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This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
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Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Performers
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
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

This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Introduce your toddler to early literacy which helps in building the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them. Toddlers love to wander and listen during our time together.  Due to the popularity of our s...

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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.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Preschool Pals

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends! Storytime will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read. Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence. ...

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Storytime without Adults

Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Lapsit Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce them to a lifetime of reading fun and language enjoyment.  Due to the popularity of our storytimes we request you...

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.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Preschool Pals

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends! Storytime will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read. Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime without Adults

Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence.

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

Toddler Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Introduce your toddler to early literacy which helps in building the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them. Toddlers love to wander and listen during our time together.  Due to the popularity of our s...

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.

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
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Create your own new pokemon! Using the pokemon card and candy in your kit, create your own new pokemon character! Sign up and pick up your kit on January 11th. On January 12th, email a picture of your pokemon creation to gianna@fordlibrary.org.&...
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: 14
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.

Lapsit Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce them to a lifetime of reading fun and language enjoyment.  Due to the popularity of our storytimes we request you...

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.

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: 19
Event Details:
A series of independent, foreign, and documentary films with optional discussion after each screening. Registration required due to room capacity limits. Never Rarely Always Sometimes (2020): A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to...
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 "Children" group.

Siblings & Stories

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
The perfect storytime for families with children of different ages! Enjoy books, rhymes, and songs that are fun for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Due to the popularity of our storytimes we request you register your child on one day only. Ses...

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.

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: 20
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 "Children" group.

Toddler Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Introduce your toddler to early literacy which helps in building the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them. Toddlers love to wander and listen during our time together.  Due to the popularity of our s...

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.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Preschool Pals

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends! Storytime will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read. Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime without Adults

Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Lapsit Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce them to a lifetime of reading fun and language enjoyment.  Due to the popularity of our storytimes we request you...

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.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Preschool Pals

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends! Storytime will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read. Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Storytime without Adults

Children attend this storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Winter Paint and Sip

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Create a winter inspired painting in this instructor-led art class. Non-alcoholic beverages and all materials will be provided. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Introduce your toddler to early literacy which helps in building the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them. Toddlers love to wander and listen during our time together.  Due to the popularity of our s...

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.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Lapsit Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce them to a lifetime of reading fun and language enjoyment.  Due to the popularity of our storytimes we request you...

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.