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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Calling all beginning readers! If you’re ready to read and discuss a short chapter book, please join us! We’ll talk briefly about the story line, characters, and setting and decide if the author gets a thumbs up. Readers who attend June 28 will help select the book for July 19. Please register for one or both dates.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Weekly summer chess is back, led by teen volunteers. Kids can play and learn from each other without pressure.
Location
Young Adult Section
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Story times help parents and caregivers develop a lifelong love of books and reading in children. The six basic skills of early literacy are touched upon, to varying degrees, in our programs: Print Motivation, Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Narrative Skills and Print Awareness.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Practice reading out loud to our teen volunteers. Readers can sign in when they arrive for a 15 minute time slot, read a story of their choosing, and improve their vocabulary with the help of a “big kid”!
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 30, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Celebrate our country’s birthday with all things red, white and blue! Crafts, games, and snacks will be patriotic for all to enjoy! Be sure to dress in our country’s colors!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Story times help parents and caregivers develop a lifelong love of books and reading in children. The six basic skills of early literacy are touched upon, to varying degrees, in our programs: Print Motivation, Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Narrative Skills and Print Awareness.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Weekly summer chess is back, led by teen volunteers. Kids can play and learn from each other without pressure.
Location
Young Adult Section
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Story times help parents and caregivers develop a lifelong love of books and reading in children. The six basic skills of early literacy are touched upon, to varying degrees, in our programs: Print Motivation, Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Narrative Skills and Print Awareness.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Practice reading out loud to our teen volunteers. Readers can sign in when they arrive for a 15 minute time slot, read a story of their choosing, and improve their vocabulary with the help of a “big kid”!
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 07, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Laugh your heads off as funny man Bob Kann presents jolting juggling, mesmerizing magic, silly storytelling, and much more. Drawing material from more than thirty years of experience performing the "comic arts" as a family entertainer, Bob presents an entertainment extravaganza guaranteed to tickle audiences' funny bones and spark their imaginations. Why did the giant name both of her sons “Ed?” Because she thought two “Eds” were better than one!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 07, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Have you always wanted to star in your own movie? Or have a great idea for other kids to act out? Join us for this 2 part workshop where kids will direct, film, act, and edit their own iMovie in our Media Lab! We will post the final piece on the PHPL YouTube site.
Location
Mediascape
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Story times help parents and caregivers develop a lifelong love of books and reading in children. The six basic skills of early literacy are touched upon, to varying degrees, in our programs: Print Motivation, Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Narrative Skills and Print Awareness.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Story times help parents and caregivers develop a lifelong love of books and reading in children. The six basic skills of early literacy are touched upon, to varying degrees, in our programs: Print Motivation, Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Narrative Skills and Print Awareness.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Edible Architecture
Celebrate Bastille Day by creating the Eiffel Tower with icing, sugar wafers and patience. Grades 1-3.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Story times help parents and caregivers develop a lifelong love of books and reading in children. The six basic skills of early literacy are touched upon, to varying degrees, in our programs: Print Motivation, Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Narrative Skills and Print Awareness.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Story times help parents and caregivers develop a lifelong love of books and reading in children. The six basic skills of early literacy are touched upon, to varying degrees, in our programs: Print Motivation, Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Narrative Skills and Print Awareness.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Test your building skills by using different materials to build the best structure. Grades 4-5.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Relax after a day of playing at the pool, sports or day camps, and come Build a Better World with our Legos! Meet your friends at the library to build something unique and display it for a week!
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join us for nature stories and songs outdoors and help us kick off another Story Book Walk at beautiful Lake Katherine. After our group time, families can explore the trail and read a story that will be posted along the way, leading to the Children’s Forest. Weather permitting, the Story Book Walk will be displayed for 4 weeks.
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Story times help parents and caregivers develop a lifelong love of books and reading in children. The six basic skills of early literacy are touched upon, to varying degrees, in our programs: Print Motivation, Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Narrative Skills and Print Awareness.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Weekly summer chess is back, led by teen volunteers. Kids can play and learn from each other without pressure.
Location
Young Adult Section
