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Wednesday August 23, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Trivia - Silver Dollar  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Free to play, prizes to the winning team. The first question is at 7:00 p.m.


Thursday August 24, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us as we learn and share quilting skills.  Work on your own projects as well as community service projects.  See. www.mpld.org for exact locations and times.


Friday August 25, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM La La Land - Afternoon at the Movies  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us for an afternoon at the movies.  Popcorn is provided.


Friday September 1, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Play Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Stop by for various activities whether it be playdough, music, or even yoga!

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Bingo & Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Join us at 1:00 for bingo, then stay and socialize and color with other adults at 2:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served!

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Playful Polyglots: Russian  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Each week we will be focusing on a different language to learn new words and phrases. Continue on your own using Mango Language Learning on our website.  


Saturday September 2, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Geek Club  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come join us every other Saturday as we game hardcore, watch or talk about cool stuff, and snack on some good eats.


Tuesday September 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Coloring with a Cop  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us as to spend the afternoon coloring and relaxing, all while hanging out with local police.

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tech Tuesday: Digital Pictionary  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Learn how to use high tech tools to design and create. Ages 16+

First and Third Tuesdays at 5pm

   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   
Join us as we learn and share quilting skills.  Work on your own projects as well as community service projects.  See. www.mpld.org for exact locations and times.

Wednesday September 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM School's Out Party Time: Bingo  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Meet in the Elwood School Cafeteria on half days to play, build, and learn.

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet or bring an unfinished project to this drop-in program.  This group meets every Wednesday September - December from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Beauty and the Beast - Book to Movie  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Join us for the movie adaptation of this book.  Popcorn and drinks will be served!


Thursday September 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Trivia Nights  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Grab your family and meet us at the library to put your knowledge to the test. The winning team will earn a free pizza dinner certificate for the whole family!

 
 

Friday September 8, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Play Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Stop by for various activities whether it be playdough, music, or even yoga!

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Casual Crafters - Ribbon Bookmarks  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Join us the second Friday of the month for some fun and simple craft projects.  Please register in advance as the materials are provided.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Playful Polyglots: Spanish  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Each week we will be focusing on a different language to learn new words and phrases. Continue on your own using Mango Language Learning on our website.  


Saturday September 9, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us as we learn and share quilting skills.  Work on your own projects as well as community service projects.  See. www.mpld.org for exact locations and times.

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Does your child have a problem sitting through normal storytime? Or do they have a learning disability? Then sensory storytime is for you! This storytime will engage children with music, activities, with a special emphasis on repetition, and sensory play.


Monday September 11, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Breaking Creed - Mystery Book Discussion  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Discussions are held on the second Monday of the month at 11:30 a.m.  If you would like to join us, copies are available at the Adult Services Desk.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM MIM: Jeopardy  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   (815)478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow in our new MakerSpace.

Every Monday after school at 3:30pm.


Tuesday September 12, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Painting pARTy  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Unleash your inner artist while enjoying time with friends! Not artistic? Don’t worry. Young painters will be guided as they express their creativity.
Every Second Tuesday at 3:30pm. $2.50 supply fee. Spaces limited.


Wednesday September 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet or bring an unfinished project to this drop-in program.  This group meets every Wednesday September - December from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bad Art Gallery  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Do you consider yourself an artist? If your answer was no then this is the place for you! Come create the worst art possible, and then we’ll display it in our gallery to determine the best (or worst) artist!! Once a month at 5 pm

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Finding the Right College & How to Pay for It  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

This workshop takes you through the complex world of admissions and financial aid to help you understand hw admissions decisions are made as well as what the admissions committee really considers in deciding who gets in and who receives what financial awards.  Both parents and students are ecouraged to attend this free program presented by My College Planning Team.


Thursday September 14, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM KBC: I Funny  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Read a cool new chapter book every other week and come tell us how it would be better as a movie.

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamapalooza  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for a special late night storytime.  Wear your PJ’s and get extra comfy for stories, games and crafts.

