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This Week’s Special Programs 05/24 – 05/30

Join us this coming week of Sunday, May 24th through Saturday, May 30th for the following special
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Monday, May 25th, Library Closed
Although the library will be closed, don’t forget to watch us in the Memorial Day Parade. The purpose of the River Forest Memorial Day Parade is “To recognize and honor the men and women who are serving or who have served in the armed forces of the United States of America, and especially those who gave their lives in serving.” You can find more information on the Memorial Day Parade here.

Thursday, May 28th, 10:00 am 11:00 am – Toddler Art
Calling all budding toddler artists! Come listen to a story and make a related masterpiece. For Ages 2-3 with Caregiver. Registration required, to register click here.

Saturday, May 30th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – DIY Vacation Activities
Going on a long car, plane, or train trip this summer? Stop by the Children’s Room to assemble some great DIY activities that you can take with you on your journeys. For Children of All Ages and CaregiversNo registration required.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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This Week’s Special Programs 05/17 – 05/23

Join us this coming week of Sunday, May 17th through Saturday, May 23rd for the following special
programs.

Sunday, May 17th, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Detective Mystery Adventure
Do you have what it takes to solve the case? Put your sleuthing skills to the test during this whodunit mystery event. Snacks will be served as part of the fun. Grades K-4. Registration required, to register click here.

Monday, May 18th, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm – PJ Story Time
Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to our special evening story time program! For ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver. No registration required.IMG_2642

Saturday, May 23rd, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – LEGO Club
LEGO fans are invited to register each month and join us for LEGO Club. Participants will be given a new LEGO building challenge each time we meet. LEGO bricks will be provided. For kids in Grades K-4. Registration required, to register click here.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!


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This Week’s Special Programs 05/10 – 05/16

Join us this coming week of Sunday, May 10th through Saturday, May 16th for the following special
programs.

Monday, May 11th, 4:00 pm -4:30 pm or 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Stop Motion Animation WorkshopMotion-animation-590x278
Lights… Camera… Action! Join staff from Steve & Kate’s Camp at the Library for an afternoon of stop motion animation. Children will create characters, design sets, and film stop-motion masterpieces on custom-built, tabletop iPad stations. All materials are provided— just bring your imagination! For Grades K-7.  Registration required, please register for only one of the sessions. To register for the 4:00 om session click here; to register for the 4:30 pm session click here.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!


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This Week’s Special Programs 05/03 – 05/09

Although there are no special programs this week, don’t forget about our weekly story times. Join us this coming week of Sunday, May 3rd through Saturday, May 9th for the following story times.

IMG_2404Tuesday, May 5th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Mother Goose Café
Join us for coffee, stories, and play. Stories begin at 10:20 AM. For kids birth-18 months with parent/caregiver. No registration required.

Thursday, May 7th, 10:00 am – 10:30 am – Toddler Time
Join us for stories, music, and movement. For kids 18 months-3 years with parent/caregiver. No registration required.

Friday, May 8th, 9:30 am – 10:00 am – Family Story Time @ Whole Foods Market
Story time for kids ages birth-6 with a parent/caregiver.**Note: program is held at Whole Foods Market River Forest, 7245 Lake Street, River Forest, IL 60305, 708-366-1045.** No registration required.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Early Literacy Tip of the Month – May

Make Animal Sounds

Children like animal sounds and it is fun to get children smiling by making silly sounds that don’t normally come out of adult mouths. The secret behind animal sounds is simple: most animal sounds are easy for kids to make. Combine that with the fact that children are often fascinated by animals and you’ve got a great way to help children produce some of their first words. These early verbalizations help children associate a simple sound with an actual object or picture. This success helps them make the jump to saying and reading ‘real’ words.  So don’t hold back:   quack, moo, and cockle-doodle doo!

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This Week’s Special Programs 04/26- 05/02

Join us this coming week of Sunday, April 26th through Saturday, May 2nd for the following special gif_coffee_muffinprograms.

 

Thursday, April 30th, 10:00 am – 10:45 am – Movers and Shakers
Join My Gym’s Miss Debbie at the Library for fun movement activities using puppets, bubbles, and more! For kids birth-6 years old with parent/caregiver. No registration required.

Saturday, May 2nd, 10:00 am – 11:30 am – Muffins for Moms
Bring mom to the Library for a fun breakfast tea party featuring spring crafts, games, stories, and more. Dads and other caregivers welcome. No registration required.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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