Thanksgiving Day - Library is Closed All Day

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The Library is closed today. We will reopen at 9 a.m. tomorrow.

Paper Rocket Launch!

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Families with children through age 14 are invited to stop by the Youth Services Department between 10am and 5pm to decorate and launch their own paper rockets! Whose rocket will fly the highest? The farthest? All materials will be provided. 



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Fall Baby Booktime

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Newborns to walkers with parent or caregiver. Location: Meeting Room. Introduce your baby to the sounds and rhythms of language using stories, music, and rhymes. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses and build a foundation for a lifelong love o...

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Spanish Literary Club

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Attendees will take part in lively discussions on Spanish literature, focusing on the works of notable authors. Conversations will be mostly in Spanish, but non-native speakers are welcome.  Meets in the Media:Scape Room.  This is a drop-in eve...

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Friends Book Nook - Thursdays and Saturdays

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Friends Book Nook - lower level lobby

Drop-In Chess

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Play chess on Saturdays in the Youth Services Department. Feel free to join any time during the session. 

Ages 5-14.  Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required.

Mindfulness & Meditation Apps

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Do you need to destress but find you have limited time for self-care? Join us for an introduction to guided meditation apps that can help you clear your mind and unwind even when you only have 5-10 minutes to yourself. Location: Auditorium 


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Film showing and discussion: Coming of Age series - October Sky (1999)

Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 2:00 PM

October Sky movieOctober Sky  (1999)

Bob Coscarelli introduces the film and leads a discussion after the showing.

The film is based on the true story of former NASA engineer Homer Hickam Jr., a high school student in rural West Virginia who seemed destined to ...

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Winter Storytime Registration Begins Today

Monday, November 26, 2018 (All day)

Winter Storytime registration begins today. Register in person at the Youth Services desk or by phone at 847-681-7030. Classes begin in January.

Storytime, Milk and Cookies at Panera

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Meet up at Panera in Highland Park (1853 N. 2nd St.) for a special storytime, milk and cookies. Children ages 2 - 5, parents and caregivers are invited the 4th Tuesday of the month. Registration for children is required.

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