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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: 15
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: 15
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: 15
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
Seats Remaining: 1
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
Seats Remaining: 15
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: 15
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.

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.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Pajama Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Community Lounge
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join us by the fireplace as we read stories and sing songs in this special evening storytime for families. Kids are welcome to dress in comfy clothes or jammies! ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Presentations
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 46
Event Details:
With your Thomas Ford library card you can download and stream free books, magazines, movies, music, and more-- all from your mobile device or home computer! Join us on Zoom to learn how to get started, or ask any questions you have about our digital...
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
Seats Remaining: 15
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 "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
Seats Remaining: 15
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: 15
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: 15
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: 15
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.

Toddler Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
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.
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 "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: 15
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
We will read Penguin & Pinecone by Salina Yoon then make some birdseed treats for our feathered friends! ...
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
Seats Remaining: 15
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 "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
Seats Remaining: 15
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: 15
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.

Read to a Therapaws Pet

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Clubs & Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Beginning or independent readers love to practice reading aloud to one of the dogs from Hinsdale Humane Society’s Therapaws Program because it’s pressure-free! Reading time is a one-on-one experience; no parents or siblings allowed. Each child will h...
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.
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Adult Services Department
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Create three pre-designed Valentine’s cards at home. Take-home kits containing all pre-cut materials and instructions will be available for pick-up at the Adult Services Reference Desk starting February 1, while supplies last.    ...