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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   adults@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  -  7:15 PM Pajamapalooza  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   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  -  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.

   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 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!

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM School's Out (again) Movie Day: Hotel Transylvania 2  
    Contact: Children's Department   81504783987   kids@mpld.org
   

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


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   adults@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   adults@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   adults@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 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   adults@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!

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamapalooza  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   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 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.


Saturday November 11, 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.


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 20 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   adults@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!

   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 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.

 

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   adults@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   adults@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.


Thursday November 23, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamapalooza  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

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

stories, games and crafts.


Saturday November 25, 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 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   adults@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   adults@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!


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.

   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 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   adults@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 When a Monster Calls  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us as we watch the lates film adaptations of popular books.  Popcorn and refreshments provided.


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!

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

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


Saturday December 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.

   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 11, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Woman in Cabin 10 - Mystery Book 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: 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.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Living Intentionally: 10 Ways to Hygge  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Hygge is the Danish workd that roughly translates to "coziness."  It is about gratitude and savoring the simple pleasures in life.  Join us as we share ways to engage in the pursuit of everyday happiness and take pleasure in the simple moments.


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   adults@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. 

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hillbilly Elegy - Anything But Mystery Book Discussion  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

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


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!

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

Join us for a showing of "The Mummy".  Popcorn and refreshments provided.


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.


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   adults@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   adults@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 28, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM eReader 101  
    Contact: Ann Rubin   815/478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn how to access and download eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines using your tablet or smartphone.  If you have a device, bring it along with your library card.

   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 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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