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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...

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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: 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 "Teen & Tween" group.

Tech Tuesdays

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Teen/Tween Room
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Hands On, STEAM, Technology
Event Details:
Stop by the Teen/Tween Room on the first Tuesday of every month and see what cool tech tool we are highlighting! All our tech tools are available for check out. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

LEGO Explorers

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs & Groups, Hands On, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Let's explore LEGO! Join us to experiment, play, and build. We’ll display our creations in the Youth Department after each month’s session.   ...
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 "Adult" group.

Book Discussion Group

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. 

Event Details:
Discussion of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.   ...
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.

LEGO Engineers

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs & Groups, Hands On, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Future engineers unite! Join us to show off your LEGO skills and complete a variety of creative challenges. We’ll display our creations in the Youth Department after each month’s session.   ...
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: 47
Event Details:
From Chicago’s first settler to the nation’s Chief Executive, the African American presence is deep and proud. Historian, musician, and radio personality Clarence Goodman guides you through the rich and profound Black experience in Chicago. This i...
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 "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 "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 "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Board Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussion, Clubs & Groups

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 A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine, winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for best novel. ...
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.
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
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.

Aliens Escape from Earth

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Performers, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids investigate and find themselves mixed up with a visitor from another planet! Pursued by a kooky space scientist, the kids try to...
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 "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
A series of independent, foreign, and documentary films with optional discussion after each screening. Registration required due to room capacity limits. Yellow Rose (2019): A Filipina teen from a small Texas town fights to pursue her dreams as a ...
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.