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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Gaming and friends go together like
summer and sunshine. Bring your own
device to play Minecraft and your other
favorite game apps with your friends
or go old-school with board games. We
will also have learn-to-code programs
available on laptops for those who want
to practice their coding skills. Oh… and
summer snacks!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 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 one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 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 one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 01, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 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 language enjoyment. This program works best if there is one adult with one baby. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 04, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
The Library is closed.
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chill out and watch The Peanuts Movie (G) at the library. An adult must accompany children under 8. Drop-in event; no registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us as we explore the math and science behind some of your favorite games and sports. Could you slam dunk on the Moon? How many different ways can a game of chess start? Is there a way to always win at tic tac toe? How can Sir Isaac Newton help you hit and throw a baseball farther? What is the secret to winning Four-Way Countdown? And how does Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity help you get to the soccer field on time? These and other mysteries of the gaming universe will all be revealed in Math and Science...for the Win!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Join us for the ultimate high-energy dance party packed with kid-friendly music, routines, and activities. Designed specifically for kids, we will explore healthy, active lifestyle choices while boosting metabolism. Zumba Kids creates an environment of excitement around being healthy and active. Class will incorporate developmental elements such as team work, confidence, self-esteem, creativity, coordination, and cultural awareness.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Roll on over to our book club kickoff event! Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson is a fantastic graphic novel about a roller derby summer camp. Whether you?ve read the book or not, tweens will love this program. Meet real roller derby ladies from local teams, see their uniforms, ask questions and even design your own roller derby persona!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Back by popular demand! Bring your lil’ sprouts to the French Market for a special outdoor storytime! We’ll sing songs, read books, and maybe even play with the parachute! Too old for storytime? Stop by our booth from 3-5p.m. and say “hi!”
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 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 language enjoyment. This program works best if there is one adult with one baby. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 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.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 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 language enjoyment. This program works best if there is one adult with one baby. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Beginning or independent readers love to practice reading aloud to one of the dogs from Hinsdale Humane Society’s Pet Assisted Learning program because it’s pressure-free! Reading time is a one-on-one experience; no parents or siblings allowed. Sign up for one 15-minute time slot either in person or by phone starting June 1st.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 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 one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Gaming and friends go together like
summer and sunshine. Bring your own
device to play Minecraft and your other
favorite game apps with your friends
or go old-school with board games. We
will also have learn-to-code programs
available on laptops for those who want
to practice their coding skills. Oh… and
summer snacks!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 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 one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 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 one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
With Liz Skrodzki, teacher and yoga enthusiast, we’ll practice storybook yoga using some of the best-loved books of all time.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 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 language enjoyment. This program works best if there is one adult with one baby. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Mini-golf inside the Library?! Yes! Come
help us design—and play—a mini-golf
course with boxes, Lego bricks, bookends,
wrapping paper tubes, old books. If you
have a putter, please bring it
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
The aim of Steve Belliveau's show is to inspire students to get involved in science using dramatic demonstration, easy to see equipment, humor, music, and audience participation. Getting Excited About Science will also involve the science of sports with several sports related experiments. Get ready to have a blast! Thank you to the Western Springs Library Friends for sponsoring this event.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Build with our Legos and participate in a library showcase this summer. Everyone is a Lego Champion here, so we’ll also be making gold medal nametags to put with our creations while we display them for everyone to see!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Back by popular demand! Bring your lil’ sprouts to the French Market for a special outdoor storytime! We’ll sing songs, read books, and maybe even play with the parachute! Too old for storytime? Stop by our booth from 3-5p.m. and say “hi!”
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 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 language enjoyment. This program works best if there is one adult with one baby. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 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.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 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 language enjoyment. This program works best if there is one adult with one baby. The adults are encouraged to follow along and do the activities with their baby.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us as we explore the math and science behind some of your favorite games and sports. Could you slam dunk on the Moon? How many different ways can a game of chess start? Is there a way to always win at tic tac toe? How can Sir Isaac Newton help you hit and throw a baseball farther? What is the secret to winning Four-Way Countdown? And how does Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity help you get to the soccer field on time? These and other mysteries of the gaming universe will all be revealed in Math and Science...for the Win!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 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 one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Gaming and friends go together like
summer and sunshine. Bring your own
device to play Minecraft and your other
favorite game apps with your friends
or go old-school with board games. We
will also have learn-to-code programs
available on laptops for those who want
to practice their coding skills. Oh… and
summer snacks!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 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 one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 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 one adult with one toddler. Adults are encouraged to participate along with their toddlers and expand their learning by repeating the activities listed on the handout at home.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Getting Started
Little Winners (0-3 years)

Welcome to Thomas Ford Memorial Library's 2016 Summer Reading Club, Read for the Win. If your baby is between the ages of 0-3 years, you can sign him or her up for this program and earn prizes for completing baby-friendly activities together. Children ages 4-6 should sign up under the "Big Winners" tab, and children 7-12 years can sign up under the "Champions" tab.

You can sign up for the Summer Reading Club here and print your "Little Winners Activity Sheet" from the links at the lower left, or you can sign up at the library.

Happy Summer!