 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Leave Me - Anything But Mystery Book Discussion  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Discussions are held on the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.  If you would like to join us, copies are available at the Adult Services Desk.


Friday September 15, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Play Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Stop by for various activities whether it be playdough, music, or even yoga!

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Playful Polyglots: Chinese - Mandarin  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Each week we will be focusing on a different language to learn new words and phrases. Continue on your own using Mango Language Learning on our website.  


Saturday September 16, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Geek Club  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come join us every other Saturday as we game hardcore, watch or talk about cool stuff, and snack on some good eats.


Monday September 18, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM MIM: Comic Strip  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   (815)478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow in our new MakerSpace.

Every Monday after school at 3:30pm.


Tuesday September 19, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tech Tuesday: Menu & Meal Planning Services  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

We will be sharing information on popular online meal planning apps and meal delivery services.


Wednesday September 20, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet or bring an unfinished project to this drop-in program.  This group meets every Wednesday September - December from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

   5:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Nolan Movie Night: Inception  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Get out of the house and enjoy some suspenseful, mind-bending storytelling courtesy of director Christopher Nolan. Popcorn provided. 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Superpowers - Your Wishes, Done Right  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Power of Attorney, transfers at death, and crucial conversations are necessary to have when planning for your estate.  In this program, discover ways to transfer property, tips to have your wishes known, as well as defining characteristics of a power of attorney.  This program is presented by Sasha Grabenstetter.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Trivia - Roadhouse 52  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Free to play, prizes to the winning team.  The first question is at 7:00 p.m.


Thursday September 21, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM TBC: Dividing Eden  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Read some bodacious TEEN FIC and tell us all about how much you hated it.


Friday September 22, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Play Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Stop by for various activities whether it be playdough, music, or even yoga!

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Going in Style - Afternoon at the Movies  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Join us for a showing of "Going in Style".  Popcorn and refreshments provided.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Playful Polyglots: French  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Each week we will be focusing on a different language to learn new words and phrases. Continue on your own using Mango Language Learning on our website.  


Monday September 25, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM MIM: String Tricks  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   (815)478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow in our new MakerSpace.

Every Monday after school at 3:30pm.


Tuesday September 26, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Banned Book Film Festival  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Celebrate banned books week by watching the films inspired by the books that apparently no one should read!

September 26th Captain Underpants PG

September 27th  James and the Giant Peach PG

 

 

Wednesday September 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet or bring an unfinished project to this drop-in program.  This group meets every Wednesday September - December from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Banned Book Film Festival  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Celebrate banned books week by watching the films inspired by the books that apparently no one should read!

September 26th Captain Underpants PG

September 27th  James and the Giant Peach PG

 

 
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Disney & World War II  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Join us for this fascinating discussion of the role Disney played in creating educational, industrial, and propaganda films during WWII. DePaul University's Jason Sperb will be here to discuss this fascinating part of Disney's history.


Thursday September 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Banned Book Film Festival  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Celebrate banned books week by watching the films inspired by the books that apparently no one should read!

September 28th Perks of Being a Wallflower PG-13

 

 
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamapalooza  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for a special late night storytime.  Wear your PJ’s and get extra comfy for stories, games and crafts.

 

   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us as we learn and share quilting skills.  Work on your own projects as well as community service projects.  See. www.mpld.org for exact locations and times.


Friday September 29, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Play Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Stop by for various activities whether it be playdough, music, or even yoga!

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Playful Polyglots: Pirate  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Each week we will be focusing on a different language to learn new words and phrases. Continue on your own using Mango Language Learning on our website.  

   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Banned Book Film Festival  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Celebrate banned books week by watching the films inspired by the books that apparently no one should read!

September 29th The Hunger Games PG-13

 

Saturday September 30, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Geek Club  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come join us every other Saturday as we game hardcore, watch or talk about cool stuff, and snack on some good eats.


Monday October 2, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM MIM: Real Life Mario Kart  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   (815)478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow in our new MakerSpace.

