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Thursday December 14, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Time for Toys (3 months-5 years) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Time for Toys  is an informal program giving parents with small children the opportunity to meet and talk with other parents, while children play with toys and games.  Toys and games are most appropriate for children ages 3 months to 5 years.  

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

Join us for an afternoon of Scrabble! The library will provide Scrabble boards and dictionaries, as well as snacks and beverages. Whether you play for fun or for the challenge, all skill levels are welcome. Come enjoy some classic wordplay!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday December 15, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday December 16, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday December 17, 2017
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ACT Practice Test
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Stressing about taking the ACT? Take a full-length practice test to ward off test day jitters and see how you may score on the big test. Experience first-hand what test day will be like! A representative from C2 Education will provide a proctored practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results.

Don't forget to bring a couple of pencils, your calculator, and a snack to eat!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday December 18, 2017 - Thursday February 1, 2018
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Valentines for Veterans

Children are invited to make Valentine cards for men and women serving in the military and for veterans in Hines Veteran's Hospital. Art and card supplies will be available at the Youth Service desk. Stop by and make a card to show ho much we care.

Monday December 18, 2017 - Friday February 9, 2018
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Reading Winterland (Infants to 6th Grade)

Join Reading Winterland.  Our Winter Reading Program is designed for children from infant-6th grade.  Beginning Monday, December 18, you may register in person at the Youth Services Reference Desk to receive your information packet and starting prize.  Complete your reading log by reading for just three hours.  Turn in your log at the Youth Services Reference desk by Friday, February 9 to receive your final prize and be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing.

 

 

Monday December 18, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Doodlebugs (Ages 2-3 years) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This is a special art class just for toddlers and parents. Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking, and creating, while developing fine motor skills. Registration is required and begins on Monday, December 4.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Exam Cram
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Get ready for finals at the library’s Exam Cram! We’ll have group and quiet study areas, Wi-Fi, and computers.  We'll provide caffeine and snacks - you provide the brain power! Pizza served at 7:00 p.m.

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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PostCrossing Club Grades 1-6 (Drop-In)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Make and write postcards to send to special recipients all over the world—then come back to see what we get in return! 

Tuesday December 19, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Exam Cram
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Get ready for finals at the library’s Exam Cram! We’ll have group and quiet study areas, Wi-Fi, and computers.  We'll provide caffeine and snacks - you provide the brain power! Pizza served at 7:00 p.m.

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday December 20, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Circ/Tech Interviews
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Early Learning Kickstart *R* (Ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Get early learners off to a great start.  This program is designed to build an academic foundation and a love of learning.  Children will begin to connect words and learn letter sounds.  Presented by the Bloomingale Kumon Center.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, Deccember 4.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Exam Cram
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Get ready for finals at the library’s Exam Cram! We’ll have group and quiet study areas, Wi-Fi, and computers.  We'll provide caffeine and snacks - you provide the brain power! Pizza served at 7:00 p.m.

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Kitchen Kids Grades 3-5 *R*
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Come practice kitchen skills and make easy, kid-friendly snacks and treats! Food is prepared and served at this program, so please notify Youth Services if your child has dietary restrictions.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday December 21, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Have a Very Grinchy Christmas, NOT! (Families) *R*
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

It is the 60th anniversary of the publishing of the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss.  We don’t want you to be grinchy, so come to the library and make some gifts and cards to give your friends and family after we enjoy the story and some games.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, December 4.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Make your voices heard! Join us monthly to meet over pizza to help plan programs for teens, make decisions for the library’s teen space, play games, promote the library, earn volunteer hours, and more! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Friday December 22, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Grinchmas Storytime (Drop-In) Families, All Ages
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

It is time to get ready for Christmas, but please don't do it like the Grinch.  It is the 60th anniversary of How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss and we are celebrating with stories and fun.

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday December 23, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday December 24, 2017
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS EVE HOLIDAY
Many services are available when the library is closed: online services
Monday December 25, 2017
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
Many services are available when the library is closed: online services
Wednesday December 27, 2017
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Circ/Tech Interviews
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Turn Back the Clock Grades 2-6 (Drop-In)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Turn back the clock and join us to play some games of yesteryear.  You might try your hand at marbles, or jacks.  Perhaps you'll want to test your skill with our hula hoops or clothespin in the bottle.  We will have a variety of games to play.

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you curious about 3D printing? Do you want to learn how to create your own designs and print them out? Teens are welcome to join us for an Introduction to 3D printing class, where we will create our own Tinkercad accounts, learn the basics of 3D Printing and design, and even get to see the 3D Printer in action. No experience is necessary! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 16 spaces available.
Thursday December 28, 2017
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Circ/Tech Interviews
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Bubble Blow Out *R* (2-3 years with caregiver)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Rock out and celebrate the New Year! We will dance, read stories, and blow bubble as we count down to our own ball drop!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We've started a Dungeons and Dragons Club! Grab your twenty-sided die, rev  up your imagination, and embark on an adventure with some friends. Newbies and long-time players are welcome. All players ages 13 and up are welcome to join us. Drop-In - No Registration Required

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday December 29, 2017
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi @ Century Stratford Square

May the Force be with you! Young Jedis are invited to celebrate the release of the newest Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the Century Stratford Square. Movie tickets and snacks will be provided. We will meet at Cinemark Century Stratford Square, 804 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108. Meeting time is TBA. Limit 6 Jedis. * Registration opens December 1 *

 
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Circ/Tech Interviews
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Sunday December 31, 2017
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE NEW YEAR'S EVE HOLIDAY
Many services are available when the library is closed: online services

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