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Friday June 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Reading With Payton  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

 Payton the Labradoodle loves to have kids read to him!  Pick out your favorite stories and share them with Payton.

   1:00 PM Award Winning Friday Movies: The Greatest Showman  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

All movies are free and start at 1:00 pm. Bring a lunch if you like. Free popcorn and beverages provided!


Monday June 25, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Teen Painting  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   srayson@mpld.org
   

Throw out the finger paints - it’s time to get serious in this special painting event specifically for teens!  (You can finger paint if you want to.)


Tuesday June 26, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Musical Objects  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Ever wonder why when you hit a plastic bucket it sounds different than a metal one? What about when there’s water inside? Come and make some noise while we try to make some sense of the cacophony of sounds that everyday objects make.

   7:00 PM Sunset Yoga with Anna Castle  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org

Wednesday June 27, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM String Art  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Make a personalized wall decoration using push pins and string in order to create some amazingness.

 
   6:00 PM Painting with Tracie  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Bring out your inner Van Gogh and paint a beautiful sunflower at this library program. There is a $20 fee for this program and registration is required.


Thursday June 28, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Water Gun Painting  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Cool off while making some fun art in the sun by combining squirt guns/water balloons and paint.  (Maybe don’t bring your favorite set of clothes.)
 


Friday June 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Reading With Payton  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

 Payton the Labradoodle loves to have kids read to him!  Pick out your favorite stories and share them with Payton.

   1:30 PM Motion Pixar Fridays  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Spend an afternoon watching a Pixar movie with us here at the library.  Popcorn provided.

 

Monday July 2, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Real Life Mario Cart  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Race remote controlled cars through an obstacle course and see if you’ve got what it takes to take home the first place trophy.


Tuesday July 3, 2018
   1:00 PM Tech Time Drop-In Help  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Have anything tech-related you want to learn more about? Is your computer giving you issues? Come in and ask the staff whatever tech questions you'd like. Please register in advance to reserve a one-on-one session

   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM The Fantastic Library Escape  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

If you enjoy puzzles and tricky clues then I have news for you! Join us for a library wide escape room

   4:00 PM Dodgeball Pick-Up Game  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Celebrate the nice weather with some community dodgeball.


Thursday July 5, 2018
   6:00 PM Anime Night  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   srayson@mpld.org
   

Do you love the movies of Hayao Miyazaki?  Do you want to learn more about anime? Dive into the world of studio Ghibli with a movie, games, food, and a raffle.

   6:00 PM Silhouette Cameo Basics  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn how to design and create your own personalized projects using the Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutting machine! This class will teach you the tips and tricks of designing using the Silhouette Studio program


Friday July 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Reading With Payton  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

 Payton the Labradoodle loves to have kids read to him!  Pick out your favorite stories and share them with Payton.

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Bingo & Coloring  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Enjoy a round of bingo from 1:00-2:00 pm. Popcorn and prizes provided. Then stay and socialize until 3:00 pm while coloring beautiful illustrations designed for adults


Monday July 9, 2018
   11:30 AM Mystery Loves Company  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Come join us to discuss The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain

   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Destructo Day  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Do you have a deep-seated urge to destroy?  Just clumsy? Either way, come on out and break stuff like books, clocks, toys, and more!


Tuesday July 10, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Good Vibrations  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Have you ever wondered how you’re able to feel loud music in your bones? Come and see how different sounds can impact the objects around them.


Wednesday July 11, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Paper Spinners  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us while we make a relaxing craft that will lead to you mindless fun all summer long.

   6:00 PM Book to Movie: Same Kind of Different As Me  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us 6:00 pm as we watch the latest film adaptations of popular books

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Essential Oil Basics  
    Contact:    815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn about essential oil basics from an aromatherapist. Katie will cover the ten most common oils and how to use and enjoy them safely. Registration is encouraged.


Thursday July 12, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Custom Sticker Making  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   srayson@mpld.org
   

Come learn how to use the Silhouette Machine at the library to make your own custom stickers.

   7:00 PM Anything BUT Mystery  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Come join us to discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline


Friday July 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Reading With Payton  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

 Payton the Labradoodle loves to have kids read to him!  Pick out your favorite stories and share them with Payton.

   1:30 PM Retro Movie Fridays  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Throw it back to the 80’s with these with these timeless classics. Popcorn provided.

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Casual Crafters: Painted Rocks  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us from 1:30-3:30 pm for some fun and simple craft projects at the library. Please register in advance as the materials are provided


Monday July 16, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Water Balloon Fight  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Beat the heat in one of the more explosive ways possible.


Tuesday July 17, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Solar Ovens  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Enjoy a delicious s'more without any risk of being burned, at least not by a fire!