Every Monday after school at 3:30pm.


Tuesday October 3, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tech Tuesday: Smartphone Projector  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Learn how to use high tech tools to design and create. Ages 16+

First and Third Tuesdays at 5pm


Wednesday October 4, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM School's Out Party Time: Pumpkin Science  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Meet in the Elwood School Cafeteria on half days to play, build, and learn.

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet or bring an unfinished project to this drop-in program.  This group meets every Wednesday September - December from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Zookeeper's Wife  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us for the movie adaptation of this book.  Popcorn and drinks will be served!


Thursday October 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!


Friday October 6, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Play Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Stop by for various activities whether it be playdough, music, or even yoga!

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Bingo & Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Join us at 1:00 for bingo, then stay and socialize and color with other adults at 2:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served!


Saturday October 7, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Make it, Take it: Digital Pictionary  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Drop into our mobile MakerSpace.

First Saturdays at 11am at the Elwood Village Hall


Monday October 9, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM The Lincoln Lawyer - Mystery Book Discussion  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us for the movie of the Lincoln Lawyer, based on the book.

   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Star Wars Reads Day  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day with Star Wars Episode 4 and join us for lightsaber training (lightsabers provided). Meet and greet with a WOOKIE and VADER!


Tuesday October 10, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Lets Have a Heart-to-Heart About Cardiovascular Disease  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987a   adults@mpld.org
   

Jen Fitzer from Riverside Healthcare will be at the Elwood Village Hall Community Room to discuss heart health and hypertension.

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Painting pARTy  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Unleash your inner artist while enjoying time with friends! Not artistic? Don’t worry. Young painters will be guided as they express their creativity.
Every Second Tuesday at 3:30pm. $2.50 supply fee. Spaces limited.


Wednesday October 11, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet or bring an unfinished project to this drop-in program.  This group meets every Wednesday September - December from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bad Art Gallery  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Do you consider yourself an artist? If your answer was no then this is the place for you! Come create the worst art possible, and then we’ll display it in our gallery to determine the best (or worst) artist!! Once a month at 5 pm


Thursday October 12, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Little Paris Bookshop  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Discussions are held the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. If you would like to join us, copies are available at the Adult Services Desk.


Friday October 13, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Play Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Stop by for various activities whether it be playdough, music, or even yoga!

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Casual Crafters - Festive Pumpkins  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us the sencond Friday of the month for some fun and simple craft projects.  Please register in advance as the materials are provided.


Saturday October 14, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Geek Club  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come join us every other Saturday as we game hardcore, watch or talk about cool stuff, and snack on some good eats.


Monday October 16, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM MIM: Cup String Challenge  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   (815)478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow in our new MakerSpace.

Every Monday after school at 3:30pm.


Tuesday October 17, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tech Tuesday: Fall Craft w/ Silhouette  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn how to use high tech tools to design and create. Ages 16+

First and Third Tuesdays at 5pm


Wednesday October 18, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet or bring an unfinished project to this drop-in program.  This group meets every Wednesday September - December from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

   5:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Nolan Movie Night: The Prestige  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Get out of the house and enjoy some suspenseful, mind-bending storytelling courtesy director Christopher Nolan. Popcorn provided.


Thursday October 19, 2017
   6:00 AM  -  7:15 PM The Life of Alexander Hamilton presented by Jim Gibbons  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Alexander Hamilton has recently taken center stage again, but who was the man behind the barrage of media and public attention then and now?  Historian Jim Gibbons will be here to discuss the tumultuous life of one of America's most talked about founding fathers.  Sure to be a crowd pleaser, so register in advance.

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM TBC: Hangman's Curse  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Read some bodacious TEEN FIC and tell us all about how much you hated it.

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM National Writing Day: Creepypasta  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Submit a scary story by October 20th at 6 p.m. to enter our writing competition.  
Then, join us for an open mic night to vote for the winner. All participants will receive a small prize. Best story wins a Starbucks gift card!


