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Upcoming Events
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Date
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
As summer approaches, that can only mean one thing: PARADE SEASON!! We’ll prepare for these festive, fun celebrations with books, songs and crafts.
Recommended for Ages 2 years and up.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Monday, May 29, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Library Closed
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Monday, June 05, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
Sign up for Summer 2017 storytimes and programs today.
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Venue: McClure Junior High Gym, 4225 Wolf Road
Families welcome; no registration

With this event we kick off our Summer Library Challenge. It’s the Super Hit, Total-Participation, Interactive Program where kids of ALL ages become the “Rock-Star” jugglers and balancers just like Pro Juggler Jason Kollum! The show will WOW all ages of kids and families, as balls, clubs, rings, spinning balls, giant beanbag chairs, and much more will be sent flying through the air, leading up to the big balancing and juggling finale that will have everybody on the edge of their seats! Then, it’s the total-participation, hands-on workshop where children will get to actually try out skills they got to see in the show! They become the rock star circus artists! There will be lots of comedy, audience participation, action, and excitement! Kids learn how cool it is to use their imagination, do their best, and try something brand new! Thank you to the Western Springs Library Friends for sponsoring this event
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
This summer the Youth Services department invites all young readers’ to participate in the Summer Library Challenge. This summer’s theme is Build a Better World
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Monday, June 12, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult

It is never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lap-sit program.

Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult

It is never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lap-sit program.

Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Description
In honor of the special men in our lives we’ll read I WONDER: Celebrating Daddies Doin’ Work by Doyin Richards, then create a surprise gift for Father’s Day!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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 begins on Monday, June 5th .
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them. Toddlers love to wander and listen during our time together. Participation of caregivers with their toddlers is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 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 storytime without their grown-ups so that they can practice independence.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them. Toddlers love to wander and listen during our time together. Participation of caregivers with their toddlers is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
2-3.5 years w/adult. Introduce your toddler to early literacy storytimes which help in building the foundation of reading. We pair short books with songs and rhymes to engage them. Toddlers love to wander and listen during our time together. Participation of caregivers with their toddlers is important in order to help them learn while they are having fun.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Two wheels are all you need to get around town, but what happens if you get a flat or your gears go funny? Learn the basics of maintaining your bike with Kevin from The Wheel Thing.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 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!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Friday, June 16, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
3-23 months w/adult

It is never too early to help your baby grow up to love books and language! Share stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one in this lap-sit program.

Location
Storytime Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Travel around the world without leaving home! Come learn fun facts, sample food, hear the language, and explore the culture of France. Hosted by the Thomas Ford Library Teen Board. If you have attended a previous Passport Fun program, bring your passport back for a fun new stamp!
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
What would the world look like if we could all get along? Build a city dedicated to diversity, friendship, peace, and justice. Use recycled materials, patterned papers from around the world, mini flags, jewels, and more. Bring your best ideas about creating a model design for a more perfect union.

Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Students will "build a better world" by working on small teams to solve engineering challenges. Along the way, they will discover and learn important scientific concepts that power big engineering projects in the real world. Each class with have a different theme for students to explore.


Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Children will explore chemical reactions that will make colors change before your eyes – untouched by human hands! They will see things melt, make bubbling potions, take a bubble shower and discover how to make water “disappear” and lots more! Parents Welcome
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Use candy to create a "marble maze" that doubles as a sweet treat. Email heather@fordlibrary.org with food sensitivity needs.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

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Date
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Celebrate International Yoga Day with Liz Skrodzki, yoga enthusiast, as she leads us in this story-based yoga program.
Location
Community Room
Library
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

The program has not started yet but will begin on Wednesday, June 07, 2017.
Getting Started
Welcome to Thomas Ford Memorial Library’s 2017 Summer Library Challenge, “Build A Better World.” We’ll be making a difference in our community by building relationships, caring for our environment, and learning to make useful things.

You can sign up for the Summer Library Challenge here and print your logs from the links at the lower left, or you can sign up at the library.



For children between the ages of 0-4 years, you can sign him or her up for this challenge and complete the Young Kid Activity Log.



For children 5 years and up choose between the Kid Reading or Kid Activity log and then they can start checking off activities.




Happy Summer!