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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: 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...

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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 "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 "Teen & Tween" group.

STEAM: Make a Motor!

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Hands On, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Make your own motor! Registration required. Pick up the supplies on February 16th, then follow along with the instructional video posted on our Instagram @ TFMLYA or our Youtube Channel, TFMLYA. ...
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
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
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 "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: 19
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.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
After reading about Poppy in One Big Party, we will watch the DreamWorks movie Trolls World Tour.      ...
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 "Teen & Tween" group.

Iron Chef

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Room: Virtual Programming
Age Group: Teen & Tween
Program Type: Hands On
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Sign up and receive a bag with mystery ingredients on February 24th! On February 25th, it's your job as the chef to create a delicious dish with the supplie you've been given! Send us a picture of your completed meal to gianna@fordlibrary.org. Staff ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

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
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
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.

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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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.