Friday October 20, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Play Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Stop by for various activities whether it be playdough, music, or even yoga!


Saturday October 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM 4th Annual Fall Fest  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for spooky stories, delicious treats, and gross games. Enter our costume contest, go on a hayrack ride around town, and sip on some fall-tastic apple cider and hot cocoa.

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Does your child have a problem sitting through normal storytime? Or do they have a learning disability? Then sensory storytime is for you! This storytime will engage children with music, activities, with a special emphasis on repetition, and sensory play.


Monday October 23, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM MIM: Flipbooks  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow in our new MakerSpace.

Every Monday after school at 3:30pm.


Tuesday October 24, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!


Wednesday October 25, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet or bring an unfinished project to this drop-in program.  This group meets every Wednesday September - December from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Trivia - Fritz's  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Free to play, prizes to the winning team.  The first question is at 7:00 p.m.


Thursday October 26, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM KBC: Saranormal - Ghost Town  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Read a cool new chapter book every other week and come tell us how it would be better as a movie. 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Letters From the Heart  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Back by popular demand, author Dennis Depcik will be here to discuss his story and the power of a handwritten letter.


Friday October 27, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Play Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Stop by for various activities whether it be playdough, music, or even yoga!

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Fate of the Furious  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us for a showing of "The Fate of the Furious".  Popcorn and refreshments provided.


Saturday October 28, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Geek Club  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come join us every other Saturday as we game hardcore, watch or talk about cool stuff, and snack on some good eats.


Monday October 30, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM School's Out Movie Day: Hotel Transylvania  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Celebrate Manhattan Schools’ early release with a fun flick and activity at the library.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Haunted Stacks Zombie Prom  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Dress up like your dead relatives and then party like your life is also ending here at our zombie prom among our haunted stacks.


Tuesday October 31, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!


Wednesday November 1, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet or bring an unfinished project to this drop-in program.  This group meets every Wednesday September - December from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wonder Woman - Book to Movie  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us for this movie, popcorn and drinks will be served!


Thursday November 2, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM School's Out Party Time: Dreamcatchers  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Meet in the Elwood School Cafeteria on half days to play, build, and learn.

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM An Afternoon of Games  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Adults, join us for International Game Week and grab a friend or two to play board games.  Free popcorn and beverages!

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM TBC: The Graveyard Book  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Read some bodacious TEEN FIC and tell us all about how much you hated it.

Every other week at 3:30pm.

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Trivia Nights  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Grab your family and meet us at the library to put your knowledge to the test. The winning team will earn a free pizza dinner certificate for the whole family!

 
 

Friday November 3, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Play Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Stop by for various activities whether it be playdough, music, or even yoga!

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Bingo & Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Join us at 1:00 for bingo, then stay and socialize and color with other adults at 2:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served!


Saturday November 4, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Make it, Take it: Jeopardy  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Drop into our mobile MakerSpace.

First Saturdays at 11am at the Elwood Village Hall

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Big Board Games  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   (815)478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Ever been playing a board game and thought “not big enough”?  Well, here’s your answer.


Monday November 6, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM MIM: Digital Pictionary  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow in our new MakerSpace.

Every Monday after school at 3:30pm.


Tuesday November 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tech Tuesday: Green Screen 101  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn how to use high tech tools to design and create. Ages 16+

First and Third Tuesdays at 5pm


Wednesday November 8, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet or bring an unfinished project to this drop-in program.  This group meets every Wednesday September - December from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bad Art Gallery  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Do you consider yourself an artist? If your answer was no then this is the place for you! Come create the worst art possible, and then we’ll display it in our gallery to determine the best (or worst) artist!! Once a month at 5 pm


Thursday November 9, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM A Gentleman in Moscow - Anything But Mystery Discussion  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Discussions are held on the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.  If you would like to join us, copies are available at the Adult Services Desk.


Friday November 10, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Play Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Stop by for various activities whether it be playdough, music, or even yoga!

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Casual Crafters - Burlap Wreaths  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us the second Friday of the month for some fun and simple craft projects.  Please register in advance as the materials are provided.

