Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time (Wednesday Group)

April 15, 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 15, 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.

Toddler Time (Thursday Group)

April 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

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: Bloxel Pixel Avatars

April 16, 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, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Use our Bloxel game boards to create an old school 8-bit avatar. Ready to level up? You can even animate your art!   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Storytime

April 16, 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:
April 16: April Showers ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

The Art and Life of Frida Kahlo

April 16, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Presentations
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 42
Event Details:
Frida Kahlo created highly imaginative paintings that expressed the passion, struggle, and pain of her life. This program, presented by Dr. Michelle Paluch-Mishur, provides an art historical context for Kahlo's artistic production, and examines the i...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Friday Group)

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

German Conversation Group

April 19, 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

April 19, 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

April 19, 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.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Monday Group)

April 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.

Storytime Pals (Monday Group)

April 20, 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.

Science Fiction Book Club

April 20, 2020
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Study Room A
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussion

Science Fiction Book Club

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.

Event Details:
The Science Fiction Book Club will meet to discuss the novel Severance by Ling Ma. Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling M...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Tuesday Group)

April 21, 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)

April 21, 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)

April 22, 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 22, 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

April 22, 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)

April 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

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

April 23, 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 "Children" group.

Read ‘n’ Rhyme Romp (Friday Group)

April 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 "Adult" group.

Film Discussion: American Factory

April 24, 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:
High-tech China clashes with working-class America when a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in post-industrial Ohio in an abandoned General Motors plant. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Very Funny Family Magic Show

April 25, 2020
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Performers
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 60
Event Details:
All ages will love Scott Green’s show because every moment is packed with amazing magic, audience participation, and hysterical humor (Scott also happens to be an award-winning comedy writer!). No matter how many magic shows you’ve seen, Scott’s prog...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

How to Breathe - Yoga Breathing for Relaxation

April 26, 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm
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 "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Western Springs Writers' Society

April 27, 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.

Eleanor Roosevelt

April 28, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Performers
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Event Details:
Award-winning actress and scholar Leslie Goddard portrays one of the most fascinating and influential public figures of the twentieth century. Born into wealth during the Gilded Age, Eleanor grew from a shy, homely orphan into a confident, driven wom...

Library Board of Trustees

April 28, 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. ...