Wednesday July 18, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Homemade Band  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Who needs classic instruments when you can make your own using everyday objects? Enjoy an afternoon full of silliness while we make instruments out of the most mundane things.

   6:00 PM Photo Organizing  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

You've been wanting to organize your photos forever! Here's your chance with Susan from SOK Archives. Come for an informative presentation on saving and preserving treasured pgotos, documents, and memories for generations to come. Information on converting older media format, such as slides and reel-to-reel fils, and new digital media photos will be discussed


Thursday July 19, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Build Your Own Art Bot  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Build a robot with real wires and motors that can make all that pesky art for you!


Friday July 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Reading With Payton  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

 Payton the Labradoodle loves to have kids read to him!  Pick out your favorite stories and share them with Payton.

   12:00 PM Container Gardening/Fairy Garden  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Play in the dirt and make a beautiful container/fairy garden for your home. There will be a $10 fee for supplies. Space is limited

   1:30 PM Motion Pixar Fridays  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Spend an afternoon watching a Pixar movie with us here at the library.  Popcorn provided.

 

Saturday July 21, 2018
   12:00 PM SRP Final Party  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us as we bring the Summer Reading Program to a close with food, games, and a giant inflatable obstacle course!


Tuesday July 24, 2018
   1:00 PM Email Basics  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us to learn the basics of email so you can communicate with your friends and family online


Wednesday July 25, 2018
   4:00 PM Basketball Pickup Game  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Celebrate the nice weather by getting together for a game of community basketball.


Friday July 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Reading With Payton  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

 Payton the Labradoodle loves to have kids read to him!  Pick out your favorite stories and share them with Payton.

   1:00 PM Award Winning Friday Movies: The Post  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

All movies are free and start at 1:00 pm. Bring a lunch if you like. Free popcorn and beverages provided!


Monday July 30, 2018
   6:00 PM Silhouette Cameo: Key Chain  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Come try out our new Silhouette Cameo cutting machine and get creative making personalized projects. There will be a $3 supply fee. Registration is required as space is limited


Tuesday July 31, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Harry Potter Birthday Party  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come celebrate the Boy Who Lived with a Birthday Party for all ages.  Grab your wand and robes look out Hogwarts here we come! Get sorted into your Hogwarts house and get your house team together for a game of quidditch! Cool down with a glass of butterbeer, and get ready for classes like potions where you can make your very own elixir!

 

Wednesday August 1, 2018
   6:00 PM Book to Movie: Goodbye Christopher Robin  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us 6:00 pm as we watch the latest film adaptations of popular books


Friday August 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Reading With Payton  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

 Payton the Labradoodle loves to have kids read to him!  Pick out your favorite stories and share them with Payton.

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Bingo & Coloring  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Enjoy a round of bingo from 1:00-2:00 pm. Popcorn and prizes provided. Then stay and socialize until 3:00 pm while coloring beautiful illustrations designed for adults

   1:30 PM Retro Movie Fridays  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Throw it back to the 80’s with these with these timeless classics. Popcorn provided.


Monday August 6, 2018
   6:00 PM String Art  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Grab your hammer and join us to create your own dandelion string art! There will be a $3 supply fee. Space is limited


Tuesday August 7, 2018
   1:00 PM Tech Time Drop-In Help  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Have anything tech-related you want to learn more about? Is your computer giving you issues? Come in and ask the staff whatever tech questions you'd like. Please register in advance to reserve a one-on-one session


Thursday August 9, 2018
   7:00 PM Anything BUT Mystery  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Come join us to discuss Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty


Friday August 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Reading With Payton  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

 Payton the Labradoodle loves to have kids read to him!  Pick out your favorite stories and share them with Payton.

   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Casual Crafters: Sun Catcher  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us from 1:30-3:30 pm for some fun and simple craft projects at the library. Please register in advance as the materials are provided


Monday August 13, 2018
   11:30 AM Mystery Loves Company  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Come join us to discuss Faithful Place by Tana French


Tuesday August 14, 2018
   1:00 PM Intro to Mac  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Become familiar with Mac and learn everything you need to know to get started using a Mac


Friday August 17, 2018
   1:30 PM Motion Pixar Fridays  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Spend an afternoon watching a Pixar movie with us here at the library.  Popcorn provided.

 
   6:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Library Lock-in  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Ever wanted to be at the library at night?  Enjoy a night of food, games, and movies all while being at the library after hours!


Monday August 20, 2018
   6:00 PM Silhouette Cameo: Glass Etching  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Come try out our new Silhouette Cameo cutting machine and get creative making personalized projects. There will be a $3 supply fee. Registration is required as space is limited


Friday August 24, 2018
   1:00 PM Award Winning Friday Movies: Lady Bird  
    Contact: Adult Dept   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

All movies are free and start at 1:00 pm. Bring a lunch if you like. Free popcorn and beverages provided!


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