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Story times help parents and caregivers develop a lifelong love of books and reading in children. The six basic skills of early literacy are touched upon, to varying degrees, in our programs: Print Motivation, Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Narrative Skills and Print Awareness.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
TNR Clinic - Information session and demonstration of feral cat resources. (no animals present)
Location
Conference Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Practice reading out loud to our teen volunteers. Readers can sign in when they arrive for a 15 minute time slot, read a story of their choosing, and improve their vocabulary with the help of a “big kid”!
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Travel around the world with Miguel the puppet in music and dance as he meets other children and learns about customs, food, music, and dance from other countries. This interactive show will entertain and educate, and is lots of fun for kids as they sing, dance, and play instruments!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 14, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Have you always wanted to star in your own movie? Or have a great idea for other kids to act out? Join us for this 2 part workshop where kids will direct, film, act, and edit their own iMovie in our Media Lab! We will post the final piece on the PHPL YouTube site.
Location
Mediascape
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Story times help parents and caregivers develop a lifelong love of books and reading in children. The six basic skills of early literacy are touched upon, to varying degrees, in our programs: Print Motivation, Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Narrative Skills and Print Awareness.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Story times help parents and caregivers develop a lifelong love of books and reading in children. The six basic skills of early literacy are touched upon, to varying degrees, in our programs: Print Motivation, Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Narrative Skills and Print Awareness.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Bumble Bee Mugs
Learn how to build a bumble bee hotel by using a mug to create and decorate a honey of a home for bumble bees. Grade 1-3.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
An organization which gives its members the opportunity to fulfill their speaking & leadership potential.GUEST ARE WELCOME.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Story times help parents and caregivers develop a lifelong love of books and reading in children. The six basic skills of early literacy are touched upon, to varying degrees, in our programs: Print Motivation, Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Narrative Skills and Print Awareness.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Story times help parents and caregivers develop a lifelong love of books and reading in children. The six basic skills of early literacy are touched upon, to varying degrees, in our programs: Print Motivation, Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Narrative Skills and Print Awareness.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Make your own animal to take home using recycled materials. Grades 4-5.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Relax after a day of playing at the pool, sports or day camps, and come Build a Better World with our Legos! Meet your friends at the library to build something unique and display it for a week!
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Story times help parents and caregivers develop a lifelong love of books and reading in children. The six basic skills of early literacy are touched upon, to varying degrees, in our programs: Print Motivation, Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Narrative Skills and Print Awareness.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Calling all beginning readers! If you’re ready to read and discuss a short chapter book, please join us! We’ll talk briefly about the story line, characters, and setting and decide if the author gets a thumbs up. Readers who attend June 28 will help select the book for July 19. Please register for one or both dates.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Weekly summer chess is back, led by teen volunteers. Kids can play and learn from each other without pressure.
Location
Young Adult Section
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Practice reading out loud to our teen volunteers. Readers can sign in when they arrive for a 15 minute time slot, read a story of their choosing, and improve their vocabulary with the help of a “big kid”!
Location
Activity Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Celebrate the end of summer reading, Build a Better World, with a visit from Bob the Builder! He’ll be available for photos, and might even build his own treat at our sundae bar!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Palos Heights Public Library

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Important Messages
Shake, rattle and roll into the library and join our Read to the Rhythm summer reading program! Pre-readers through children going into 5th grade can enjoy six weeks of programs and prizes for reading.

This summer, the goal for every child is to read (or be read to) for 20 minutes five days each week. Starting the week of June 15, kids who have read 100 minutes can check in, either online or at the library, to get a prize from our treasure chest.

Extra incentive: for every 100 minutes read, kids get a ticket for the grand prize drawing. So the more you read, the more chances you’ll have to win! The last day to check in is July 30; drawing winners announced August 3.

The Summer Reading Program and all events are open to everyone, free of charge. Please register for all programs unless they are specified as "drop-in." Space is limited in many programs; admission is not guaranteed unless you have previously registered. Please register online or call 708-448-1473.

You must register for each week's activity separately (registering for one activity does not automatically register you for each activity). Story Times are the exception--you register once for the whole six-week session.

Please note: the library may photograph or videotape program participants for library promotional purposes. If you do not want your image or your child's image published, notify library staff before or immediately following the program.