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Private Study
Event Type: Community Group
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Description:
Private Study
Age(s): Adult
Family Storytime: Families, Families
Event Type: Storytime
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Start Time: 6:45 PM
Description:
Join us by the fireplace to hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft in this special evening storytime for families. Kids are welcome to dress in comfy clothes or jammies!
Age(s): 2 yrs. +
Other:
Best suited for ages 2 yrs. and up
Status: Openings (Card Number Required)
CANCELLED Start Strong! Study Skills That Work
Event Type: Teen Program
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Description:
This program has been cancelled.
Age(s): Grades 6-12
STEAM Club: Ferris Wheels
Event Type: Teen Program
Date: Friday, September 22, 2017
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Description:
In this challenge, we will be using craft sticks and glue to make a spinning a Ferris Wheel. The original Ferris wheel was designed and constructed in 1893 by G.W. Ferris, Jr. in Chicago and since the...
Age(s): Grades 4-8
Status: Closed
Film Discussion: The Red Turtle (2016)
Event Type: Adult Program
Date: Friday, September 22, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Description:
A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island and encounters a red turtle, which changes his life.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for these after-hours film discussions. No registration necessary.
Age(s): Adult
SAT Practice Test
Event Type: Teen Program
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Description:
Get comfortable with the SAT before you sit for the official test at this free practice test. Every student will receive a score report and complementary consultation from C2 Education.
Age(s): Grades 9-12
Status: Openings
Project Empathy
Event Type: Teen Program
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
Whether you participated last year or are new to the idea of service learning, join us to create a "mini Internet" on a Raspberry Pi computer for a community group in Malawi. Contact heather@fordlibra...
Age(s): Teen
Status: Openings
Read 'n' Rhyme Romp (Monday Group)
Event Type: Storytime
Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Description:
3-23 months w/adult. Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce him or her to a lifetime of reading fun and...
Age(s): 3-23 months
Other:
Read n Rhyme Romp works best if there is one child to one adult. Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending the storytimes for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the...
Status: Closed (Card Number Required)
Storytime Pals (Monday Group)
Event Type: Storytime
Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
3.5-5 years.Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends. Storytimes will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read. Children attend this stor...
Age(s): 3.5-5 years
Status: Closed (Card Number Required)
Remodeling 101
Event Type: Adult Program
Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Description:
Remodeling our homes is something we may do once in our lifetime. Don't walk into it blindly. Larry Rych and Stephanie Bullwinkel of Imperial Kitchens and Baths, Inc., will give you a good feel of wha...
Age(s): Adult
Status: Openings
Western Springs Writers' Society
Event Type: Adult Program
Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Description:
Have a writing itch? The Western Springs Writers' Society (WSWS) welcomes all writers from the community to discuss and hone their craft with other local writers. Whether this is your career or hobby,...
Age(s): Adult
Read 'n' Rhyme Romp (Tuesday Group)
Event Type: Storytime
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Description:
3-23 months w/adult. Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce him or her to a lifetime of reading fun and...
Age(s): 3-23 months
Other:
Read n Rhyme Romp works best if there is one child to one adult. Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending the storytimes for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the...
Status: Closed (Card Number Required)
Pillars meeting
Event Type: Community Group
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Description:
Monthly meeting
Age(s): Adult
Library Board of Trustees
Event Type: Library Group
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Description:
Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Meeting is held in the small meeting room on the main level west of the elevator. The public is welcome.
Age(s): Adult
Wine Cork Succulent Magnets
Event Type: Craft Club
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Description:
We will be using recycled wine corks and faux succulents to create decorative magnets that will add a fun touch to your fridge. All materials provided.
Age(s): Adult, Grades 9-12
Status: Openings
Toddler Time (Wednesday Group)
Event Type: Storytime
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Description:
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes! Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is...
Age(s): 2-3.5 years
Other:
Toddler Time works best if there is one child to one adult. Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending the storytimes for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates ...
Status: Closed (Card Number Required)
Storytime Pals (Wednesday Group)
Event Type: Storytime
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
3.5-5 years.Hear stories, sing songs, and have fun with your friends. Storytimes will highlight early literacy skills that children need to learn before they can read. Children attend this stor...
Age(s): 3.5-5 years
Status: Closed (Card Number Required)
Toddler Time (Thursday Group at 10)
Event Type: Storytime
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Description:
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes! Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is...
Age(s): 2-3.5 years
Other:
Toddler Time works best if there is one child to one adult. Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending the storytimes for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates ...
Status: Closed (Card Number Required)
Toddler Time (Thursday Group at 11)
Event Type: Storytime
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Description:
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes! Early literacy practices help in building the foundation of reading for your child. This program works best if there is...
Age(s): 2-3.5 years
Other:
Toddler Time works best if there is one child to one adult. Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending the storytimes for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the dates ...
Status: Closed (Card Number Required)
Knitting Circle
Event Type: Adult Program
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
For this day only, the Knitting Circle will meet from 1-3 p.m. away from the Library . Ask at the Reference Desk for details. There is no charge and no registration is needed. All knitters and crafter...
Age(s): Adult
Teen Crafternoon: DIY Marble Magnets
Event Type: Teen Program
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Start Time: 3:30 PM
Description:
Stop in at the Teen Lounge for some crafty fun!
Age(s): Grades 6-12
Reel Reads: The Great Gilly Hopkins
Event Type: Children's Program
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Description:
After reading a chapter of the book, we will pop popcorn and watch the movie together. Feel free to bring a pillow and blanket and get cozy!
Age(s): All Ages
Status: Openings
Read 'n' Rhyme Romp (Friday Group)
Event Type: Storytime
Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Description:
3-23 months w/adult. Help your baby grow up to love books! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lapsit program and introduce him or her to a lifetime of reading fun and...
Age(s): 3-23 months
Other:
Read n Rhyme Romp works best if there is one child to one adult. Sessions fill up quickly. Please help us by attending the storytimes for which you are registered. If you cannot attend all of the...
Status: Closed (Card Number Required)
STEAM Club: Ferris Wheels
Event Type: Teen Program
Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Description:
In this challenge, we will be using craft sticks and glue to make a spinning a Ferris Wheel. The original Ferris wheel was designed and constructed in 1893 by G.W. Ferris, Jr. in Chicago and since the...
Age(s): Grades 4-8
Status: Closed
Passport Fun: India
Event Type: Children's Program
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Description:
Travel around the world without leaving home! Come learn fun facts, sample food, hear the language, and explore the culture of India. Hosted by the Thomas Ford Library Teen Board. If you have attended...
Age(s): Grades K-3
Status: Openings
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