special evening storytime for families. Kids are welcome to dress in comfy clothes or jammies! Best suited for ages 2 yrs. and up.

Event Details:
March 19: Dragons & Unicorns ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Sustainable Landscaping Tips

March 19, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentations
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 45
Event Details:
Tom Lupfer, President of Lupfer Landscaping, will share tips for green residential landscaping design and maintenance strategies. Learn how to create healthy outdoor spaces your family can enjoy that will also save you time, money, resources and ener...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Friday Group)

March 20, 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.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Monday Group)

March 23, 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 23, 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 24, 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 24, 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 "Teen & Tween" group.

Get Crafty: Flex Your Fleece

March 24, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Teen/Tween Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hands On
Event Details:
Make a cool project for your room using a no-sew fleece technique. Functional, fuzzy, and fun! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Wednesday Group)

March 25, 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 25, 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 "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Italian Conversation Group

March 25, 2020
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 "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Thursday Group)

March 26, 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 "Adult" group.

Knitting Circle

March 26, 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 "Adult" group.

Brunch Cuisine

March 26, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentations
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 37
Event Details:
Learn how to get your mid-morning started off right with some great brunch recipes, methods, and techniques from Chef Susan Maddox. The dishes will range from quiches to fruit salads to little sweets to enjoy with one's coffee, and all will be an ass...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Friday Group)

March 27, 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 "Adult" group.

Film Discussion: Judy

March 27, 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:
Legendary performer Judy Garland, played by Renée Zellweger, arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Monday Group)

March 30, 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 30, 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 "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Western Springs Writers' Society

March 30, 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.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Tuesday Group)

March 31, 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 31, 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 "Adult" group.

Easy Constellation Embroidery

March 31, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hands On
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
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
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)

April 1, 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 "Adult" group.

Book Discussion Group

April 1, 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.