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This event is in the "Families" group.
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Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 58
Event Details:
Welcome to our live virtual storytime fun for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  Ms. Sarah and Ms. Uma will be creating an online Family Storytime experience for you with books, rhymes and songs. We are using Zoom to present these story...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 79
Event Details:
Welcome to our live virtual storytime fun for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  Ms. Catherine and Ms. Sarah will be creating an online Family Storytime experience for you with books, rhymes and songs. We are using Zoom to present ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Hands-On Stories

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Ages 4 – 7  Keep your hands busy with modeling clay in this crafty storytime as we discuss and experiment with shapes, colors, and textures. All materials will be provided. Please register each child attending as supplies are limited for this...

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Program Series

This program is part of a series. Please plan to attend all sessions in the series.

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

Virtual Open Mic Night!

7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hands On, Music, Performers
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Can you sing? Play guitar? Write Poetry? Virtually show off your talent on Friday Jan. 29th @ 7PM! Register below to receive the Zoom link! ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
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Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Teen/Tween Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Roses are red, violets are blue, we have the perfect book for you! Register below and receive a library book that is wrapped up! Read your "blind date" book and send your review to gianna@fordlibrary.org. Reviews may be posted on our teen/tween Insta...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Adult Services Department
Age Group: Teen & Tween, Adult
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hands On
Event Details:
Using polymer oven-bake clay, create an adorable mini cactus in a mini wooden pot! Pick up a kit at the Reference Desk beginning today, Monday, February 1. Kits will include everything you need except an exacto knife (and an oven!) While supplies ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.

Tech Tuesdays

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Teen/Tween Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: STEAM, Technology
Event Details:
Check out the Teen/Tween Instagram @TFMLYA or our Teen/Tween Youtube Channel, TFMLYA, to see what awesome tech tool we are demonstrating this month! Want to try it out yourself? Check it out or place it on hold today! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 58
Event Details:
Welcome to our live virtual storytime fun for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  Ms. Sarah and Ms. Uma will be creating an online Family Storytime experience for you with books, rhymes and songs. We are using Zoom to present these story...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 79
Event Details:
Welcome to our live virtual storytime fun for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  Ms. Catherine and Ms. Sarah will be creating an online Family Storytime experience for you with books, rhymes and songs. We are using Zoom to present ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14

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.

Event Details:
Discussion of Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann will be a live online conversation using Zoom. Registration is required so that attendees can receive the Zoom meeting link. Patrons will participate in the discussion from home v...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Hands-On Stories

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Ages 4 – 7  Keep your hands busy with modeling clay in this crafty storytime as we discuss and experiment with shapes, colors, and textures. All materials will be provided. Please register each child attending as supplies are limited for this...

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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.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Beginning or independent readers can practice reading aloud to one of the pets from the Hinsdale Humane Society’s Therapaws Pet Therapy because it’s pressure-free!  Reading time will be a one-on-one experience on Zoom with the therapy animal.&nb...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Performers
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 89
Event Details:
In this compelling performance, local actress Cynthia Maddox offers a look at the triumphant life of abolitionist and political activist Harriet Tubman, whose undaunted dedication to a better society has emphatically impacted the course of history. T...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Presentations, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Event Details:
The Language Labs presents (via Zoom) Chinese New Year Story Time! the most important holiday in China, that follows the Lunar Year. Join our animated Chinese Storytime teller Peggy Huang where she will share all the traditions that surround this won...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 58
Event Details:
Welcome to our live virtual storytime fun for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  Ms. Sarah and Ms. Uma will be creating an online Family Storytime experience for you with books, rhymes and songs. We are using Zoom to present these story...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 79
Event Details:
Welcome to our live virtual storytime fun for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  Ms. Catherine and Ms. Sarah will be creating an online Family Storytime experience for you with books, rhymes and songs. We are using Zoom to present ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
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: 6
Event Details:
Make your own Pinecone Winter Owls! Register for this craft below. Tuesday February 9th pick up the supplies needed and follow along to the video posted on our Instagram @tfmlya or our Youtube Channel, TFMLYA, on Wednesday February 10th at 4:30PM. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Hands-On Stories

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Ages 4 – 7  Keep your hands busy with modeling clay in this crafty storytime as we discuss and experiment with shapes, colors, and textures. All materials will be provided. Please register each child attending as supplies are limited for this...

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.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Hands On, Presentations
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Sign up for our virtual youth escape room program. The group will have to work together on two escape rooms in each session to hunt down clues and solve puzzles in order to successful escape. The escape rooms that will be worked on in this se...

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.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Performers, Presentations
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Come on a mini adventure with T-Rexplorers as we tell you tales of things you will see on a real dinosaur dig.  We’ll read you a story written by a young Jr. Paleontologist while we show you 5 different clues that dinosaurs did exist!  See ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 58
Event Details:
Welcome to our live virtual storytime fun for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  Ms. Sarah and Ms. Uma will be creating an online Family Storytime experience for you with books, rhymes and songs. We are using Zoom to present these story...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 79
Event Details:
Welcome to our live virtual storytime fun for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  Ms. Catherine and Ms. Sarah will be creating an online Family Storytime experience for you with books, rhymes and songs. We are using Zoom to present ...
This event is in the "Teen & Tween" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Teen/Tween Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Hearts are flying this month! Sign up and pick up your candy heart catapult challenge supplies on February 17th. Check out the teen/tween Instagram or our Youtube Channel for an instructional video. Then, email a picture of your catapults to gianna@f...

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

Craft, Color, & Cook

5:00pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Let’s get creative! Need some activities to keep little hands and minds busy? Pick up a themed bag one week prior to each month’s program with a craft, coloring sheets, and a recipe perfect for families to create together. We’ll meet each month on Zo...