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM School's Out Movie Day: Cars 3  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Celebrate Manhattan Schools’ early release with a fun flick and activity at the library.


Monday November 13, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Broken Promise - Mystery Discussion  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Discussions are held on the second Monday of the month at 11:30 a.m. If you would like to join us, copies are available at the Adult Services Desk.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM MIM: Caricatures  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow in our new MakerSpace.

Every Monday after school at 3:30pm.


Tuesday November 14, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Painting pARTy  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Unleash your inner artist while enjoying time with friends! Not artistic? Don’t worry. Young painters will be guided as they express their creativity.
Every Second Tuesday at 3:30pm. $2.50 supply fee. Spaces limited.

   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Paint a Holiday Canvas  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Create your own canvas to five as a gift or keep for yourself for the holiday.  Tracie Gambino will lead the class with a pattern and step-by-step instructions.  First-time painters will be amazed at how well the painting will turn out.  A $20 fee will include the canvas, paints, and supplies.  This class will be limited to the first 15 people.


Wednesday November 15, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet or bring an unfinished project to this drop-in program.  This group meets every Wednesday September - December from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Trivia - Gallagher's  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Free to play, prizes to the winning team.  The first question is at 7:00 p.m.


Thursday November 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM KBC: Origami Yoda  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Read a cool new chapter book every other week and come tell us how it would be better as a movie. 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Literacy Night  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Read by Design with the whole family for a night of games, crafts, and of course books! Join our Roller Coaster Challenge with help from a local engineer!


Friday November 17, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Play Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Stop by for various activities whether it be playdough, music, or even yoga!

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The The Big Sick - Afternoon at the Movies  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us for a showing of "The Big Sick".  Popcorn and refreshments are provided.


Friday November 17, 2017 -  Saturday November 18, 2017
   7:00 PM Lock-In  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Ever wanted to spend the night at the library?  Now’s your chance! Enjoy a night of food, games, and movies all while being in the library after hours!  Parents will need to sign a permission slip to be turned in by Nov 16th at the latest.  Limit 15 people.

 


Saturday November 18, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Does your child have a problem sitting through normal storytime? Or do they have a learning disability? Then sensory storytime is for you! This storytime will engage children with music, activities, with a special emphasis on repetition, and sensory play.

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Geek Club  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come join us every other Saturday as we game hardcore, watch or talk about cool stuff, and snack on some good eats.


Monday November 20, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM School's Out Movie Day: Despicable Me 3  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Celebrate Manhattan Schools’ early release with a fun flick and activity at the library.


Tuesday November 21, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tech Tuesday: Silhoutte Christmas Plates  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn how to use high tech tools to design and create. Ages 16+

First and Third Tuesdays at 5pm


Wednesday November 22, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet or bring an unfinished project to this drop-in program.  This group meets every Wednesday September - December from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

   5:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Nolan Movie Night: Interstellar  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Get out of the house and enjoy some suspenseful, mind-bending storytelling courtesy director Christopher Nolan. Popcorn provided.


Monday November 27, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM MIM: Mystery Event  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow in our new MakerSpace.

Every Monday after school at 3:30pm.


Tuesday November 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crocheted Headband for Winter  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Create a fashionable headband to keep warm over the winter months.  Dale Ann Brockman will provide instruction, and there is a $5 fee to vover supplies.  Space will fill quickly and is limited to 10 attendees.


Wednesday November 29, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet or bring an unfinished project to this drop-in program.  This group meets every Wednesday September - December from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mother/Daughter Book Club: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think.” Meet some new ones as you enjoy a mother daughter tea while discussing this great novel.


Thursday November 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!


Friday December 1, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Play Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Stop by for various activities whether it be playdough, music, or even yoga!

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Bingo & Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Join us at 1:00 for bingo, then stay and socialize and color with other adults at 2:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served!


Saturday December 2, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Make it, Take it: Snow Globes  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Drop into our mobile MakerSpace.

First Saturdays at 11am at the Elwood Village Hall

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Geek Club  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come join us every other Saturday as we game hardcore, watch or talk about cool stuff, and snack on some good eats.


Monday December 4, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM MIM: Levitating Orb w/ Tinsel  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow in our new MakerSpace.

Every Monday after school at 3:30pm.

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Santa Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for a very special story time with a VERY special guest. Snack on milk and cookies, make reindeer food and enjoy musical performances by the Manhattan Junior High Madrigals and guest singer Kris Mateer.  


Tuesday December 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tech Tuesday: Make Your Own T-Shirt Design  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Learn how to use high tech tools to design and create. Ages 16+

First and Third Tuesdays at 5pm

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Classic Christmas Crooner Peter Oprisko  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Enjoy classic holiday songs with singer Peter Oprisko.  This evening out will be sure to get you in the holiday spirit.


Wednesday December 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM School's Out Party Time: Game Design - Ball Drop  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Meet in the Elwood School Cafeteria on half days to play, build, and learn.

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet or bring an unfinished project to this drop-in program.  This group meets every Wednesday September - December from 2:30-4:30 p.m.


Thursday December 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM TBC: Diamonds in the Shadow  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Read some bodacious TEEN FIC and tell us all about how much you hated it.


Friday December 8, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Play Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Stop by for various activities whether it be playdough, music, or even yoga!


Monday December 11, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM MIM: Snow Globes  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow in our new MakerSpace.

Every Monday after school at 3:30pm.


Tuesday December 12, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Painting pARTy  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Unleash your inner artist while enjoying time with friends! Not artistic? Don’t worry. Young painters will be guided as they express their creativity.
Every Second Tuesday at 3:30pm. $2.50 supply fee. Spaces limited.


Wednesday December 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet or bring an unfinished project to this drop-in program.  This group meets every Wednesday September - December from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bad Art Gallery  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Do you consider yourself an artist? If your answer was no then this is the place for you! Come create the worst art possible, and then we’ll display it in our gallery to determine the best (or worst) artist!! Once a month at 5 pm

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Trivia - Silver Dollar  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Free to play, prizes to the winning team.  The first questions is at 7:00 p.m.


Thursday December 14, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM KBC: Jake The Fake Keeps It Real  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Read a cool new chapter book every other week and come tell us how it would be better as a movie. 


Friday December 15, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Play Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Stop by for various activities whether it be playdough, music, or even yoga!


Saturday December 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sensory Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Does your child have a problem sitting through normal storytime? Or do they have a learning disability? Then sensory storytime is for you! This storytime will engage children with music, activities, with a special emphasis on repetition, and sensory play.

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Geek Club  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come join us every other Saturday as we game hardcore, watch or talk about cool stuff, and snack on some good eats.


Monday December 18, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM MIM: Sugar Cube Igloos  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow in our new MakerSpace.

Every Monday after school at 3:30pm.


Tuesday December 19, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Baby Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tech Tuesday: Flash Animating 101  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Learn how to use high tech tools to design and create. Ages 16+

First and Third Tuesdays at 5pm


Wednesday December 20, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Tot Time  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet or bring an unfinished project to this drop-in program.  This group meets every Wednesday September - December from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

   5:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Nolan Movie Night: The Dark Knight  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Get out of the house and enjoy some suspenseful, mind-bending storytelling courtesy director Christopher Nolan. Popcorn provided.


Thursday December 21, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!

   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for stories, activities, and fun!


Friday December 22, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Play Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Stop by for various activities whether it be playdough, music, or even yoga!


Wednesday December 27, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815-478-3987   amrubin@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet or bring an unfinished project to this drop-in program.  This group meets every Wednesday September - December from 2:30-4:30 p.m.


Friday December 29, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM New Year's Eve Eve Bash  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Celebrate the end of a great year and the beginning of the new one with us on the eve of the eve. We’ll dance til we drop or at least until the balloons do. Refreshments provided – please dress to impress!


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